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Chanda Cossit, co-host for Cooking Like the Stars, gets a quick update on cook Jim Goodwin's status as he prepares his appetizer.

By W. Derek Russell Daily Journal TUPELO – The trash-talk was all in good spirits Sunday night in Tupelo. Park Heights hosted the second annual Cooking Like the Stars event, benefiting the Boys & Girls Clubs of North Mississippi. Dr. Louis Britton, Dianne Craig, Jackie Deaton and Jim Goodwin put their best frying pan forward […]

Thanksgiving is almost the perfect holiday. The food is good, family members are gathered, friends are always invited, and football is on the tube all day. When I look back at Thanksgivings through the decades of my life I have nothing but fond memories. 1960s The Thanksgivings of my early youth were spent in a […]

By Ginna Parsons Daily Journal OXFORD – Liz Barrett has held just about every journalism job you can think of. She’s worked for beauty publications, free-lanced, done public relations, sold advertising and maintained a successful food blog. So when she was approached about writing a book on pizza, she didn’t hesitate. “Pizza is everywhere and […]

When it comes to cooked cabbage, I have made a believer out of my husband and my son.Before last week, no one in my family was a cooked cabbage fan but me. I grew up eating boiled cabbage that my mother would season with a big chunk of ham. But every time I tried to […]

The oatmeal cookie is my cookie of choice. If it has raisins in it, that’s a bonus. I was eating an oatmeal-raisin cookie the other day and noticed a strange tang in the flavor profile. I had tasted oatmeal cookies like that occasionally, through the years, but it had been a while. Though I had […]

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Boys and Girls Club board member Lucy Nash, left, stands nearby as local celebrity chefs Jim Goodwin, center, and Dr. Louis Britton check out the Park Heights kitchen Friday afternoon where they will be competing.

By William Moore Daily Journal TUPELO – Four good-natured and good-hearted “chefs” will help feed and entertain a crowd, all the while raising money for charity. For the second year, Park Heights restaurant will host Cooking Like the Stars, a fundraiser for the Boys & Girls Clubs of North Mississippi. Dr. Louis Britton, Dianne Craig, […]

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Glenda Nadeau prepares the sweet potatoes for casseroles a group of ladies were making for the Houston Parish Bazaar on Nov. 21 at  First United Methodist Church in Houston.

By Ginna Parsons Daily Journal HOUSTON – One day last week, it smelled like Thanksgiving in the kitchen at First United Methodist Church in Houston. Six women representing FUM and the North Charge in Houlka gathered to sauté onions and celery, chop pecans, boil rice and mash sweet potatoes for some of the casseroles they’ll […]

Sweet Potato Casserole 3 cups cooked, mashed sweet potatoes 1 cup sugar 1 stick margarine, melted 2 eggs 1 teaspoon vanilla Topping 1 cup light brown sugar 1 stick margarine, melted 1⁄2 cup flour (self-rising or all-purpose) 1 cup chopped pecans (optional) For the casserole, combine potatoes, sugar, margarine, eggs and vanilla. Pour into a […]

Have you ever come across one of those recipes you just couldn’t get out of your head? That’s what happened when my husband, Charlie, sent me a link to a steak sandwich he found online. This recipe, which I’ve changed somewhat, is from New York butcher Pat LaFrieda’s new cookbook, “Meat: Everything You Need to […]