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I am the proud daughter of an Arkansas rice and soybean farmer. Grew up in a tractor and in the kitchen stirring the gravy pot for Mom. I am a full time Mom with a full time job on the side of working at the Post Office. A job I absolutely love and yes, I'm talking about both of them! I also love to cook! I have a side job of cooking privately for several families for, gosh, years now. I have cooked for parties of up to 250 people and as small as 8 for Eggs Benedict breakfast. I have several favorites when it comes to styles of cooking, but I have to say, down home southern cooking is my favorite. My husband is a sauce freak, so I've learned how to make the classics and redo some of them with my own twist. Any person that can make gravy can make a good sauce! I always try a recipe once to the letter and after that it's fair game. Once I learn a recipe down, I hardly ever look at the recipe again. It drives my husband crazy that I never write stuff down, which I have started to do. I want to be able to pass down my recipes to my children. One of my prized possessions is my husband's grandmother's cook, Berta, handwritten recipe books. The woman was inspiring when it came to cooking! Most people are amazed that I have time for anything, but planning well is the answer to all of it. I will say a love of it is the best answer of all of it. My big goal this year is to get rid of clutter and be more organized! Will let you know at the end of the year if that's possible.