Put the Kettle on.... Blog at Allrecipes.com (7/2012)

Put the Kettle on....

Jul. 18, 2012 11:46 am 
Updated: Jul. 20, 2012 11:43 pm
It's hot and I've been busy.  Busy with the restaurant and busy having fun.  After all, it is summer and I believe in having fun in the summer.  Heck - I believe in having fun all year long! Have I been cooking much?  Nope. Not really.  It's too hot to cook.  I made huge tropical shrimp salads… MORE
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Jul. 7, 2012 5:01 pm 
Updated: Jul. 26, 2012 1:34 am
Today was hot!  It was muggy!  And, we had some excitement! Last night I moved up in the world of technology and got a smartphone.  My old phone decided to quit holding a charge so after dinner we made a visit to the phone store.  I now have a lot to learn so I can use my new phone like it… MORE
Just a Friendly Neighborhood Bear
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He's a Hungry Bear!
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Jul. 1, 2012 9:51 am 
Updated: Jul. 8, 2012 7:00 pm
Yesterday started out as a typical Saturday.  We had a few things that needed to be done, but only after I spent an hour or so on the porch with coffee and my "emerging porch puppy" (Suzy).  Suzy is getting much better at just sitting on the porch with me listening to the early morning sounds… MORE
Look at that sweet blue beauty!!
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These bushes were loaded with berries!
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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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