Hobbies: Cooking and my animals — I live on a farm and we have a lot of animals.
How long have you been cooking? About 35 years
What got you to start cooking? I just wanted to learn. I would spend summers with my Aunt in Ohio and she taught me the ins and outs of it.
What's your favorite dish to cook? Casseroles and desserts. I love to cook and I cook everything.
What do people say about your cooking? I haven't had anyone who didn't like what I cook. My daughter will bring home some of her college friends and I’ll cook for them.
What's your philosophy when it comes to cooking? Make it your own, fix it how you want it. I'll find a recipe and there's a few things in it my family doesn't like to eat or a few things we think we can do to make it better. Don't be scared to change it up.
Anything you want to say to the public? Teach your kids to cook and have a good time in the kitchen. So many teenagers today don’t know how to cook and I think it’s important for them to learn how and be able to share that with their parents.
Old Southern Pecan Pie
3 eggs, beaten
1 cup sugar
2 tablespoons flour
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 cup milk
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup Karo Light Corn Syrup
3 tablespoons melted butter
1 1/2 cups pecans, broken
1 (9-inch) deep dish pie shell
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Cream eggs, sugar, flour and cinnamon together. Add milk, vanilla, Karo light corn syrup and butter.
Sprinkle broken pecans in the bottom of unbaked pie shell.
Pour mixture over pecans.
Bake in preheated oven for one hour or until firm.