By Ginna Parsons Daily Journal ALGOMA – Drop by Jeanette Pearson’s home in Algoma and you won’t leave hungry. The retired educator always has something prepared that she can thaw in a pinch and that’s if a pot of soup isn’t already cooking on the stove. “Most of the time I have little homemade pizzas […]

Party Pizza 2 pounds hot sausage Dried oregano 1 pound processed cheese, melted 1 tablespoon ketchup Dash of steak sauce Dash of garlic salt 2 loaves party rye bread 1 can pizza sauce Parmesan cheese Cook the sausage in a skillet until crumbly. Drain off grease and sprinkle sausage with oregano. Combine sausage, melted cheese, […]

Along with the rest of the free world, my husband and I resolved to eat more healthfully in 2017. We’ve cut out fried foods, most processed foods and sweets, and added more fruits and vegetables to our daily diets. We’re not being spartan by any means, but if we do have something decadent, we keep […]

Someone once said the four seasons in Mississippi are almost summer, summer, still summer, and Christmas. Others name the four Mississippi seasons dove season, deer season, duck season, and turkey season. It’s true we catch a little flack from those outside the region about our weather. We usually have a couple of below-freezing weekends in […]

By Ginna Parsons Daily Journal TUPELO – Eric Watkins remembers the exact moment he decided he was going to start preparing his own meals. He had graduated from Mississippi State University with a degree in accounting and taken a job in Water Valley. “I was on my own for the first time and I had […]

Apple Bundt Cake CAKE 3 cups all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon baking powder 1 teaspoon baking soda 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves 1/4 teaspoon salt 1 cup sugar 1 cup packed light brown sugar 1 cup vegetable or canola oil 1/2 cup applesauce 2 large eggs, room temp, beaten 2 teaspoons vanilla 2 […]

There are two dishes that always please in my family: baked cheese spaghetti and homemade tacos. So when I came across a recipe that combined the two, I figured I had hit on a winner. I got an email last week with a couple of dozen recipes for jazzing up pasta – taking it past […]

By Ginna Parsons Daily Journal STARKVILLE – A Starkville teen is trying for a second time to make a name for himself in the culinary world. Mark Coblentz, a 13-year-old at Armstrong Middle School, has been chosen to be among 40 young chefs competing for a coveted spot in the Top 20 on the Fox […]

The items we assign value to tend to change throughout our lives. In 1987, I was 26 years old and had just opened our first restaurant. My dream at that time was to one day own a restaurant in Aspen, Colorado, and a restaurant in Destin, Florida. The idea was that the seasons are so […]