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By Ginna Parsons Daily Journal TUPELO – For more than five years, Jason Steele was known for the homemade plate lunches that came out of Endville General Store he operated in Pontotoc County. “I feel like I cut my teeth out there,” said Steele, 36. When he decided to go bigger and open a 200-seat […]

By Ginna Parsons Daily Journal BOONEVILLE – Lisa Garner Stevens has a very vivid memory of Christmas Eve when she was 13 years old. After everyone else in her family went to bed, she crept into the kitchen and got down her mother’s cookbooks. And she came across a recipe for homemade caramels. “We had […]

New Orleans-style Barbeque Shrimp with Cheesy Grits Shrimp 2 pounds fresh, jumbo shrimp 1 stick butter, melted 4 tablespoons chili sauce 2 tablespoons olive oil 2 tablespoons Worcestershire 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice 1 teaspoon liquid smoke 1 teaspoon paprika 1 teaspoon oregano 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon Tabasco sauce 5 cloves fresh garlic, minced […]

When I was growing up in south Alabama, no one I knew had a backyard vegetable garden and there was no such thing as a farmers’ market. If you wanted peas or squash or okra, you either went to a farm out in the country and picked your own or you visited a farm stand […]

By Ginna Parsons Daily Journal TUPELO – When Denise Kennedy-Brown was just a teenager, she knew what she wanted to be when she grew up. At age 15, she took a job at All Animal Hospital in Tupelo as a kennel worker, assistant, receptionist – whatever needed to be done. “It was a good foundation, […]

By Ginna Parsons Daily Journal TUPELO – The Mobile Service Office of the Disabled American Veterans will be in north Mississippi next week to help area veterans with benefits. Two staffers will be in the mobile unit to help veterans file claims, fix problems with claims, fill out paperwork and answer questions. “It could be […]

By Ginna Parsons Daily Journal TUPELO – These days, Lois Sanderson is all about color on her plate. “You eat with your eyes first, so a plate should never be the same palette,” she said. “You need different colors and textures. Color lets me know if I’m going to have a scrumptious meal or a […]

Arugula, Honey Roasted Pear and Walnut Salad 2 to 3 Bosc pears 1⁄4 to 1⁄2 cup honey 1 cup walnuts 1⁄2 cup rice vinegar 1⁄2 cup canola oil Juice from 1⁄2 large orange Salt and pepper 2 bags arugula Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Slice pears in half lengthwise and core. Drizzle with honey. Place […]

On Saturday, my sweet husband agreed to go to the movie with me to see “The Hundred-Foot Journey.” The last movie I got him to was “Up,” which was in theaters in 2009. I’ve tried over the past five years to get him to comedies, romances, action movies and animation, but he always finds an […]

By Ginna Parsons Daily Journal TUPELO – Signature Bedding has been exhibiting at the Tupelo Furniture Market since the business opened five years ago, and every market just keeps getting better and better. “Our sales have increased every year, maybe because we’re growing and maybe because we’re getting our name out there,” said Corey Matthews, […]