Orange and Hazelnut Yule Log Cake

Orange and Hazelnut Yule Log Cake

Burning a yule log is a Christmas tradition that dates back before Medieval Times. Interestingly, the Yule log was initially an entire tree! Families would bring the trunk of the Yule tree inside their houses and stick the largest end into the fireplace to feed the fire over the 12 Days of Christmas. The Yule Log Cake, also known as a Bûche de Noël in French, originated from this old tradition.

Christmas cookies

Psst… Guess What? You’re Supposed to Enjoy Christmas

Psst… Guess What? You’re Supposed to Enjoy Christmas Memories over measurements this time of year folks! Physical change is temporary but psychological change can be long lasting and lead to a more challenging time changing the physical. Permanent physical changes take time and too many people are getting caught up in the fear of weight …

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gingerbread cookies

Vegan Gingerbread Cookies

Here’s my favorite gingerbread cookies recipe. Soft in the centers, crisp on the edges, and with a perfect marriage of molasses and winter spices. This brown sugar-sweetened holiday goodness won’t last long on your festive table. And did I say that I made everything vegan too? Can you believe it? They taste exactly like the traditional ones we used to made when I was younger. Your taste buds and the animals will thank you.

hot spiced apple cider

Hot Spiced Apple Cider

This hot spiced cider recipe is one I learned from my mom, who would make it every year around Hanukkah. We would have friends and family over, light the Hanukkah candles, and enjoy a hot (and usually slightly alcoholic) glass of cider. Although this year will probably be different, I know that wherever I end up celebrating the holidays, I will be making this cider and feeling like I’m back home.