Daphne Warren

Daphne Warren Cook

“With the restaurant (Nancy’s) and Nancy Warren as a mother-in-law, I don’t have to cook!” said Daphne Warren of Calhoun City.
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Nikki Powell

Nikki Powell Cook

“I come from a cooking family,” said Nikki Powell of Bruce, who always makes recipes her own.
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Minnie Evans

Minnie Evans Cook

After losing her hand to cancer 28 years ago, Minnie Evans of Bruce “kept on cooking because the enemy said she couldn’t.”
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Donna Bennett

Donna Bennett

Donna Faison Bennett first tried her hand at making fried pies about five years ago and has been making them ever since. Her mother, Thelma Hallman, was her guinea pig.
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Angela Haire

Angela Haire Cook

“I really, truly, dearly love cooking--the whole process--from going to the grocery, to cooking, and the family time together,” said Angela Haire of Vardaman.
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Shirley Beckett

Shirley Beckett Cook

Shirley Beckett spent last weekend preparing for the annual Beckett and Aston family reunions. For the last 45 years, she knows, the Becketts have met at Bruce Community Building the first Sunday in July. Her plan was to make the meatballs, which are requested by several, including Susan Bryant Beckett.
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Janie York

Janie York

Janie York of Slate Springs and her son, Daniel, of Bruce, found the recipes for the chocolate lava cake and Chicken Tater Tot Casserole on the internet. They do a lot of recipe searching there. They are always trying something new and usually they like what they try.
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Micah Parker

Micah Parker Cook

Grilling and smoking meats are Micah Parker’s areas of expertise in the kitchen, and he got his education mostly watching You-Tube videos.
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Angelia Jenkins

Angelia Jenkins Cook

Brownies are a favorite to make for birthdays, holidays and get-togethers for Angelia Jenkins of Calhoun City, and  something both of her children, Brandi Ward, and Christian Jenkins, really like.
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Addie Edwards

Addie Edwards Cook

Addie Edwards of Calhoun City has been making shrimp over rice “a long, long time.” She first ate it at a Chinese Restaurant.
She tried and tried to make it, but it wasn’t until after she added the streak-o-lean that she “hit the nail on the head.”
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