Paula Deen was brought to tears by a 10-minute standing ovation at a cooking convention in Houston on Saturday. She told the crowd, quote, "These are tears of joy, y'all. This is my first time out in three months . . . The one place I wanted to make my first step out was in Texas. You are forgiving folks with hearts as big as your state." "We all experience pain in some way but pain is also a good thing because it makes you grow." After doing a cooking demo, Deen put her face up to a camera, smiled and said, quote, "I'm back!"