Potato Casserole 4 cups shredded potatoes 1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese 1 (8-ounce) container sour cream 1 can cream of mushroom soup 6 tablespoons melted butter, divided 1⁄2 cup chopped onions Salt and pepper 1 cup crushed crackers Combine potatoes, cheese, sour cream, soup, 4 tablespoons melted butter, onions and salt and pepper to taste. […]

By Ginna Parsons Daily Journal Danny Burks is one of the nicest guys you’ll ever meet. He’s funny, considerate, loving, generous – and a good cook. And folks in the Whittentown community west of Ripley know it. “I don’t know how to cook small,” said Burks, 61. “I cook big so we can share. We […]

Zesty Italian Potatoes 3 pounds red potatoes, peeled and sliced 1⁄4-inch thick 1 large onion, sliced 2 sticks butter, sliced Salt and pepper 2 packages zesty Italian dressing mix 2 (8-ounce) packages shredded sharp Cheddar cheese Spray a 9×13-inch casserole with cooking spray. Place half of the sliced potatoes in the bottom. Cover with half […]


By Ginna Parsons Daily Journal TUPELO – Many of Betty Cayson’s recipes have the words Bumble Bee in them. She makes Bumble Bee Cake, Bumble Bee Bread, Bumble Bee Holiday Braid and Bumble Bee Rolls. That’s because Bumble Bee is what her two youngest grandkids call her. “I have three grandchildren ages 5, 16 and […]

Bumble Bee Cake 1 box dark chocolate cake mix, prepared 1 can sweetened condensed milk 1 large box instant vanilla pudding 1 cup whole milk 1 (8-ounce) block cream cheese, room temp 1⁄2 cup creamy peanut butter 1 (8-ounce) container whipped topping Crushed Heath bars Chocolate syrup Caramel syrup Prepare cake as directed on package […]

By Ginna Parsons Daily Journal SALTILLO – To say that Jace Stults cooks dinner for his family five nights a week would not be an extraordinary statement. Until you take into account that Jace is 13 years old. The Guntown Middle School seventh-grader started cooking when he was a young boy, at the behest of […]

Chocolate Cake Cake 2 sticks butter 2 cups sugar 1 small box instant vanilla pudding 4 eggs 3 cups sifted self-rising flour 1 cup whole or 2 percent milk 1 teaspoon vanilla extract Frosting 1 stick butter 1 tablespoon shortening 2 tablespoons light corn syrup 1 tablespoon brewed coffee (optional) 1⁄4 cup cocoa powder 1 […]

By Ginna Parsons Daily Journal ALGOMA – Brenda Foster learned the meaning of the word compromise early in her marriage thanks to – of all things – chocolate gravy. “Both of our favorite things for breakfast was chocolate gravy,” said the 65-year-old. “The first time I made it, Larry said that bad-man thing: ‘This don’t […]

Alma Foster’s Fudge Cake 1 box Duncan Hines butter recipe fudge cake mix 1⁄2 cup water 5 eggs 7 tablespoons softened butter Filling 1 cup milk 1 cup sugar 1 tablespoon butter 24 marshmallows 1 (14-ounce) bag sweetened coconut Frosting 1 tub dark chocolate fudge homestyle frosting Combine cake mix, water, eggs (this recipe calls […]