The business was quite successful and outgrew Paula’s kitchen in a matter of months. She was hired as the head cook at the local Best Western hotel where she worked for five years before opening her own restaurant, The Lady & Sons which is now a Savannah tradition.
Deen took up with the Food Network in 1999, when a friend introduced her to Gordon Elliott. She would also appear on Ready, Set, Cook! & Deen got her own show, Paula’s Home Cooking, in 2002.
Paula remarried on March 6, 2004 to tugboat pilot Michael Groover. The wedding & preparation were documented by Food Network and aired in late 2004. Not only is this woman a wonderful Southern US cook, she is also an achiever & over-comer.
Stay tuned for the ‘Tuesday Paula Deen Menu Recipes’ post coming soon.
Eat well & Laugh often!
This was the first time Paula was a guest on The Ellen Degeneres Show. Maybe Paula had a hand in why the interview was less than stellar. At one point I thought she was going to try to make out with Ellen! But that’s why Paula Deen is kind of awesome. She’s in your face, just a little bit crazy, and owns the room when she’s in it. Ellen may not have been expecting that, who knows.