Category Archives: Christmas Recipes

December 24 – Honoring Alfar

On the fifth day of Yuetide is dedicated to the Alfar, the male ancestors home and hearth. We will remember and try to keep the bargains made to the spirits throughout the year and take a moment to honor our … Continue reading

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Brigittine Chocolate Fudge

There is a long tradition of Brigittine Monastery Gourmet Fudge in Oregon.  At Our Lady of Consolation Priory, the monks quietly go about producing some of the most delicious, rich and creamy fudge in the world.  We didn’t have time to make the … Continue reading

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Yuletide Cookies – Sugar Shapes

On the fourth day of vacation…….  (I missed a few days when the water heater went out in the middle of the snow storm) the sugar cookies were baked and decorated.  More trees for the tree, snowflakes and reindeer for the cookie tray.

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Yuletide Cookies – Gingerbread

On the first day of vacation…….the gingerbread cookies were baked and decorated.  Trees for the tree, snowflakes, gingerbread men, and stars for the cookie tray.

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Our Julebord – 2015

We had a lovely lunch this Christmas, moving the time up to 2:00 to get everyone back on the road to home before the temperature dropped. The Julebord Menu Sliced Ham with Assorted Cheeses (Provolone, Havarti, White Cheddar) Beef and … Continue reading

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Lefse for Jul

Our Lefse Recipe • 8 cups riced potatoes • 1/2 cup butter – melted • 1 cup whipping cream • 4 tsp sugar • 2 tsp salt • 3 cups unbleached flour Day 1: Peel, rinse and cut 5 lbs … Continue reading

Posted in 2011, Christmas Recipes, December 2011 | Leave a comment

Cinnamon Rolls or Ring

Rolls 1 cup milk 0.25 cups warm water 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract 1/2 cups butter, room temperature 2 each eggs, room temperature and beaten 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 cup sugar 5 cups bread flour 1 tablespoons instant active dry … Continue reading

Posted in 2011, Christmas Recipes, December 2011 | 1 Comment

Making the Gravlax

I’ve never tried to make Gravlax before, but it seemed like it might be a fun project and tasty too.  I think it will be ready for supper on Christmas with all of the relatives.  I hope they’ll enjoy it. … Continue reading

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The Seven Days of Jul Cookies – Krumkake

These light and airy  cookies are fantastic filled with whipped cream.  They are my kids favorites.  Joe’s Grandpa used to make them every year for Christmas supper. 3 whole eggs ½ cup sugar ½ cup melted butter ½ cup white … Continue reading

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The Seven Days of Jul Cookies – Berlinerkranser

Wonderful, buttery little bites that are great with cup of chai (probably coffee too). Be careful not to overcook these cookies the first batch took a little while to brown and then were a bit dry.  After that I baked … Continue reading

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