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 […]

By Ginna Parsons Daily Journal TUPELO – Evelyn Lancaster is a blur. Whether she’s in her kitchen cooking or outside puttering in her garden, she’s always moving. “I don’t sit down,” the 74-year-old said. “I may not accomplish one darn thing, but I stay busy.” Lancaster and her husband, Jim, who will celebrate 55 years […]

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 […]