Twyla Nichols

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Twyla Reason Nichols of Bruce calls herself a “cookbook junkie” but she does like to use Facebook for some recipe searching. Bobby  Flay and Trisha Yearwood are her Food Network favorites.
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LaDonna Burt

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LaDonna Burt never uses the first recipe she sees for anything. She always looks at several, and usually uses a combination of them for her final one.
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Jessica Roberson

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Jessica Roberson of Bruce likes easy stuff to cook-- “casseroles and oven stuff” because she doesn’t like to stand over the stove. But her husband, Christopher, loves fried chicken, so she is so glad she has a deep fryer for that.
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Trina Todd Pollan

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“Cornbread is the first thing I remember cooking,” said Trina Todd Pollan of Starkville, and formerly of Bruce. “Daddy (Larry Todd)  always wanted cornbread with his meals.  Momma (Becky)  would call home before she left work and say, ‘Put on the cornbread.’ ”
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Tiffany Fugett

Tiffany Fugett

Tiffany Fugett of Vardaman loves Tony Chachere’s seasoning and she loves rice, which her recipes confirm. Like most people like to eat meat and potatoes, she prefers meat and rice.
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Lana Ferguson

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Lana Ferguson thought she wanted to be a chef. She cooked dinner at home a lot. She watched Emeril every Friday night at eight, and she even had her own apron that said, “BAM!”
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Jessie Hardin, Jordan Hall, Ann-Claire Westmoreland

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Jessie Hubbard Hardin, Jordan Robertson Hall and Ann-Claire Mullen Westmoreland are best friends and Calhoun County school teachers, but they go from one end of the spectrum to the other in the cooking department.
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Sherry Williams

Sherry Williams

“I love to cook!” said Sherry Williams of Vardaman, and she remembers her mother, the late Louise Vance,  always saying, “you can’t rush it, take your time.”
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Lisa Rogers

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Lisa Rogers  grew up on the west bank of New Orleans, and has lived in Calhoun City since 2005. Her favorite Cajun dish is crawfish etoufee and her favorite Mississippi dishes are fried chicken, fried vegetables like okra, and her zucchini apple pie.
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Chelsea West

Chelsea West

“I just love to cook and I enjoy working in the restaurant business,” said Chelsea West,  a waitress at Pizza Palace in Bruce.
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