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Put the Kettle on....

 
Dec. 20, 2011 10:42 am 
Updated: Dec. 28, 2011 5:00 am
In August of 2007 we dropped our son, Steve, off at Baldwin-Wallace College in Berea.  He was going there to play baseball.  And also to get a college education.  In that order, in his mind.  He was 18 and excited to be taking this first giant leap into adulthood!   Things were pretty quiet… MORE
 
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Steve with his proud Grandparents
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The whole proud gang!
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Oct. 30, 2011 4:49 am 
Updated: Nov. 8, 2011 3:11 am
Yesterday I wrote on the Buzz about my daughter hosting her first family/close friend party.  It was to be just a small gathering with a bonfire, marshmallows and roasted hotdogs.  I would say I ended up disappointed - there were no marshmallows or hotdogs.  No bonfire for that matter.  But,… MORE
 
 
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Sep. 24, 2011 5:58 am 
Updated: Oct. 13, 2011 12:40 pm
My daughter and I both work about 5 minutes from my mom and dad's house.  That's a good thing because we can stop in to visit them after work.  My daughter, Kristi, only works until around noon on most Friday's and she's started a habit of going to Grandma and Grandpa's to have lunch with… MORE
 
 
May 23, 2011 1:09 pm 
Updated: Aug. 19, 2011 4:50 pm
It's been awhile since I wrote.  I've been busy with "real" life - good and bad.  My brother who is only in his 40's suffered a heart attack.  Lucky for him (and us who love him) he is OK, and this may be a good wake up call for him to begin a new healthy lifestyle.   I got sick again, went… MORE
 
 
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May 1, 2011 11:57 am 
Updated: May 3, 2011 3:12 am
They say April showers bring May flowers.  I guess there's some merit to that old saying.  When I was a kid I loved going to Grandma and Grandpa's house.  They lived on a farm; not the kind that had animals (that would have been over the top!) but a vegetable farm. Grandpa… MORE
 
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Missy checking out the flowers
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Apr. 10, 2011 4:41 am 
Updated: Apr. 11, 2011 3:07 am
Way back when I was young my family would go camping.  We didn't have all the camping gear necessary for a week of fun but the state parks have a deal where you can rent all you need.  So, we would pack up our station wagon and head out to our "rent-a-tent" site for a week… MORE
 
 
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Jan. 25, 2011 1:38 pm 
Updated: Jan. 29, 2011 7:44 am
I do most of the cooking in our household, but my husband certainly knows how.  He enjoys it, too.  Sometimes we cook together.  When that happens there is always drinking involved!  Last night was one of those nights. We were having fish (cod), sweet potato casserole, steamed asparagus, and… MORE
 
 
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Jan. 17, 2011 6:01 am 
Updated: Jan. 19, 2011 4:19 pm
We have become friends with the owners of the local Mexican Restaurant.  He is my daughter's age (well, he's 26, she's 25, but close enough) and has 3 children ages 3, 5 and 8.  Their children are absolutely adorable - very well behaved.  I think of them as my "adopted" grandchildren. MORE
 
 
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Jan. 5, 2011 1:05 pm 
Updated: Jan. 12, 2011 8:39 am
This was my third New Year's Eve spent on Chincoteague Island and it was truly a memorable one for several reasons.  The first being all the snow that fell and created havoc.  But, this year Chincoteague celebrated New Year's a little differently.  And, if they want my opinion - I loved it! … MORE
The LIghted Pony Shoe
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Happy New Year!!!
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Santa "Eastern Shore" Style
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Chincoteague Party Animals
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Dec. 31, 2010 6:35 am 
Updated: Jan. 8, 2011 5:02 am
About three years ago we started a tradition of coming to our little paradise - Chincoteague Island - for the week after Christmas.  We rent an old Island house that was once owned by Miles Hancock, a local legend in the duck hunting, duck decoy carving circles.  My son and husband go duck… MORE
Chincoteague Road, After the VDOT Plow Came Thru
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Chincoteague Wild Ponies
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Chincoteague Wild Ponies on the Refuge
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The Town of Chincoteague Digging Out
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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 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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