By: Shannon Smith | Category: Restaurants | Issue: December 2019
Christmas time can be used as an opportunity to decorate the whole house, throw a huge party, spread kindness and generosity, spend quality time with people and make delicious food. World traveler and professional chef, Shannon Smith, remembers her mother as the "Christmas Queen" for fully embracing the spirit of Christmas and making a difference in as many lives as she could year after year. Shannon also shares her recipe for Muesli, inspired by her family's tradition of eating oatmeal on Christmas morning. You can find the full story in this month's Beads and Basil column at ValueNews.com.