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Thanksgiving at the Knaus’s

Enjoy! We sure did. It was dinner for only 3 last year, so I took the time to go a little snap happy. When I moved to Kansas from Minnesota several years ago, I just had to learn to make lefse because very few people here even knew what it was. I discovered I couldn’t go out and buy it anywhere! My mother, daughter and I made it together one time when she came to visit, and I’ve been making it with my daughter ever since. This tradition is a blessing. – Liz

2014-05-01T14:35:46+00:00By |

Lefse Christmas

My mother’s family, of Norwegian descent, has passed down the tradition of baking lefse. My grandmother, mother, uncles and now my sister are the experts upon whom we have depended on for our supply of the good stuff. This year, my daughter’s 16-year-old twin sons (we call them our “Minnesota Twins”) had an unusual request for a teenager’s Christmas gift: lefse-making equipment. They wanted to learn how to make that delicious treat, too.

Well, Julie ordered your lefse kit, and we started our own tradition of baking lefse in my kitchen for our Christmas dinner. Her boys and their cousins donned aprons (I made a colorful chef’s apron for each), and everyone took turns rolling and baking. Even my Polish husband (a/k/a Grandpa Joe) made tender, tasty lefse. It was wonderful! We made two batches, enough for our Christmas dinner and a few leftovers for each family to take home. We look forward to our next lefse gathering and our new tradition of “Lefse Christmas.” Your quality supplies were a big part of our success, along with a good share of beginner’s luck.

Since I love taking pictures, I documented the day and am attaching some to share with you and your staff.
From (Grandma) Jeanne Wirsbinski, (Daughter) Julie Akason, and our family

2014-05-01T14:37:13+00:00By |

Eglinton Lefse Fun

Hello Gwen,
I was in a few weeks ago and purchased some replacement legs for my lefsa grill. You had asked for some pictures of our family getting together and making lefsa. We start them young at in our family. I hope you enjoy them. ~Marie Eglinton

2014-05-01T14:37:59+00:00By |

Getting ready for holidays (my lefse time)!

Here is my finished lefse. It turned out great and I was lucky enough to get a good pic before we ate it all. I made half a batch and it yielded about a dozen. I’ll be making more before the year is done. ;) – Amber Valdepena, Pico Rivera, C

2014-05-01T14:38:46+00:00By |
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