Soul food: Charity Ball menu features Southern favorites

By Ginna Parsons Daily Journal TUPELO – When the Junior Auxiliary decided on a blues theme for the 53rd Annual Charity Ball,...

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A typical weeknight meal for Sandy Dossett includes grilled pork tenderloin, fingerling potatoes, asparagus, a salad of kale and Brussels sprouts, and a fruit salad.

By Ginna Parsons Daily Journal TUPELO – Sandy Dossett got interested in cooking when she was in high school in Houston, Texas. She even won a citywide cooking contest there for her Indian chicken curry. When she got to the University of Houston, she decided to major in home economics, until she met her future […]

Grilled Shrimp and Red Snapper with Mango Salsa MANGO SALSA 2 mangoes, chopped 1⁄4 cup chopped fresh cilantro 1 or 2 jalapeños, seeded and chopped 1⁄4 red bell pepper, chopped Juice of 2 limes 1⁄4 cup chopped white onion Salt SHRIMP AND FISH Juice and zest of 1 large lime Juice and zest of 1 […]

I promised only healthful recipes in this column space this year and I hope to deliver. We’ll start off 2016 with this recipe for Slow Cooker Chicken Tacos. I like this recipe on a number of levels. First, it’s prepared in a slow cooker, which means I can put it on the morning and come […]

For the 17 years this column has been published, I have ended the year with a list of the best meals I had eaten throughout the previous 12 months. Typically, the list is filled with fine-dining restaurants and meals incorporating over-the-top presentations and exotic ingredients. This year I’m going in a different direction. In 2015 […]

By Dennis Seid Daily Journal TUPELO – Shipley’s Donuts, which has been a Tupelo staple for a quarter-century, will be disappearing from the All-America City over the next few weeks. But don’t fret – the doughnut store locations will remain open. They’re just getting a new name. Franchise owners David and Scarlet Wilson are leaving […]

By Ginna Parsons Daily Journal TUPELO – Alice Lute says when you grow up in an Italian family in the Mississippi Delta, you’ve got to learn to cook. “Every social event in an Italian family is built around the meal,” said Lute, who was raised in Greenville. “I spent a great deal of time cooking […]

Spoiler alert: This is the last “fattening” recipe you’re going to see in this space for quite a while. When the first of the year rolls around, my family and I will, once again, be eating healthfully. My hope is that we can sustain the good habits and not fall back into the tempting traps […]

If one could travel back in time to 1966 in Hattiesburg, there are three likely locations one would find 5-year-old Robert St. John – pacing and dreaming in front of the very small and limited toy aisle of the Ben Franklin Five and Dime store, running incessantly at the playground of the Kamper Park, or […]

By Ginna Parsons Daily Journal FULTON – Matt Moore had always wanted to open his own restaurant but he knew he was safer in a retail job. He worked for Walmart for nine years and Home Depot for seven before taking the plunge and realizing his dream. “The scariest decision I ever made in my […]