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Brittany Rogers, of Tupelo, sets up the Rogers Reality tent at this year's Chili Fest. Their theme was Chili Vanilli.

By Ginna Parsons Daily Journal TUPELO – Rain was in the forecast at lunch Friday, but that didn’t stop hungry folks and chili competitors from turning out for the 15th annual Chili Fest downtown. “All the teams have shown up and I was a little worried about that,” said Jessica Hollinger, marketing associate for Downtown […]

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Once again, bowls of chili with fixings from Bar-B-Q by Jim will be served at Chili Fest in downtown Tupelo. This year's event is Friday.

By Ginna Parsons Daily Journal TUPELO – The Downtown Tupelo Main Street Association is gearing up for the 15th Annual Chili Fest on Friday. The lunch event is from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., and the dinner event runs from 5 to 10 p.m. Everything takes place on Broadway between Main and Troy streets. “We […]

I just love those days when my husband sends me an email with a recipe and a note at the top that says, “I want to cook this tonight.” Last week I got just such an email. The recipe he wanted to cook was Craig Claiborne’s Smothered Chicken. Charlie is much more adventurous in the […]

Every aspect of life has a peak. Professional singers reach a point in their careers when their voice is in top form. They have trained and practiced for years to reach a place where their talent is maximized. After that is a slow decline. The same goes for major league pitchers, quarterbacks, and basketball players. […]

By Ginna Parsons Daily Journal BREWER – This time last year, as the cooks at Brewer United Methodist Church were preparing for their annual bake sale, bazaar and rummage sale, they were hoping to make enough money to help the church retire its building fund loan by Christmas. And they did just that. So this […]

Creamy Chicken Enchiladas 1 rotisserie chicken 2 cans Ro-tel tomatoes, undrained 2 cans cream of chicken soup 1 can Cheddar cheese soup 1⁄4 cup 2 percent milk 1 tablespoon ground cumin 1 tablespoon chili powder 2 teaspoons garlic powder 2 teaspoons dried oregano 1 (8-ounce) block cream cheese, cubed 20 (8-inch) flour tortillas, warmed 4 […]

If I have written about Catfish Courtbouillon in this space before, you’ll have to forgive me. I went through my files and couldn’t find any mention of it from 2005 on, and it certainly is a recipe worth sharing. This is one of those dishes that is deceptively easy, but tastes like you spent hours […]

Service, food or atmosphere? That is the question. Most national restaurant surveys surprisingly list “service” as the customer’s most valued facet of dining out. Of course, it probably depends on what type of dining experience and concept one is searching for when choosing a restaurant. Someone who is interested in a theme-heavy national chain, something […]

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Washington state native Lindsey Alade, a service worker for FoodCorps, will be helping to introduce healthy food choices to elementary students in the Tupelo Public School District during the 2014-15 school year.

By Ginna Parsons Daily Journal TUPELO – Lindsey Alade discovered nutritious food a little later in life than others. “I grew up in a single-mother household and we ate whatever she put on the table,” said Alade, 25. “And then in college, I worked on an organic urban farm and I started recognizing you could […]