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 – When Tarlyn Gates was born, her mother was just 17 so they lived with Gates’ maternal grandmother, Pearlie Carr, in Houston. “We were in the house with my grandmother until I was 12,” Gates said. “She basically raised me. I think I was like 3 – I wasn’t […]

Festive Chocolate Cake Cake 21⁄2 cups sugar 1 cup Wesson oil 2 cups cake flour, sifted 3 tablespoons cocoa 1 tablespoon baking powder 4 eggs, lightly beaten 1 tablespoon vanilla Icing 4 ounces cream cheese 1 stick butter 3 to 31⁄2 cups powdered sugar 3 tablespoons cocoa Toppings 11 Kit Kat bars Decorative ribbon 1 […]


For years, my husband has been on me to write a cookbook. He says he thinks readers in Northeast Mississippi would be receptive to the idea, but I think the real reason is because he gets tired of hearing me complain when I can’t find one of my recipes. No matter the motive, he just […]

At a dinner party at my friend Beth’s house several years ago I was visiting with my longtime friend Tommy. We were standing at the kitchen island taking about kids, business, and sports while taking turns carving up a block of cream cheese that had some type of sweet pepper sauce on it accompanied by […]

By Zack Orsborn Daily Journal TUPELO – On Food Day at HealthWorks, children participated in a variety of activities Saturday that showcased and celebrated the movement for healthy, affordable and sustainable food. Rebekah Wilson, Food Day organizer, said HealthWorks wanted to put an emphasis on improving healthier eating habits. “We wanted to think of ways […]

By Ginna Parsons Daily Journal NEW YORK – Four years ago, when Jennifer McHenry’s blog was in full swing, she was given the opportunity to write a cookbook. “But it didn’t feel right, so I didn’t do it,” said McHenry, who lives in New York. “I decided not to worry about a cookbook. I […]

Crispy Oatmeal Cookies 1 cup unbleached all-purpose flour 1⁄2 teaspoon baking powder 1⁄2 teaspoon salt 2 cups old-fashioned rolled oats 1 stick unsalted butter, softened 1⁄2 cup granulated sugar 1⁄4 firmly packed light brown sugar 2 large eggs 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 3⁄4 cup crisp rice cereal 3⁄4 cup semisweet chocolate chips Preheat oven to […]

A couple of weeks ago on this page, I wrote a story about a group of women in a cookbook club who were using Susan Spicer’s cookbook, “Crescent City Cooking” to prepare recipes for their monthly gatherings. The Journal sprang for a copy of the cookbook for me (half price from Greatest Hits) so I’ve […]

The American culinary scene lost a true icon last week. Legendary Louisiana chef Paul Prudhomme was an original, an innovator, an uber-talented chef, a larger-than-life television personality, a best-selling author, a successful restaurateur and a crack marketer and businessman. Prior to 1980, one couldn’t have a “legitimate” restaurant in America without a chef trained in […]