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 […]

By Ginna Parsons Daily Journal BELDEN – When Kim Overton was 14 years old, her mother and stepfather bought a country grocery store between Houston and Houlka. They were so busy at work that supper time became an afterthought. “I finally decided if I was going to eat I was going to have to cook […]

Lasagna 6 lasagna noodles 1 pound ground beef 1⁄2 teaspoon garlic powder 1 (8-ounce) can tomato sauce 1 (15-ounce) can tomatoes 11⁄4 teaspoons salt 1⁄4 teaspoon pepper 1⁄2 teaspoon oregano 1 (16-ounce) carton cottage cheese 2 to 3 cups shredded Mozzarella cheese Kraft grated Parmesan and Romano cheese blend Boil noodles according to package directions; […]

By Ginna Parsons Daily Journal PONTOTOC – When Abby Ross Howell was 8 or 9 years old, she began rooting around in her grandmother’s kitchen. “Her name was Nellie Faye Scruggs but everybody knew her as Mama Faye,” said Howell, 22. “She kept a big plastic tub of canned vegetables in the kitchen and she […]

Abby’s Kickin’ Double-Decker Club Sandwich SAUCE 1 cup mayonnaise 1⁄2 cup Country Bob’s steak’s sauce 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce 1⁄2 tablespoon garlic salt 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper 1 teaspoon black pepper SANDWICH 4 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves 1 tablespoon chili powder 1 tablespoon black pepper 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper 1 tablespoon garlic salt 12 […]

By Ginna Parsons Daily Journal NEW ALBANY – Jane Ford likes to feed people. Whether she’s cooking for her family at the cabin at Pickwick or feeding other couples at her home in New Albany, she’s happiest in the kitchen. “I love to entertain – I always have,” said Ford, 67. “The kids used to […]

Oregano Tomatoes 4 ripe tomatoes, peeled and quartered 1⁄4 cup vegetable oil 1 1⁄2 tablespoons lemon juice 1 small clove garlic, minced 1⁄2 teaspoon salt 1⁄2 teaspoon dried oregano 1⁄8 teaspoon pepper Place tomatoes in a shallow serving dish. Combine remaining ingredients and pour over tomatoes. Cover and refrigerate several hours, stirring 2 times. Pasta […]

By Ginna Parsons Daily Journal BELMONT – Virginia Stephens’ life hasn’t always been easy. Growing up in Baldwyn, her family had no running water or indoor plumbing. The main means of transportation was the family wagon. “I was born poor, but I loved it,” said Stephens, 77. She learned to cook from her mother when […]

Tea Cakes 1 1⁄2 sticks margarine, melted 3 eggs, beaten 2 cups sugar 1 tablespoon vanilla 4 cups self-rising flour Combine melted margarine, beaten eggs, sugar and vanilla. Add flour and mix until dough forms. Roll out dough and cut with a cookie cutter. Bake at 350 degrees for 10 to 12 minutes, until golden […]