Dorothy Swayne, Lupe Sylvia-Sotomayor, and veteran legal secretary Gertie Chase have been working for an exceedingly difficult Texas attorney for eighteen years, five months, and twelve days when they suddenly find themselves jobless after she dies at her desk.
The deceased lawyer’s greedy son has designs on the office and demands that the women spend their last two weeks on the firm’s payroll referring out all his mother’s cases to other attorneys. As the three co-workers comply, they happen upon an unknown case file that involves Gertie’s childhood friend whose pipe fitter husband died of a rare asbestos-related cancer. When the women learn that their deceased boss never took action on the matter, Gertie decides to handle the case while impersonating her former boss. After she enlists her two cohorts to help, they embark on a journey filled with complications and consequences and where only time will tell if they will solve the case or if one or all of them will end up behind bars.
Home Cookin’ shares the entertaining tale of a seasoned legal secretary as she and her two co-workers take on a complicated case after their boss falls from grace and dies at her desk.