Robin Carr

“I’ll get pretty creative with a recipe--sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn’t,” said Robin Carr of Bruce.
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Featured cooks share summer favorites

Sharing a few recipes this week from our past Look Who’s Cookin’ features that have a taste of summer with the recent hot temperatures moving in. Strawberries, tomatoes, pears, grapes, blueberries and ice cream all included.

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Katelyn Bailey

“If you don’t have the right words to say, just feed them,” is what Katelyn Bailey’s grandmother always told her, no matter what the situation.
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Rebecca Pilgreen

“What I remember earliest is standing in a chair and dropping dumplings in the broth,” said Rebecca Pilgreen.
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Teresa and Allena Moore

The first place Teresa Moore of Pittsboro took her Twinkie Pie was to Old Town Church revival recently and it was a huge hit.
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‘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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