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Put the Kettle on....

Apr. 28, 2012 3:10 pm 
Updated: Apr. 30, 2012 5:35 pm
My mom took off early in the week with my little sister and niece and headed to Illinois for a dog show.  Dad stayed home to look after their dog, a lab. The dog show is the Nationals for Spinone Italianos; the breed of dog my sisters have. Before she left, though, she did fill the freezer… MORE
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Apr. 22, 2012 6:27 am 
Updated: Apr. 23, 2012 6:36 pm
Saturday was a cold, wet, rainy day here in NE Ohio.  I have to say that this year we really haven't had many of these days - in fact the sun has been shining more this year than normal, so I can't complain.  Our original plans had to change due to the weather.  Jon is building a tiki-bar for… MORE
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Apr. 14, 2012 6:21 am 
Updated: Apr. 22, 2012 4:46 am
Last week was Easter and I host Easter Dinner at my house.  The star of the dinner table is always a glazed, spiral sliced ham.  Scalloped potatoes made with the help of hubby also always grace the table.  This was the first holiday celebrated with my son, Steve, not present.  For those who… MORE
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Apr. 7, 2012 11:02 am 
Updated: Apr. 11, 2012 3:40 pm
When I was a kid my mom worked at a bakery.  Best job a kid's mom could ever have; day-old doughnuts and broken cookies followed Mom home quite often.  Around Easter time she would bring home Hot Cross Buns.  I remember eating them, but I don't remember if I loved them or not.  Anyways - the… MORE
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Apr. 6, 2012 4:38 am 
Updated: Apr. 7, 2012 3:47 am
Spring Break!  Oh how I love those two words!  At the school I work at it is usually the last week of March.  Most years the weather is still cold and snowy; or at least cold and muddy.  This year we have had such great weather I was looking forward to a nice Spring Break.  As it turned out… MORE
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Apr. 1, 2012 4:24 pm 
Updated: Apr. 3, 2012 9:03 pm
This blog talks about an event that happened a few weeks ago, but due to other events in my life I just couldn't get this written.  Every year on the third full weekend of March Westlake's Holiday Inn is host to ODCCA's annual show.  What is ODCCA?  That stands for Ohio Decoy Collectors and… 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.
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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