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David Carlisle Jr.’s lasagna is loaded with a rich meat sauce and tons of cheese.

By Ginna Parsons Daily Journal SALTILLO – What do you do when your college roommate doesn’t cook and his girlfriend doesn’t cook and your own girlfriend doesn’t cook? You learn to cook. “I guess I got chosen by default,” said David Carlisle Jr., who learned his way around the kitchen when he was at Ole […]

Homemade Lasagna 1 pound ground beef 1 (28-ounce) jar tomato basil spaghetti sauce 1 1/2 cups water 5 cloves minced garlic, divided 1 (15-ounce) container Ricotta cheese 4 cups shredded Mozzarella cheese, divided 6 ounces grated or shredded Parmesan cheese, divided 2 eggs 1 box frozen chopped spinach, cooked and well-drained 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/4 […]

Sunday was one of those days when I woke up and knew I wanted to cook something new and something good. A little after lunch, I dragged out Thomas Keller’s “The French Laundry.” After looking through one complicated recipe after another, I put Keller back on the shelf, thinking to myself, “Good doesn’t have to […]

Daily Journal TUPELO – The seventh annual Tupelo BBQ Duel concluded Sunday afternoon with its two-day competition and big wins for competing teams. Fire Dancer BBQ of Bryant, Arkansas was named overall double duel grand champion on Sunday and also won day one of the competition on Saturday. Smoking Butt Heads from Wellford, South Carolina […]

By Thomas Simpson Daily Journal TUPELO – Denny Waite enjoys this time of year. He and his group of friends usually get together to cook out and swap recipes. One of his favorite hobbies, however, is cooking competitions. Waite and his friends are a part of the All-America City Hoggers, a local barbecue cooking team […]

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Greg Hill of Overland Park, Kansas, finishes cleaning the exteriors of his barrel cookers.

Teams were setting up on Friday in Fairpark to get ready for this weekend’s annual BBQ Duel. See the video above and the photos below.

By Ginna Parsons Daily Journal TUPELO – Zach Clemons has barbecue in his veins. Ever since he could walk, he’s been by his father’s side at Tupelo Hog Roasters events. Now, the 16-year-old is striking out on his own, leading a four-man team at the 7th annual Tupelo BBQ Duel in Fairpark this weekend. “This […]

Daily Journal STARKVILLE – Mark Coblentz, 13, of Starkville has once again advanced to the next round of “MasterChef Junior.” The 13-year-old son of Robbie and Bonnie Coblentz was among 40 junior home cooks between the ages of 8 and 13 who were chosen for season five of the culinary competition. On Thursday night’s show, […]

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Jessi Ray opened The Flour Shop in Okolona in October 2016 and has won customers over with her made-from-scratch biscuits.

By Ginna Parsons Daily Journal OKOLONA – Last year, Jessi Ray decided she was going to get her grandmother, Carnell Millender, to teach her how to make biscuits. “Everybody’s obsessed with her biscuits,” Ray said. “I’ll eat them cold, even if they’re two or three days old. Nobody’s biscuits taste like hers.” Ray had seen […]