Ginger Ale Pound Cake 2 sticks butter 1⁄2 cup shortening 5 large eggs 21⁄2 cups sugar 2 teaspoons vanilla 2 teaspoons lemon flavoring 3 cups all-purpose flour 1⁄2 teaspoon salt 3⁄4 cup Ginger Ale Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Grease and flour a Bundt pan. In a large mixing bowl, beat butter and shortening until […]

By Ginna Parsons Daily Journal THAXTON – Jeannie Butts has had to reinvent herself in the kitchen three times now. She was born and raised in Nebraska, where every meal consisted of potatoes and gravy and meat. “That’s all we ate,” she said. “Maybe there was a small taste of a vegetable or a salad, […]

Aebleskiver 11⁄2 cups buttermilk 4 eggs, separated 1⁄4 cup sour cream 1 teaspoon baking soda 3⁄4 teaspoon baking powder 1⁄2 teaspoon salt 13⁄4 cups all-purpose flour Combine buttermilk, egg yolks, sour cream, soda, baking powder, salt and flour. Beat egg whites and fold into mixture. Put oil in each cup of an Aebleskiver pan, or […]

By Ginna Parsons Daily Journal FULTON – Chip Prestage is passionate about food. Most every evening he makes dinner for himself and his wife, Sabrina, although he says she’s an excellent cook herself. “Every afternoon, I get a text from her, saying, ‘What do you want for dinner?’ and I say, ‘It doesn’t matter,’ and […]

Pan Grilled Pork Loin 1 pork loin, 3 to 4 pounds 1⁄3 cup Worcestershire sauce 3 tablespoons soy sauce 1⁄2 tablespoon red wine vinegar 1 tablespoon olive oil 2 teaspoons kosher salt 1 teaspoon course black pepper Trim white membrane from loin. Combine sauces and vinegar. Place loin in marinade and refrigerate for 6 to […]

By Ginna Parsons Daily Journal BALDWYN – In 15 years of marriage, it’s safe to say April Haynes has learned a thing or two about cooking. She and her high school sweetheart, David, began dating in the 10th grade at Kossuth High School. They got engaged when she was 17 and wed the summer after […]

Mexican Chicken Soup 1 small onion, chopped 2 tablespoons olive oil 11⁄2 to 2 pounds chicken tenders, cut in pieces 4 to 5 cups chicken stock, divided 1 can Ro-tel tomatoes, drained 1 can yellow corn, drained 1 can black beans, drained and rinsed 1 can petite-diced tomatoes, drained 6 to 8 shakes hot sauce […]

By Ginna Parsons Daily Journal NEW ALBANY – Linda Green grew up the only girl in a household with seven brothers, so you can imagine she got pressed into kitchen duty at an early age. “I remember my mom and dad were wallpapering the kitchen and Mom said, ‘Linda, I’m going to tell you what […]

Banana Cake 1 box butter-flavor cake mix 4 eggs 1 cup oil 1 teaspoon baking soda 31⁄2 cups mashed bananas Frosting 1 (8-ounce) block cream cheese, softened 1 box confectioner’s sugar 1 stick butter 1 cup chopped pecans Combine cake mix, eggs, oil and baking soda and mix well. Fold in bananas. Pour batter into […]