I love cooking and baking for others. I just don't love the mess. So I like to find dishes that only require just a few steps to make them. I live in Texas. My favorite cookbook is called Parent's Magazine Cookbook. It's been out of print for years. My mother received it with a magazine subscription, and it has two of our favorite recipes. One is for banana bread, the other is for a versatile pie filling that we use for a banana pie. We mainly make this pie for Christmas, Thanksgiving, Easter, etc.