Many people think of Halloween as typically American, but in fact this holiday originated in Ireland and Scotland. Halloween, which is on 31 October, started being celebrated in Sweden in the 1990s. Since then, it has become increasingly popular with Swedes of all ages. Help your children to dress up, dress up yourself and surprise the family with gruesomely delicious goodies.

Monster muffins



Chocolate and pumpkin cake


Meringue ghosts


Truffle eyes

Hot chocolate

Halloween burgers

Pumpkin soup with ghosts

Eye salad

Pickled pumpkin

Pumpkin carpaccio

Pumpkin jam with coconut

More Halloween recipes can be found here

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Christmas baking

Baking for Christmas is always something special. This is the one safe haven that always seems to cling to tradition. But perhaps you would like to try something different for a change… you might find yourself a new favourite goodie this year!

Christmas goodies

For many, Christmas wouldn't be complete without sweet treats. Put out homemade toffees, chocolates and truffles for everyone to enjoy. Whether you want the most classic Christmas treats or more advanced alternatives, we've got the recipe.

Christmas cookies

Christmas cakes are so much more than gingerbread nuts! Classic cookies with a Christmas twist are perfect with Christmas coffee served on a decorated tray, or as little Christmas presents for busy people. Or arrange them in beautiful pots and dishes and let them be part of the Christmas decorations.

Delicious Christmas presents

The most special Christmas gifts are hand-made and filled with happiness. And what could be more full of love than mouth-watering sweets, festive biscuits and glorious jams? Create your own Santa Claus’s workshop in the kitchen and savour the Christmas spirit as you make sweets and wrap parcels.

Christmas desserts

Midwinter is redolent of oranges and saffron – fragrances evoking images of countries less dark and cold than our northern climes. After Christmas dinner, it’s nice to serve something refreshing like an orange salad or citrus ice cream.

Christmas drinks

The Christmas holiday provides many opportunities to get together and mingle with a pleasant drink in the hand. A few suggestions for Christmas celebrations big and small.