Jackie Boland

Jackie Boland

“If my sister lived closer to me than Louisiana, we would do catering together!” said Jackie Boland of Calhoun City, who has “always cooked all the time.”
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Andy and Amy Reid

Andy Reids

“The food business is a tough business,” said Andy Reid of Bruce, who has been cooking, in and out of restaurants, for a long time.

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Bobbie Sue Murphree

Bobbie Sue Cook

The first time Bobbie Sue Murphree made an Italian Cream Cake it fell apart, but she iced it anyway.
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Soup Special

Bobbye Mason

With colder temperatures now in the daily forecast, it is officially “soup weather” and time for what many people call their “comfort food.” In asking for some favorite soup recipes, we received six of them to share.
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Connie Rogers

Connie Rogers

In 2009 Connie Rogers of Bruce started herself a cookbook of recipes “for exactly what I like to cook. If I cook something that I know I will cook again, it goes in that book,” she said.
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Most read recipes from our weekly feature in 2015

Joe Boy and Jace Tunnell

These ten cooks or cooking pairs were the most read online stories in our “Look Who’s Cookin’” over the past year.
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Kayla Webb

Kayla Webb

Kayla Webb, of Bruce, has all kinds of recipes pinned on Pinterest that she wants to try. Sometimes, she says, she nails it and sometimes not.
She also posts a lot on instagram and Facebook which she began when she started cooking more.
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Deanna Winter

Deanna Winter Cook

From November to February there is “zero cooking” at Vardaman girls’ basketball coach Deanna Winter’s house. Spring and summer is when she does most of it, and she says she likes to cook “all easy stuff.”
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Bobbie Blount

Bobbie Cook

Bobbie Blount, 85, of Pittsboro writes her favorite recipes down in two notebooks, making them easier for her to find.
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Maria Allred

Maria Allred cook

Although Maria Allred, of Bruce,  has lived in the United States since 1996, she still cooks more Filipino than American food. She started cooking as a teenager because “you need to learn everything.” Her first things to cook were fish, grilled pork chops and rice.
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