By Ginna Parsons Daily Journal PLANTERSVILLE – You’d think that because she was one of 12 children, Glenda Payne would have learned a thing or two about cooking growing up in Tennessee, but you’d be wrong. “I did the house cleaning and left the cooking to the ones who liked to,” said Payne, who will […]

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Strawberry Parfaits.

Rouladen 4 tablespoons Dijon mustard 8 (1/4-inch-thick) slices round steak Salt and pepper 8 pieces of bacon 8 pickle spears 1 large onion, cut in wedges 3 tablespoons oil 1⁄3 cup all-purpose flour 3 cups beef broth Lightly spread mustard on each slice of steak. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Place 1 piece of bacon, […]

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Cook of the Week Alan Paul.

By Ginna Parsons Daily Journal TUPELO – Alan Paul didn’t realize it at the time, but he was forming a foundation for cooking at an early age. “I was a mama’s boy, always hanging on her apron strings,” said Paul, 29. “Growing up, I have to give all the credit for my sense of taste […]

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Thai Chicken Pizza.

Thai Chicken Pizza Dough 4 to 41⁄2 cups all-purpose flour, divided 1 to 2 tablespoons olive oil Pinch of salt 11⁄2 cups warm water 2 packages yeast Pinch of sugar Toppings 1⁄2 cup peanut sauce 2 tablespoons Sriracha hot sauce, or to taste 1 bunch fresh cilantro, chopped 1 egg fresh Mozzarella cheese, sliced thinly […]

By Ginna Parsons Daily Journal SMITHVILLE – Ask Jan Minch about her favorite cookbook and she’s likely to pull down five thick binders filled with recipes she’s organized in plastic sleeves. The recipes are clipped from newspapers, pulled from the Internet or gathered from family and friends. They are organized by main dishes, sides, appetizers, […]

Chicken Tetrazzini 1 onion, minced 2 tablespoons butter 2 cans cream of mushroom soup 2 cans cream of chicken soup 2 cups shredded Cheddar cheese 1⁄2 cup milk 1⁄2 cup water 1⁄4 teaspoon dried thyme 1⁄4 teaspoon dried basil 1⁄4 teaspoon dried oregano 2 tablespoons garlic salt 2 (7-ounce) packages spaghetti, cooked 4 to 5 […]

By Ginna Parsons Daily Journal BOONEVILLE – When Anne and Bill Caver’s kids were growing up, she always had a hot meal ready in the evenings. “We had supper sitting at the table every night of their entire lives,” she said. “And it was always good stuff, too, like chicken and dumplings, pot roast or […]

Greek Dip 1 small container hummus 1 cucumber, peeled and chopped 1 green or red bell pepper, chopped 1 cup chopped tomato (optional) 1⁄2 to 1 cup chopped Kalamata olives Feta cheese Fresh dill weed Olive oil Lemon juice In two pie pans or one large serving platter, spread a layer hummus in the bottom. […]

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 […]