Put the Kettle on.... Blog at Allrecipes.com (2/2013)

Put the Kettle on....

Feb. 24, 2013 5:07 am 
Updated: Feb. 26, 2013 5:08 pm
This weekend we celebrated my son-in-law's birthday.   I didn't do anything but help eat the cake, though; Kristal was the baker this week.  Jake loves spice cake, so spice cake is what she made for her husband.  My weekend started out with our usual visit to our Mexican Restaurant.  Friday… MORE
The first spice cake
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Jake's cake
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The perfect accompaniment
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Feb. 18, 2013 5:32 am 
Updated: Feb. 27, 2013 2:51 am
Yesterday we got together with our Mexican friends and celebrated Marisela's birthday! She's the mom and I don't know how old she is - she's one of those women who won't reveal her age. I asked and received as many answers as she has family members;  Marisela - 15 (not quite); Federico( her… MORE
Sunday morning brunch
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Tres Leches Cake
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Feb. 3, 2013 7:48 am 
Updated: Feb. 17, 2013 5:36 pm
A few weeks ago my daughter, younger sister, and I went on a winery-hopping tour in a nearby "town".  We knew there were a few wineries there, but we discovered there was a new winery that was dog-themed and had great wines all named for the owners' and/or their friends' dogs.  We also… MORE
Story Time!
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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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