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 […]

By Ginna Parsons Daily Journal OKOLONA – Step into Wilma Earnest’s dining room in the Egypt community and you’ll never doubt what season it is. In one corner, there’s a tree decorated with pumpkins, scarecrows, fall leaves and mums. On top, where you’d normally find an angel, there’s a big stuffed turkey wearing a pilgrim […]

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 […]