Green Smoothie 2 cups leafy greens, such as spinach or kale 1 cup liquid (water, coconut milk or almond milk) 1 cup plain yogurt 3 cups frozen or fresh fruit (banana, mango, berries, peach, pear, etc.) Honey or Stevia (optional) Protein powder (optional) Flax seed oil (optional) Blend leafy greens and liquids together first to […]

By Ginna Parsons Daily Journal STARKVILLE – When Taylor Blue entered college a couple of years ago, she was prepared to major in journalism. “But I hated it,” the 20-year-old said. “I enjoy writing, but I don’t like deadlines.” So she changed courses and decided to pursue educational psychology. “My mom is the special education […]

Skillet Steak Olive oil 3 to 4 (1-inch) chuck steaks Blackened seasoning Salt and pepper 1 large onion, sliced Heat cast iron skillet over high heat. Cover bottom of skillet with olive oil. Coat meat with blackened seasoning and salt and pepper on both sides. Sear meat quickly in prepared pan until a crust forms. […]

By Ginna Parsons Daily Journal BALDWYN – Before Maria Hughes married her husband, Hayden, she was a vegetarian. Today, she eats – and cooks – such things as deer, wild turkey and catfish. “My husband is a big hunter and we grill a lot of what he kills,” said Hughes, 35. “This really cool thing […]

Camp-Style Corn Fresh corn Butter Seasonings Shuck corn and remove silks. Smear corn with butter. Cover generously with preferred seasonings. Place corn in tinfoil, four ears to a package. Wrap securely. If camping, place corn directly on fire pit. You can also cook it in the oven or on a charcoal or gas grill. Cook […]

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Evelyn Davis of the Blackland community outside Booneville is often asked for the recipe for her Chocolate Pie with its perfect meringue.

By Ginna Parsons Daily Journal BOONEVILLE – Evelyn Davis did things right. She went to work for Mississippi Department of Transportation right out of high school. In 2008, at age 53, she was able to retire after working there for 35 years. And now, she’s living her dream life, taking vacations with family, keeping grandchildren […]

Hot Chicken Salad 4 chicken breast halves 2 cans cream of chicken soup 1 cup chopped celery 1⁄4 cup chopped onion 1 can water chestnuts, drained 1 cup mayonnaise 2 cups crushed cornflakes, divided 2 tablespoons melted butter Boil chicken in salted water; cool and dice. Combine chicken, soup, celery, onion, water chestnuts, mayonnaise and […]

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Elaine and Winford Hudson of west Tupelo have been making and sharing their bunny cakes with loved ones for 50 years.

By Ginna Parsons Daily Journal TUPELO – Elaine and Winford Hudson have been making and taking bunny cakes to folks at Easter for 50 years. The tradition started when their youngest son was born. “We had a wonderful friend, Jo Benson, and her daughter, Judy, who brought us a bunny cake and we thought it […]

Chocolate Chip Pie 1 stick margarine 1 cup sugar 1 teaspoon vanilla 1⁄4 cup self-rising flour 2 eggs 1⁄2 cup coconut 1⁄2 cup chopped pecans 8 ounces chocolate chips 1 unbaked pie crust Combine margarine, sugar, vanilla, flour, eggs, coconut, pecans and chocolate chips. Pour mixture into a pie crust and bake at 350 degrees […]