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Fox Valley Cooks: Secret to moist banana cake found in freezer

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Fox Valley Cooks: Secret to moist banana cake found in freezer

When lifelong Aurora resident Stephanie Oros Bolen was in fifth grade, her mother decided to start working, which meant more responsibility for her, the oldest of four children.

“She had me make very simple recipes, and I learned how to cook for the family,” Bolen recalls. “I think that starting so young made me less afraid of cooking. I even cooked liver and onions sometimes. Flouring the liver was a little complicated at first but I learned.”

Her father, Steve Oros, often took a turn in the kitchen too.

“He did a lot of cooking,” she said. “He was a fireman for Aurora, and those firemen can be great cooks. He made a Chinese pepper steak that was excellent. He could also make the best gravy. He could even make gravy out of meatloaf drippings.”

Her father passed away a few years ago, and two of her brothers followed in his footsteps to become firefighters.

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