‘Cooking For Fun’ girls

Eight teenage girls have been “cooking for fun” with members of the Bruce First Baptist Church hostess committee every Monday night for the last few weeks. “This was a vision of our hostess committee,” said Susan Wilbanks.
The group opens with devotion, then has a time of going over cooking tips before they begin cooking.
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MaKayla Walls

MaKayla Walls’ mother, Cindy, put her in the sink when she was little while she cooked, so she got her start in the kitchen at a very young age. She soon graduated to stirring whatever was being prepared.
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Alisha Jackson

“My family loves three things--meat, condiments and cheese. I found out with these three combinations of whatever I cook, I can’t go wrong,” said Alisha Varnado Jackson, originally of Calhoun City.
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Deana Thacker

Pinto beans (with onions, ham and bacon) and cornbread is Deana Thacker’s favorite meal, but “homemade tomato soup runs a close race.”
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Courtney Hubbard

Courtney Hubbard doesn’t do as much baking as meal cooking, but she is looking forward to Charlotte Oakley teaching her to make Charlotte’s mother, Viola Beckett’s, fresh coconut cake.
She cooks a lot– usually at least three times a week, and cooks a big meal most every Sunday.
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Lindsey Faust

Lindsey Faust of Bruce is excited that she can now get mirliton (chayote) locally, so she can make one of her favorites, mirliton casserole.
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Nicole Cotten

Nicole Duke Cotten is always looking for a really good kid-friendly meal, and Chicken Parmesan Roll-Ups is a great dish, that even kids love.
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Kay Tyler

Kay Tyler has always been a “breakfast person” and that’s a good thing, because that’s the meal she cooks the most of now as owner of the Cart Barn Inn in Bruce, where she provides a daily breakfast meal for her guests.
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Super Bowl favorites work all year long

Although Super Bowl LII is history, it’s a perfect time to gather recipes for next year. Super Bowl means football and food.
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Kim Gregory

“There is something special about family recipes,” said Kim Parker Gregory of Bruce.
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