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Megan Dye, a full-time student at Ole Miss, also works full time at Kermit’s Outlaw Kitchen, where she’s a self-taught bartender.

By Ginna Parsons Daily Journal TUPELO – One evening when Megan Dye was working her regular shift at Kermit’s Outlaw Kitchen as a server, chef/owner Mitch McCamey pulled her aside. There was a private party and the regular bartender had called in sick. “I got thrown to the wolves that night,” said Dye, 25. “Mitch […]

By Ginna Parsons Daily Journal AMORY – For some 30 years, Nettleton native Regina Blankenship and her husband, Jimmy, lived in Texas, where he was a cutting-horse trainer. When Blankenship’s father became ill, the couple moved to Amory to help her mother, Audeen Monaghan, take care of him. “After my dad died in 2009, my […]

Regina Deen’s Meatloaf 3 pounds ground chuck 2 eggs, beaten 1 potato, grated 6 organic carrots, grated 1 green bell pepper, chopped 1 Vidalia onion, chopped 1 (15-ounce) can petite-diced tomatoes 2 cups 5-minute oatmeal 1/2 cup ketchup 5 tablespoons oregano 6 tablespoons Italian seasoning 1 dash salt TOPPING 36 ounces ketchup 1 cup brown […]

Bengie Foley called me a couple of weeks ago and said her church, New Albany Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church, had just published a new cookbook. “Bread of Life” has 314 recipes, covering everything from a Marinated Cheese Appetizer to Fig Preserves Cake. The cost is $15, or $17.82 if you need it mailed to you. […]

Daily Journal TUPELO – Ole Miss and Mississippi State football teams can watch their teams on a two-story-tall screen in downtown Tupelo Oct. 22. For the sixth time since 2010, the Rebels’ and Bulldogs’ – who are on the road at LSU and Kentucky, respectively – games will be shown at Fairpark in downtown Tupelo. […]

By M. Scott Morris Daily Journal NEW ALBANY – William Faulkner’s native city will celebrate art, literature and theater this week. “This is the end of Literary Fest 2016,” said Jill Smith, director of the Union County Heritage Museum in New Albany. “It all revolves around Faulkner.” At noon today, the Union County Library will […]

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Jane Clayton Hodges Crater is credited with coining the name, Fancy Foxes of the Fifties, to describe her lifelong friends.

By M. Scott Morris Daily Journal BOONEVILLE – Keeping in touch with longtime friends has a potential downside. “If you’ve known each other from birth almost, you have to be totally honest,” said Jane Clayton Hodges Crater, 78, of Columbus. “They know all your secrets. They know if you did so-and-so.” She’s a member in […]

“A wedding anniversary is the celebration of love, trust, partnership, tolerance and tenacity. The order varies for any given year.” – Paul Sweeney “Chains do not hold a marriage together. It is threads, hundreds of tiny threads which sew people together through the years.” – Simone Signoret “When your father retires, I’m going to retire, […]

A few years ago one of the hot business buzz phrases was “collaboration.” Those of-the-moment concepts and motivational-poster affirmations can be overly simplified. What I know to be true is collaboration is fun and, in my experience, has always proven to be a more probable route to success. Most of the restaurant concepts I have […]