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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Patrick Crowley

Patrick Crowley

“Don’t say you don’t like it until you’ve tried it!” says Patrick Crowley of Calhoun City,  “Yes, Lord, I like anything. I am not above trying anything.”
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Bill Fleming

Bill Fleming Cook

Retired teacher, coach and administrator Bill Fleming of Calhoun City “always tweaks recipes and loves it. I love to trade recipes and make things better.”
He made his first chocolate cake when he was about four, assisted by his mother, the late Ruth Ann Fleming. In the past, he has made pies, as many as 25 a week, for Cagni’s, which he also learned from her.

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Jan Cook

Jan Ward Cook

Jan Cook of Vardaman always uses the sweet potato casserole recipe of Mrs. Laudrey Alexander that was the first Sweet Potato Cooking contest winner in 1974.
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