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Put the Kettle on....

Aug. 28, 2011 5:40 am 
Updated: Sep. 5, 2011 4:42 pm
It seems many of us are going thru the Empty Nest Syndrome in some way or another. It's that time of year - our "little ones" are heading off to college and leaving us alone.  Hubby and I are back to the empty nest - for a while anyways.  Steve headed back to school yesterday for his final… MORE
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Aug. 13, 2011 4:23 am 
Updated: Aug. 22, 2011 1:40 pm
Earlier this summer hubby and I were on our annual Chincoteague Island vacation.  One night while sitting outside the camper waiting to see the first blink of the lighthouse for the evening our daughter texts me... "I heard there's a new winery that just opened up by our house". Apparently… MORE
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Aug. 1, 2011 4:43 am 
Updated: Aug. 8, 2011 10:21 am
I’ve spent the past week in the mountains of the Shenandoah National Park with my husband, Jon, and dog, Suzy.  We spent our mornings hiking and afternoons visiting wineries and breweries.  Evenings we relaxed at the campsite and cooked some fantastic dinners.  No Meatloaf, that part comes… MORE
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The corkscrew lady at a winery
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We reached the Summit!
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Jon caught this brook trout in Rapidan Creek
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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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