Shirley Beckett

Shirley Beckett spent last weekend preparing for the annual Beckett and Aston family reunions. For the last 45 years, she knows, the Becketts have met at Bruce Community Building the first Sunday in July. Her plan was to make the meatballs, which are requested by several, including Susan Bryant Beckett.
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Janie York

Janie York of Slate Springs and her son, Daniel, of Bruce, found the recipes for the chocolate lava cake and Chicken Tater Tot Casserole on the internet. They do a lot of recipe searching there. They are always trying something new and usually they like what they try.
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Micah Parker

Grilling and smoking meats are Micah Parker’s areas of expertise in the kitchen, and he got his education mostly watching You-Tube videos.
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Angelia Jenkins

Brownies are a favorite to make for birthdays, holidays and get-togethers for Angelia Jenkins of Calhoun City, and  something both of her children, Brandi Ward, and Christian Jenkins, really like.
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Addie Edwards

Addie Edwards of Calhoun City has been making shrimp over rice “a long, long time.” She first ate it at a Chinese Restaurant.
She tried and tried to make it, but it wasn’t until after she added the streak-o-lean that she “hit the nail on the head.”
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Christi Brown

If she wasn’t a teacher, what would she have been?
“I would love to have my own cooking show on the Food Network, “Cooking With Christi,” said Christi Brown of Calhoun City.
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Bruce Fine Arts Club

“The 2017 salad luncheon (this Friday, May 12) will mark the 20th anniversary of this annual event sponsored by the GFWC-MFWC Fine Arts Club of Bruce,” said June Vaughn. It will be held at Bruce First Baptist Church fellowship hall.
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Melissa Logan

Melissa Wright Logan learned to cook mostly by watching Food Network and her favorites are Barefoot Contessa, Giada and Pioneer Woman.
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Jodee Gore

“I saw the Homemade Sea Salt Caramel Candy on Pinterest. It was hard to make the first time, but easier since then. It is really good,” said Jodee Gore of Bruce. “It was the first time I had used a candy thermometer.”
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April Gordon

“My mom just threw me in the kitchen,” said April Gordon of Bruce. She grew up in Fulton and her mother taught her to cook as her mother’s mother had taught her. She says she is still learning from her mother who always did all the cooking and she was the clean-up person.
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