Apples & Brie Appetizer {recipe box}


my momma made this deliciously fantastic appetizer last week and after making it once again this weekend i feel compelled to share the recipe. enjoy! :)


  • loaf of French Bread 
  • 1-2 apples (honey crisp or granny smith work well)
  • small round of Brie Cheese
  • 1/2 stick butter
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup chopped nuts (walnuts or pecans work best)

how to:

  • preheat oven to 350
  • slice french bread into 1/2 inch slices and toast on a baking sheet until golden brown
  • remove the rind of the Brie Cheese
  • slice remaining Brie into 1/4 inch pieces
  • thinly slice apples
  • topping:
    • melt 1/2 stick of butter
    • mix into brown sugar and nuts
  • place 1-2 apple slices and piece of brie on each piece of french bread
  • spoon a little bit of the topping on each piece
  • right before serving pop them into the oven for 5-7 minutes or until the cheese melts
  • prepare yourself for rave reviews and compliments :)

apples & brie app


holiday eats {kringla}

i have never found a good kringla recipe out there, so i wanted to share my family’s. kringla is one of my absolute favorite holiday treats and also one that many people have never heard of… at least those who don’t live in southern minnesota. it’s a Scandinavian pastry and a nordic variety of the pretzle, which is quite evident in it’s shape. it’s sweet with a hint of almond. light and fluffy. and my mom and i have been making kringla for the holidays for a long time. it’s a little bit of a tradition. i’ll be honest, it’s not the easiest of treats to make. however, i can do it, so i have faith in all of you. the trickiness lies in the rolling. it takes a few times to get the hang of it, but take heart friends, you will get it. and will reap the delicious rewards of your labor. (it helps to play christmas music and wear a festive apron… just saying.) below are some photographic evidence and examples of how to make kringla. as well as a short video for your viewing enjoyment. :) and with this, i get to cross one of my “to-do’s” off my christmas list! boom.


Momma Dahl’s Kringla Recipe

Kringla Ingredients

my festive holiday apron :)

Mixing up the batter

Skip the tools, manual mixing is necessary.

thumbs up for baking

teaching brandon to make kringla :)

it’s Kringla time.


start with a ball, turn it in to a rope, form the kringla.

Kingla = accomplished.