Crispy Oatmeal Cookies 1 cup unbleached all-purpose flour 1⁄2 teaspoon baking powder 1⁄2 teaspoon salt 2 cups old-fashioned rolled oats 1 stick unsalted butter, softened 1⁄2 cup granulated sugar 1⁄4 firmly packed light brown sugar 2 large eggs 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 3⁄4 cup crisp rice cereal 3⁄4 cup semisweet chocolate chips Preheat oven to […]

By Ginna Parsons Daily Journal TUPELO – When Mildred Barton wants to try a new recipe, she waits until she has a captive audience. “I only try new things at Thanksgiving and Christmas,” said Barton, 49. “That way, I can find out if everyone likes it or doesn’t like it and I know whether to […]

Broccoli Bread 2 packages Jiffy corn mix 12 ounces cottage cheese 4 eggs, lightly beaten 1 medium onion, chopped 1 (10-ounce) package frozen chopped broccoli, thawed and drained 2 sticks butter 2 cups shredded Cheddar cheese 1⁄2 teaspoon baking powder 1⁄2 cup milk Combine all ingredients. Pour batter into a 9×13-inch baking dish that has […]

By Ginna Parsons Daily Journal CORINTH – If you’re a friend of Billy Carl “B.C.” Lipford and you get sick, you can just about count on him delivering a pecan pie to your doorstep. “Every Thursday morning, a group of about 30 of us meet at Martha’s Menu for breakfast,” said Lipford, 71. “If one […]

Chicken and Dumplings 4 to 5 skin-on, bone-in chicken breast halves 2 quarts water 1 large onion, quartered 3 carrots, peeled and cut in 2-inch pieces 3 large celery ribs, cut in 2-inch pieces Salt and pepper 2 cups self-rising flour, sifted 1⁄3 cup shortening 1⁄2 cup reserved chicken stock 2 to 3 tablespoons butter […]

By Ginna Parsons Daily Journal AUBURN – You could say Regina Dickinson learned to cook by bargaining with her mother. “The main thing I remember is when I was a teenager, I always wanted a dress made or an outfit made,” she said. “Mother sewed all my clothes and she’d say, ‘Regina, if you want […]

Coconut Delight 11⁄2 sticks butter, melted 11⁄2 cups self-rising flour, sifted 1 cup chopped nuts 1 (8-ounce) block cream cheese, softened 11⁄4 cups confectioner’s sugar 1 (16-ounce) container whipped topping, divided 2 (6-ounce) packages frozen coconut, thawed and divided 2 small boxes instant vanilla pudding 3 cups cold milk For the first layer, combine melted […]

By Ginna Parsons Daily Journal FULTON – When Mary Lou Knight was growing up in Itawamba County, there were no formal cooking lessons to be had. She just watched her mother and learned. “I was the oldest of three kids and the only girl,” said Knight, 70. “Daddy had a cotton patch and Mother worked […]

Southern Tea 3 family-size tea bags 2 cups boiling water 1 cup sugar 12 ounces pineapple juice 12 ounces frozen lemonade Cold water to fill Add tea bags to boiling water. Add sugar to the tea, then the pineapple juice and lemonade. Add cold water to fill a 1-gallon container. Hawaiian Sunset Cake Cake 1 […]