I started a diet a few months ago. The two main offenders I gave up were bread and sugar. It seems to me those two items are toxic to my system and are the primary reasons for weight gain now that my middle-aged metabolism has slowed to that of a sloth. The diet has gone […]

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Charles Rushing opened Old Time Soda Company in downtown Corinth last November. He specializes in cane sugar sodas in glass bottles, vintage candy, taffy and canned goods from an Amish community in Ohio.

By Ginna Parsons Daily Journal CORINTH – Charles Rushing has always had a soft spot in his heart for the good old days. So it’s only natural that after he retired, he opened a store specializing in cane sugar sodas in glass bottles, vintage candy, taffy and fudge, and Amish canned goods. “I’ve always been […]

By Ginna Parsons Daily Journal SALTILLO – Mary Carmen Justice can prepare all manner of foods – vegetables, meats, breads, appetizers, desserts – but her favorite thing in the whole world to make is fried chicken. “My grandmother cooked lunch every Sunday at her house and her specialty was fried chicken,” said Justice, 35. “She […]

Chicken Salad 4 chicken breast halves, boiled and chopped 1/4 cup chopped red onion 1 1/2 cups chopped celery 2 cups red grapes, quartered 1 cup chopped pecans 1 cup sour cream 1 1/2 cups mayonnaise Salt and pepper Combine all ingredients and refrigerate until ready to serve. Corny Corn Salad 2 cans super sweet […]

On Saturday, we had a big country meal for supper: pot roast, mashed potatoes with gravy, purple hull peas from the farmers’ market and crescent rolls. Come Sunday, we were looking for something a little lighter. My husband, Charlie, started poking around in cookbooks until he landed upon a recipe from Robert St. John in […]

By Ginna Parsons Daily Journal PONTOTOC – Charlotte Bass doesn’t necessarily get in the kitchen and cook because she takes great delight in the process. But she does enjoy the result. “I like the camaraderie, the breaking of the bread, as I like to call it,” said Bass, 62. “It’s not a huge joy to […]

Chicken Asparagus 1 medium onion, chopped 2 tablespoons butter 1 can cream of mushroom soup 1 can cream of chicken soup 1 (5-ounce) can evaporated milk 8 ounces sharp Cheddar cheese, grated 1/4 teaspoon Tabasco sauce 2 tablespoons soy sauce 1 teaspoon black pepper 2 to 3 cups cooked, chopped chicken 2 cans asparagus, drained […]

I received an email Monday morning informing me Friday is National Lasagna Day (if you’ll recall, July 13 was National French Fry Day). Perhaps there’s some culinary calendar out there that celebrates a different food every day. (Just so you know, I’ll not be observing National Liver Day.) Now, I like to prepare a good […]

Dr. Henry Heimlich performed his famous life-saving maneuver for the first time when he was 96 years old. When I learned about that a few weeks ago, the news took me aback. I had assumed the creator of this often-used maneuver would have been a pro at it. As it stands, I am almost an […]