Scandinavian Princess Cake - Martha Stewart Recipes. : "The current king of Sweden, King Carl XVI Gustaf, had four older sisters, and before he was born there was no heir to the throne. So, the royal confectioner made this special cake for them."
Pear and Sour Cherry Flat Pie...possibly serve w/clotted cream
Make Christmas tree ornaments from folded paper or old book pages. Add a piece of paper for a trunk. Punch a hole at the top for adding twine or ribbon for hanging. There are many printables you can use, some are Christmas songs - would make a more festive look.
Knife blocks take up valuable counter space. Try placing sharp knives neatly in a drawer fitted with a drawing-board liner (available at art-supply stores) so you can enjoy a safer and more spacious countertop.