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About Hattie Washington
Dr. Hattie N. Washington is nationally recognized for her work in the education, foster care, and non-profit arenas. For over 22 years, she served as a tenured Professor at Coppin State University in Baltimore and made history as the University’s first female vice president.
She also founded Aunt Hattie’s Place, a home for abused foster boys with special needs, and reared over 100 foster boys in over 22 years, who affectionately called her, "Aunt Hattie".
Dr. Washington has been a teacher for over 35 years (in the United States and abroad), a child development specialist, a local and state executive administrator (evaluating principals and superintendents, respectively), a national & international consultant and motivational speaker, and recipient of numerous awards, including, the 2018 Maryland Women’s Commission Hall of Fame Award.
As the first-generation college graduate in her family, Dr. Washington is also the mother of two accomplished daughters (a physician and an attorney); a success-story foster son (an IT Specialist), and several other first-generation high school and college graduate foster young men. She Believes in Nurture over Nature regarding these deserving foster children, who don't want a "hand out"; they simple need a "helping hand".
Her education includes a Ph.D. from University of Maryland, College Park; and did further postgraduate study at Harvard University, Boston, MA; Glasgow University in Glasgow, Scotland, UK; and Oxford University in London, England, UK.
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Whether you are an experienced cook or a novice, don’t worry. She walks you through how to cook such memorable dishes as her fried apples, homemade hot buttermilk biscuits dripping with her melted honey butter sauce, and her golden-brown fried chicken. Additionally, she shares her mouth-watering desserts, such as blackberry cobbler, peach cobbler, apple pie, sweet potato pie, her stepmother’s old-fashioned traditional Christmas fruitcake, and her signature bread pudding.
Dr. Washington, affectionately called “Aunt Hattie” by her foster sons of Aunt Hattie’s Place, loves the opportunity to share not only her favorite recipes but those of friends and family. Thus, she includes a section in her cookbook called Beyond, which consists of other favorite recipes from family members, friends, and living abroad in Greece and Scotland. Additionally, her Resource Directory is a treasure chest, jammed packed with valuable information, articles, ingredient substitutions, and website links on healthy eating.
This beautiful cookbook is bound to be passed down for generations. It’s a go-to reference for recipes that feature wholesome ingredients and down-home cooking techniques that will enthuse cooks seeking a traditional approach to preparing beloved southern comfort food favorites. She wants her readers to enjoy these southern cuisine dishes of yesteryear when cooking country southern comfort food meant “healthy eating.”
Most veggies, fruits, and meat were fresh from the fields, trees, bushes, grass-fed animals, organic, natural, preservative-free products, and other terms people hear nowadays when society is challenged to eat healthily. Do not miss this chance to own this labor-of-love cookbook that will become a welcomed addition to your culinary treasure chest. Prepare to feel the love as you embark on cooking her mouth-watering collection of recipes. Enjoy!
For more information about the various other formats for the cookbook, a Trailer of the Cookbook, and to contact the author, go to KDP Author’s Page or her Website: www.drhnwashington.com.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Dr. Hattie N. Washington is nationally recognized for her work in the education, foster care, and non-profit arenas. For over 22 years, she served as a tenured Professor at Coppin State University in Baltimore and made history as its first female vice-president. During that same time, she founded Aunt Hattie’s Place and reared over 100 abused foster boys; they affectionately refer to her as “Aunt Hattie’s.”
She has been a teacher for over 35 years (in the United States and abroad--Scotland & Greece); a local and state administrator; TV hostess; an active civic & community leader; a national & international consultant and motivational speaker; and recipient of numerous awards, including, the 2018 Maryland Women’s Commission Hall of Fame Award. She is also the mother of two accomplished daughters (a physician and an attorney) and foster mom of a success-story adopted foster son (an IT Specialist).
Dr. Washington’s education includes a BS Degree from Norfolk State University in Elementary Education with a Minor in Special Education; a Master’s Degree from Ball State University (Athens, Greece Overseas Program) in Counseling Psychology; and a Doctorate from the University of Maryland, College Park in Curriculum and Instruction.
She writes about family, relationships, and the complexities of growing up during the segregation and desegregation era, when the strike at R.R. Moton High School in Farmville, Virginia in 1951 led to the historic Brown v. Board of Education 1954 desegregation case.
Her strong faith and high self-expectation shine through, especially when her two-room elementary schoolhouse in Prince Edward County, VA closed in 1959 due to Virginia’s massive resistance to the Brown v. Board of Education civil rights case.
You will read about how an ongoing series of personal setbacks brought on many detours, yet she broke down barriers to complete her high school and college education; and made history by becoming the first female vice president of Coppin State University.
She shares the long journey she had starting a non-profit boys’ home in Maryland for abused foster boys with special educational needs, named Aunt Hattie’s Place (AHP).
She also discloses divine interventions and dark family secrets that overflow with wisdom, lessons learned, and a call to action. Her riveting memoir is complete with historical and personal photographs of her life’s journey that provide motivation for generations to come.
ABOUT AUTHOR: Dr. Hattie N. Washington is nationally recognized for her work in the education, foster care, and non-profit arenas. For over 22 years, she served as a Professor (tenured) of Education and Special Education at Coppin State University (CSU) in Baltimore, MD; and for 8 of those 22 years, she was the Vice-President of Institutional Advancement and Executive Director of the CSU Development Foundation. She founded Aunt Hattie’s Place, Inc. (AHP), a non-profit residential facility for males with special educational needs, and for 22 years, simultaneously, reared numerous abused foster boys. She is affectionately known as “Aunt Hattie” by her foster boys, AHP’s staff, and volunteers. Their lives after AHP have proven to be fulfilling and on the right path.
Dr. Washington’s education includes a BS Degree from Norfolk State University in Elementary Education with a Minor in Special Education; Master’s Degree from Ball State University (Athens, Greece Overseas Program) in Counseling Psychology; and a Ph.D. from University of Maryland, College Park in Curriculum and Instruction. She has done further postgraduate study at Glasgow University in Glasgow, Scotland, UK (Rotary International Fellowship) in Multiculturalism & Special Education Administration; Harvard University in Boston, MA in Executive Management; and Oxford University in London, England, UK in Higher Education Accountability.
She has been a teacher for over 35 years (in the United States and abroad—Scotland & Greece), a local and state administrator, college professor, TV hostess, a civic & community leader, a national & international consultant and trainer, an active civic and community leader, and was the PTA President of her two daughters’ middle & high schools throughout their years in those grades. Today, her two daughters are a physician and an attorney, and she made history as the first female vice president of a university.
Dr. Washington is the author of three books: “DRIVEN TO SUCCEED: An Inspirational Memoir of Lessons Learned Through Faith, Family and Favor”, “DETERMINADA A TRIUNFAR: Unas memorias inspiradoras de lecciones ap