AFRICAN WORLD HERITAGE DAY – May 5th

Every year on May 5th, African World Heritage Day offers an opportunity for people around the world to celebrate Africa. Africa is the world’s second-largest continent. Some of the biggest threats facing Africa include climate change, uncontrolled development, disease, civil unrest, and poaching. Unfortunately, many of Africa’s cultural and natural wonders are at risk of …
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NATIONAL FASTING FEBRUARY

National Fasting February reminds us that our metabolic health underlies many of the diseases that we associate with aging, from diabetes to cancer to Alzheimer’s disease. Regularly switching from burning sugars to burning stored fats can reduce our risk of metabolic disorders such as diabetes and other conditions of aging. February is a month for …
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NATIONAL BLACK HISTORY MONTH

National Black History Month, also known as National African American History Month, during February is a time for all Americans to celebrate the achievements of African Americans. In addition, the month recognizes the central role of Black Americans in history. Other countries, including Canada and Great Britain, have also set aside months to honor Black …
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KWANZAA

Kwanzaa is a celebration that honors African heritage in African-American culture. Every year from December 26 – January 1, Kwanzaa brings people together for feasts, gift-giving, and the celebration of family, community and culture. The name Kwanzaa comes from the phrase “matunda ya kwanza” which means “first fruits” in Swahili. On each of the seven …
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Roasted Vegetables

This easy side dish not only looks great but tastes so good even the kids eat all these vegetables. Ingredients You can substitute vegetables according to likes and diet needs. These are what have used for both a regular or holiday meal.1 Eggplant1 bag brussel sprout halves ( fresh produce)2 bell peppers assorted colors1 pint …
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Jen’s Green Bean Casserole

I started with the basic recipe and have perfected it through the years. I always get great comments on it, and of course the true test no leftovers! My husband started urging me to make a double batch so he can have some left over. It’s an easy recipe to go up or down for …
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Brown Butter Garlic Parmesean Mushrooms

These are insanely popular at our table. People who swear they don’t eat mushrooms eat these. These warm butter treats can be served as a snack or a side dish. The only complaint I’ve ever had is there are never enough and I usually make a double batch. See recipe below. Ingredients 1 lb whole …
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Turkey

I have a short cut I’ve used for years. I worked in retail for almost 20 years. Due to health issues I can ignore Black Friday. While having to get up for work at 1am…no that’s not a typo. Get up at 1am be at my store by 3am. While I do not miss those …
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Happy Thanksgiving

With Thanksgiving just days away its easy to lose sight of the small things. Are you the cook this year? A midst the turkey, stuffing, cranberry, table settings and preparation for family and friend visits it’s important to take some moments to reflect. Gratitude is one of the focuses of this month. While warm memories …
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NATIONAL POMEGRANATE MONTH

National Pomegranate Month is an annual designation observed in November. Pomegranates date back to ancient civilizations throughout the Mediterranean, and they are also featured in ancient Egyptian mythology and art. The pomegranate tree is native to Iran and the Himalayas in northern India, and used to be carried by desert caravans because of it’s thirst-quenching …
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