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Ruth Siems

Ruth Miriam Siems (February 20, 1931 – November 13, 2005) was the home economist who created Stove Top Stuffing.A native of Evansville, Indiana, she developed the stuffing, one of General Foods Corp.'s (now Kraft Foods Inc.) top convenience products, in 1971 while working at the corporation's Tarrytown, New York facility.Her name was the first on a patent application for the product. Her patent was based on a certain size of bread crumb that makes the rehydration, or addition of water, work. In an interview with The Evansville Courier in 1991, Siems said the idea for the instant stuffing came from the marketing department, but it was up to the research and development staff to create the product. The test kitchens, the chefs and all the workers in research and development were given a shot at developing the stuffing, but Siems' idea was the one the company chose. Today, Kraft Foods, which now owns the brand, sells about 60 million boxes of it at Thanksgiving, a company spokeswoman said. Some sources say that Siems first sold the recipe to the Mrs Cubbison's corporation, and that later she further developed it for wholesale purposes in the General Foods Kitchen.

Siems graduated from Bosse High School in Evansville and earned a degree in home economics from Purdue University in 1953. She was employed for almost four years in product research and development at the old Igleheart Brothers plant of General Foods in Evansville, working on quality control for angel food cake mixes and researching the Swans Down brand of cake mixes and flours. She retired from General Foods Inc. in 1985 after a 33½-year career.

"Everyone always had me pegged as a creative person," she said in a newspaper interview. "I've always liked to put things together."Siems died in Newburgh, Indiana, after suffering a heart attack at her home.

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Some of their strengths

Ruth Siems has many admirable traits.

Based on spiritual traditions from around the world, they are someone who can be described as Energetic, Adventurous, Courageous, Creative, Intuitive, Kind, and Imaginative.

Soulful and Understanding

According to Mysticism’s Astrology tradition, Ruth Siems is someone who is a soulful, understanding, and conscious person, who combines smarts with a deep talent for creativity and imagination. A person who is a bit of a "lone wolf".

Passionate and Intense

Based on Daoism’s Ba-Zi or ‘Chinese Zodiac’ tradition, people who know Ruth Siems well know them as someone who can be passionate, proud, and intense, like the sun or a blazing fire.

Active and Ambitious

According to Hinduism’s Jyotisha or ‘Vedic Astrology’ tradition, many would also describe Ruth Siems as someone who is active, ambitious, bold, and courageous.

A person who is driven and organized, is wise with money, who knows how to tell a good story, likes physical activity, and who loves learning.

Justice-seeking and Insightful

Based on the Mayan Tzolk’in or ‘Mayan Astrology’ tradition, Ruth Siems is someone who tends to be intolerant of unfairness in life, and who has an uncanny ability to reveal the truth in any situation.

They are also someone who is confident and creative, and who has a love for starting new projects, inventing new things, and giving back to the community.

Creative and Imaginative

According to Judaism’s Kabbalah tradition, Ruth Siems tends to be someone who is sensitive, imaginative, creative, and somewhat of a dreamer. Who is intuitive and compassionate, and who has a friendly, easygoing, calming and relaxing effect on people and for whom friends and family mean the world.

Some of Ruth Siems's challenges

While Ruth Siems has many strengths, nobody is perfect. They also have some challenging traits they need to manage.

For example, Ruth Siems can be Impulsive, Sensitive, Indecisive, Unrealistic, Short-tempered, Aggressive, and Non-confrontational.

Indecisive and Unrealistic

One of Ruth Siems's key challenges is that they are someone who can come across as indecisive and unrealistic.

Impulsive and Aggressive

Ruth Siems is someone who can be impulsive, aggressive, and confrontational, can have difficulty listening to others, be moody and high strung, have conflict with authority figures, be too judgmental of others, and who can be overindulgent and extravagant.

Lethargic and Unrealistic

Finally, Ruth Siems also can be too soft, lazy and lethargic, and who can have difficulty finding others who share a similarly dreamy outlook on life.

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