Black Bean and Corn Salsa 1 (18-ounce) container Marketside Fresh Mild Salsa* 6 to 8 Roma tomatoes, chopped 6 green onions, chopped 1 bunch cilantro, chopped Juice of 3 lemons Juice of 2 limes 1 can black beans, rinsed and drained 1 can shoepeg corn 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar 2 teaspoons cumin Salt and pepper […]

By Ginna Parsons Daily Journal PONTOTOC – When Jennifer Culpepper McCormick graduated from South Pontotoc High School, she went to Itawamba Community College for a year. But she didn’t know what she wanted to do with her life, so she left school and got a job at Kroger in the bakery. “That’s where I learned […]

Modean’s Pound Cake 1 Box Duncan Hines Butter cake mix 1 cup sugar 2⁄3 cup oil 1 teaspoon vanilla 4 eggs 8 ounces sour cream Beat all ingredients together, and pour into a greased Bundt pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 25 to 30 minutes, or until done. Peach Cobbler 1 stick butter 1 cup […]

By Ginna Parsons Daily Journal TUPELO – When Eden Elizabeth Garms was growing up in Tampa, Florida, she ate the meals her mother put before her, which were largely vegan. “But Mom only knew how to boil things and she cooked very plainly,” said Garms, 26. “She didn’t use a lot of seasonings.” One day […]

Sweet and Spicy Lentil Thai Curry 1 (16-ounce) bag black lentils 1 (14-ounce) can full-fat coconut milk 1 (20-ounce) can pineapple chunks, packed in juice 2 (4-ounce) jars of Thai Kitchen Red Curry Paste 1 (20-ounce) can pineapple tidbits, packed in juice 4 large carrots, cut in coins 1⁄2 large red bell pepper, cut in […]

By Ginna Parsons Daily Journal SHANNON – All of Lisa Collins’ good memories involve food. The daughter of the late Louise and Rex Harris grew up on a farm in Plantersville and it wasn’t unusual for large crowds to show up at lunchtime at her parents’ house to eat. “If you mention my mother’s name, […]

Banana Pudding 2 cups sugar 6 tablespoons self-rising flour 4 cups milk 6 egg yolks 2 teaspoons vanilla 6 bananas, sliced 1 package vanilla wafers Meringue 6 egg whites 3⁄4 cup sugar 2 teaspoons cream of tartar 2 teaspoons vanilla For the pudding, combine sugar and flour and slowly add milk. Cook over low to […]

By Ginna Parsons Daily Journal TREMONT – The first thing Sherry Bennett will tell you about herself is that she’s not a natural cook. “All the people in my family are better cooks than I am so I have to do something to even up the game,” she said. “So I collect the best recipes […]

Coconut Cake 1 box Duncan Hines white cake mix, prepared according to directions on box and baked in 2 layers 8 ounces sour cream 16 ounces whipped topping 1 cup confectioners’ sugar 3 packages frozen coconut, thawed and divided When cake layers are cool, freeze them overnight. Using a long knife, split them in half, […]