Put the Kettle on.... Blog at Allrecipes.com (5/2010)

Put the Kettle on....

May 29, 2010 8:55 am 
Updated: May 30, 2010 3:49 am
As I was sitting on my deck this morning sipping my coffee and plotting the game plan to get ready for tonight when friends are coming over, I realized how much alike our shoes and our friends are.  Both are necessary for a comfortable, healthy life.  And as with our shoes, we have friends… MORE
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May 22, 2010 3:48 am 
Updated: May 27, 2010 9:03 pm
I've been working alongside my former school teachers for 20 years now.  At first it was so strange to sit down for lunch and laugh and joke with former teachers.  I'd say "old" teachers, but strangely enough they didn't get old, I did.  How did that happen?  When I was in school I thought of… MORE
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May 15, 2010 4:49 am 
Updated: May 16, 2010 1:19 pm
My husband was out of town all of this past week.  If it weren't for my son coming home from college last Friday I would have been very lonely indeed.  That, and my daughter took care of me, too!  She invited me and her brother over for dinner on Thursday. Kristal has been married almost two… MORE
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May 9, 2010 5:28 pm 
Updated: May 11, 2010 11:02 am
I had a fantastic weekend - Mother's Day turned out perfect even though Mother Nature didn't cooperate.  Our picnic became an indoor picnic.  It didn't really spoil any of the fun or great food, though.  My daughter brought her most delicious brownies with icing on them.  Really no need to say… MORE
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May 7, 2010 10:12 am 
Updated: May 9, 2010 5:05 pm
Mother's Day is Sunday.  We're having my parents, brother, and sister and her family over for a picnic.  My mom's birthday is Tuesday, so we always celebrate that along with Mother's Day.  She loves angel food cake with strawberries and whipped cream, so I'm making her one.  I make a cream… MORE
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May 1, 2010 6:27 am 
Updated: May 3, 2010 9:29 am
I work in the same high school I graduated from 30 (Gasp!) years ago.  Many of the students there now are the children of people I knew either from my high school days or my brother or sisters'.  This past week I received a phone call from a woman needing her high school… MORE
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Mother Ann

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Streetsboro, Ohio, USA
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Ravenna, Ohio, USA

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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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