Christmas

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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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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