Bozeman gifted at baking cookies
Mary Lou Bozeman is a mental health therapist who loves her dogs, her husband, and anything sweet! She grew up in Palmer Home for Children along with 4 other siblings. Her brother, James Ingram Jr, loved for Mary Lou to make her no bake chocolate cookies for him. He passed away in May of 2019 but she still has many fond memories of him. “Yeah my brother loved for me to make him those cookies so for like holidays and other things he’d always want me to make them even though he knew how to make them himself he just always preferred for me to do it if I could!”
Kevin Bozeman, her husband of 8 years, is also another man in her life who loves for her to cook. “Kevin don’t like to cook anything but he loves for me to make him some poppy seed chicken or some of that Uncle Ben’s rice for just a quick meal!”
When she and Kevin have a night to themselves they like to go to the Porterhouse or Outback steakhouse. “We loved the peanut butter pie they had at Porterhouse. They don’t have it anymore but that was one of our favorite things to get when we’d go out for a night.”
Mary Lou and Kevin met on the dating website Plenty of Fish and have been married since 2014.
She has her bachelor’s degree in social work and her master’s in psychology. Kevin has worked at Weyerhaeuser for 18 years and is currently a curve saw operator.
They have two fur babies, Darla and Charley, whom they love dearly!
1-HOUR CINNAMON ROLLS
3 ½ cups warm water
¾ cup sugar
½ cup oil
6 tbsp. active dry yeast
1 tbsp. salt
3 large eggs
10 ½-11 cups of flour
2 tbsp. oil
2/3 cups white sugar
½ cup brown sugar
1 tbsp. cinnamon
1 cup butter
8 ounces’ cream cheese
2 tsp vanilla
4-6 cups powdered sugar
3-4 tbsp. heavy whipping cream
In a large mixing bowl and with non-skid bottom, combine warm water, sugar, oil, and active dry yeast. Stir it a few times, then let sit for a full 15 minutes. At this point you can preheat the oven to 400 F. Now add the salt and eggs and flour to the yeast mixture. Start with about 8 cups and mix gradually adding the last 2 ½ - 3 cups. Once all flour is added, mix together for 10 minutes. I often make these in my kitchen aid and it may climb up the mixer some so keep an eye on it and push it down if needed. Once its mixed for 10 minutes touch the dough and if it only slightly sticks to your finger let it sit for 10 more minutes. After it has doubled in size you want to pour some oil onto the counter top to roll out the dough. Divide it in half and use your hands to press it into a rectangle. Melt the butter in a microwave and pour half of it into the dough that you have already pressed into a rectangle. In a separate bowl mix the white and brown sugar and cinnamon together and sprinkle half the melted butter. Roll into a log and cut into 12 even sizes. Repeat with the remaining dough and the other half of the melted butter and sugar. Place on baking tray with a silicone baking mat and let it rise some more. You can let them rise as short or as long as you want. Bake 12-15 minutes and while the rolls bake mix all of the cream cheese frosting together with a hand mixer. When you pull them out of the oven let them sit for a minute or two and slather frosting over the top and let it melt into the rolls.
½ cup milk
2 cup sugar
4 tbsp. cocoa
1 stick oleo
½ cup peanut butter
1 tbsp. vanilla
3 cup oatmeal
Mix sugar with cocoa; add milk and also bring this to a slow boil for 3 minutes. Remove from heat; stir in peanut butter, vanilla and oatmeal. Mix well, then spoon onto waxed paper. Make 3 dozen.
EASY APPLE PIE
Bake on 350 for an hour or until you see the pie mixture bubble.
I use a mix of grannie smith and gala apples
My pie crust is the Pillsbury roll out crust.
You can use a deep dish pie crust or your favorite pie pan
I peel and cut 4 galas and 4 granny smith
I put them in a bowl and sprinkle Cinnamon, a little all spice, half cup of brown sugar and about a 1/3rd cup of Splenda. I like the Cinnamon flavor so I am generous with it. I add just a tiny sprinkle of ginger too. I do about 1 tbsp. of cornstarch to make the mixture thicken.
I pour in pie crust. I cut the roll out crust with a pizza cutter in strips and do the lattice on top.