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By Ginna Parsons Daily Journal TUPELO – Christmas is Chris Grimes’ favorite holiday. So it’s only fitting that his Green Street house is filled with 26 Christmas trees. “My theory is there’s a lot worse things I could spend my money on,” said Grimes, an asset protection manager at Sam’s Club. Grimes has been collecting […]

By Ginna Parsons Daily Journal BALDWYN – If you’re looking for something sweet to eat, Pauline Scott’s got you covered. The Baldwyn woman is always making cakes and cookies to share with neighbors and her fellow parishioners at First Baptist Church. “I try to do things for other people,” said Scott, 75. “That’s what Jimmy […]

Potato Casserole 4 cups shredded potatoes 1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese 1 (8-ounce) container sour cream 1 can cream of mushroom soup 6 tablespoons melted butter, divided 1⁄2 cup chopped onions Salt and pepper 1 cup crushed crackers Combine potatoes, cheese, sour cream, soup, 4 tablespoons melted butter, onions and salt and pepper to taste. […]

I went looking for a new twist on chicken Monday night. I didn’t want to roast a whole chicken and I didn’t want to bake plain old chicken breasts. I wanted something spicy and creamy that would be good leftover as well. What I found was a recipe from The Pioneer Woman, Ree Drummond, that […]

By Ginna Parsons Daily Journal TUPELO – In the summer of 2011, Paula McTune Jones took home the top honor in Mississippi Magazine’s annual recipe contest. After that, her phone wouldn’t stop ringing. “People would call and ask for my recipes and cooking advice,” Jones said. “I was between part-time jobs at the time, so […]

By Ginna Parsons Daily Journal Danny Burks is one of the nicest guys you’ll ever meet. He’s funny, considerate, loving, generous – and a good cook. And folks in the Whittentown community west of Ripley know it. “I don’t know how to cook small,” said Burks, 61. “I cook big so we can share. We […]

Zesty Italian Potatoes 3 pounds red potatoes, peeled and sliced 1⁄4-inch thick 1 large onion, sliced 2 sticks butter, sliced Salt and pepper 2 packages zesty Italian dressing mix 2 (8-ounce) packages shredded sharp Cheddar cheese Spray a 9×13-inch casserole with cooking spray. Place half of the sliced potatoes in the bottom. Cover with half […]

One of the things I miss most when I’m trying to watch my fat and calorie consumption is sausage. I know processed meat is high in saturated fat and bad, bad, bad for you, but I do love breakfast sausage patties. I can narrow down the best sausage patties I’ve ever eaten to one specific […]

By Ginna Parsons Daily Journal TUPELO – When MAC and Company partners Mark McAlister and Ron Reynolds decided to move their business from Tupelo to Aiken, South Carolina, three years ago, they had to make a lot of promises before they could leave. “We had to assure clients we’d come back to do their homes […]

By Ginna Parsons Daily Journal TUPELO – Many of Betty Cayson’s recipes have the words Bumble Bee in them. She makes Bumble Bee Cake, Bumble Bee Bread, Bumble Bee Holiday Braid and Bumble Bee Rolls. That’s because Bumble Bee is what her two youngest grandkids call her. “I have three grandchildren ages 5, 16 and […]