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By Ginna Parsons Daily Journal BECKER – Geneva Moon said she has oodles of cookbooks, but her best recipes are easy, old-fashioned ones. “I’m rather good with fried chicken tenders and fried okra,” said Moon, 75. “That’s what people want.” Moon, a retired postmaster for Becker, said the secret to her cooking is surprisingly simple: […]

Roasted Pecans 2 cups water 1⁄4 cup salt 4 cups pecan halves Bring water and salt to a boil, stirring to dissolve salt. Turn off heat; add pecans. Let stand 5 minutes; drain. Spread pecans out on a cookie sheet. Bake at 250 degrees for 1 to 2 hours, stirring occasionally. Cool and store in […]

The recent flurry of football activity has created quite a disturbance in the Parsons-Langford household. It wasn’t bad enough that I’m an Ole Miss grad and my husband, Charlie, graduated from Mississippi State. Now, our daughter, Mary, is a junior at UM and our son, Patrick, will be headed to MSU next fall. The Egg […]

By Ginna Parsons Daily Journal TUPELO – When Race for the Cure participants run the streets of Tupelo on Saturday morning, it won’t be hard to spot Adam Morris. He’ll be the one sporting a hot pink mohawk and matching dress. Morris, 31, will be running his sixth Race for the Cure, and this will […]

On Oct. 25, a “Tupelo Storm Recovery” conference is planned at the BancorpSouth Arena in Tupelo from 9 a.m. to noon. The free program is sponsored by the city of Tupelo, United Way of Northeast Mississippi, Tupelo Garden Club and Lee County Master Gardeners. Last week, Daily Journal food/home/garden editor Ginna Parsons spoke with Sherrie […]

By Ginna Parsons Daily Journal NEW ALBANY – For Renée Reid, cooking and recipes are all about family and the memories that come with each dish she makes. “When you talk about how I learned to cook, it’s going to be my grandmothers, my mom, my aunts,” said Reid, 42, director of marketing and public […]

Chicken Enchiladas 3 medium to large chicken breast halves 1 package taco seasoning 1 tablespoon butter or margarine 1 small can chopped green chilies Chopped onion (optional and to taste) Chopped green bell pepper (optional and to taste) Minced garlic (optional and to taste) Fresh cilantro 1 (8-ounce) block cream cheese, softened 8 medium-sized flour […]

Several years ago, I attended a cooking class at A Cook’s Place and Kathleen Kennedy was the instructor. I don’t remember everything Kathleen prepared that night, but I do recall she made a risotto that she stirred on the stove for more than half an hour. The result was undeniably delicious, but rather time consuming […]

By Ginna Parsons Daily Journal TUPELO – Rain was in the forecast at lunch Friday, but that didn’t stop hungry folks and chili competitors from turning out for the 15th annual Chili Fest downtown. “All the teams have shown up and I was a little worried about that,” said Jessica Hollinger, marketing associate for Downtown […]

By Ginna Parsons Daily Journal TUPELO – Even as a young boy, Kenn Gray was constantly changing things up in his home in Booneville. “I was always redoing everything – anything I could get my hands on,” said Gray, 42. “In a small town, there weren’t a lot of outlets for creativity. Looking back, that […]