Put the Kettle on.... Blog at Allrecipes.com (11/2012)

Put the Kettle on....

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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Mother Ann

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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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