Seales known for her famous king cake

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Kathy Seales grew up in Philadelphia and attended both Neshoba Central and Philadelphia schools but graduated from Neshoba Central.

After high school, Seales went on to Meridian Junior College for a year and then started working. She is the mother of Tadaise Seales and the grandmother of eight.

She enjoys shopping, decorating, and photography. When Seales isn't busy working at her two jobs, she takes pictures at weddings and other events.

Kathy Seales is the daughter of Dorothy L Seales and Billy Joe Seales and grew up with two sisters, Alma and Delphine, and three bothers, Billy, Frankie, and Shaun Seales.

Kathy is a hard-working woman who loves her family and has worked as a security guard for over 15 years. She currently works at Pearl River Resort.

Seales for a decade has also worked at Petty’s Cleaning Service out of Columbus and is a very busy woman.

“Security has been my main job for all my life, just about,” she said.

Seales is known for her king cakes that are said to be extremely delicious. Seales mentioned that she likes baking cakes, but she also likes throwing stuff together to see what kind of new recipes she can make. She doesn’t like going by recipes but instead makes new creations in the kitchen.

Her cooking influence is her mom, Mrs. Dorothy L Seales, and her grandmother. She grew up watching her mother and grandmother in the kitchen. Seales’ grandmother use to make meatloaf and casseroles from scratch.

One of Kathy Sealles’ favorite foods is meatloaf. This was also one of her favorite foods that her grandmother would cook. Her grandmother also used to make homemade rolls and lemon pie from scratch.

Seales mentioned that she likes sweets a lot, but she hasn't had a taste for sweets since her diet. Though she doesn’t make her lemon pies as much anymore, this is still one of her favorite things to bake. Actually, she made one the other weekend. Her least favorite part about cooking is going to the grocery store

Kathy Seales is always at her mother’s house. She and her family get together every Sunday to eat.

EASY LEMON PIE

1 (14 oz.) can condensed milk

3 egg yolks

1/2 c. Lemon juice concentrate

2 tsp. Grated lemon rind

1 (9-inch) pie crust, baked and cooled

Whipped cream

Lemon wedges (optional)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a medium bowl, beat egg yolks, then stir in sweetened condensed milk, lemon juice and rind. Mix well. Pour into prepared crust and bake for about 10 minutes; cool and chill. Spread with whipped cream. Garnish with lemon wedges.

HOT CHICKEN SALAD

4 cups chicken (cooked and diced)

2 tbsp. Lemon juice

1 tsp. Salt

2/3 cup mayonnaise

1/2 tsp. Accent

2 cups celery (Chopped)

4 eggs (hard-boiled)

1 tsp. Onion (grated)

1 can Cream of Chicken Soup

1 small jar (2 oz.) Pimento (if desired)

1 cup grated cheese

2 cups toasted almonds

Mix the above ingredients. Pour into 2 qt. flat baking dish. Top with buttered bread crumbs or crumbled potato chips. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes or until bubbly. Remove from heat and add the grated cheese and the almonds. Reduce heat to 300 degrees for 5 minutes. Yield: 8 servings

May be made the day before and kept in refrigerator overnight, and baked the next day.


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