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By Ginna Parsons Daily Journal TUPELO – The Tupelo Farmers’ Market has a new name, new hours and a new look. At a press conference Monday morning, Jessica Hollinger, marketing associate for the Downtown Tupelo Main Street Association, said the market will open May 16 as the Tupelo Farmers’ Depot. “We hope to highlight the […]

By Ginna Parsons Daily Journal CORINTH – As a conductor for the Norfolk Southern Railroad, Z.B. Alexander finds every day to be an adventure. “I don’t know where I’m going to work that day until they call,” he said. “They give me an hour and a half to get there.” The 33-year-old might find himself […]

Sweet Mashed Potatoes 8 to 10 Yukon Gold potatoes, peeled and cubed 1 sweet onion, diced 1 stick butter, divided 1⁄3 cup dark brown sugar 1 cup heavy whipping cream, or to taste Salt and pepper Boil potatoes until tender. Drain potatoes and return them to the pot. In a skillet, melt 2 tablespoons of […]

You sweet, sweet readers. Last week I asked you to send me some recipes for leftover ham and you did. They came by email, snail mail and fax and they all sound delicious. Janet Bland, a former Cook of the Week, even sent this tidbit, which she attributed to the late humorist, Erma Bombeck: “Definition […]

By Ginna Parsons Daily Journal TUPELO – Many people shop at the Lee County Master Gardeners’ annual plant sale because they feel like they can get a good deal. But there’s another reason that may be even more important. “Many of the plants are grown at the homes of Master Gardeners and brought to the […]

By Ginna Parsons Daily Journal STARKVILLE – When Michelle Tehan was a little girl, she used to help her grandmother, Dot McMurray, make homemade buttermilk biscuits. “I sat on her counter – that’s where you could help her better. There was no stool at my grandmother’s house,” said Tehan 35. “I’d get to pour the […]

By Ginna Parsons Daily Journal BELMONT – When Marjorie Brosious was growing up in Prentiss County, she learned how to cook from her mother like most young girls did. But she did so without electricity. “I had to learn to cook on a wood stove and it was not easy to keep it fired up,” […]

Sausage Pinwheels 1⁄2 cup shortening 2 cups self-rising flour 3⁄4 cup milk 1 pound pork sausage, at room temperature Cut shortening into flour. Stir in milk with a fork and mix until dough leaves the sides of the bowl. Roll dough out into a rectangle about 1⁄2-inch thick. Spread uncooked sausage almost to the edges […]

We enjoyed a feast on Easter Sunday that was as delicious as it was pretty. Our plates were filled with ham, hash brown casserole, green beans with shallots, glazed carrots, deviled eggs and rolls. For dessert, we had a lemon tart garnished with kiwi, raspberries, blueberries and little wisps of lemon zest. The ham came […]

By Ginna Parsons Daily Journal AUBURN – When Marc Helms was in school at Mooreville, his home economics teacher assigned the students a project: They had to make character cakes. “I did like a Ninja Turtle and it was so fun,” said Helms, 34. “I got to be creative. I came home and was talking […]