Category Archives: Christmas

Buche de Noel – a classic dessert also provides family-fun activity

This classic Christmas dessert is a tradition in France. Evidently Napoleon believed cold air caused illnesses and ordered that all chimneys in Paris be closed in the winter. This eliminated the french tradition of gathering around an actual Yule Log … Continue reading

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Eggnog Stuffed French Toast

I was recently asked to provide a Christmas morning recipe for a friend that writes for a local newspaper.  I shared my overnight oatmeal recipe and pulled out one of my favorite breakfast casserole ideas- Stuffed French Toast. I have … Continue reading

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Another Christmas Garnish

I’ll admit it…I LOVE to play with my food! (Thus my  profession!). I enjoyed the Christmas Tree Garnish so much that I further expanded my Christmas morning oatmeal garnish ideas to include Santa’s hat. Obviously, THIS is how oatmeal is … Continue reading

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Decorating (Breakfast) for Christmas

The morning of December 25th starts early in most households, especially those with children! With the flurry of activities and excitement, you probably don’t want to spend a lot of time in the kitchen but you’ll still need Breakfast. Overnight … Continue reading

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Poinsettia Cheese Torta

A few years ago I started making a layered cheese dip that was perfect for the Christmas season because of its colors: red, green, and white. In addition to making an incredibly beautiful presentation with the poinsettia-like flower on top, … Continue reading

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