I am an apple pie-meister and so is my daughter (Anderson SC) but she learned all the tricks of the trade from me. I love apple pie, chili, deviled eggs and am always trying new recipes. My test kitchen is my husband (he will try anything I give him to eat!) and the people at church. They are in the same category as my husband. My favorite "experimental line" is black beans and salsa. Second place is interesting combinations of ginger and snow peas. Another passion is GARLIC - Live Garlic and LOVE Garlic. I am looking for a can't-miss recipe for granola. I love cooking for people and giving food gifts, especially at Christmas!! I believe that food translates to LOVE for most people and what could be better than to know that someone loves you and thought enough to cook something (ANYTHING-it's truly the thought that counts) for you. It's sort of a mission for me.