Party Pizza 2 pounds hot sausage Dried oregano 1 pound processed cheese, melted 1 tablespoon ketchup Dash of steak sauce Dash of garlic salt 2 loaves party rye bread 1 can pizza sauce Parmesan cheese Cook the sausage in a skillet until crumbly. Drain off grease and sprinkle sausage with oregano. Combine sausage, melted cheese, […]

By Ginna Parsons Daily Journal TUPELO – Eric Watkins remembers the exact moment he decided he was going to start preparing his own meals. He had graduated from Mississippi State University with a degree in accounting and taken a job in Water Valley. “I was on my own for the first time and I had […]

Apple Bundt Cake CAKE 3 cups all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon baking powder 1 teaspoon baking soda 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves 1/4 teaspoon salt 1 cup sugar 1 cup packed light brown sugar 1 cup vegetable or canola oil 1/2 cup applesauce 2 large eggs, room temp, beaten 2 teaspoons vanilla 2 […]

By Ginna Parsons Daily Journal RIPLEY – This time last year Robin Chapman had no idea her world was about to be turned upside down. The South Tippah Schools retiree answered her phone one morning and found Sam Sifton, the food editor at The New York Times, on the other end. “He started asking me […]

Cassoulet 1 small Boston butt roast Salt and pepper Brown sugar Apple cider vinegar Worcestershire sauce 1 whole chicken Olive oil 2 pounds dry Great Northern beans 4 1/2 quarts water 1 pound salt pork 6 cloves garlic 2 onions, peeled and quartered 3 carrots, scraped and cut in half 3 stalks celery, cut in […]

THOMAS WELLS | BUY AT PHOTOS.DJOURNAL.COM Virginia Mitchell of Pontotoc likes to make her Kentucky Derby Pie and her Buttermilk Pecan Pie to share.

By Ginna Parsons Daily Journal PONTOTOC – Virginia Mitchell was born and raised on a farm in Bruce, the sixth of seven children born to Dwight and Donie Long. Her parents raised cotton, cattle, corn for the cattle and sorghum. “We raised practically everything we ate,” she said. “And we had to help, too. I […]

By Ginna Parsons Daily Journal TUPELO – When K.C. Caldwell Grist was about 7 years old, she cooked an entire meal for her grandparents and invited them to her home to eat it. By the time she was in the seventh grade, she was making crepes and selling them to the public to earn spending […]

Jefferson Chicken Crepes 1/3 cup butter 1 cup sliced mushrooms 1/4 cup minced onion 1/3 cup all-purpose flour 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg 1 cup chicken broth 1 cup half-and-half 1 egg yolk 2 tablespoons sherry 3 cups cooked, chopped chicken 1 package of 10 crepes* 1/2 cup whipping cream, whipped (not Cool Whip) […]

By Ginna Parsons Daily Journal GUNTOWN – When Sandra Rogers was a teenager, she loved to make desserts. Today, that’s still her passion. “Sometimes, I try new recipes, but mostly I like the tried and true,” said Rogers, 67. “The peanut butter fudge recipe I make is new to me – I just tried it […]