I happened to be watching a Rick Steves show on Denmark and in the show they were describing a way of living that they had. It was called hyggelig (hoo.gl.ee). This hyggelig meant you always have a drink, some food, and at the very least a candle between you and your company. It meant feeling cozy at the very base translation of the word but actually much more, it was your surroundings without anything that would make you feel ill at ease or emotionally overwhelmed. It was actually the pursuit of serenity, of comfy, of homey, of anything that brought that warm fuzzy to your soul.

My jaw dropped at this Danish discovery of self. That one single word summed up the pursuit of my entire life. Hyggelig!!! This blog is about just that, all the things that make me feel hyggelig. My only hope is that they inspire you to find your own hyggelig too. Imagine a world full of hyggelig, just imagine...

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Pineapple Upside Down Cake

My Honey's favorite cake is pineapple upside down cake and since I'm trying recipes from a couple of new cookbooks I got I thought I'd treat him to this one out of Family Favorites Made Lighter by Better Homes and Gardens. It turned out amazing light and fluffy and so tasty! The Honey definitely LOVED it. I had to stop him from going back for thirds.

I can't wait to try more recipes from this book! Perhaps the beef stroganoff for tomorrow night! I think if all the recipes are this good it'll be a snap keeping the calories in check while indulging in all our favorites.

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