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In the kitchen with

Frances Sanders

Monique Harrison Henderson Contributing Writer
Photos by Trenton Steele

As a young , single mom , Frances Sanders believed it was important for her son and daughter to eat at home , around the dinner table . Sometimes , when they were slow to finish their food , she encouraged them to keep eating , while she got up and started cleaning .

Sanders was always happy to see that her children ultimately cleaned their plates , eating all the food she had prepared . But one day , she had a rude awakening . She noticed a smell in her kitchen . After investigating , she found a pile of food tucked between the refrigerator and counter .
“ I said , ‘ what in the world is this ? These children disliked that food so much they tried to hide it from me ,” she recalled , laughing . “ I decided , I have got to do better than this ! This just doesn ’ t work for me !”
The Stonewall resident slowly worked to become a better cook , starting with basic skills like making a simple gravy . As she cultivated her cooking skills , she started to enjoy her time in the kitchen .
“ One of the things that people don ’ t like to hear is that if you don ’ t have the basics – if you don ’ t already know how to cook a little – a recipe isn ’ t
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