Macarons 1 cup almond flour 2 cups confectioners’ sugar Pinch of salt 3 egg whites, room temp 1/4 cup granulated sugar Food coloring (optional) FILLING 1 (8-ounce) block cream cheese, room temp 1/2 stick butter, room temp 1 teaspoon vanilla 1 pound confectioners’ sugar Food coloring (optional) Sift almond flour and confectioners’ sugar together. Add […]

By Ginna Parsons Daily Journal PONTOTOC – Growing up, Jennifer Johnson had no use for the kitchen. She would rather have been cleaning house or cutting grass. “I just wasn’t into cooking as a child,” said Johnson, 49. “But I enjoyed making sure everything was neat and in its place in the house. I like […]

Cheesy Beef Spirals 2 cups uncooked spiral pasta 2 pounds ground beef 2 small onions, chopped 1 clove garlic, minced 1 (26-ounce) jar spaghetti sauce 1 (4-ounce) jar mushrooms, drained 1/2 cup sour cream 8 ounces processed cheese, cubed 2 cups shredded Mozzarella cheese Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain. Meanwhile, in a large […]

By Ginna Parsons Daily Journal DUMAS – As the third of six children, and one of only two girls, Gail Henry Hill got an early start in the kitchen. Her father, Ancel, was a farmer and her mother, Dorothy, worked in a factory. “So the cooking fell to me and my sister,” said Hill, 65. […]

Golden Hearty Chowder 2 cups chopped potatoes 1/2 cup chopped carrots 1/4 cup chopped onion 2 cups boiling water 1 tablespoon salt Dash of pepper 1/4 cup all-purpose or self-rising flour 1/2 stick butter 2 cups shredded cheese 2 cups milk Cook potatoes, carrots and onion in boiling water seasoned with salt and pepper. Simmer […]

By Ginna Parsons Daily Journal BOONEVILLE – About a year after Cathy and Bob Higgins began dating, she made him a red velvet cake for Valentine’s Day and sent it to his office at Cooper Tire, where he was an industrial engineer. He shared it with his co-workers and they enjoyed it so much, she […]

Mexican Cornbread 1 1/2 cups self-rising cornmeal mix 2 eggs, beaten 2/3 cup vegetable oil 1 cup sour cream 2 tablespoons fresh or canned chopped jalapeño 1 (15-ounce) can cream-style corn 1 cup grated sharp Cheddar cheese (optional) Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Combine cornmeal mix with eggs, oil and sour cream until just blended. […]

By Ginna Parsons Daily Journal GUNTOWN – Angie Watson doesn’t remember exactly how she learned to cook, but she knows the instruction didn’t come from her mother. “Mother was a stay-at-home mom and I can’t remember if she didn’t want me in the kitchen or if I didn’t want to be in the kitchen, but […]

Sheila’s Dough Burgers 1 1/2 pounds ground beef 1 cup self-rising flour 2 eggs 1/2 cup warm water or more Salt and pepper Oil Combine beef, flour, eggs, water and salt and pepper. Heat frying pan and cover with oil. Spoon out 1/4 cup of mixture into pan for each burger. Cook until crispy and […]