Put the Kettle on.... Blog at Allrecipes.com (10/2011)

Put the Kettle on....

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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Oct. 17, 2011 4:16 pm 
Updated: Oct. 30, 2011 4:03 am
This past weekend I found myself in Raleigh, North Carolina.  My husband, daughter, son-in-law and I were attending the wedding of my daughter's best friend, Ellen.  Kristal and Ellen have something that very people have - a friendship that has lasted since kindergarten. Those two girls and… MORE
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Oct. 2, 2011 7:15 am 
Updated: Oct. 5, 2011 3:14 pm
In a little more than two weeks my husband, Jon, and I will be celebrating our 30th anniversary.  Sometimes I still feel like that 20-year-old girl who knew how to bake chocolate chip cookies and make meatloaf and not much else.  I barely knew my way to our tiny apartment kitchen, let alone… MORE
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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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