Chocolate Yule Log
The Yule log is a traditional feature of most winter solstice celebrations. In addition to making one you can burn in your fireplace, why not whip together a tasty chocolate one for dessert? This super-easy recipe uses a boxed cake mix as its base, and can be put together ahead of time for your Yule celebration dinner.
If you like to celebrate the winter solstice with a big breakfast, try out this one-skillet dish -- it's full of sunny yellow eggs, savory sausage, and all kinds of other goodies.
Baked Spaghetti Squash
Despite the fact that squash peaks around November, you can usually find some nice ones available up through Yule. This versatile vegetable is the perfect substitute for pasta, and tastes so much richer. Add butter and garlic, and it's a fabulous side dish for your Yule menu!
Sun King Soup
Celebrate the return of the sun with this tasty soup. It's a blend of tomatoes and oranges -- an odd combination, you'd think, but the result is magical. Add a bit of rosemary, and it's the perfect warm appetizer for your Yule feast.
Yule Peppermint Fudge
Many of us would agree that fudge is the food of the gods, but what most people don't realize is that it's easy to make. Whip up a batch of this peppermint treat in just a few minutes, and then share with your holiday guests -- or keep it all to yourself!.
There's a lot to be said for a warm cup of buttered rum on a chilly winter night, and this recipe is super-easy to make. Leave the rum out if you like, and give it to your kiddoes before they hit the sack on Yule!
Basic Wassail Recipe
Although original wassail recipes called for lots of eggs, this one is made up of apple cider and spices. You can make it in your crockpot or on your stove - just let it simmer and enjoy the scent all evening long!
Yule Plum Pudding
Looking for a bit of Yule magic to add to your menu? Why not try a traditional plum pudding, which is said to bring good fortune your way in the coming new year?