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Well grounded in tradition: Family recipes show up in Ginger Rowe’s favorites

She didn’t learn how to use a kitchen to maximum benefit until after she and E.J. Rowe were married in 1965. Before long, Ginger Rowe mastered the art of good cooking, which her family and her community can attest to.

“I started,” Ginger confided, “trying new recipes. I called my mother a lot for advice. I was not allowed in the kitchen to do much cooking as I was growing up but did a lot of observing. I really learned by trial and error to be a good country cook. There’s not much I can’t cook now and my family has enjoyed it over the years. I love to cook. Anyone who knows me can tell you that most of my recipes have been passed down from family and friends.”

Ginger says she never uses anything but butter, “no margarine,” and always lines her cookie sheets with parchment paper.” At times she will use box mixes, “but I always make additions to make them tastier and homemade.” Then she adds, “I do not hesitate trying new recipes especially when I entertain.”

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