Broccoli Salad 2 heads fresh broccoli, trimmed and cut into 1-inch pieces 1 bottle real bacon bits 2 cups shredded Mozzarella cheese 1⁄2 cup raisins 1 cup mayonnaise 1⁄2 cup sugar 2 tablespoons cider vinegar Mix broccoli, bacon bits, cheese and raisins. Set aside. Combine mayonnaise, sugar and vinegar. Pour over salad and refrigerate overnight. […]


By Ginna Parsons Daily Journal SALTILLO – When Dedra Rainey was a small girl, she loved to watch Julia Child and The Galloping Gourmet cooking shows on television. The problem was, the shows came on during the day. “That’s one of my earliest memories,” said Rainey, 54. “On days I would fake being sick so […]

Red Curry Shrimp and Vegetables 3 cups water 2 cups Jasmine rice 1 (13-ounce) can coconut milk 2 tablespoons red curry paste* 1 tablespoon brown sugar 1 pound large shrimp, peeled and deveined 1 cup sugar snap peas 1 cup bamboo shoots 1 cup red bell pepper slices 1⁄4 cup fresh Thai basil 1 to […]

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Claudia Jackson of Tupelo, left, and Johnnie Rogers of Aberdeen always please when they serve their oven-fried drumettes and chocolate chess pie.

By Ginna Parsons Daily Journal TUPELO – When Jan Rogers decided to nominate a Cook of the Week, she couldn’t decide between her mother, Claudia Jackson, and her mother-in-law, Johnnie Rogers. So she turned in their names together. “Both of these women are very special to me and wonderful cooks,” Rogers wrote. “Claudia is a […]

Oven-Fried Drumettes (Claudia Jackson) 3 packages drumettes Salt water 3 cups self-rising flour 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon pepper 2/3 cup canola oil Soak drumettes in salt water overnight in a covered dish. The next morning, rinse drumettes and place in tap water until ready to prepare. Combine flour, salt and pepper and set aside. […]

By Ginna Parsons Daily Journal TUPELO – If you can name it, Chris Winders has probably cooked it. The Tupelo businessman remembers being in the kitchen with his mother and grandmother while growing up in Aberdeen, but he figures it was about 15 years ago – when Food Network became popular – that he took […]

Korean Beef 1⁄3 cup soy sauce 1⁄3 cup mirin (Japanese cooking wine) 1⁄3 cup brown sugar or 1⁄4 cup honey 1 clove garlic, chopped 1 teaspoon fresh chopped ginger 1 teaspoon of Sambal Oelek chili garlic sauce (or Sriracha) 1⁄2 teaspoon ground black pepper 1 bunch scallions, white and green parts chopped and separated 1 […]

By Ginna Parsons Daily Journal FULTON – Quentin Clifton’s passion is cooking, and it shows when he talks about food. “I started watching my mother cook when I was 12 or 13, especially Sunday dinners,” said Clifton, who works at Mueller Copper Tubing in Fulton. “When I got home after school or at night, if […]

Hawaiian Chicken 5 to 6 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves 1⁄3 cup soy sauce 1⁄3 cup brown sugar 1⁄2 cup pineapple juice Cooked rice Cut chicken into small chunks and place in a slow cooker. Cover with soy sauce, brown sugar and pineapple juice. Cook on medium heat for 3 to 4 hours. Serve over […]