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It's Time... 
Mar. 19, 2013 9:43 am 
Updated: Apr. 17, 2013 4:24 am

Greetings from the Great State of Ohio!  It’s time to mark your calendar and make your plans for the 4th Annual Buckeye Bash, which we hope will be one of the best allrecipes get-togethers ever!  At little history about our Bashes:  our first meeting was a luncheon at the Dutch Kitchen near Plain City in 2010, then in 2011 we had a swell reunion at Saveur’s and last year it was a super party at bellepeppers’s.  So here’s the scoop for the upcoming event:

What:  The 4th Annual Buckeye Bash

hosted  by  mr. & mrs. midwestchef 

When:  June 15th, 2013 @ 12 noon

Where:   Cobblestone @ the Preserve, New Albany, OH 43054
Who:  Friends from allrecipes and their significant others
Why:  Because it’s fun to get to know our online buddies!

Currently, the plans are to have the main portion of the luncheon catered.  Then all you great cooks who attend can bring an appetizer or a dessert to share, if you’d like.  The cost of the luncheon will be $12 including beverages, which is due when you send in your reservation! 

If you have never been to an allrecipes get-together, this would be a great time to start your new adventure!  Ohio is home to many great cooks and is centrally located in the Midwest which makes it convenient for friends from many states to be here in one day or less.  

If you would like more information about places to stay or have other questions, please email me:  Be sure to put "Buckeye Bash" in the subject line.

I look forward to seeing old friends meeting new ones; hope we can make this the biggest and best "Bash" ever!
Mar. 19, 2013 10:02 am
It will hard to beat the good times we had at Savour's and bellepepper's but we'll try!!
Mar. 19, 2013 10:29 am
Hi there! I live in VA but may be in Ohio in mid June. If we are in the area, may we tag along with your group? I have never attended any of the round-ups.
Mar. 19, 2013 10:39 am
Hey, I thought I was more in the middle of the midwest! LOLOL! midwestchef, wish I could make your's because I would love to meet you all! I know you all will have a great time.
Mar. 19, 2013 10:55 am
Of course, Bambam - all are welcome and we'd love to meet you!
Mar. 19, 2013 10:57 am
...and Cat Hill, we want to see you, too!
Mar. 19, 2013 10:57 am
You're on my bucket list! Can't make it this year, but wishing you the best time.
Mar. 19, 2013 10:58 am
Oh, rats! maybe next time, Magnolia Blossom...
Mar. 19, 2013 11:10 am
Are children allowed? I have custody of my 4-year-old granddaughter.
Mar. 19, 2013 11:59 am
Sounds like a whole lot of fun.Just wish I could be there to.Maybe another time.
Mar. 19, 2013 12:30 pm
Count us in, we wouldn't miss it! Can't wait to see everyone!! It'll be so much fun!!
Mar. 19, 2013 12:36 pm
Count us in, we wouldn't miss it! Can't wait to see everyone!! It'll be so much fun!!
Mar. 19, 2013 12:37 pm
I guess I am doubley excited!! :0
Mar. 19, 2013 12:45 pm
I can't make it this year - but I know I'll be missing a super great time. And, for anyone who's never been to a round-up or bash - there are NO axe murderers in attendance! LOL I didn't know what to expect last year at Bellepeppers and I told everyone I wasn't sure what/who I would meet or if any axe murderers would show up. Pleased to say that everyone was super nice and I had a blast. Really wishing I could make this year's bash....
Mar. 19, 2013 1:41 pm
We will get a chance to meet, soon!
Mar. 19, 2013 1:42 pm
Grandkids are welcome here.
Mar. 19, 2013 2:22 pm
Hey mwc! Count on Hubs and me! What fun! I can't wait!
Mar. 19, 2013 7:59 pm
Somewhere along the line the Ohio and Missouri get togethers need to be spaced a little farther apart. Hard on the wallet and the vacation schedule at work. Plus, my husband might think I was trying to avoid him, lol. I'd love for Cat to get her sour puss butt to my house and we could pick up Thelma...I mean Lady Sparkle on the way through.
Mar. 20, 2013 5:27 am
I apologize for taking so long to get this blog up, although I did announce the date back in January. Next year we will try to do better with scheduling - for everyone's sake! I'd love to go the the one Cat Hill is hosting, too.
Mar. 20, 2013 6:08 am
To anyone thinking of attending, just wanted to point out that many of our hubs/wives/SO's have come to enjoy these events, too!! After all, they benefit from our culinary advantures and have gotten to know each other!
Mar. 20, 2013 6:19 am
I think I need to do a road trip this summer and just trail around to all the roundups. Sounds fun huh?
Mar. 20, 2013 6:26 am
So true - we couldn't keep bellepepper's DH away if we beat him with a stick! LOL He's a great guy.
Mar. 20, 2013 6:27 am
Oh, mauigirl - do it! Come to Ohio then hit the real midwest roundup!
Mar. 20, 2013 7:21 am
Sassyoldman and I will be there! He wouldn't miss it either!
Mar. 20, 2013 9:29 am
He's a keeper, fer sure!
Mar. 20, 2013 1:25 pm
LOL mwc! I think the hubbies have really enjoyed being included! I know mine has!
Mar. 25, 2013 9:54 am
Mrs Mike and I will be there! We'll be in Westerville the week before, too! Maybe, we'll knock on your door then, too!
Mar. 25, 2013 11:18 am
Mike, it will be good to see you and Mrs. Mike again! Glad to hear you're going to make it!
Mar. 28, 2013 9:50 am
Me, too! You can come early and help!!
Apr. 15, 2013 10:38 am
Two months to go until all the fun!!
Apr. 15, 2013 1:49 pm
that would be so much fun!
Apr. 17, 2013 4:24 am
Wish you could join us, KSAZA!
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Married w/ pets + three kids and six grandkids. Retired after 30 years of teaching grades K-7. Moved to NM 10 years ago. Loved it there. Moved back to Ohio to be closer to family.
My favorite things to cook
I love to make soups. Chili, beef vegetable, ham and bean,and tortilla soups are our favs. I like casseroles - one dish dinners are the best! I think the slow cooker is about the best cooking aid in my kitchen. I love to try new recipes, that's what makes this a super website; that and all the cool contributors.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Anything I did with my grandmother! Thanksgiving at Grandma's house was the best. She wanted to do it all - and she was a great cook. Making taffy with her was such a treat! I remember the first time she made pizza (from a box). She wasn't too sure about pizza! But in the mid 1950's, none of us midwesterners were too sure about pizza!
My cooking triumphs
When I was 13, I entered seven different baked goods (mostly cakes) in open class at the fair, competing against adult cooks with great records. I took first place with all but one entry, which got a second place ribbon.
My cooking tragedies
Looking back over the years, my biggest tragedy was making gravy...but thanks to CindyLepp, it is no longer a challenge! She sent me packets of dry gravy mixes!
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