Sadie James and Lindsey Duett
Sadie James and Lindsey Duett
When it comes to leisure time, Lindsey Duett is quick to note that she likes being with her family.

In addition to husband Ty and daughter Sadie James, 16 months, Lindsey likes to spend quality time with her parents, grandmother and other relatives who all live near her home in the Mars Hill community.

"I love family time," she said. "My mother, grandmother, aunt and uncle all live on the same road."

Lindsey works part time at Jewelry Just 4 Fun. She also operates her own beauty shop near her home.

Ty is employed at Taylor.

"My mother's friend introduced us during the Fair," Lindsey said.

The couple is looking forward to their summer vacation. They are considering a trip to the mountains, which will be a first for Ty. They also favor the beach.

Lindsey enjoys shopping, so working at Jewelry Just 4 Fun is a great fit for her.

"I enjoy it. I love being around people," she said.

Lindsey collects Moni angels and Indian baskets.

Ty is a big hunter and fisherman. He also likes to ride horses, an enjoyment Lindsey doesn't share!

The family attends Mars Hill Pentecostal Church where she sings in the choir.

"I love to sing," she said. "I grew up singing. I often sing solos at my church."

The Duetts enjoy spending time outdoors, especially in the spring and summer when they cook mostly on the grill.

Ty mans the grill while Lindsey chooses accompaniments which are quick and easy to prepare.

Since her grandmother operated a bakery at one time, Lindsey especially enjoys preparing desserts for her family.

"I learned a lot about baking from my grandmother," she said. "Desserts are my favorite. I love sweets."

Lindsey and Ty dine out alone, occasionally, at their favorite restaurants. Both enjoy Mexican and Japanese foods.

The young couple, however, prefers being with Sadie James at mealtime.

They both devote most of their free time to their daughter.

Pizza Casserole

1 bag of egg noodles, cooked and drained

1 large can or jar of pizza sauce

3 cups shredded mozzarella cheese

2 pounds ground chuck, cooked and drained

2 packages pepperoni

Cook and drain the ground chuck and the eggs noodles in separate pans. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a 9 x 13 oblong baking dish start layering the pizza sauce on bottom.

Continue by layering in this order: half the noodles, half the ground chuck, half the pizza sauce. Repeat layers. Top with pepperoni. Cover with foil and bake for 20 minutes. Remove the foil and bake an additional 15 minutes.

French Toast Bake

1/2 cup melted butter (1 stick)

1 cup brown sugar

1 loaf Texas Toast

4 eggs

1 1/2 cup milk

1 teaspoon vanilla Powered sugar

Melt butter in microwave and add brown sugar - stir until mixed. Pour butter/sugar mix into bottom of baking dish. Beat eggs, milk, and vanilla. Place a single layer of Texas Toast in pan. Spoon 1/2 of egg mixture on bread layer. Add second layer of bread and spoon on remaining egg mixture. Cover and chill in refrigerator over night. Bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes (covered for 30 minutes) and sprinkle with powdered sugar.

Strawberry Cake Cookies

1 box strawberry cake mix

2 large eggs

1/2 cup oil

1/2 teaspoon vanilla

Mix and bake at 350 degrees for 10-15 minutes.

Roasted Chicken

4 chicken breasts

garlic to taste

3/4 pound green beans

2 lemons

8 red potatoes

1/2 teaspoon black pepper

1 teaspoon salt

6 tablespoons olive oil

Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Coat a large baking dish with 1 tablespoon olive oil. Arrange lemon slices in single layer in the bottom of dish. In a bowl, combine oil, garlic, salt and pepper. Coat the green beans in oil and arrange them on top of lemon slices. Coat the potatoes in the oil and add them to the dish. Place chicken in the dish. Pour remaining mixture on top of dish. Roast for 50 minutes. Remove chicken and put green beans and potatoes back in oven for 10 minutes.

Apple Dumplings

1 can of crescent rolls

1 or 2 Granny Smith apples

1/2 cup butter

2/3 cup sugar

1/2 teaspoon vanilla

1 can Sprite or 7 up

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease your baking dish. Chop the apples and put them in the crescent rolls. Pinch to seal the crescent rolls. Melt butter and stir in sugar and vanilla. Pour over the crescent rolls. Pour the can of Sprite or 7-up over the crescent rolls. Bake for 35-40 minutes or until golden brown.

Corn Dip

2 cans of Mexicorn drained

8 ounces of sour cream

1/2 bunch of green onions

1 cup of mayonnaise

1 tablespoon of accent

1 tablespoon of garlic powder

small jar of pimentos, drained

12 ounces of shredded cheese

1/4 cup of diced jalapeno

Mix all ingredients and bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes.