By Ginna Parsons Daily Journal TUPELO – The BancorpSouth Arena might look a little more like Paris than Tupelo in a couple of weeks when the Junior Auxiliary presents the 51st Annual Charity Ball. “Le Grand Bal Parisien” is set for Feb. 7 from 7 p.m. until midnight. Tickets are $40 and may be purchased […]

Boeuf Bourguignon (a la Park Heights) 1 tablespoon olive oil 4 strips thick-cut bacon, diced 21⁄2 to 3 pounds quality stew meat or chuck beef, cut into large cubes 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour Salt and freshly ground pepper to taste 1 pound carrots, sliced 1 pound fresh mushrooms, stems discarded and sliced into 1-inch chunks […]

We’re four weeks into the new year and are still eating healthfully at our house and making regular gym visits. I’m down seven pounds, but I’ve always found the first five are the easiest to lose. It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to figure out that if you go from eating fried foods, pizza, chips […]

By Ginna Parsons Daily Journal OXFORD – Make plans to visit Oxford between Jan. 26 and Feb. 1 so you can participate in Restaurant Week. The event is a celebration of local food and charities. Every time you dine at a participating restaurant during the week, you’ll have the opportunity to vote for one of […]

Last Friday, I found a recipe on Pinterest for a salad I wanted to try. I texted a picture of it to my husband and daughter and they both responded, “Let’s do this!” So Saturday night, I made it for supper and I can say, without a doubt, this chicken is one of the best […]

Network and cable television channels are filled with reality television programs. There are shows about Alaskan truck drivers, loggers, moonshiners, alligator trappers, people who try to choose a girlfriend, people who try to choose a boyfriend, couples who race each other around the world and contestants who voluntarily strand themselves on deserted islands and stab […]

By Ginna Parsons Daily Journal TUPELO – It’s not often you get to rub shoulders with a household name, but come Jan. 23, you’ll be able to do just that. North Mississippi Medical Center will present Patricia “Sister” Wood Schubert Barnes, founder of Sister Schubert’s Homemade Rolls, as its speaker for the 2014 Spirit of […]

My husband and I spent Saturday doing what most of you did two weeks ago: We took down the Christmas tree. Normally, we leave our tree up until Epiphany, but for some reason, this year’s tree spoke to me and I almost couldn’t bear the thought of taking it down. “What will the neighbors think?” […]

In keeping with my New Year’s resolution to lose some unwanted poundage this year, my family has been eating more healthfully this first week in 2014. We’ve had taco soup, chicken cutlets in a lemon caper sauce, roasted salmon and turkey burgers. I’ve also tried to get at least 30 minutes of walking in a […]