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 […]

Sitting in a Paris bistro this summer I was taken back to my childhood. The small café was straight out of central casting for a Parisian restaurant. It was tucked away a few blocks from the Seine on a side street, and the atmosphere and menu hadn’t changed since our boys liberated that town in […]

By Ginna Parsons Daily Journal NETTLETON – If you’ve got a sweet tooth, you might want to make plans to swing by the annual bazaar at Nettleton Pentecostal Church on Saturday. From 7:30 a.m. to noon, the Family Center will be brimming with cakes, pies, candies, cookies, homemade canned goods, soups, casseroles, bottles of flavorings […]

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Ding-Dong cake.

Butternut Squash Pies 2 eggs 2 tablespoons self-rising flour 1 1/2 cups sugar 2 cups cooked, mashed butternut squash 2/3 cup evaporated milk 1 stick margarine 1 teaspoon vanilla flavoring 1 teaspoon butternut flavoring 2 unbaked pie crusts Beat eggs, flour and sugar. Add squash, milk, margarine and flavorings. Divide mixture between 2 unbaked pie […]