Coconut Sour Cream Cake Cake 1 box white cake mix Filling 8 ounces sour cream 1 to 2 cups coconut (not frozen) 1 cup sugar Frosting 1 cup sugar 3 tablespoons light corn syrup Dash of salt 3 egg whites 3 tablespoons water Dash of cream of tartar 1 package frozen coconut Prepare cake according […]

By Ginna Parsons Daily Journal NETTLETON – As the second of six children and the oldest girl, Lela Finney was pushed into cooking at an early age. “You know how it is when you’re the oldest,” said Finney, 81. “I had to do it all – cook and clean. I got to learn everything. Back […]

Caramel Cake Icing 3 cups sugar, divided 8 ounces evaporated milk 1 stick butter or margarine Pinch of salt 1 tablespoon cold water 1 teaspoon vanilla flavoring In a heavy saucepan, bring 21⁄2 cups of sugar, milk, butter and salt to a boil. At the same time, shake remaining 1⁄2 cup of sugar in a […]

By Ginna Parsons Daily Journal SALTILLO – Cathy Miller first got interested in cooking when she was 9 years old. Her father had had surgery and was home recuperating for the summer and he let Miller, the youngest of seven children, help him in the kitchen. “Daddy would let me stand in the chair and […]

Italian Sausage Pasta 2 pounds ground Italian sausage 1 red bell pepper, chopped 1 orange bell pepper, chopped 1 yellow bell pepper, chopped 11⁄2 zucchini, chopped 4 Roma tomatoes, diced 1⁄2 white onion, chopped 1 teaspoon basil pesto 1 teaspoon minced garlic 2 cups tomato juice 1 box penne pasta, cooked and drained Brown sausage; […]

By Ginna Parsons Daily Journal CORINTH – As a conductor for the Norfolk Southern Railroad, Z.B. Alexander finds every day to be an adventure. “I don’t know where I’m going to work that day until they call,” he said. “They give me an hour and a half to get there.” The 33-year-old might find himself […]

Sweet Mashed Potatoes 8 to 10 Yukon Gold potatoes, peeled and cubed 1 sweet onion, diced 1 stick butter, divided 1⁄3 cup dark brown sugar 1 cup heavy whipping cream, or to taste Salt and pepper Boil potatoes until tender. Drain potatoes and return them to the pot. In a skillet, melt 2 tablespoons of […]

By Ginna Parsons Daily Journal BELMONT – When Marjorie Brosious was growing up in Prentiss County, she learned how to cook from her mother like most young girls did. But she did so without electricity. “I had to learn to cook on a wood stove and it was not easy to keep it fired up,” […]

Sausage Pinwheels 1⁄2 cup shortening 2 cups self-rising flour 3⁄4 cup milk 1 pound pork sausage, at room temperature Cut shortening into flour. Stir in milk with a fork and mix until dough leaves the sides of the bowl. Roll dough out into a rectangle about 1⁄2-inch thick. Spread uncooked sausage almost to the edges […]