Lemon Mashed Potatoes 10 to 12 Yukon Gold potatoes 2 tablespoons fat-free sour cream 1⁄2 to 3⁄4 cup skim milk Kosher salt, freshly ground pepper and garlic powder Zest of 2 lemons Peel and cube potatoes. Boil until tender. Drain and return to warm pot to let any moisture evaporate. Break potatoes apart with a […]

By Ginna Parsons Daily Journal FULTON – Alex Watson can just about document her life by the photographs of food taken along the way. “People laugh at me because I’m always taking pictures of food, but it’s a family thing,” said Watson, 39. “Go through our old family photos and there are tons of pictures […]

Shrimp and Sausage Gumbo 6 tablespoons vegetable oil, divided 2 pounds frozen chopped okra 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour 2 small onions, diced 2 ribs celery, diced 1 green bell pepper, finely diced 1 cup chopped green onions 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 small can tomato paste 3 large bay leaves 1⁄4 teaspoon dried thyme 1 […]

By Ginna Parsons Daily Journal RIENZI – Judy Heytens has always has an interest in baked goods and the prettier, the better. So it’s no wonder that she decided recently to host her own tea party. “I had been to two teas – one in Knoxville and one in Tupelo,” said Heytens, who will be […]

Tuna Casserole 1 onion, chopped 1 rib celery, chopped Minced garlic 1⁄2 stick margarine, melted 1 small jar mushrooms, drained 2 cans tuna packed in oil 1 can cream of mushroom soup 1 can cream of chicken soup 12 ounces egg noodles, boiled and drained Salt and pepper 1 cup grated sharp Cheddar cheese Sauté […]

By Ginna Parsons Daily Journal HOUSTON – Barbara Fleming began cooking at age 10 with the blessing of her mother. “I liked to cook and my mother let me cook, but she always said I was an expensive cook,” said Fleming, 64. “It wasn’t that I messed things up. We could always eat everything I […]

Chicken Casserole 1 box long-grain and wild rice Chicken broth 1 small onion, chopped 1⁄2 cup chopped celery 1 stick butter, divided 2 cups cooked, chopped chicken 1 small can sliced water chestnuts, drained 1 small jar pimientos 1 small can mushrooms 1 can cream of celery soup 1 cup mayonnaise Crushed potato chips or […]

By Ginna Parsons Daily Journal THAXTON – When Jeris White was 16 years old, her father thought she was getting a little too serious about the boy she was seeing and told her to end the relationship. Instead, the young couple ran away to wed. “I met Tommy in Northwest Florida when I was in […]

Hamburger Stew 1 pound ground beef Water Margarine or bacon grease 2 carrots, sliced 1 onion, diced Potatoes, as many as you like, peeled and cubed 2 to 3 cans tomatoes Salt and pepper Put ground beef in a boiler with a little water and margarine or bacon grease. Boil for a few minutes and […]