‘Jack-of-all-trades’ Rita likes cooking and crafts

Rita Brown made an apricot nectar cake for the grand opening of her daughter, Miranda Aten’s, photography studio.
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Cooking teenager enjoys making snacks & supper

Tristen Patterson, 14, just thought it would be fun three years ago, when she started to cook.
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4-H Kids in the Kitchen make, decorate King Cake Bubble Up

Calhoun County 4-H Kids in the Kitchen made King Cake Bubble Up at their monthly meeting last week.
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Cake baking Pat Beadle also loves her soul food

“Cake baking is my favorite thing,” says Pat Beadle of Bruce. “I will tackle any kind of cake.”
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Bella makes holiday dishes, but baking is what she likes

“Lisa’s Favorites” cookbook is Bella Norwood’s “guidebook.” For the past three years, she has been making four dishes using her mom’s recipes every Thanksgiving and Christmas.
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Mary Cole’s ‘cheeseball flop’ was best dip she ever made

Mary Cole’s “accidental” dip recipe is 30 years old. While a student at Ole Miss, she was attempting to make a cheese ball. That “flop” turned out to be the best dip she’s ever made, “a flop that turned successful”, she says.
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Nila Orr looks for dishes in which to put deer meat

Nila Orr’s tater tot casserole with ground deer meat was a winner at the recent Wildlife Tasting Buffet and Expo.
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Angel Swords has had a few great teachers along the way

“I would have to say some of my favorite foods come from my momma, Beverly Threadgill’s, kitchen. It’s hard to pick a favorite, but one of them is definitely her homemade chicken pie!” said Angel Swords.
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Amber Dauzat likes to ‘bring a little Louisiana’ when she cooks

Amber Dauzat’s grandmother, Nancy Sullivan, has always made Potato Candy at the holidays, a tradition that has been passed down for many years in their family.
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Stepheny Duke prefers savory cooking over baking pastries

“I make everything!” said Stepheny Duke.
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