Easy Mexican Skillet 1 pound pork sausage 1 small onion, chopped 1 green bell pepper, chopped 1 cup uncooked elbow macaroni 2 tablespoons sugar 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon chili powder 1 (15-ounce) can diced tomatoes 1 (8-ounce) can tomato sauce 3/4 cup sour cream Lightly brown meat; drain off excess fat. Add onion and […]

By Ginna Parsons Daily Journal AMORY – For some 30 years, Nettleton native Regina Blankenship and her husband, Jimmy, lived in Texas, where he was a cutting-horse trainer. When Blankenship’s father became ill, the couple moved to Amory to help her mother, Audeen Monaghan, take care of him. “After my dad died in 2009, my […]

Regina Deen’s Meatloaf 3 pounds ground chuck 2 eggs, beaten 1 potato, grated 6 organic carrots, grated 1 green bell pepper, chopped 1 Vidalia onion, chopped 1 (15-ounce) can petite-diced tomatoes 2 cups 5-minute oatmeal 1/2 cup ketchup 5 tablespoons oregano 6 tablespoons Italian seasoning 1 dash salt TOPPING 36 ounces ketchup 1 cup brown […]

By Ginna Parsons Daily Journal TUPELO – Bonnie Green isn’t afraid to take a new recipe and make it her own. “I’m bad to change things around a little bit,” said Green, 81. “When I use a cake mix, I like to doctor it up. One day, I thought, ‘I wonder what this would taste […]

Brianna’s Bread 1 stick margarine 4 1/2 cups biscuit mix 1 cup sour cream 1 cup Sprite or 7-Up 1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese (optional) Combine all ingredients and spoon mixture into loaf pans, a 9×13-inch baking dish or muffin tins. Bake at 425 degrees until lightly browned. Brownies 1 pouch Sam’s Ultimate Brownie Mix […]

By Ginna Parsons Daily Journal CALHOUN CITY – Knock on Billie Pryor Davis’ door at 3 o’clock in the morning and you’re likely to find her in the kitchen cooking. “I used to get up early to cook when my husband had to leave for work at 4:30 in the morning,” she said. “He’s retired […]

Squash Casserole 2 cup cooked squash and onions 1/2 stick butter Salt and pepper 8 ounces extra-sharp Cheddar cheese 1 egg 2 tablespoons chopped pimiento Bread crumbs dotted with butter or butter-cracker crumbs Combine squash and onion mixture, butter, salt and pepper, cheese, egg and pimiento and spoon into a greased casserole Top with bread […]

By Ginna Parsons Daily Journal SALTILLO – Look up the word amazing in the dictionary and you just might find a picture of LaVerne Raper. The Saltillo native, who will turn 97 in December, cooks every day, puts up all manner of canned goods in the summer, keeps her own house and bakes tea cakes […]

Ripe Tomato Relish 1 gallon ripe tomatoes, peeled and diced 3 cups sugar 1 1/2 cups vinegar 1 large onion, diced 1 large bell pepper, diced 3 to 4 ribs celery, diced Combine all ingredients in a large pot and cook slowly until mixture boils. Place relish in sterilized jars and process in a boiling […]