Put the Kettle on.... Blog at Allrecipes.com (5/2013)

Put the Kettle on....

 
May 31, 2013 7:29 pm 
Updated: Jun. 2, 2013 5:57 pm
I was a late-bloomer when it came to cooking and baking.  I was a tomboy and had no interest, or time, for such things.  I also didn't like many things so had no reason to make new recipes.  But, once I overcame my dislike of most foods I became very interested in cooking.  I have noticed… MORE
Kristal's 1st attempt at a yeast bread
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A Real Fruit Cake
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May 23, 2013 3:17 pm 
Updated: May 27, 2013 1:55 pm
Last weekend was a weekend for Birthday celebrations.  I hosted two birthday parties; one for my mom and one for Jocelyn (my youngest "adopted" grandchild).  I asked Mom what she wanted for her birthday dinner.  Mom, not wanting to "put me out" told me anything would do except liver or… MORE
My mom's birthday
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Princess cake #1
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Barbie Princess Cake
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"My Kiddos" with Barbie Princess Cake
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May 9, 2013 2:28 pm 
Updated: May 16, 2013 4:05 am
While Steve was home recently for my father-in-law's (his grandpa's) funeral, we managed to fit a day of fun and laughter in our schedule.  I wanted to have a simple cook-out where my parents could come over and spend some time with Steve.  We hadn't seen Steve in over a year, not since he… MORE
Steve with Paulie the Iguana
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It's always fun when Steve comes home!
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My Little Martians
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May 6, 2013 5:01 am 
Updated: May 14, 2013 2:12 pm
This is not a happy blog - but because I believe that life is for the living I can write about the sadness in my heart, where I found there is a "silver lining".   Jon's father had been diagnosed with cancer back in October; however he chose not to continue anymore testing and/or treatments. … MORE
 
 
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Mother Ann

Home Town
Streetsboro, Ohio, USA
Living In
Ravenna, Ohio, USA

Member Since
Oct. 2009

Cooking Level
Intermediate

Cooking Interests
Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Slow Cooking, Mexican, Italian, Southern, Dessert

Hobbies
Hiking/Camping, Camping, Walking, Reading Books, Wine Tasting

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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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