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By Ginna Parsons Daily Journal CORINTH – Betty James is all about being prepared. Maybe that’s because she helped her mother get dinner on the table every night when she was growing up. Or maybe it’s because she always had a hot meal in the evenings for her children when they were school age. These […]

Pecan Pie 1⁄2 stick margarine, melted 1 cup sugar 3 eggs, beaten 1⁄2 cup light corn syrup 1 cup chopped pecans 1 unbaked (9-inch) pie shell Combine margarine, sugar, eggs, corn syrup and pecans. Pour mixture into unbaked pie shell. Bake at 300 degrees for 1 hour. Corn Dogs Aunt Jemima pancake mix Milk Bryan […]

A number of years ago, I found a recipe for maple-glazed salmon that sounded very good, but a bit complicated. So I improvised, and just brushed pure maple syrup on my salmon fillets before roasting them in the oven. The end result was always good – not spectacular – but tasty. Sometimes, I sprinkled the […]

By Ginna Parsons Daily Journal OXFORD – For five or six years in the early 1970s, Joe Ann Allen and her husband rented an old house near the Square in Oxford. When plumbing and electrical problems reached a point where the owner was going to tear it down, Allen knew she had to find a […]

By Ginna Parsons Daily Journal September is National Better Breakfast month. I know the point of this push is to get some of the 31 million Americans who are not eating breakfast to do so, and I applaud that effort. But at my house, we do have breakfast. Every morning, my husband, Charlie eats two […]

Maple Bacon Muffins 12⁄3 cups all-purpose flour 1⁄3 cup firmly packed brown sugar 2 teaspoons baking soda 1⁄8 teaspoon salt 1⁄2 cup whole or 2 percent milk 1⁄2 cup pure maple syrup 1⁄3 cup butter, melted 1 large egg 1⁄2 cup bacon, cooked and crumbled (about 6 slices) Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Grease or […]

By Ginna Parsons Daily Journal ABERDEEN – Like many women in Northeast Mississippi, Maxine Sykes learned to cook from her mother. By the time she was 10 or 11, Sykes could put a meal of fried chicken, mashed potatoes and English peas on the table for her family. But at age 19, Sykes found herself […]

Quick Chicken Spaghetti 3 cans Chicken a la King 12 ounces vermicelli, cooked 2 cups shredded Cheddar cheese, divided 1 can white-meat chicken 1 cup milk Salt and pepper Worcestershire (optional) Pimientos (optional) Sliced mushrooms (optional) Combine Chicken a la King, cooked pasta, 11⁄2 cups cheese, canned chicken, milk, salt and pepper and optional ingredients. […]

This past Saturday, I received the news that June Groover, my “second mother,” had died in my hometown of Dothan, Alabama. I spent much of the day crying.The Groovers moved across the street from us when I was about 9 years old. Their second-oldest child, Merry, was my age, and once we discovered we both […]

By Ginna Parsons Daily Journal TUPELO – Ten downtown Tupelo restaurants will spend this week trying to lure customers into their eateries with specials, discounts and new menu items. The third annual Restaurant Week kicks off Monday and goes through Saturday. The participating businesses are Bar-B-Q by Jim, Earnest B’s, Fairpark Grill, Frutalicious, Kermit’s Outlaw […]