By Ginna Parsons Daily Journal FULTON – When Mary Lou Knight was growing up in Itawamba County, there were no formal cooking lessons to be had. She just watched her mother and learned. “I was the oldest of three kids and the only girl,” said Knight, 70. “Daddy had a cotton patch and Mother worked […]

Southern Tea 3 family-size tea bags 2 cups boiling water 1 cup sugar 12 ounces pineapple juice 12 ounces frozen lemonade Cold water to fill Add tea bags to boiling water. Add sugar to the tea, then the pineapple juice and lemonade. Add cold water to fill a 1-gallon container. Hawaiian Sunset Cake Cake 1 […]

I was watching the Food Network early Saturday morning and caught the tail-end of “The Pioneer Woman” who was making, among other things, Shrimp Scampi. I realized it had been years since I made this dish and, frankly, I didn’t even know where to begin to look for my old recipe. So I poked around […]

Daily Journal The Downtown Tupelo Main Street Association has extended until Oct. 2 the deadline for teams to register to participate in the 16th annual Chili Fest. The one-day event will be held on South Broadway Street between Main and Troy streets and will consist of lunch, music and a chili cook-off. Teams of four […]

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Chef David Leathers had hoped to incorporate the old metal sign from the razed apartment building on the corner of Clayton Avenue and West Jackson into his new restaurant, Forklift, that will be built in its place.

By Ginna Parsons Daily Journal TUPELO – In April, Chef David Leathers announced plans for his new restaurant, The Skillet, which was to be located in a shuttered apartment building at the corner of West Jackson Street and Clayton Avenue. On Friday, those plans changed when the apartment building was demolished. “We’ve been working with […]

By Ginna Parsons Daily Journal TUPELO – Across from the Lee County Courthouse, tucked in a narrow brick alley, is a small restaurant that does big business. The Stables Downtown Grill in Tupelo offers up daily lunch specials, Saturday brunch, cocktails, acoustic music on the weekends and what some folks say is the best burger […]

By Ginna Parsons Daily Journal CALHOUN CITY – Sheila Langston Ratliff grew up in the small town of Calhoun City, then moved away for 40 years for school and work. In 2008, she got the opportunity to move back home and she jumped at it. “This is my family homeplace,” said Ratliff, 65. “There was […]

Green Bean Casserole 3 tablespoons butter 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon salt 1⁄4 teaspoon pepper 1 teaspoon sugar 1⁄2 teaspoon grated onion 1 cup sour cream 2 cans French-style green beans, drained 2 cups grated Cheddar cheese 1⁄2 cup buttered cornflake crumbs or bread crumbs Melt butter on low heat; stir in flour, salt, […]

Now that my husband, Charlie, and I are empty-nesters, we’re trying all kinds of new and interesting recipes we didn’t dare prepare before. Our son, Patrick, a freshman at Mississippi State, is a pretty basic eater. Give him a hamburger steak, some English peas and a side of mac and cheese or baked chicken, rice […]