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Scandinavian Bazaar set for Saturday

Wed., Nov. 7, 2012, midnight

The Central Lutheran Church will hold its annual Scandinavian Bazaar on a new day – this year’s bazaar will be held 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday.

Lefse, meatballs and cookies, including rosettes, krumkake and sandbakkels, will be sold at the church, 512 S. Bernard St. Also, other holiday cookies and flatbread will be offered. A Norwegian coffee hour, also called kaffe stua, will be held from 9 to 11 a.m. featuring Scandinavian desserts served by women in traditional dress. Enjoy five treats and coffee for $4.

Money raised by the event is given to local charities. Last year, the church donated $5,000 to area organizations.

Birthday bliss

The women behind Sweet Frostings, Blissful Bakeshop will celebrate the first anniversary of the downtown bakery, 15 S. Washington St., with some sweet deals.

Judy Rozier and Sally Winfrey will be offering $1 signature cupcakes 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday to thank customers for their support, Rozier said. There will also be other giveaways and drawings, including the grand prize of a dozen cupcakes each month for a year.

Flavors will include customer favorites such as salted caramel, orange creamsicle, strawberry champagne, carrot cake and seasonal offerings including pumpkin, Butterfinger and eggnog.

Thanksgiving survival guide

A new book from Fine Cooking magazine could be a welcome helping hand this holiday season, whether this Thanksgiving will be the first you’ve hosted or you’re looking for something new to update the menu: the Fine Cooking “Thanksgiving Cookbook: Recipes for Turkey and all the Trimmings” (Taunton Press, $12.95).

The handy book includes everything from a survival guide to recipes for leftovers. Look inside today’s Food section on page C4 for the recipe for Espresso Gingerbread Cake from the book.

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