Jodee Gore

Jodee Gore Cook

“I saw the Homemade Sea Salt Caramel Candy on Pinterest. It was hard to make the first time, but easier since then. It is really good,” said Jodee Gore of Bruce. “It was the first time I had used a candy thermometer.”
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April Gordon

April Gordon Cook

“My mom just threw me in the kitchen,” said April Gordon of Bruce. She grew up in Fulton and her mother taught her to cook as her mother’s mother had taught her. She says she is still learning from her mother who always did all the cooking and she was the clean-up person.
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Phyllis Vaughn

Phyllis Vaughn

Before Phyllis Vaughn of Bruce retired, she worked 12-15 hour days so she had to find shortcuts to make meal preparation for her family a little quicker.
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Wendy Ward

Wendy Ward Cook

“I do not eat cornbread, peas or butterbeans. I’m not a very good Southerner,” said Wendy Ward of Randolph, although she does cook them.
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Haley Nichols

Haley Nichols

Haley Mitchell Nichols of Bruce says she picked everything up from being in the kitchen with her grandmother, the late Allie Mae Mayhan.
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Donna Stafford

Donna Stafford Cook

Donna Stafford of Calhoun City has been cooking since she got married 35 years ago. Until then she thought food came out of the grocery store ready to eat.
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Kelly Lindley

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Kelly Lindley of Bruce says her main things to make are sweets and appetizers. She likes to take them to church and other gatherings.
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Justin Moore

Justin Moore Cook

If Justin Moore of Calhoun City had to name one family favorite, it would be stuffed jalapenos, especially of his wife, Lori. And for Ole Miss tailgating the jalapenos are a must-have. Normally he will also smoke Boston Butts and take BBQ.
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Betty Edwards

Betty Edwards

Betty Edwards of Slate Springs made butter roll every Monday morning for 12 years when she worked at Roscoe’s.
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Tony Parker

Tony Parker

Three things Tony Parker of Calhoun City has never gotten tired of eating are fresh peas, tomato sandwiches and fried chicken. The only thing he will not eat is celery, “a vile weed,” he calls it.
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