PORK RIBS WITH PEAR RAISIN CHUTNEY || CALL IN GOOD FORTUNE WITH YOUR NEW YEAR’S DAY MEAL

Some believe that the first meal of the new year influences what they see manifest in their life over the year to come. Both of my grandmother’s were among these people. In my mother’s house it is still a practice. And while I have not been as faithful to the tradition as the matriarchs in my family, I do observe it more often than not.

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HANDMADE HERBAL INFUSED CULINARY SALTS || THE PERFECT HOLIDAY GIFT

Whether you want to treat yourself, someone you love, the host/hostess of a party you are attending, workmates, or someone in the service industry whom you have grown to appreciate, herbal infused salts are a fantastic way do it!

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HOMEMADE CRANBERRY SAUCE RECIPE

Cranberry sauce is a classic addition to the Thanksgiving Feast table. It’s also my second favorite holiday dish. Stuffing rates first. That’s what Thanksgiving is all about for this woman! But plopping a big old helping of cranberry sauce, right next to the stuffing on my plate, is one of the things that makes my feast day feel complete.

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THE ORIGINAL JACK-O-LANTERN

Everybody loves a jack-o-lantern. Not nearly as many know the origins of this seasonal decoration, which has become an incredibly common element of the final harvest celebration of the year. You may know that celebration as Halloween. Or if you follow the Pagan calendar, perhaps as Samhain.

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HOMEMADE BBQ SAUCE FOR DAD

There really is nothing like homemade bbq sauce. Making it yourself is the only way to go. It is so much better than anything you can pour from a bottle picked off the supermarket shelf.

If you don’t already have a recipe you love, or even if you do, I’ve got one for you that’s going to make your tastebuds sing 😉 And I can’t imagine a better time to roll it out than just before Father’s Day! You’re welcome Dad!

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