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Ann Cox Eastes knows her way around the kitchen and knows how to take the freshest ingredients and make mouth watering dishes that are sure to be family meal time traditions.  As Kroger's Consumer Specialist she will showcase her own twist of Southern Flavor recipes.


Since 1951, the Loveless Cafe has been serving home-cooked meals seasoned with good old Southern flavor.  They have won all kind of accolades including USA Today's recognition as the “Top Down-Home Dining Spot” and one of the “10 Great Places to get a Southern-style Biscuit."  Now you can learn one of their heart and soul receipes when The Loveless Cafe’s Kitchen Manager, Chef Daniel Dillingham shares the recipe for their mouth watering Pimento Cheese, plus four different ways to serve it at your next gathering! 


Calling all Mothers and Daughters! Ever want to try your hand as a pastry chef? Now is your chance to roll up your sleeves and get icing! Create beautiful, edible art and design to win! 
The contest will be held at the Kroger Cooking Stage on Sunday, April 8th. Register to participate as teams of two at the Mix 92.9 exhibit #800. Space is limited, so don’t wait!


We are pleased that Meryll Rose, host of NewsChannel 5's Talk of the Town will be part of the festivities on the Kroger Cooking Stage. She’ll join Ann Cox Estes for some tasty recipes featuring Summer Flavors from the Kroger Kitchen.


Areeda’s passion for carrying on the tradition of southern foods heightened when she realized her favorite dessert, fried peach pie, was becoming “extinct” from the family reunions. Using the old recipe that had been handed down from her mother and grandmothers, she carefully tweaked it and created her award-winning recipe which won Best of Show at the 2007 Tennessee State Fair, her first venture into baking competition. It, along with Chocolate Meringue Pie, tied for Best of Show.  Watch her on the Kroger Cooking Stage and you'll want one of her cookbooks for your collection.


Mignon Francois is the Founder and CEO of The Cupcake Collection. Their cupcakes taste homemade because they are homemade.  Banana Nut Cake, Campfie S'mores, Cafe Mocha or Classic Birthday Cake are some of the flavors made with love and sprinkled with joy. 


Cauliflower is an excellent blank canvas. You can steam or blanch it to keep its essential flavors intact, but by roasting or sauteing it, you can bring out its sweetness.  Cauliflower will absorb the oil and seasoning, soaking up flavors much the way eggplant does.  Tammy Algood from the Tennessee Department of Agriculture will share delicious receipes using one of the most healthiest ingredients - cauliflower!


Are you constantly on the go and need quick but nutritional dinner receipes?  Come see Karman Meyer, Registered Dietician on the Kroger Cooking Stage when she shares her go-to recipes for quick and delicious meals using Tennessee beef.


Cookbook author Jennifer Justus has over 100 mouth watering receipes that feature everything from Nashville’s hot chicken, buttermilk biscuits, pulled pork sandwiches, cornmeal-crusted catfish, chowchow, fried green tomatoes to chess pie.  She will whip up one of her classics and share her stories of Nashville—the people, music, history, and food that make it so special.


For those who want to discover the world, Gigamunch will deliver ready-to-eat meals from a different country each week so you can explore the world from your own dinner table.  Experience culture in a unique way when their chef shares receipes on the Kroger Cooking Stage.


Feed your body and nourish your soul when Java Hemmat, Founder and CEO of Hummus Chick shares Fresh Mediterranean Recipes


Juanita Lane, founder and executive pastry chef at Dulce Desserts, left her corporate job in 1994 to find her true calling and a sweet calling in turned out to be.  She incorporated her love of homemade Southern scratch cooking with the culinary traditions of European bakeries to develop the artisanal decadence of Dulce Desserts. Come be inspired when she shares the latest in cake trends on the Kroger Cooking Stage.



Healthly grain bowls encourage mixing ingredients and can instantly transform your meal into something really special that is layered with texture and flavor.  Karman Meyer, Registered Dietician teams up with Sprouts Farmers Markets to share power grain bowl receipes for lunch!


Wellness entrepreneur Jennifer Masley, is the creator of the successful food brands EiO & THE HIVE, Jenergy Bar, Sip Organic Juice Bar, and Acme Radio host and Lifestyle Coach.   She is an expert in the growing sustainable food movement, and is dedicated to providing simple solutions to maintaining a vibrant life and mind. Masley truly lives by her motto: “one body, one life".  She will be joined on the stage with Mee McCormick who is a Real Food rock star. She’s a writer, restaurateur, TV cooking personality, farmer, rancher, wife and mother.  She and her husband Lee, created Pinewood Farms where they grow bio-dynamic produce, raise grass fed – grass finished beef, and pasture wood raised pork. Mee believes in building community through food and provides nutritional education and nourishing meals at her farm-to-table restaurant, Pinewood Kitchen & Mercantile located on Pinewood Farms 45 minutes west of downtown Nashville. No one goes hungry under Mee’s watch as she feeds everyone in the community regardless of their ability to pay.  Come see these two on the Kroger Cooking Stage
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