Coconut Pineapple Cake 1 box pineapple supreme cake mix 1 can cream of coconut 1 can sweetened condensed milk 1 large can crushed pineapple, drained 1 (16-ounce) container whipped topping 1 package frozen coconut, thawed Bake cake according to package directions in a large aluminum pan with lid (9x11x2-inch). When cake is done, punch holes […]


By Ginna Parsons Daily Journal TUPELO – Joel Driskell cooks breakfast and dinner every night for his family, but he’s quick to tell you this: He is not a short-order cook. “It’s hard for me to try new recipes because I’ve got four other palates to feed,” he said. “You’ll get two or three that […]

Corn Chowder 1/2 pound thick-sliced bacon, diced 1 large onion 1 red bell pepper, diced 1 green pepper, diced 1/4 cup all-purpose flour 1 quart vegetable or chicken stock 2 pounds potatoes, diced into 1/2-inch cubes 6 cans corn, drained 2 quarts milk 1 cup heavy cream Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper Cook […]

By Charlie Langford Monroe Journal TUPELO – When I was first approached about being interviewed as a Cook of the Week, I jumped at the opportunity. What spouse wouldn’t? Think about it. Your wife trying to do her job in a professional manner and you, a wiseacre husband, offering up goofball answers. Plus, I was […]

Southern Buttermilk Biscuits 1/2 stick very cold butter (no substitution) 2 cups of cold White Lily self-rising flour 3⁄4 cup cold buttermilk Preheat oven to 500 degrees. Using a pastry cutter, cut butter into flour until it is crumbly. Add buttermilk and mix very lightly. Dough will be very shaggy. Put a bit of flour […]

By Ginna Parsons Daily Journal NEW ALBANY – For Renée Reid, cooking and recipes are all about family and the memories that come with each dish she makes. “When you talk about how I learned to cook, it’s going to be my grandmothers, my mom, my aunts,” said Reid, 42, director of marketing and public […]

Chicken Enchiladas 3 medium to large chicken breast halves 1 package taco seasoning 1 tablespoon butter or margarine 1 small can chopped green chilies Chopped onion (optional and to taste) Chopped green bell pepper (optional and to taste) Minced garlic (optional and to taste) Fresh cilantro 1 (8-ounce) block cream cheese, softened 8 medium-sized flour […]


By Ginna Parsons Daily Journal FULTON – For many years, San McLeod was notorious for being a bad cook. “When I married Mike, I couldn’t cook anything,” said McLeod, 65. “I was a daddy’s girl and I followed him step for step. I cared not one whit for anything to do with the house.” The […]

Knedliky 3 cups all-purpose flour 1 cup self-rising flour 13⁄4 tablespoons salt, divided 2 eggs 13⁄4 cups water 6 slices cubed bread, lightly toasted Combine flours, 3⁄4 tablespoon salt, eggs and water to make a soft dough. Stir in bread cubes so they are completely covered with dough. Add remaining 1 tablespoon salt to a […]