Thai Peanut Sauce 1⁄4 cup creamy peanut butter 2 tablespoons soy sauce 2 tablespoons rice vinegar 2 tablespoons chopped cilantro 1 tablespoon fresh grated ginger 1 tablespoon sriracha sauce 1 clove garlic 1 teaspoon toasted sesame oil Dash of black pepper Zest and juice of 1⁄2 lime 2 tablespoons water* 1 teaspoon sugar* Mix all […]

We haven’t been eating a lot of bread at our house lately. It’s not a trigger food for me, but it is for my husband, Charlie, so I haven’t been bringing it into the house. Now, I know whole-grain and whole-wheat bread have a place in a healthy diet. But I also know that having […]

Life is full of choices. Grape jelly or strawberry? Crunchy peanut butter or smooth? Waffles or pancakes? White or wheat? Beatles or Stones? Keith Moon or John Bonham? Jeff Tweedy or Jay Farrar? From the moment we can crawl we are faced with thousands of choices, and we are told those choices we make shape […]

By Ginna Parsons Daily Journal TUPELO – Chef Mitch McCamey thinks Tupelo is a super-cool town. So cool, in fact, that he’s invited two award-winning chefs here to cook for the locals. “Hopefully, this will get people talking about Tupelo,” said McCamey, co-owner of Neon Pig and Kermit’s Outlaw Kitchen restaurants. “This is just the […]

By Ginna Parsons Daily Journal FULTON – A year ago, Carrie Ruth retired from the restaurant industry. She had worked as the general manager for Chili’s for 10 years, and at Dave and Buster’s in Atlanta and Cracker Barrel in Tupelo before that. Not one to sit at home after retirement, Ruth took a job […]

Upside-Down Pizza 2 pounds ground beef 1 onion, chopped 2 jars pizza sauce 1 cup shredded Mozzarella cheese 1 can flaky biscuits Cook ground beef until it’s browned and crumbly; drain. Return beef to pan and add onions. Cook about 2 minutes or until onions are semi-translucent. Pour mixture into a greased 9×13-inch casserole. Pour […]

In January 2007, I wrote a food column about turkey burgers. We had just been introduced to the concept and we made them very simply, with a little Worcestershire and some Asian chili sauce. For years, if we made burgers at home, they were made with lean ground turkey, even after the non-beef-eating daughter began […]

I had to make a run to Sam’s Club yesterday morning to purchase 75 pounds of flour for one of our restaurants to get us through the day until the supply-truck delivery the next morning. I find myself in Sam’s Club about once a year, and that’s enough. We do all of our purchasing for […]

By Ginna Parsons Daily Journal TUPELO – The Link Centre’s sixth annual Tupelo BBQ Duel is getting ready to heat up Fairpark in downtown Tupelo. The Kansas City Barbeque Society-sanctioned competition and festival, set for March 18-20, is free and open to the public. Ninety-six professional teams from 16 states have signed up to compete […]