Easter morning, to me, is the perfect occasion for a breakfast casserole. You can prepare and eat it before church, if you’re going, and it isn’t so heavy that it ruins your appetite for the big lunch you’re planning. Sometimes, I make breakfast casseroles that start with chunks of bread, and then incorporate eggs, cooked […]

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Terri Moore and her mother, Kinue Moore, are part of Moore's Kitchen, a family-owned business on Easton Boulevard in Tupelo.

By Ginna Parsons Daily Journal TUPELO – If you want a plate-lunch bargain in Tupelo, look no further than Moore’s Kitchen on Eason Boulevard. The family owned and operated restaurant/convenience store opened last May and the lunch business has taken off. The folks you’ll see in the eatery just about every day are Dale and […]

Chicken Tetrazzini is one of those dishes I’ve been making for about 15 years now. It’s not something I grew up with – my mother didn’t do a lot of casseroles or bakes because my father was a meat-and-potatoes man. I’ve tried several different recipes over the years. Some use canned soups, some add green […]

Looking for a recipe on Google can be, to use a phrase from TV detective Adrian Monk, both a blessing and a curse. On the one hand, you can type in something as vague as “chicken casserole” or as specific as “chicken casserole with cheese, water chestnuts and almonds” and either way, you’re going to […]

I love Mississippi. Sure, there are other states that might be prettier. It’s hard to top the mountain vistas of North Carolina and Virginia. The redwoods of Northern California are majestic, the craggy cliffs that overlook the Atlantic on the northeast coast have inspired hundreds of writers, and the colorful autumn foliage of New England […]

By Ginna Parsons Daily Journal TUPELO – In the fall of 2012, three women from The Orchard’s congregation in Tupelo decided to embark on a spiritual adventure. For one month, they would subsist on seven foods (plus water, salt, pepper and olive oil). The idea came from Jen Hatmaker’s book, “7: An Experimental Mutiny Against […]

I love to watch golf on TV. I don’t care for football, basketball, baseball, tennis or any other sport, but I will watch golf for hours at a time, if allowed. I think this stems from growing up with my golfer-father. I can’t remember a Saturday morning that Daddy didn’t head to the Olympia Spa […]

Bacon is good. Bacon is popular. Bacon gets a lot of press. I love bacon. Bacon gets the prime slot on grocery store shelves – front and center, eye level in the breakfast meats cooler. Sausage, bacon’s redheaded stepbrother, is relegated to a few shelves next to the pressed luncheon meats and water-filled hams. It’s […]

By Ginna Parsons Daily Journal OXFORD – Chef and restaurateur John Currence, who has City Grocery, Bouré, Big Bad Breakfast and Snackbar in Oxford, has been nominated for a James Beard Foundation culinary award. Currence was nominated in the American cookbook category for “Pickles, Pigs & Whiskey: Recipes from My Three Favorite Food Groups and […]