Southern Buttermilk Biscuits 1/2 stick very cold butter (no substitution) 2 cups of cold White Lily self-rising flour 3⁄4 cup cold buttermilk Preheat oven to 500 degrees. Using a pastry cutter, cut butter into flour until it is crumbly. Add buttermilk and mix very lightly. Dough will be very shaggy. Put a bit of flour […]

By Ginna Parsons Daily Journal NEW ALBANY – For Renée Reid, cooking and recipes are all about family and the memories that come with each dish she makes. “When you talk about how I learned to cook, it’s going to be my grandmothers, my mom, my aunts,” said Reid, 42, director of marketing and public […]

Chicken Enchiladas 3 medium to large chicken breast halves 1 package taco seasoning 1 tablespoon butter or margarine 1 small can chopped green chilies Chopped onion (optional and to taste) Chopped green bell pepper (optional and to taste) Minced garlic (optional and to taste) Fresh cilantro 1 (8-ounce) block cream cheese, softened 8 medium-sized flour […]


By Ginna Parsons Daily Journal FULTON – For many years, San McLeod was notorious for being a bad cook. “When I married Mike, I couldn’t cook anything,” said McLeod, 65. “I was a daddy’s girl and I followed him step for step. I cared not one whit for anything to do with the house.” The […]

Knedliky 3 cups all-purpose flour 1 cup self-rising flour 13⁄4 tablespoons salt, divided 2 eggs 13⁄4 cups water 6 slices cubed bread, lightly toasted Combine flours, 3⁄4 tablespoon salt, eggs and water to make a soft dough. Stir in bread cubes so they are completely covered with dough. Add remaining 1 tablespoon salt to a […]

By Ginna Parsons Daily Journal TUPELO – When Lorin White moved to Mississippi from Maine seven years ago, she encountered a major culture shock in the grocery stores. “Culturally foodwise, it was very different,” said White, 31. “Up there, what I would cook is seafood, but I didn’t have access to that down here.” So […]

Coq Au Vin Marinade 1 bottle red wine 1 onion, chopped 1 carrot, chopped 1 stalk celery, chopped 2 cloves garlic, crushed 3 sprigs fresh thyme 1 bay leaf 1⁄4 teaspoon black pepper Chicken 1 (6- to 7-pound) stewing hen or rooster Salt Freshly ground black pepper 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 onion, diced 1 […]


By Ginna Parsons Daily Journal TUPELO – Ralph Price’s co-workers love to see him coming, especially if he’s carrying a big pot of some Cajun-inspired dish for them to enjoy. “When we have potlucks at work or at church, people say, ‘What kind of Cajun food are you going to cook?’ said Price, 55. “And […]

Cheese Fudge 1 pound Velveeta processed cheese 1 pound butter or margarine 4 (1-pound) boxes powdered sugar, sifted 1 cup cocoa 1 tablespoon vanilla extract 2 to 4 cups chopped nuts (optional) Place cheese in top of a double boiler; bring water to a boil. Reduce heat to low. Cook until cheese melts, stirring constantly. […]