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I get very sentimental around the holiday season. Itâ€™s a time of year that can be very hard for some and festive for others. I think Iâ€™m in the middle where I do have my moments of sadness but, I try to make the best of the situation and move forward with holiday festivities. My family is really spread apart and we use special occasions and the holiday season to see each other. Itâ€™s always like a reunion because we havenâ€™t seen each other in a long time. My Mom is coming next month and I can hardly wait!
There are some traditions that I grew up with, updated and made my own within my household. I usually host Thanksgiving dinner every year. My sister and her family usually attend and some friends that have become family. I bake sweet potato pies twice a year. Once for Thanksgiving and again for Christmas. My daughters usually help me in the kitchen when baking the way, I use to help their paternal grandmother. I think cooking together is definitely a holiday tradition of ours.
Most of the fun happens in the kitchen! This year my youngest son opted to help me bake. He likes cracking the eggs and using the hand mixer. If he keeps this up heâ€™ll be a master pie baker and know the family recipe in his adulthood. Outside of baking pies, I do get help in the kitchen with other recipes. We also have a Southern American fusion menu with some Jamaican food because my family is Jamaican. I thoroughly enjoy spending quality time with my family.
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What are some of your family holiday traditions?
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