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 […]

Sunday afternoon after church, my husband and I began the “What do you want for supper?” dance. I’d throw an idea, and he’d pooh-pooh it. Then he’d suggest something and I’d wrinkle my nose. This went on for a few minutes, until we finally agreed to put the entree on the back burner and just […]

Special to the Journal NEW ALBANY – New Albany’s first farm-to-table dinner will be May 22, to open both the New Albany Farmer’s Market and the Down from the Hills Bluegrass Festival, which has moved from the fairgrounds to downtown this year. The meal will be prepared by Chef John Stokes, an Oxford native who […]

Special to the Journal Join Food Network Star finalist and cake artist Chef Linkie Marais on Friday from 6 to 8 p.m. for “Cupcakes for Mom,” a cupcake decorating class at Southern Hospitality Education in the Renasant Center for Ideas in downtown Tupelo. Marais, a South Africa native who lived in Tupelo and studied at […]

By William Moore Daily Journal TUPELO – Officials are expecting a good crowd for Friday’s Burger Bash, an annual fundraiser for the Boys & Girls Clubs of North Mississippi. Starting at 11 a.m. in the parking lot at the corner of Troy and Spring streets, the club will be selling sack lunches with a Black […]

It’s early morning and I’m sitting in my hotel room at the Beau Rivage, 25 floors above the Mississippi Sound, about to start a day that will end with a great benefit concert for Extra Table. As I look across the water toward Horn Island I find myself thinking – not of seafood, but of […]

By Rod Guajardo Daily Journal TUPELO – The Dudie burgers were too good to put down on Saturday for Guntown resident Tim Gillespie. The former Tupelo resident spent many afternoons in the late 1960s at the original Dudie’s Diner location just south of Crosstown. Memories of those days quickly returned to Gillespie as he walked […]

By Ginna Parsons Daily Journal NETTLETON – As the second of six children and the oldest girl, Lela Finney was pushed into cooking at an early age. “You know how it is when you’re the oldest,” said Finney, 81. “I had to do it all – cook and clean. I got to learn everything. Back […]

Caramel Cake Icing 3 cups sugar, divided 8 ounces evaporated milk 1 stick butter or margarine Pinch of salt 1 tablespoon cold water 1 teaspoon vanilla flavoring In a heavy saucepan, bring 21⁄2 cups of sugar, milk, butter and salt to a boil. At the same time, shake remaining 1⁄2 cup of sugar in a […]