Cooking, golf call Corinth woman’s name

By Ginna Parsons Daily Journal CORINTH – Ginna Bumpas has two weaknesses: cooking and golf. The Corinth native began cooking meals for...

By Ginna Parsons Daily Journal TUPELO – David Barnes’ introduction into the world of restaurants wasn’t very glamorous. “I started at Red Lobster in Florida out of high school as a pot scrubber,” said Barnes, 52. “Then I graduated to dishwasher.” Barnes was a pre-med major at Florida State University, working in restaurants to help […]

Olive Salsa 1 cup chopped grape tomatoes 1⁄2 English cucumber, diced 1⁄2 bunch cilantro, chopped 1⁄4 cup coarsely chopped kalamata olives 1⁄4 cup coarsely chopped green olives 1⁄4 cup coarsely chopped black olives 1⁄4 cup coarsely chopped Spanish olives 1 medium red onion, finely chopped 2 cloves garlic, minced 2 jalapeños, seeded and finely chopped […]

When I was growing up, our Thanksgiving table looked the same every year: turkey, dressing, gravy, canned cranberry sauce, butterbeans, peas, relish tray, rolls and ambrosia. I don’t ever recall a variation. I guess Mama decided that as long as we cleaned our plates every year, we liked what she had prepared. It wasn’t until […]

By Ginna Parsons Daily Journal STARKVILLE – Mark Coblentz can remember going to his grandmother’s house when he was about 2 years old and helping her make cookies. “I think she let me get an egg out of the fridge,” said Mark, 12. “But then I lost interest in cooking for a while. When I […]

Grandma Sue’s Carrot Cake Cake 2 cups sugar 11⁄2 cups vegetable oil 4 eggs 2 cups all-purpose flour 1⁄4 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon baking powder 1 teaspoon baking soda 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon 2 cups grated raw carrots Icing 1⁄2 stick margarine, softened 1 (8-ounce) block cream cheese, softened 1 cup confectioner’s sugar 2 teaspoons […]

Week before last, my beloved and I spent the better part of a week in a cabin at Tishomingo State Park celebrating our 23rd wedding anniversary. It’s hard to beat a cabin in the woods with a fireplace, no television and spotty cellphone service when you’re trying to get away from it all. We hiked […]

By Ginna Parsons Daily Journal EGGVILLE – Some 30 years ago on Election Day, you might have found a poll worker at Eggville munching on a sandwich from nearby Hardin’s Country Store at lunch. But then in the mid-1980s, someone – it might have been Jimmie Lou Loftin, who was ticket commissioner at the time […]

This past weekend I was in Starkville to visit my daughter – a freshman in college – and to catch a football game. Sunday morning my friend Steve and I ventured out for breakfast. I knew it was going to be a challenge on a busy game weekend to find a place that wasn’t packed, […]

By Ginna Parsons Daily Journal TUPELO – Members of the Ladies Club at St. James Catholic Church have come up with a whole slew of new recipes to try out on customers at their annual Rummage Sale & Food Bazaar on Nov. 7. This year’s new offerings include Homemade Chicken Fettuccine, Yummy Sweet Potato Casserole, […]