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Trial and error brought kitchen success for Susie Welker

“My mother was queen of her kitchen,” said Susie Welker, meaning she got no home cooking lessons before her marriage. “I had to learn by trial and error,” Susie confessed. “The first dish I learned to make for dinner was the string bean casserole. I loved making it. I made it every night until my husband, Bob, said he had enjoyed the casserole but thought he had enough string beans for a while.”

Her Betty Crocker cookbook, a gift, turned Susie into the great cook she is today. “I used it and started teaching myself but have made some mistakes along the way.”  

Susie and Bob have been living in Gloucester since 1993. Bob had retired from the military and Susie had retired from teaching. She never thought she would be living this side of the bridge. “I was a Hampton lover and didn’t want to move. Guess I cried for two weeks after moving.” Today Susie says it was a great move. She has no regrets, loves the area,...

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