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WCU Professor and Son Win Stovetop Hero Cooking Video Contest

Dr. Julie Smith-Rogers, associate professor of biological sciences at William Carey University, and her 12-year-old son, Brady, recently won the Stove Top Hero Cooking Video Contest cooking “Julie’s Mardi Gras Pasta.” Dr. Smith-Rogers has a blog entitled “Menu Musings of a Modern American Mom” through which she shares some of her favorite family-friendly recipes. One of the persons associated with the contest made a comment on the Food Network Facebook page about one of her recipes, and encouraged her to submit a video. After the mother and son’s cooking video won, they decided to donate the winnings to the Mississippi Homes of Hope for Children, which is a Christian shelter that houses and counsels neglected children.
This is not the first time she and her son have gained fame. In 2009, Dr. Smith-Rogers and Brady published the children’s book “The Culinary Capers of Canon & Lily: Canon Grows a Garden.” The children’s story tells the tale of a little girl named Lily who shows a moose named Canon how to plant a garden and grow his own food.
Dr. Smith-Rogers and her husband have four children; Nicholas, Brady, Canon, and Lily.

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Dr. Julie Smith-Rogers, associate professor of biological sciences at William Carey University, and her son, Brady, recently won the Stove Top Hero Cooking Video Contest cooking “Julie’s Mardi Gras Pasta.” They decided to donate the winnings to the Mississippi Homes of Hope for Children, which is a Christian shelter that houses and counsels neglected children.