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Put the Kettle on....

 
Jan. 6, 2013 1:44 pm 
Updated: Jan. 13, 2013 2:18 pm
About five years ago we started a new tradition.  After Christmas we pack up and head out to the Eastern Shore for a week of winter-time beach fun.  Jon loves to hunt waterfowl and there is an abundance of it on Chincoteague Island and he has had many fine hunts over the years with our son,… MORE
Suzy & Maggie travel well together
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Chincoteague Wild Pony
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Suzy waiting patiently
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A bushel of oysters
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Dec. 24, 2012 4:21 am 
Updated: Jan. 9, 2013 7:31 pm
Tonight is the night - the night the big jolly guy breaks into everyone's houses and eats our cookies, drinks our milk, and takes a carrot or two for his reindeer.  In exchange for that, he leaves a few gifts.  He's a pretty amazing guy - in fact I wonder if he's a "guy" at all.  I mean - I… MORE
 
 
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Dec. 16, 2012 12:32 pm 
Updated: Dec. 22, 2012 1:20 pm
About 12 years ago, give or take a year, Jon and I started a tradition with another couple we have been friends with since we were teenagers in high school.  We take turns preparing a special dinner and we spend the evening with these dear friends.  This year was their turn to have us over. … MORE
 
 
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Dec. 6, 2012 8:31 am 
Updated: Dec. 13, 2012 1:18 pm
When I was young my parents were good friends with a bakery owner. My mom also worked at the bakery.  Many day-old breads, donuts, and cookies came home for us kids to enjoy.  We didn't care if a donut was a day old.  I still don't care - if it's a glazed or a chocolate cream stick I'll eat… MORE
 
 
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Nov. 25, 2012 7:18 am 
Updated: Dec. 6, 2012 5:47 am
Back in the day when my kids were very small, a man at work brought the cutest elf in to show everyone. His wife was very crafty and was making these elves for Christmas.  I had to have one - I knew my kids would love it!  So I placed my order and couldn't wait the 2 weeks he said it would… MORE
Ernest the Magical Elf
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Nov. 24, 2012 4:30 am 
Updated: Dec. 4, 2012 7:54 pm
Today is opening day of duck season!  That means I have officially become a "duck widow" once again.  Last night as Jon began rounding up all of the "accessories" (aka Suzy's hunting vest, gun, ammo, camo coats, etc.) Suzy realized exactly what was going on.  She began pacing and following… MORE
Missy & Suzy
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Picking up decoys after a hunt.
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Miles Hancock Decoy
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Nov. 12, 2012 4:36 pm 
Updated: Nov. 14, 2012 8:31 am
Five years ago my siblings and I surprised our parents with a 50th Anniversary Party.  It was fun planning and turned out great.  Five years later I felt like we needed to celebrate their anniversary again to honor their life together and all that they accomplished....  They did raise four… MORE
 
 
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Nov. 10, 2012 5:52 am 
Updated: Nov. 18, 2012 4:21 am
Last weekend was our long-awaited trip to see the Wizard!  My daughter, Kristal, is a huge Wizard of Oz fan.  When she was four we took her to a dinner theatre to see a production of the show and she sat mesmerized the entire time and was hooked from then on.  Birthday presents are easy for… MORE
 
 
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Oct. 25, 2012 2:23 pm 
Updated: Oct. 27, 2012 3:57 am
Since September 2 we have been living without a roof over our heads.  Well... figuratively speaking that is.  There has been a roof over my head; albeit a blue-tarp one.  After the huge tree fell (that was blogged about already) it seemed like it took forever for us to get everything assessed… MORE
 
 
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Oct. 14, 2012 3:44 pm 
Updated: Oct. 21, 2012 7:07 pm
Jon and I will be celebrating our 31st anniversary on Wednesday.  Last year our two kids surprised us with a party where all our close friends and family came to celebrate with us.  This year we were uncertain when we would be able to find time to celebrate.  This past week we decided to go… 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 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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