Hometown: Elgin, Texas
Hobbies: Cooking Gardening, Reading
How long have you been cooking? Since I was 10 years old.
How did you start cooking? I was the oldest of four girls so I helped my mother with the household chores .Cooking was my favorite thing to do. My mother taught me and she was an excellent cook.
What's your favorite dish to cook? I really don’t have one favorite dish but the one listed below is the one I cook the most. At any of my lunches for friends, parties or on family gatherings when I serve this brisket there aren’t any leftovers.
What do people say about your cooking? Well the best thing they can say is, “can I have the recipe”. I cook for several families when they are ill and need my help and of course I cook for the church. I have received a number of E Mails saying I make the best desserts.
What’s your philosophy when it comes to cooking? I believe in making and serving food that tastes good, looks good, and is served and plated so that it says”dig in, I am yummy.”
Anything you want to say to the public? Anyone can cook. If you find a recipe and you like all the ingredience add your touch and you will probably like it. That is the way I add to many recipes that become favorites. Cooking is fun and gratifying.
Oven cooked brisket
3/4 cup firmly packed (dark) brown sugar
3/4 cup chili sauce
3/4 cup ketchup
3/4 envelope (1.4 ounces) dry onion soup mix
one 12-ounce bottle real beer (not lite)
one 4-pound beef brisket
Pre heat oven to 325 degrees Stir together first four ingredients;
Stir in beer
Place brisket in roasting pan, fat side up.
Pierce several times with a fork, pour beer mixture evenly over brisket.
Bake covered for 3 ½ hours
Basting occasionally with sauce
Remove from oven, let stand in pan for 20 minutes then slice.
Serve with sauce over meat.