County cooks share recipes for Christmas appetizers

With holiday gatherings in full swing, we asked some of our former cooks to share some Christmas appetizer reicpes with us.
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Sweet Potato Contest Winning Recipes

Sweet Potato Contest Winners were announced at the recent Sweet Potato Festival Banquet in Vardaman.

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Thanksgiving recipes, present & past, give a couple of twists on the dressing

This Thanksgiving, Tawanna Shaw of Bruce  plans to make her grandmother’s recipe of duck dressing.

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Sandra Alvarado

Sandra Alvarado of Vardaman said her Thanksgiving will have a Mexican twist this year.

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Gaby Tovar

“I was intrigued by watching my mother cook,” said Gaby Tovar of Bruce, who was cooking by age 10.

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Charlotte Stephen

“To be a devoted cook you have to have the passion and the patience,” said Charlotte Stephen of Bruce, “It’s all about the presentation to me. You have to take pride in your work, and take your time.”

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Cynthia Tedford

“I cook like it’s Thanksgiving!” said Cynthia Tedford of Bruce, about getting ready for gatherings of her family.

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Kids in the Kitchen

The “Kids in the Kitchen” cooking program has been going on for Calhoun County 4-Hers almost 17 years.

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Melissa Parker

“I watched Mama (Barbara Bryant) cook all my life, but I didn’t help,” said Melissa DeVall Parker of Bruce.

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Lisa Doss

“I’m a vegetable person--old school, and I can’t get enough of fried okra, but I like to grill, too,” said Lisa Terry Doss of Bruce.

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