Sausage Pinwheels 1⁄2 cup shortening 2 cups self-rising flour 3⁄4 cup milk 1 pound pork sausage, at room temperature Cut shortening into flour. Stir in milk with a fork and mix until dough leaves the sides of the bowl. Roll dough out into a rectangle about 1⁄2-inch thick. Spread uncooked sausage almost to the edges […]

We enjoyed a feast on Easter Sunday that was as delicious as it was pretty. Our plates were filled with ham, hash brown casserole, green beans with shallots, glazed carrots, deviled eggs and rolls. For dessert, we had a lemon tart garnished with kiwi, raspberries, blueberries and little wisps of lemon zest. The ham came […]

If I were asked to pick a favorite season of the year it would be a tough call between spring and fall. Springtime warms the hearts of romantics (often because those romantics have been pent up in a city or town that was snowed in all winter). Some of the world’s greatest art has been […]

My co-worker Judy McGhee was in the hospital a few weeks ago and she told me when some of the staff there found out she worked at the Daily Journal, they asked her if I really cooked as much as I say I do in this column. And here is my answer: Yes, I probably […]

One would have to look long, hard, far, and wide to find a more enthusiastic proponent of local, independent restaurants than the guy typing these words. I started working in independent restaurants in 1981 and for the past 34 years I’ve either worked in or owned dozens of independent restaurants. Independent restaurants have fed and […]

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Some of the offerings on Wednesdays are smothered pork chops, candied yams, purple hull peas and fried okra.

By Ginna Parsons Daily Journal TUPELO – When Thomas Woods decided to open a restaurant in Tupelo two years ago, he knew just what to call it. Aunt B’s Soul Food Restaurant is named for one of his mother’s sisters, Lula Harris, whom everybody calls B. “My mother had two sisters, Aunt B and Aunt […]

About a month ago, on a Friday afternoon the week before I was to go on vacation, my computer’s hard drive crashed. In the back of my mind, I knew this was possible, and even likely one day, but I guess I rationalized “it will never happen to me.” Well, happen it did, and the […]

There are many ways to define a person’s eating habits or style. I am a breakfast guy. It’s as simple as that. Above all meals, I love breakfast. There are guys who thrive in the lunch scene. They close multi-million-dollar deals over a salad and a glass of wine (three-martini lunches are a thing of […]

Last week, my family and I spent some time in our nation’s capital. It was the first time there for all of us and we hit the ground running the minute we arrived. In the four days and three nights we were there, we watched the changing of the guard at Arlington National Cemetery, complete […]