How to Construct a Christmas Yule Log and Maintain Your Sanity

*Note- This is a revised version of an archived post from 2011* Once upon a time, when I was quite ambitious in the kitchen, I decided to let out all the stops and make a Yule Log for our family Christmas celebration. The Yule Log originated in France as Buche de Noël, a classic Christmas …

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Christmas Morning

I’m from Minnesota, which means I’m used to seeing a white Christmas. Most Minnesotans expect a white Christmas every year. But this Christmas the predominant color will be brown. That will diminish somewhat, but not completely, the pleasure I derive from my favorite part of the holiday, Christmas morning. I don’t mean the joy and excitement …

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Greatness can be found everywhere

Not a lot to say this post, but I’m including a link that will help you relax if you’re feeling stressed out from Christmas season. The video takes about 20 minutes, so sit back, hook  up your good speakers or headphones, and mellow out to a short capsule look at the greatest singer I’ve ever …

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The Yule Log Saga

Decades ago, I used to be quite ambitious in the kitchen. One year for our annual family Christmas dinner I decided to go the whole nine yards and make a cake that looks like something you’d toss onto the campfire on a chilly night. It’s called a Yule Log, originating in France as the Buche de Noel. It’s …

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