Stir-Fry with Ramen Noodles 1⁄4 cup peanut oil 2 tablespoons sesame oil 1 to 2 tablespoons minced ginger 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 zucchini, sliced lengthwise in 2-inch pieces 12 to 15 baby carrots 8 to 10 mushrooms, sliced 1 onion, quartered and separated 10 to 12 sugar snap peas 1 broccoli crown, cut in […]

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Cook of the Week Krisha Mims.

By Ginna Parsons Daily Journal TUPELO – Just about the time Krisha Mims should have been in the kitchen learning how to cook, her mother died of breast cancer. So her dad stepped in. “My dad is the one who taught me how to cook,” said Mims, who grew up in Hatley and now lives […]

Cranberry Salad 1 small box cherry gelatin 1 small box lemon gelatin 1 cup chopped pecans 1 can whole berry cranberry sauce 1 small can crushed pineapple 2 cups hot water Combine all ingredients in a serving dish and refrigerate until set. Coconut Cake 2 boxes Duncan Hines white cake mix 1 cup sugar 1 […]


By Ginna Parsons Daily Journal BALDWYN – If you’re looking for something sweet to eat, Pauline Scott’s got you covered. The Baldwyn woman is always making cakes and cookies to share with neighbors and her fellow parishioners at First Baptist Church. “I try to do things for other people,” said Scott, 75. “That’s what Jimmy […]

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 […]