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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Cathy Dauzat

Cathy Dauzat Cook

Cathy Dauzat of Vardaman was a first place winner for her Sweet Potato Cobbler in 2011 and a third place winner in 2012 for her Sweet Potato Apple Spice Cake in the annual Sweet Potato Cooking Contest. She has entered the contest almost every year for the past five or six.
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Allyson McGraw

Allyson McGraw

“The spinach stuffed squash is a beautiful dish for Thanksgiving,” said Allyson Ivy McGraw of Tupelo and formerly of Bruce, and she will probably serve it this year. It is one dish her family usually has for Thanksgiving and added it is also good served with beef tenderloin.

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Dollie Armstrong

Dollie Armstrong

“I will test a new recipe out before bringing it out for the holidays,” said Dollie Armstrong about her favorite time for cooking. Christmas and Thanksgiving are both traditional meals for her family, and consist of pretty much the same dishes.
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Casey Deaton

Casey Deaton cooking

Growing up, Casey Deaton did some camping and fishing, but not backpacking. On a whim, he and a friend, Ruger, went on their first backpacking trip in March of 2012 to Sipsey, Al. “We were first timers,” he said, taking only the basics, sleeping on the ground with very little shelter and they had to boil their water. The “roughing it” trip is how he refers to it.
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Briana Murphree

Briana Cook

For Christmas 2011, Briana Parker Murphree, gave her mamaw, the late Barbara Murk a cookbook. It was empty, and she asked her to write all of the favorite family recipes in it. “And she did. Every recipe I could have ever asked for is in this book,” Briana said.
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Ronald Jenkins

Ronald Jenkins cooking up sorghum molasses.

Popcorn is the only thing Ronald Jenkins says he can cook, besides sorghum molasses, which he has been doing for three years now. For as long as he can remember, he watched his grandfather, the late E.L. Steele, cook molasses.

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Tara Terrell

Tara Terrell

Tara Winter Terrell of Vardaman likes cooking in the fall and her recipes of homemade creamy chicken noodle soup, crockpot loaded potato soup and peanut butter bars are ones she likes best.
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Betty Metzger

Betty Metzger

Betty Metzger grew up in a family of eight, and their parents made sure they all knew how to cook. When she and Dennis first married they had a lot of leftovers because she was used to cooking for such a big family. She uses mostly family recipes, a lot of which have been shared at reunions.
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