Thanks so much for all of the well wishes! I feel like all of a sudden things are happening really quickly. Super excited!

People have been emailing me asking for the recipe for lefse (leff-suh), so here ya go. When you’re reading this, I’m probably in my car on the way to Denver for the IUI. Keep your fingers crossed for me please! 🙂

Below is the recipe my grandma used – with one change. We used to use real potatoes, but we did a taste test and nobody could tell the difference so we just started using instant because it was so much easier! LOL

Lefse – makes 4.5/5 dozen rounds

(1) 15.3oz box Hungry Jack Potatoes
(1) 9.6 oz box Instant Nonfat Dry Milk
1/4 c. sugar
1 Tbsp salt

mix together dry ingredients

9 c. water
3 sticks butter

bring to a boil and pour over potatoes and milk mixture

wet dish towel, put over bowl, and chill for several hours
divide into thirds and add about 2 c. flour to each third
divide each third into 20 balls… put back in fridge

roll out thin and bake on a lefse gril – around 400-425 degrees

tips: keep the dough chilled! take balls out of the fridge one at a time. when in doubt, undercook – 45 sec for the 1st side, less for the 2nd.

cool rounds on wire racks between lightly dampened dish towels to keep the edges moist.

you can eat it plain, buttered, or my personal fav, with butter, cinnamon, and sugar. 🙂



  1. yum! Can't wait to try these. Good luck today!!!

  2. Sounds delish! Almost like a crepe. Drive safe xo

  3. Yum – looks exactly like a crêpe!Good luck with your IUI!

  4. Good luck today!!!

  5. ok, one more question because your lefsa looks pretty much perfect… When you are rolling it out, do you use a ribbed lefsa rolling pin, or just a regular one???

  6. Best of luck today!

  7. Safe travels for an easy IUI!

  8. I've never heard of this before, I'll have to try it. I hope your IUI goes well. It sounds like our cycles are off now although they started on the same day. I have yet to ovulate (probably because I was ill on cd1). I hope you and I both get good news although yours will come first!

  9. Hi Josie! I have been reading your blog for several months and finally started blogging myself…So I decided to "officially" follow you! I love reading your blog…I am in the 2ww of an IUI myself…I hope everything goes perfectly today for you and you get your BFP! Good luck 🙂

  10. I must make these! Best wishes today!

  11. Good Luck Josie!

  12. Yum, they sound delicious! Good luck on the trip to Denver and the surge! Great news that you're surging on your own :).

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