About Ann


Ann Wardell











My husband Jeff and I have been blessed with three beautiful daughters and a dozen grandchildren.  They are our true treasures!!  There is a saying that the family that plays together stays together.  We have used that for our motto.  When we’re not out playing, we have a heavy highway business that two of our three daughters work in and two of our son in laws. It seems that every event in my life has been celebrated with food, family and friends. There wasn’t a holiday big or small that my Mother didn’t go the extra mile to make it special.  Since my marriage I have tried to make Holidays and every day special for my family just like my Mother did for me.The things I remember most from my childhood were our family traditions, and the times we gathered as a family.  Jeff and I wanted to keep those special things going for our family and have managed to create a lot of new ones.  We hope that our daughters and Grandchildren will continue to keep these traditions going. I am always getting requests for my  recipes, so I decided to start a blog  not only to exchange recipes with ,but to share all the fun family traditions that we’ve started and invite you to use our ideas, and hope you will share yours with my family!!

Our family is really growing.  I can’t believe that Jeff and I will have been married for 40 years in October.  We are hoping to go to Europe.  We love to travel and especially love to be able to take the whole crew.  We have been able to go on several exciting trips with all the kids and grandkids.  A few years ago Jeff got certified to Scuba Dive.  The next thing you know he’s got us all diving.  You have to be 10 years old to get certified.  So as of now half of the grandkids can dive and we are trying to find a time when the next group of 10 year  and older can get certified.  Then they won’t continue to miss out on the underwater adventures.  The younger kids usually get to watch us from a glass bottom boat, but that’s just not the same.

Cooking and having the whole gang over is the joy of my life!!  Food and memories and traditions just go together, smells and food can take us back to times and places. We gather together to give thanks and in a celebration of life.

Please join us!!!!!