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Put the Kettle on....

Jul. 5, 2015 5:13 am 
Updated: Jul. 5, 2015 2:11 pm
Our family get-together was quite small this 4th of July.  We had a gathering of only five people! Yes, only five! But - not to worry - we still had a fun time and ate plenty of food. Plus, if you count the dogs there were nine of us. Kristal brought her two pooches over and most of our… MORE
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Jun. 29, 2015 6:30 am 
Updated: Jul. 3, 2015 7:40 am
Our beach vacation has come to an end.  It seems like it was just yesterday that we were heading East.  This year we had a crowd and we had fun!  Jon and I, Kristal and Jake, and our Mexican family friends got to spend 5 days together doing what we do best – eat great food and have lots of… MORE
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Jun. 15, 2015 4:17 am 
Updated: Jun. 22, 2015 1:12 pm
My summer break has officially begun! Walking out the door at work on Friday hadn't felt that good since last June.  I may be on break, but I will still wake up at my normal time of 5:15. I don't want to sleep my break away, and the dogs are on a schedule. Breakfast is at 5:30 and they don't… MORE
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Jun. 7, 2015 6:37 am 
Updated: Jun. 11, 2015 12:47 pm
Five more days. That's what I have left before I am free from work for the rest of the summer! Each year I feel like a kid when my summer vacation starts. I'll sing that old song by Alice Cooper, "School's Out" on my way home this coming Friday, I can't help it, I always do. It's tradition.… MORE
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May 26, 2015 6:38 pm 
Updated: Jun. 2, 2015 7:27 pm
Jon has always liked to fish but for quite a while he just never had time to enjoy it. Last year he bought a new boat for duck hunting and made it so he could remove the hunting blind and use the boat for fishing. It's been fun to go out and sit in the boat while he fishes.  When I go I pack… MORE
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May 13, 2015 6:01 pm 
Updated: May 26, 2015 6:20 pm
The title says it all -- yes indeed. Food is a major part of our family. I think all of our middle names are Food. Heck, maybe our first names!This past weekend was not just Mother's Day; my nephew was also graduating from college. He's a good kid and worked hard not only in the classroom but… MORE
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Apr. 27, 2015 4:36 pm 
Updated: May 2, 2015 1:06 pm
There was nothing on our calendar for this weekend.  Nothing at all.  That is a very rare occurrence for us.  I always thought that once the kids grew up our calendar would be blocks of blank spaces, nothing to fill our time with.  That hasn’t happened yet and my kids are well into their 20’s. MORE
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Apr. 18, 2015 7:39 am 
Updated: Apr. 22, 2015 1:10 pm
Some people who know me would say I'm pretty impatient. Those people would be right. The others are also right, because I do know how to have patience when it comes to some things. I can't tell you what, though, as I'm busy being patient about thinking what that could be. Any patience I do… MORE
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Apr. 14, 2015 5:44 pm 
Updated: Apr. 18, 2015 7:08 pm
This past weekend was a busy weekend. First up on the agenda was the season opener. I'm talking about soccer. For 9-10 year old boys. Yahir plays soccer in every season so he just finished up his last session of indoor soccer a couple weeks ago. Spring outdoor got started right away and the… MORE
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Apr. 9, 2015 1:43 pm 
Updated: Apr. 13, 2015 3:11 pm
While I was on Spring break I kept myself very busy. I spent mornings working on the dreaded Spring cleaning chores and afternoons and evenings were for fun. And fun I had. Each day was a day spent with friends catching up on each other's lives and just living the good life.  The end of my… MORE
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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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