Betty Kaiser, columnist

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Industry Communications or Media
Occupation Newspaper Columnist
Location Cottage Grove, Oregon, United States
Introduction I am a semi-retired journalist and retired restaurateur who still loves to write and cook. I live at beautiful Cottage Grove Lake with my husband, our Dachshunds and assorted wildlife. We grew up in Los Angeles and raised our family in Ventura, Calif. where we fed thousands of people at Kaiser's Country Diner. In Oregon, I joined the staff of the Cottage Grove Sentinel and fulfilled my dream of becoming a journalist. As a staff writer, I covered stories ranging from slumlords to homeless teens, all the while writing three columns a week. It’s been a great life and now I’m sharing my life’s experiences with local readers and you. I also write a Cook’s Corner column because I love to cook and eat! I grew up in L.A. where fresh fruits and vegetables were plentiful and my family cooking mentors were all from Missouri. On Sunday, we ate delicious suppers of pot roast or fried chicken, mashed potatoes with cream gravy and fluffy buttermilk biscuits. Everything was homemade. My cooking today still reflects those roots: Homemade, simple and delicious. I hope you enjoy my reminiscing. God bless you and enjoy life. It is fleeting!
Favorite Books The Bible