Ginna Parsons

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By Ginna Parsons Daily Journal TUPELO – The Mays moved from Saltillo to Tupelo five years ago, looking for a home that was just right for the family of five. First they bought a house on Madison Street, where they stayed for two years. Then they moved to a home in Sharon Hills for three […]

By Ginna Parsons Daily Journal TUPELO – How would you like to wake up Friday morning to find a gaudy Christmas tree and a snowman made of old tires stuck square in the middle of your front yard? Well, pay up and you can avoid that nightmare. Starting today, the Friends of the Tupelo-Lee Humane […]

By Ginna Parsons Daily Journal SALTILLO – To say that Jace Stults cooks dinner for his family five nights a week would not be an extraordinary statement. Until you take into account that Jace is 13 years old. The Guntown Middle School seventh-grader started cooking when he was a young boy, at the behest of […]

Chocolate Cake Cake 2 sticks butter 2 cups sugar 1 small box instant vanilla pudding 4 eggs 3 cups sifted self-rising flour 1 cup whole or 2 percent milk 1 teaspoon vanilla extract Frosting 1 stick butter 1 tablespoon shortening 2 tablespoons light corn syrup 1 tablespoon brewed coffee (optional) 1⁄4 cup cocoa powder 1 […]

Often, I am asked what my favorite food or my favorite meal is. That’s a tough one. I do love fried chicken, macaroni and cheese and butterbeans. But on another day, I might say filet mignon, baked potato and salad. It’s hard to beat twice-baked spaghetti and French bread, but I also have a soft […]

By Ginna Parsons Daily Journal HOLLY SPRINGS – Randy Hayes won’t do much to get his antebellum home ready for the 26th Annual Christmas Home Tour in Holly Springs. He may hang a couple of wreaths on the front doors and maybe light a few candles. Otherwise, he will let the beauty of the home […]

By Ginna Parsons Daily Journal OXFORD – Liz Barrett has held just about every journalism job you can think of. She’s worked for beauty publications, free-lanced, done public relations, sold advertising and maintained a successful food blog. So when she was approached about writing a book on pizza, she didn’t hesitate. “Pizza is everywhere and […]

By Ginna Parsons Daily Journal ALGOMA – Brenda Foster learned the meaning of the word compromise early in her marriage thanks to – of all things – chocolate gravy. “Both of our favorite things for breakfast was chocolate gravy,” said the 65-year-old. “The first time I made it, Larry said that bad-man thing: ‘This don’t […]

Alma Foster’s Fudge Cake 1 box Duncan Hines butter recipe fudge cake mix 1⁄2 cup water 5 eggs 7 tablespoons softened butter Filling 1 cup milk 1 cup sugar 1 tablespoon butter 24 marshmallows 1 (14-ounce) bag sweetened coconut Frosting 1 tub dark chocolate fudge homestyle frosting Combine cake mix, water, eggs (this recipe calls […]

When it comes to cooked cabbage, I have made a believer out of my husband and my son.Before last week, no one in my family was a cooked cabbage fan but me. I grew up eating boiled cabbage that my mother would season with a big chunk of ham. But every time I tried to […]