Put the Kettle on.... Blog at Allrecipes.com (12/2012)

Put the Kettle on....

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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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.
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I love to bake - anything chocolate is fine with me. Seafood, chicken dishes and slow-cooker fare.
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My husband and I enjoy cooking together with wine. We pop open a bottle of wine and get cooking. :-)
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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.
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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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