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Danish Christmas Day Rice Pudding with Cherry Sauce Recipe (Risalamande)

In Denmark, many Danes end Christmas Day dinner with an almond and rice pudding dessert with cherry sauce called Risalamande (pronounced rees-sil-lā-mon-de. ) Actually you can make and eat Risalamande any time of the year but it is often associated with Christmas because one of the ingredients in Risalamande is a rice porridge called Risengrød (pronounced risen-groo with a hint of a d sound at the end) which again, you can eat any time of the year. It is a tradition to serve Risengrød as part of Christmas Eve dinner and put some outside for the gnomes (similar to bribing Santa Claus with cookies and milk.) If you don’t thank the gnomes (Nisse in Danish, Tomte in other Scandinavian countries) for protecting the family from harm with a bowl of porridge on Christmas Eve, the nisser (plural for nisse) will get mad and play tricks on you.  But you don’t want to give all of the leftover porridge to the gnomes! By the time Christmas day rolls around, the nisser should be fat and happy a

My Top 10 Posts of 2012

My, my, my how 2012 has flown by! This year has been seen the good, like my being a Newcomer and Food Community Leader at Blissdom.


Me being Community Leaderly

The challenging, like learning how to live lactose free as a cheese loving foodie.


Especially when Husband goes bonkers buying local cheese as vacation souvenirs.



And the downright awful - fighting canine lymphoma and losing Blitzkrieg.



The bright is you raised $1,080.00 for the Blitzkrieg Cancer Treatment Fund. Husband and I are so grateful to you. Blitzkrieg's extra hospital stays and extra treatments because of reactions and rejections tore through our estimated $3,000.00 costs. Husband and I are paying it forward. We donated a ton of dog food to our local pet food pantry in Blitzkrieg's memory as part of our holiday celebration.

Of course during all of this I blogged it and you read it. Here are my top 10 posts of 2012:

1. How to Make Peppermint Essential Oil (Tincture)



2. Pumpkin Spice Coffee and Pumpkin Spice Latte Recipe





3. How to Bake & Puree Fresh Pumpkin





4. How to Dry Fresh Herbs Without a Dehydrator




5. Coconut Carmel Popcorn







7. Glogg Spiced Wine




8. How to Eat Healthy From a Couponing Stockpile








10. Shwarma Black Bean Burgers




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