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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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 […]

White Chocolate Raspberry Cheesecake 2 cups graham cracker crumbs 1 stick butter, melted 5 (8-ounce) packages cream cheese, softened 1 cup sugar 2 large eggs 1 tablespoon vanilla 12 ounces white chocolate, melted and cooled slightly 1 cup raspberry preserves Fresh raspberries, for garnish Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Combine graham cracker crumbs and butter […]

By Ginna Parsons Daily Journal TUPELO – Lauren Vann says she believes God gave her a husband and three sons on purpose. “I love to cook, and now I cook for and feed four boys,” said Vann, 29. “I’ve always tried to cook healthy and now I’m trying to balance healthy with kid-friendly and budget-friendly.” […]

Green Smoothie 2 cups leafy greens, such as spinach or kale 1 cup liquid (water, coconut milk or almond milk) 1 cup plain yogurt 3 cups frozen or fresh fruit (banana, mango, berries, peach, pear, etc.) Honey or Stevia (optional) Protein powder (optional) Flax seed oil (optional) Blend leafy greens and liquids together first to […]

By Ginna Parsons Daily Journal STARKVILLE – When Taylor Blue entered college a couple of years ago, she was prepared to major in journalism. “But I hated it,” the 20-year-old said. “I enjoy writing, but I don’t like deadlines.” So she changed courses and decided to pursue educational psychology. “My mom is the special education […]

Skillet Steak Olive oil 3 to 4 (1-inch) chuck steaks Blackened seasoning Salt and pepper 1 large onion, sliced Heat cast iron skillet over high heat. Cover bottom of skillet with olive oil. Coat meat with blackened seasoning and salt and pepper on both sides. Sear meat quickly in prepared pan until a crust forms. […]

By Ginna Parsons Daily Journal BALDWYN – Before Maria Hughes married her husband, Hayden, she was a vegetarian. Today, she eats – and cooks – such things as deer, wild turkey and catfish. “My husband is a big hunter and we grill a lot of what he kills,” said Hughes, 35. “This really cool thing […]