Chicken Asparagus 1 medium onion, chopped 2 tablespoons butter 1 can cream of mushroom soup 1 can cream of chicken soup 1 (5-ounce) can evaporated milk 8 ounces sharp Cheddar cheese, grated 1/4 teaspoon Tabasco sauce 2 tablespoons soy sauce 1 teaspoon black pepper 2 to 3 cups cooked, chopped chicken 2 cans asparagus, drained […]

By Ginna Parsons Daily Journal BELDEN – Kylie Boring would probably not like being referred to as a “foodie,” but that’s what she is. She prepares gourmet meals for her husband, Chris, and 6-year-old son, Van Michael, on the weekends. She likes cooking shows, preferring to watch “Extra Virgin,” “Barefoot Contessa” and Giada De Laurentiis […]

Artichoke-Blue Cheese Bisque 1 tablespoon butter 1 onion, chopped 1⁄3 cup of vermouth 2 (8-ounce) packages frozen artichoke hearts 3 cups low-salt chicken broth 1⁄4 teaspoon dried thyme 1⁄4 cup whipping cream 1⁄4 cup crumbled blue cheese (about 2 ounces) Salt and pepper Chopped fresh chives Melt butter in heavy large saucepan over medium heat. […]

By Ginna Parsons Daily Journal HOUSTON – Joan Young Parks graduated from Mississippi State University in the 1980s with a degree in home economics, but she wasn’t ready just yet to put those skills to use. Instead, she moved to Virginia, where she stayed for 12 years. “I moved to Virginia because I’d always wanted […]

Strawberry Pizza CRUST 2 sticks butter, softened 2 cups all-purpose flour 3⁄4 cup chopped pecans FILLING 1 (8-ounce) block cream cheese, softened 1 (12-ounce) container whipped topping 2 cups confectioners’ sugar TOPPING 1 cup sugar 1 cup water 3 tablespoons cornstarch 1 small box strawberry gelatin 1 quart strawberries, sliced Fresh berries, for garnish (optional) […]

By Ginna Parsons Daily Journal VERONA – April Clark is only 28, but she’s more sure of herself in the kitchen than many seasoned cooks with years of experience. A Texas native, Clark learned the basics of cooking from her mom. “She gave us cooking lessons in the kitchen, but she was very precise,” Clark […]

Curry Kale Salad DRESSING 2 tablespoons tahini (sesame paste) 1⁄4 cup olive oil 2 tablespoons white wine vinegar 2 teaspoons honey 1⁄2 teaspoon salt SALAD 3 sweet potatoes, peeled and diced 1 can chickpeas, drained and rinsed 2 teaspoons olive oil 1 tablespoon curry powder 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper 1⁄2 teaspoon salt 1⁄2 teaspoon pepper […]

By Ginna Parsons Daily Journal AUBURN – Sherrye McNeece Gregory says some people eat to live. Her family lives to eat. Every Sunday evening, Gregory and three of her four siblings and all their families gather at her father’s home in east Tupelo for supper. “Everybody’s there and expected to be there unless you’ve got […]

Spiced Salmon 1 tablespoon chili powder 2 teaspoons light brown sugar 1 teaspoon ground cumin 1 teaspoon dried thyme leaves 1 teaspoon salt 2 teaspoons olive oil 4 salmon fillets, about 8 ounces each Combine chili powder, brown sugar, cumin, thyme, salt and olive oil. Rub spice mixture all over salmon. Cover and refrigerate while […]