Put the Kettle on.... Blog at Allrecipes.com (1/2011)

Put the Kettle on....

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. 10, 2011 1:34 pm 
Updated: Jan. 13, 2011 3:07 am
This weekend was a busy one for me, and fun as well.  My husband and son were in New York for a hunting trip which left me home alone Friday night.  I built a fire in the fireplace, found a good book and just relaxed. Saturday morning my daughter called and said she was finally feeling… 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
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Mother Ann

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Streetsboro, Ohio, USA
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Ravenna, Ohio, USA

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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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