Green Bean Casserole 3 tablespoons butter 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon salt 1⁄4 teaspoon pepper 1 teaspoon sugar 1⁄2 teaspoon grated onion 1 cup sour cream 2 cans French-style green beans, drained 2 cups grated Cheddar cheese 1⁄2 cup buttered cornflake crumbs or bread crumbs Melt butter on low heat; stir in flour, salt, […]

By Ginna Parsons Daily Journal BOONEVILLE – Ann Simpson makes no bones about it: She grew up poor. “I mean we were very, very, very poor,” Simpson said. “There were six of us kids at home and we all had jobs to do. We cooked from scratch, grew our own vegetables, raised our own chickens […]

Pork Chop Potato Bake 6 to 8 pork chops Seasoned flour Vegetable oil for frying 1 (30-ounce) bag shredded hash browns, thawed 1 can cream of celery soup 1 cup milk 1 (16-ounce) container sour cream 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon pepper 21⁄2 cups shredded Cheddar cheese, divided 1 large can french-fried onions, divided Dredge […]

By Ginna Parsons Daily Journal SALTILLO – Carol Bearden of Saltillo has had both knees replaced and battled breast cancer twice, but she’s not letting surgery get in the way of a productive life. “I’m ready for anything,” the 67-year-old Bearden said as she did a little twist. “I stay busy.” The mother of three […]

Strawberry Cake 1 box strawberry cake mix, prepared 1 (16-ounce) package frozen strawberries, thawed 1 cup hot water 1 small box strawberry gelatin 3⁄4 cup sugar 8 ounces sour cream 1 (8-ounce) container whipped topping Fresh strawberries Prepare cake mix according to package directions and bake in a 9×13-inch dish. Drain strawberries and reserve liquid. […]

By Ginna Parsons Daily Journal TUPELO – Carrie Anderson has been cooking just about all her life and she learned at the feet of the masters: Her grandmother, Clytee Hansberger, and her mother, Lisa Hansberger. “Every female in my family cooks and when I say cooks, I mean cooks from scratch,” said Anderson, 32. “We […]

Seared Scallops with Tomato and Spinach Risotto 21⁄2 cups low-sodium chicken broth 3 tablespoons butter, divided 1⁄2 onion, minced Salt and pepper 1 garlic clove, minced 3⁄4 cup arborio rice 1⁄4 cup dry white wine, such as pinot grigio 2 tomatoes, seeded and chopped 2 cups fresh baby spinach Handful of torn basil 1⁄4 cup […]

By Ginna Parsons Daily Journal Jerry Dewayne Porter Jr. of Corinth knew in high school he wanted to be a chef. So he figured the first logical step was to take a home economics class. “But my dad didn’t want me to cook in high school,” said Porter, 35. “He said that no boy belonged […]

Southern Blush Salad Salad 2 servings spring mix lettuce 1⁄3 cup fresh blueberries 1⁄3 cup fresh raspberries 1⁄3 cup mandarin oranges in light syrup, drained 1 cup fresh sliced mushrooms 1⁄4 cup bleu cheese crumbles 1⁄2 avocado, peeled and sliced 1⁄2 cup sugar-toasted walnuts 1⁄3 cup sunflower seeds Raspberry Balsamic Vinaigrette 1 cup fresh raspberries […]