Lois Crouse

Bubba-Q Boneless Ribs

Al “Bubba” Baker had a very successful career as a one of the best pass-rushers in the NFL, playing for 13 seasons with the Detroit Lions, St. Louis Cardinals and Cleveland Browns. But he had a passion that few knew about back then: the fine art of barbecuing ribs...

Wicked Good Cupcakes – Cake in a Jar

Tracey Noonan’s youngest child, Danielle, was “launching,” moving out of the family home, and Tracey wanted to make sure they continued to do things together. When she saw cake-decorating classes offered, she thought, “Perfect!” More perfect than she ever dreamed. They loved decorating cakes and were exceptionally good at...

Simple Sugars – Skin Care Products

Lani Lazzari was only 11 years old when she developed Simple Sugars, handmade all-natural skincare products especially formulated for sensitive skin. The body, facial and foot scrubs cleanse, exfoliate and moisturize in one easy step. Lani’s mother decided that year that Lani and her brothers would make gifts to...

Drop Stop – Car Seat Gap Filler

Marc Newburger and Jeffrey Simon were scraping by in Hollywood, filmmakers waiting for their big break. Marc was crashing on Jeffrey’s couch; Jeffrey was still driving his mother’s hand-me-down car. They supported themselves by working as nutrition counselors, and Jeffrey made extra money playing poker in Las Vegas. Then...

Scrub Daddy Magic Scouring Pads

Aaron Krause’s parents, both doctors, were concerned about what Aaron was going to do after college. All they knew was that he wasn’t headed to medical school. When they found out that his fervent desire was to own and operate a car-washing business, they were puzzled and still concerned....