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Big Weekly Blend - Eat, Drink & Be Merry this December!
Get ready to Eat, Drink & Be Merry and Celebrate the Month of December and the start of the Winter Holiday Season on this episode of Big Blend Radio's BIG WEEKLY BLEND podcast.
* Vocalist & Composer Johnny Schaefer who discusses his Christmas music and favorote festive tunes, holiday foods and traditions, and more. Starting in January, Johnny will be our Big Weekly Blend guest cohost on every 1st Sunday. Hear Johnny's music at: http://www.hearjohnny.com/
* Ivan Flowers, a Five-Star Chef and Culinary Instructor, who shares his recipefor Baby Pears Dipped in Ganache and talks about December foodie holidays, and more. See his recipe: https://tinyurl.com/3rbekmfv
DECEMBER & WINTER HOLIDAY MUSIC PLAYLIST:
* YOUTUBE: https://tinyurl.com/zkyy6bum
* SPOTIFY: https://tinyurl.com/y6kmz59v
Special thanks to The Peanut Patch in Yuma, Arizona. Visit the store or shop online for gourmet holiday gifts and gift baskets: https://thepeanutpatch.com/
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