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Put the Kettle on....

Jun. 25, 2010 5:07 am 
Updated: Jul. 3, 2010 4:18 am
Just about every year we head to the Eastern Shore; specifically Chincoteague Island, VA.  Chincoteague is well-known for several things - the wild ponies and the annual pony swim in July, blue crabs, and oysters.  We've never attended the pony swim - I prefer the island when it's a little… MORE
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Jun. 14, 2010 1:18 pm 
Updated: Jun. 29, 2010 8:55 am
So next Sunday is Father's Day.  I've been a Daddy's girl since, well..... since forever!  I'm the second of four kids, 3 girls and a boy.  I know my parents love all of us - equally.  But, it's always been said by my siblings and myself - Daddy loves me best.  That's not really true, I think… MORE
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Jun. 5, 2010 6:02 am 
Updated: Jun. 11, 2010 5:30 pm
Tuesday afternoon I left my job at the high school like I always do and headed home.  At about 5:30 pm I received 2 phone calls - one from my dad and one from my brother-in-law.  The high school was on fire!  Throughout the evening I was in touch with other co-workers and received several… MORE
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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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