Cream Biscuits 2 cups self-rising flour 11⁄2 cups heavy whipping cream Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Spray skillet or baking pan with cooking spray. Combine flour and cream. Dough will be sticky. Pour onto a floured surface and roll or pat out to 1⁄2-inch thickness. Cut biscuits with biscuit cutter and place on baking pan. […]

Once upon a time, there was an Italian queen named Margherita. In the late 1880s, she took a tour of her kingdom and saw many people, especially peasants, eating a large flat bread called pizza. Curious, the queen ordered her guards to bring her one of these pizza breads and she liked it so much […]

I am accustomed to travel challenges, but Hattiesburg to Chicago and back in 36 hours, with two stints at one of the world’s largest trade gatherings – The National Restaurant Association Show – is a beast. The return flight to Jackson was a late one, so I called my friend, David Trigiani. “My flight will […]

By Ginna Parsons Daily Journal ASHLAND – Betty Ruth Carroll’s life has come full circle. For five years, she had a sweets shop in Ashland where she cooked all manner of desserts for the public. Then for 10 years, she had a restaurant on Highway 4 called Carroll’s Country Kitchen. For the next 25 years, […]

Hawaiian Fruit Pies 11⁄2 cups sugar 6 eggs 1 stick margarine, melted 1 cup light corn syrup 1⁄2 cup raisins 1⁄2 cup chopped pecans 1⁄2 cup flaked coconut 1⁄2 cup crushed pineapple 2 unbaked pie shells Combine sugar and eggs. Beat well and add melted margarine, syrup, raisins, pecans, coconut and pineapple. Divide mixture between […]

Who knows why our tastes change? Isn’t is funny how our tastes change?As a child, I wouldn’t eat fresh tomatoes, shrimp, turnip greens or squash. Today, those are some of my favorite foods. In college, my roommate, Laurie, wouldn’t eat a green salad. She said the lettuce “tasted funny in her mouth.” The last few […]

By M. Scott Morris Daily Journal TUPELO – The invention of the washing machine freed up old-fashioned wash pots for other uses. “One of these pots was used during World War II. It was mine,” said Harry Armstrong, 84, with the Tupelo Luncheon Civitan Cook Team. “It belonged to my mother. She had it since […]

One of the greatest surprises of my adult life is that quicksand hasn’t played a larger role. As a kid I was a fan of Tarzan. What’s not to like? He lived in a really cool tree house, had a chimpanzee as a pet, and a smoking hot British girlfriend who swung from vines in […]

By Ginna Parsons Daily Journal TUPELO – If Tom Evans hadn’t been such an inquisitive child, he might not have his grandmother’s recipes today. “My earliest memories are of standing in a chair by my mama and my grandmother as they cooked,” said Evans, 67. “That’s why I’ve got a lot of my grandmother’s recipes, […]