holidays

Vegan Rugelach Cookies with Jam (Cornulete de post)

Vegan Rugelach Cookies Filled With Jam (Cornulete de post)

These little delicious croissants are one of the many memories of my childhood. In Romanian, we call them cornuleţe and they are commonly baked around Christmas time. They are incredibly tender and will delicately fall apart in your mouth. This time, I decided to fill them with jam, but you can also use nuts, chocolate spread or Turkish delight. They are so easy to make and delicious that you have no other choice than to give them a try!

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.

Hot Cardamom Cocoa

Hot Cardamom Cocoa

Christmas makes me look forward to snowy, winter nights in Montreal – a true reminder that there’s light in the darkest of times. This drink reminds me of the warmth and coziness I associate Christmas with, and a heap of cardamom. I strayed away from typical Christmas flavors because I know the element of surprise from the cardamom will create smiles. Make your family guess the secret ingredient. Share the recipe with your family and friends you’re unable to see to spread the love!