Put the Kettle on.... Blog at Allrecipes.com (12/2011)

Put the Kettle on....

Dec. 20, 2011 10:42 am 
Updated: Dec. 28, 2011 5:00 am
In August of 2007 we dropped our son, Steve, off at Baldwin-Wallace College in Berea.  He was going there to play baseball.  And also to get a college education.  In that order, in his mind.  He was 18 and excited to be taking this first giant leap into adulthood!   Things were pretty quiet… MORE
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Steve with his proud Grandparents
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The whole proud gang!
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Dec. 18, 2011 3:43 am 
Updated: Dec. 19, 2011 8:20 am
Last night was our annual Christmas Dinner with a couple that are easily our best friends, Al and Lisa.  Nine years ago we had them over for dinner in December for a "fancy" meal of cornish hens.  At that meal we decided to have an annual dinner, taking turns being the host.   Over the years… MORE
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Dec. 4, 2011 9:27 am 
Updated: Dec. 6, 2011 3:05 am
Two summers ago my son won a Grand Prize chock full of waterfowl hunting gear, clothing, guided hunting trips, even a small marsh boat.  He was the perfect winner for this, being a 20 year old college kid that loves to hunt but didn't own any of his own equipment save for the gun and a coat. … MORE
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Mother Ann

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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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