Cream Biscuits 2 cups self-rising flour 11⁄2 cups heavy whipping cream Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Spray skillet or baking pan with cooking spray. Combine flour and cream. Dough will be sticky. Pour onto a floured surface and roll or pat out to 1⁄2-inch thickness. Cut biscuits with biscuit cutter and place on baking pan. […]

By Ginna Parsons Daily Journal ASHLAND – Betty Ruth Carroll’s life has come full circle. For five years, she had a sweets shop in Ashland where she cooked all manner of desserts for the public. Then for 10 years, she had a restaurant on Highway 4 called Carroll’s Country Kitchen. For the next 25 years, […]

Hawaiian Fruit Pies 11⁄2 cups sugar 6 eggs 1 stick margarine, melted 1 cup light corn syrup 1⁄2 cup raisins 1⁄2 cup chopped pecans 1⁄2 cup flaked coconut 1⁄2 cup crushed pineapple 2 unbaked pie shells Combine sugar and eggs. Beat well and add melted margarine, syrup, raisins, pecans, coconut and pineapple. Divide mixture between […]

By Ginna Parsons Daily Journal TUPELO – If Tom Evans hadn’t been such an inquisitive child, he might not have his grandmother’s recipes today. “My earliest memories are of standing in a chair by my mama and my grandmother as they cooked,” said Evans, 67. “That’s why I’ve got a lot of my grandmother’s recipes, […]

Old-Fashioned Lemon Cake 1 box lemon supreme cake mix 1 stick margarine 3 jumbo eggs 1 cup water 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice Zest of 1⁄2 lemon Combine cake ingredients and divide batter between 2 greased, floured cake pans. Bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes or until layers are done. Lemon Icing 1 cup […]

By Ginna Parsons Daily Journal WATER VALLEY – If you don’t believe Peggy Whiteside can cook, just take a look at all the blue ribbons she’s won for her efforts. She has taken home the Vardaman Sweet Potato Festival’s top cooking award – the Mayor’s Cup – twice, and her recipe for Cabbage Casserole won […]

Southern Sweet Potato Pecan Pie 1 refrigerated pie crust 1 tablespoon powdered sugar 4 large eggs 11⁄2 cups firmly packed brown sugar 1 stick butter, melted and cooled 1⁄2 corn syrup 1⁄2 cup chopped pecans 2 tablespoons self-rising flour 2 tablespoons milk 2 teaspoons vanilla 1 cup cooked, mashed sweet potatoes 11⁄2 cups pecan halves […]

By Ginna Parsons Daily Journal EUPORA – From the time Cim Gore was a little girl, she knew she wanted to cook when she grew up. “That was always what I wanted to do – not be a cook in a restaurant, but just cook,” said Gore, 54. “I had a little kitchen set and […]

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 […]