By Pam Asberry
My family is having a very special Christmas this year. My firstborn and his significant other flew in from Los Angeles on Wednesday; my parents will drive down from southern Illinois on Monday. I am blessed that my brother and his wife and my other two children live in the area. So Christmas Eve we will all gather at my brother’s house for gifts and goodies, but Christmas Day everyone will come to my house for our traditional feast: turkey, chestnut dressing, sweet potato casserole, cheesy potato casserole, green beans, broccoli salad, cranberry sauce, and yeast rolls. And for dessert, I am making two pies–one pumpkin, one pecan. Make that CHOCOLATE CHIP pecan–because almost anything is better with chocolate!