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Put the Kettle on....

Aug. 25, 2013 5:16 am 
Updated: Aug. 26, 2013 1:59 pm
It seems we barely get one birthday over and celebrated and it's time for yet another!  In July we celebrated Federico's birthday.  He chose spaghetti and meatballs for his dinner and a tres leches cake.  I've become quite a pro at the tres leches cakes - I almost know how to make them… MORE
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Apr. 14, 2012 6:21 am 
Updated: Apr. 22, 2012 4:46 am
Last week was Easter and I host Easter Dinner at my house.  The star of the dinner table is always a glazed, spiral sliced ham.  Scalloped potatoes made with the help of hubby also always grace the table.  This was the first holiday celebrated with my son, Steve, not present.  For those who… MORE
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Jan. 2, 2012 4:24 am 
Updated: Jan. 16, 2012 4:01 pm
Being with those you love is the best way to end one year and begin another in my opinion.  The Christmas Holidays were spent in a marathon session of eating and laughing with my family members.  It all started on December 23rd.  My brother drove up to spend the holidays here so I… MORE
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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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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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Mother Ann

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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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