Renee Martin Stegall of Bruce is a big fan of Pinterest when recipe searching, and she is one who likes to try new things.
When Nell and the late Bro. W.R. (Dub) Harrelson lived in Savannah, Tn. about 30 years ago, they used to visit a little restaurant called Mutt’s Stew Pot. Stew, white beans, cornbread, and sandwiches were served there. “Dub was determined to figure out how to make stew that tasted like theirs. He got pretty close,” she said.
Erica Griffin of Bruce has been Ole Miss tailgating for a couple of years now, and she likes to have “themes” for whoever they’re playing. For the Louisiana-Lafayette game, they went all Cajun and served baked crab dip and shrimp fettucine.
These days Pat Welch of Bruce says that her cooking consists mostly of a pot of taco soup and a pan of broccoli cornbread–except for Mississippi State home football games, where she has joined a Calhoun County crew for tailgating since 2009.
Michelle Good has been cooking the Wednesday night meal at Lewis Memorial Methodist Church in Calhoun City for the past several months.
Emma Jean Tramel Taylor of Water Valley and formerly of Bruce, uses a pie recipe that you can make chocolate, coconut, or half and half.
Gail Baker of Banner is a sweet eater and a sweet maker. Chocolate is a favorite, especially brownies, but she also likes pecan pie.
“When Rick retired (in 2009) he started cooking,” said Donna Hegwood of Pittsboro, adding that prior to then he had only cooked a little, except for grilling.
Bruce High/Middle School Cafeteria staff is composed of seven ladies: Jacque Russell, Linda Haire, Peggy Higginbotham, Patrice Powell, Peggy Ramsey, Laura Rodgers and Ruby Thompson.