“If you love what you do, you will never work a day in your life,” Lynette Brown said that many times to me.  I don’t get to yell her name in excitement on Wednesday afternoons anymore, but I can turn each page of a cookbook and remember the little moments that made her so amazing.


Crack an egg in a bowl first- have a good pair of scissors in the kitchen- it’s ok if your husband doesn’t like it – you can change it and make it work for your family.

I was never really confident in the kitchen.  To this day my husband isn’t surprised the windows are open and fans full blast in the middle of winter.  Pretty sure there are still burnt chunks of something in the bottom of my oven.

Lynette made it feel like we were just at home, preparing a meal together. She encouraged me to take the steps to create food for my family in a yummy, educational and safe way.

She was a mother, hard worker, educator, wife, and friend.  The impact she had on others reached across state lines.  She battled breast cancer–and won the fight.  I say that because she didn’t let it keep her from doing what she loved up to the very end.

Through her — we can all evaluate our own lives.  Discover what you love, and don’t let anything get in your way.  We take the ingredients we have and make the life we want out of it.CookPic2

You can get your hands on Lynette’s Famous Recipes in a memorial cookbook in her honor.  Even recipes featured on NTV.  You will find Tim Reith’s favorite and mine as well.  They are simple and it’s full of great tips and stories too.

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Cookbooks are available for a free will donation to one of the following:  (more locations are working on being added to the list.  email Lydee (above) for more info, or call your local extension office)

Harlan Co., donations go to the 4-H Council and Extension Board.

Firth area, donations go to the Pella Church Memorial Fund.

Pierce, St.Jude Children’s Research Hospital

Lincoln, Extension Office

She is probably cooking up a storm in heaven.  We love you Lynette.