Christina Ortega (left) enjoys making pies with her grandmother, Brenda Bass. She is using a recipe from her great, great- grandmother’s’ recipe book (who would be 110 now). They both love cooking together and talking about the era before Christina was born or even thought of.

Nicholas (right), 14, of Atascocita, was diagnosed with autism at a young age but overcomes his learning obstacles by playing with cars, cooking for his friends and family, and playing outside. His favorite thing to bake is cookies for his teachers.