By Ginna Parsons Daily Journal MOOREVILLE – Mindy Williams has always cooked for people at her church when they were sick, but when she and her family decided to go on a mission trip during spring break, she really upped her game. Last October, Williams began preparing casseroles, cakes, pies and appetizers to help fund […]

Chicken Spaghetti 4 chicken breast halves 1⁄2 bouillon cube 1⁄2 stick butter Salt and pepper 12 ounces thin spaghetti 1 (16-ounce) box Velveeta cheese 1 can mild Ro-tel tomatoes Chicken broth (optional) 1 cup shredded Mozzarella cheese In a large pan of water, place chicken breasts, bouillon, butter, salt and pepper. Bring to a boil […]

By Ginna Parsons Daily Journal NEW ALBANY – All the signs were there. When Jalisa Pratt was a little girl, her room was filled with Fisher-Price toy kitchens, complete with dishes and pretend food. At about age 9, her mother taught her how to make a from-scratch white cake with buttercream icing. She wears T-shirts […]

Banana Pudding Poke Cake 1 box yellow cake mix 2 small boxes instant banana pudding 4 cups cold milk 1 (8-ounce) container whipped topping 1 to 2 cups roughly chopped vanilla wafers Bake cake according to directions on the box in a 9×13-inch pan. When cake is done and slightly cooled, poke holes all over […]

By Ginna Parsons Daily Journal GUNTOWN – When Sherry Norman and her husband, David, were dating, he was living in Nashville. On a trip to visit him, she cooked dinner three times for David and his roommate. “His roommate said, ‘Buddy, you’re going to get fat if you marry her. I haven’t ever eaten food […]

Turtle Cake 1 box chocolate cake mix 1 can sweetened condensed milk 1 bottle caramel ice cream topping, divided 1 (12-ounce) container Cool Whip 1 cup finely chopped pecans Prepare cake according to package directions and bake in a 9×13-inch pan. Let cake cool a little, then poke holes in the top of the cake […]

By Ginna Parsons Daily Journal TREMONT – Mary Killingsworth still remembers the first thing she ever learned to cook: homemade biscuits. “My mother was in the hospital and I made them and my dad said I made enough to feed Coxey’s Army,” said Killingsworth, 74. “I guess I was about 10 at the time and […]

Scalloped Cabbage 1 medium head cabbage, cut in strips 1 small onion, chopped 1 cup evaporated milk 1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese 1 can cream of mushroom soup Crushed Ritz crackers 1 stick butter or margarine, melted Put cabbage and onion in a large skillet or saucepan and barely cover with salted water. Cook for […]

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Cook of the Week Lynn Stewart.

By Ginna Parsons Daily Journal HICKORY FLAT – Lynn Stewart can cook just about anything you’d ever want to eat, but her desserts, cookies and candies are what she’s known for. “I make everything from scratch,” said Stewart, 74. “I don’t use cake mixes. I can tell a cake mix and I can tell a […]