It's Not New Year's Day Without Black-eyed Peas

As a Native Texan (capital "N"), I've grown up eating black-eyed peas on New Year's Day. My grandmother, my aunts, and my mother made black-eyed peas with thick-cut, maple-smoked bacon, and served them with leafy collard greens, and a big slice of buttery cornbread. 

Now, I knew other people had that tradition, but I never knew where it came from. 

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Our Fab Five Wine Sale is On!

Just in time for your New Year's Eve parties (or for your post-holiday cellar re-stock), we are again hosting our Fab Five wine sale, today through December 31. Simply put, you can save up to 25% on all wines with a price ending in "5." This means that you can choose from over 200 carefully selected, diverse wines that you won't find anywhere else in Texas.

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Your Holiday Ham Is Ready for Its Close-up

With Turkey Day behind us, Christmastime is all about the ham. Nueske’s Applewood Smoked Honey-glazed, Spiral-Sliced hams are ready to take center stage on your holiday table. 

(Let’s go back to that for a second: Applewood Smoked Honey-Glazed Ham. Your mouth should be watering. Right. About. Now.) 

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You'll Want To Mix Up These Baking Mixes

Little Big Farms baking mixes are full of homemade flavor and then packed into their unassuming package. But we promise as soon as you get to mixing you will discover all the great things that are inside these boxes.

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Make the Season Bright

The holidays are the perfect time to add a little bit extra to your doorways, mantels, or tables, and really capture the magic of the season.  With that in mind, I sat and chatted with Sarah Dyer, our floral buyer, about decorating trends and how to intermix new elements into classic Christmas decor.

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Serve Your Holiday Guests A Dish of Elegance

It's the season for holiday parties, and every host knows what you're serving on is just as important as what you're serving. Whether you're going full-blown holiday pomp or you tend to set a more minimal table, tag Whiteware fits right in. 

The line of classic porcelain china is safe for microwaves, ovens, and dishwashers, and lets you create an elegant holiday table that makes your appetizers, finger foods, and platters look as good as they taste.  

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We Declare December Hot Cocoa Month

While the weather outside hasn't quite reached frightful yet, night and morning temperatures are definitely dropping. I personally love that. Why? Because not only does cold weather give me an opportunity to bundle up in scarves, but it also gives me a chance to indulge in hot chocolate. 

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Choose the Perfect Gifts for Your Holiday Hosts

Now, you know you simply cannot show up to a holiday party empty-handed, right? Whether it's your office potluck, your child’s kindergarten goodie break, or your in-laws’ Official Holiday Dinner, gifts are good. Luckily, we’ve got a house full of delights sure to make you the star of any seasonal gathering. 

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Don't Forget the Little Things in the Holiday Home Stretch

With only a few hours to go before Turkey Day, you're no doubt ready for a well-deserved "whew!" But regardless whether you're set to roll up your sleeves and get to cooking, or turn on the oven and get to heating, make sure you've checked your list one more time. Don't forget these extras!

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