The weather is beginning to warm and we are heading into sandwich season. Fall and winter are soup seasons. When the weather cools, we look for something that will stick to our ribs, warm us and comfort us. In the heat of Mississippi summers, sandwiches rule the day. I have been on a serious sandwich […]

By Ginna Parsons Daily Journal TUPELO – Mike Dillard is a master in the kitchen. While bacon is sizzling on the grill, he’s pan sautéing a duck breast and chopping ingredients for a summer salsa. And there’s not a recipe in sight. “I don’t use cookbooks and I hardly ever use recipes,” said Dillard, 67. […]

Duck with Lemon Dill Sauce LEMON DILL SAUCE 1 cup Hellmann’s mayonnaise 1⁄4 cup buttermilk Zest of 1 lemon 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice 2 tablespoons fresh dill 3 to 4 leaves fresh mint, chopped 1 tablespoon fresh parsley, chopped 1 clove garlic, minced 1⁄4 teaspoon coriander DUCK 4 (4-ounce) duck breast halves Salt and […]

Last week, one of my co-workers, Emma Crawford Kent, brought me a big bag of greens from the garden she and her husband, Jacob, tend in Verona. Emma celebrated a birthday week before last and I had given her a couple of tickets to Tupelo Community Theatre’s production of “Mary Poppins” that we weren’t going […]

Mississippi’s greatest pastimes are football, hunting and fishing. I love football on all levels. It’s a game I know very well, it’s a game I played, and it’s a game I enjoy watching my son play. Football has always been, and always will be, one of the greatest joys of my life, and one of […]

By Zack Orsborn Daily Journal TUPELO – Standing over a searing grill at the Oren Dunn Museum’s Dudie Burger Festival on Saturday, Jerry Duckett, operations manager, flips a burger patty reminiscent of a classic Tupelo staple: the Dudie burger. Through years of research and interviews with old employees and family members, Duckett learned what made […]

By W. Derek Russell Daily Journal TUPELO – For a taste from the past, look no farther than Ballard Park and the Oren Dunn City Museum this weekend for the annual Dudie Burger Festival. Starting at 10 a.m., the festival has all kinds of events for all ages, from train rides and a petting zoo […]

By Ginna Parsons Daily Journal TUPELO – The Taste of Home Cooking School is coming to Tupelo in two weeks. Sponsored by Anthony’s Neapolitan Pizza and the Daily Journal, the event will be held May 17 at the BancorpSouth Conference Center in Tupelo. Doors open at 4 p.m. and the show begins at 6 p.m. […]


Sausage and Egg Pizza 1 tube (8 ounces) refrigerated reduced-fat crescent rolls 1⁄2 pound Italian turkey sausage links, casings removed 1 3⁄4 cups sliced fresh mushrooms 1 1⁄4 cups frozen shredded hash brown potatoes 1⁄4 teaspoon garlic salt 1⁄4 teaspoon pepper 2 green onions, chopped 2 tablespoons finely chopped sweet red pepper 1⁄2 cup shredded […]