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Put the Kettle on....

 
Mar. 18, 2013 2:44 pm 
Updated: Mar. 21, 2013 8:01 pm
Saturday afternoon Jon and I stopped at the restaurant for a brief moment, hoping to catch Federico there to invite him and his family over on St. Patrick's Day for an Irish meal.   We hit the Jackpot, or should I say the Pot of Gold!?  Not only was Federico there, but his wife and three kids… MORE
 
 
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Mar. 13, 2013 2:26 pm 
Updated: Mar. 20, 2013 2:05 pm
The past few mornings as I head out my door at 6:30 am for work I've noticed something different.  I'm hearing things.  Good things.  There has been that far off sound of birds chirping their good mornings to me.  I love that sound!  It reminds me of weekend mornings and hot cups of coffee… MORE
 
 
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Mar. 7, 2013 4:38 pm 
Updated: Mar. 11, 2013 5:03 am
Dinner wasn't really all that wild, as in crazy wild. It was wild as in wild game dishes were on the menu.  My dad invited Jon and I to an Izaac Walton League wild game dinner.  Dad has been going to cardio-rehab for several years now and has become friends with a group of "old guys" that are… MORE
 
 
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Mar. 3, 2013 4:56 am 
Updated: Mar. 5, 2013 3:00 am
Jon's job of fixing our house from the tree falling has been put on hold the past few weeks.  It's too cold for him to work out there.  After looking at the weather forecast for this weekend we knew it was going to be another weekend of no outside work happening.  We realized we hadn't seen… MORE
 
 
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Feb. 24, 2013 5:07 am 
Updated: Feb. 26, 2013 5:08 pm
This weekend we celebrated my son-in-law's birthday.   I didn't do anything but help eat the cake, though; Kristal was the baker this week.  Jake loves spice cake, so spice cake is what she made for her husband.  My weekend started out with our usual visit to our Mexican Restaurant.  Friday… MORE
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Feb. 18, 2013 5:32 am 
Updated: Feb. 27, 2013 2:51 am
Yesterday we got together with our Mexican friends and celebrated Marisela's birthday! She's the mom and I don't know how old she is - she's one of those women who won't reveal her age. I asked and received as many answers as she has family members;  Marisela - 15 (not quite); Federico( her… MORE
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Feb. 3, 2013 7:48 am 
Updated: Feb. 17, 2013 5:36 pm
A few weeks ago my daughter, younger sister, and I went on a winery-hopping tour in a nearby "town".  We knew there were a few wineries there, but we discovered there was a new winery that was dog-themed and had great wines all named for the owners' and/or their friends' dogs.  We also… MORE
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Jan. 27, 2013 2:42 pm 
Updated: Feb. 10, 2013 11:50 am
Some people may think it a little strange, if not out-right nuts - but today was a great day; and I spent it in the kitchen.  I hadn't really planned to spend all day in my kitchen, it just turned out that way - and I am sooooo glad it did!   Last night as we sat in front of a roaring fire… MORE
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Jan. 21, 2013 5:04 am 
Updated: Jan. 28, 2013 3:54 am
This weekend was different from a lot of recent weekends in this household. I cooked all our meals right here at home - with the exception of Friday night.  In a prior blog I asked Santa for more time so I could cook and bake more.  Well, Santa has given me what I wanted and I am very happy… MORE
 
 
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Jan. 10, 2013 1:55 pm 
Updated: Jan. 17, 2013 3:54 am
We got home from vacation on Saturday and on Sunday I finally got to use some of my new Christmas presents!  It seems that this year all gifts given and received had a food or beverage theme to them.  There was plenty of wine given and received; a great new Pampered Chef wine opener;  food… MORE
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Mother Ann

Home Town
Streetsboro, Ohio, USA
Living In
Ravenna, Ohio, USA

Member Since
Oct. 2009

Cooking Level
Intermediate

Cooking Interests
Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Slow Cooking, Mexican, Italian, Southern, Dessert

Hobbies
Hiking/Camping, Camping, Walking, Reading Books, Wine Tasting

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About Me
I've been married for 33 years, and live in Ohio. We have a daughter who is married and lives nearby. Our son graduated from college and moved to South Dakota. He has his own place but still goes to visit my sister and brother-in-law and have dinner with them occasionally. We have two black labs that get to go duck hunting with dad and two cats. We own a Mexican restaurant and are learning alot about the food industry. I love to eat, go camping, read, spend time with family and friends, watch movies, and drink wine; not necessarily in that order.
My favorite things to cook
I love to bake - anything chocolate is fine with me. Seafood, chicken dishes and slow-cooker fare.
My favorite family cooking traditions
My husband and I enjoy cooking together with wine. We pop open a bottle of wine and get cooking. :-)
My cooking triumphs
Whenever I can put together a meal that gets many compliments and leaves the diners satisfied is a triumph in my book! I love to cook meals for family and friends.
My cooking tragedies
When I was first married we had my grandparent's-in-law over for a pot roast dinner. The meat came out great, but the potatoes and carrots were still half raw. My husband's grandfather went to cut his fork into a carrot and it flew off his plate. He looked at me, winked, and said he loved his carrots that way!
 
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