Growing up in Illinois, Dana Stenzel tilled the earth and planted seeds at her grandparents' farm. After she finished, her grandmother would shoo her home.
The next day, her grandmother, Avis Galgan, would appear with tasty homemade canned jellies and tomato sauces. But how she made the treats was kept a secret.
"We never go to see the magic in the kitchen," said Stenzel, a Palm Desert resident. "It was always a mystery."