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May 19, 2014 3:23 am 
Updated: May 21, 2014 3:07 am
Buckeye Bash 2014 is fast approaching!  The date is July 12th.  Everyone is invited; the Bash is going to be at Mi Rancho Mexican Restaurant, 4914 S. Prospect St., Ravenna, OH 44266.  Phone:  (330)297-5250.  Ravenna is located in Portage County which is in Northeast Ohio between Cleveland,… MORE
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Apr. 23, 2014 2:28 pm 
Updated: Apr. 24, 2014 1:34 pm
The days are flying by and Annie the puppy is growing like a weed on fertilizer. It seems every time she wakes from a nap she's grown. She's a busy girl and keeps Suzy on her toes. Or maybe it's on her back, rolled over, having her ears licked clean by Annie. They really do love each other… MORE
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Apr. 3, 2014 2:11 pm 
Updated: Apr. 8, 2014 2:50 am
A new puppy is like having a new baby in the house - only different. The difference?  When a baby relieves himself you simply change his diaper; when a puppy relieves herself (preferably not on the carpet because that adds another step to the process) you have to quickly throw your boots on… MORE
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Mar. 16, 2014 8:52 am 
Updated: Mar. 18, 2014 8:11 am
Friday was my last day of work before my week-long Spring break.  If only Mother Nature had gotten the memo - but I'm not one to complain; at least not for too long.  I'll take a week off even if it's going to be cold.  And snowy.  A week off is a week off after all.  Besides... this Spring… MORE
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Mar. 12, 2014 5:24 am 
Updated: Mar. 13, 2014 3:09 am
Lately my blogs haven't had too much about cooking in them - I've been a little pre-occupied with the new addition(s) coming to our family. :)  On Friday my parents and my sister will pick up their new little boys and on Saturday Jon and I will pick up our new little girl - Annie! I've been… MORE
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Mar. 8, 2014 4:21 am 
Updated: Mar. 12, 2014 10:57 pm
Spring is just around the corner and this year in my family that means one thing:  Puppies!!   It's a sense of deja'vu of the best kind ever.  Fifteen years ago my parents had a Labrador retriever they bred and we got our Missy, who has been gone for 2 years now.  My parents had Missy's… MORE
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Mar. 2, 2014 7:40 am 
Updated: Mar. 8, 2014 4:18 am
We are a family full of dog lovers.  It's all my parents' fault!  We always had a dog growing up and were taught to love, respect, and care for that dog to the best of our abilities.  Because of that life-lesson taught all four of us kids, we all have dogs and our children are all dog lovers… MORE
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Feb. 18, 2014 5:21 am 
Updated: Feb. 23, 2014 12:54 pm
Depends on what you mean exactly.... Have you had enough cold? YES!  Have you had enough snow? YES!  Have you had enough snow days?  No, Not Really!  I love snow days!  A couple weeks ago we had 3 days off and when we finally returned to work/school I was amazed at all of my co-workers who… MORE
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Feb. 8, 2014 10:23 am 
Updated: Feb. 13, 2014 1:56 pm
I noticed something this past Thursday.  I've always known it, but it really hit home for me on Thursday. Time really does fly.  At least when you're having fun it does.  But, you can squeeze a lot of fun into a little time!  You see, my older sister was passing thru Ohio on her way to New… MORE
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Feb. 7, 2014 5:58 pm 
Updated: Apr. 16, 2014 9:55 am
Buckeye Bash 2014 plans are underway!  Mark your calendars for July 12th.  Everyone is invited; it’s time to catch up with old friends and make new friends, too.  This year’s Bash is going to be at Mi Rancho Mexican Restaurant, 4914 S. Prospect St., Ravenna, OH 44266.  Phone:  (330)297-5250. … MORE
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Mother Ann

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Streetsboro, Ohio, USA
Living In
Ravenna, Ohio, USA

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About Me
I've been married for 32 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 a black lab that gets to go duck hunting with dad, 2 cats, 2 cockatiels. 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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