2. Pull the kids or grandkids into the cooking process. They will remember those experiences for the rest of their lives.
3. Try to use fresh, local produce, and attempt to limit processed food. How about trying different stuffing recipes from scratch for Thanksgiving?
4. Not to sound preachy, but use the holidays as an opportunity to remind your family and friends how much you appreciate them, and love them. Then make a New Years resolution to not wait till the 2013 holidays to tell those same people how much they mean to you.
Alright readers, let's get the holidays rolling. Immediately email me your recipes at
email@example.com. I will personally respond to each email. You can also call me at (812) 282-2647. I look forward to hearing from my friends and readers of this column.
Dave Lobeck, of Sellersburg, Ind., is a financial adviser, barbecue chef and Kansas City Barbecue Society judge. He writes a column for CNHI News Service. Visit his website at www.BBQMyWay.com.