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Put the Kettle on....

Aug. 8, 2010 4:01 pm 
Updated: Aug. 10, 2010 1:21 pm
Tonight is my last night of summer vacation!  I have to go back to work tomorrow - back to the grind - back to our "caught on fire" high school.  Two days before school let out in June the school I work in caught fire in the gym.  Only that part of the building was damaged, but it… MORE
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Aug. 2, 2010 7:35 am 
Updated: Aug. 2, 2010 12:11 pm
Just got back from the most awesome vacation!  Hubby Jon and I took our young dog Suzy and went camping in Virginia.  We spent the entire week hiking trails in the Shenandoah National Park, visiting wineries and breweries, and Jon did a little flyfishing.  The Park is awesome!  We spotted at… MORE
On one of the trails
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A bear
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Inside the brewery
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A small waterfall
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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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