traditions: New Years Good Luck Traditions - 01/01/11 03:15 AM
I think it would be safe to say that unless I have been out of the country for New Years (which has happened 3 times that I can remember), I have started each New Year with Black Eyed Peas. It is a tradition in my mother's family going back many years.  My mom's first question every New Year when we call is, 'Have you had your Blacked Eyed Peas?'
Sometimes it is a challenge to find Black Eyed Peas the last couple of days of the year, because apparently, this is a big tradition for a lot of folks. Luckily, this year I … (5 comments)

traditions: May the Luck of the Irish Be With You! - 03/16/09 11:55 AM
St. Patrick's Day has always been very special in our family.  I'm a bit of a mutt, as many of us are, but have always been able to clearly identify my Irish heritage. It gets even a little fuzzier for my kids, but we celebrate none-the-less!  Of course, as we all know, being Irish is not really a requirement of celebrating the day.

Tomorrow I will put on my green (don't pinch me!) and make my corned beef and cabbage (great in a slow cooker!).  I will say a prayer of thanks for all that we have and celebrate our … (8 comments)

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