Put the Kettle on.... Blog at Allrecipes.com (7/2013)

Put the Kettle on....

Jul. 17, 2013 9:38 am 
Updated: Jul. 25, 2013 12:52 pm
In just a little over a week we head to the mountains of the Shenandoah National Park in Virginia.  We go every year - for camping, hiking, and winery-hopping.  Last year Kristal drove down mid-way through our stay to join us in our fun.  She had been there before and even though her hubby… MORE
A hike to next county over
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The kids loved their hike!
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Jul. 10, 2013 11:10 am 
Updated: Jul. 16, 2013 5:33 am
It has rained just about every day for the past 10 days at least a little bit.  But, the sun has been shining brightly in my heart every day for the past 10 days constantly.  The sun is currently shining outside, but there is a cloud in my heart and tears in my eyes.   My son, Steve, has been… MORE
"The Gang" minus Jake
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Steve and Paulie
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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 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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