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May 9, 2013 2:28 pm 
Updated: May 16, 2013 4:05 am
While Steve was home recently for my father-in-law's (his grandpa's) funeral, we managed to fit a day of fun and laughter in our schedule.  I wanted to have a simple cook-out where my parents could come over and spend some time with Steve.  We hadn't seen Steve in over a year, not since he… MORE
Steve with Paulie the Iguana
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It's always fun when Steve comes home!
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My Little Martians
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May 6, 2013 5:01 am 
Updated: May 14, 2013 2:12 pm
This is not a happy blog - but because I believe that life is for the living I can write about the sadness in my heart, where I found there is a "silver lining".   Jon's father had been diagnosed with cancer back in October; however he chose not to continue anymore testing and/or treatments. … MORE
 
 
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Apr. 25, 2013 2:19 pm 
Updated: Apr. 26, 2013 6:16 pm
After trying green mole a couple weeks ago, I've been inspired to make my own mole - either the traditional, brown or red, or green.  Turns out I made the tranditional kind.  Sort of. Once again we've been thrown into winter-like weather.  I had to scrape ice off my windows this morning!  So,… MORE
Buttermilk cornbread with Mole Chile
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Apr. 14, 2013 4:54 am 
Updated: Apr. 18, 2013 3:18 am
No, I did not find a green mole in my yard - I ate green mole! Sauce that is. Yesterday morning I stayed home to do some laundry while Jon went to the restaurant to check out the chip warmer.  Federico said it had been making some "weird" noises and he thought the motor might be going bad. … MORE
 
 
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Apr. 8, 2013 5:36 pm 
Updated: Apr. 10, 2013 1:10 pm
This weekend was a pretty good weekend for me.  I got some good cooking time in - and we got to eat some yummy food because of it!  A while back I needed buttermilk for something I was making and for some reason I bought a half gallon instead of the normal half pint or pint sized I usually… MORE
 
 
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Apr. 3, 2013 2:38 pm 
Updated: Apr. 3, 2013 3:42 pm
Last week was my Spring Break and I made the most of it, even though it was more like a winter break since it was so cold and snowy. Our camping trip was cancelled to wait for warmer weather but I quickly filled my days with fun things to do. Much of my time was spent bonding with my daughter… MORE
 
 
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Mar. 25, 2013 4:27 pm 
Updated: Apr. 1, 2013 5:11 pm
My normal go-to kinds of desserts ALWAYS involve chocolate. Always.  I can't say that anymore; I just found a new dessert that we both loved.  Today was my first day of Spring break.  I had to think twice about that when I woke up and saw the snow falling....  Was it Spring break or Winter… MORE
 
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Browning the sugar
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Look at that sugar getting all crunchy!
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Grandpa's Sugar House
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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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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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