Stoplight Shrimp Orzo

CAJUN SHRIMP CREOLE 4 cups water 4 tablespoons Better Than Bouillon Chicken Base 1 box Zatarain’s Shrimp Creole Base (not the Creole mix) 1 large onion, chopped 1 green bell pepper, chopped 1 cup chopped celery 2 tablespoons minced garlic 8 ounces Conecuh sausage, thinly sliced 1/2 stick butter 1/2 tablespoon liquid Zatarain’s shrimp boil […]

By Ginna Parsons Daily Journal   HOUSTON – Growing up in Mobile, Alabama, Janet Coker remembers eating a lot of seafood. “My parents both cooked,” Coker said. “They loved seafood. They were fishermen – they fished competitively. They cooked roasts and chicken, but seafood is what we grew up eating.” But, Coker said, there wasn’t […]

On Easter, we did not dine on ham or turkey or even lamb, but rather beef tenderloin. I gave up beef for Lent so this expensive cut of meat was a true treat. I have to mention here that I’ve only cooked a beef tenderloin roast one other time – for Christmas Eve three or […]

By Ginna Parsons Daily Journal   TUPELO – Regional Rehab’s annual Kentucky Derby party features a hat contest, live music, mint juleps, live and silent auctions and derby dollars (play money) to bet on the famous horse race. But the real star of the party is the food. Most of the dishes served have been […]

By Thomas Simpson Daily Journal TUPELO – Ten downtown Tupelo merchants will host the annual Downtown Tupelo Main Street Association and Trustmark Bank Wine Downtown Thursday from 5 to 7 p.m. Participating merchants include About the South, Bailey Diane, BlairHaus, Caron Gallery, Crave, Farmhouse, MLM Clothiers, Spring Street Cigars, The Main Attraction and Willow Bride. […]

By Ginna Parsons Daily Journal TUPELO – A new biscuit and coffee shop named Butterbean used its soft opening Tuesday as a fundraiser for an employee. Jordan Malone lost the home he shared with family on Desoto Drive in Tupelo to a fire late Saturday night. “We’re family-based here,” said David Leathers, chef/owner of Forklift, […]

By M. Scott Morris Daily Journal IUKA – For more than 50 years, Mike Brown’s been trying to prove he’s the fastest man on the track. He’s won his share of races, and he’s lost a few, but the races behind him aren’t as important as the ones on the horizon. “My years are getting […]

“He is risen, he is risen, Tell it out with joyful voice: He has burst his three days’ prison; Let the whole wide earth rejoice …” – Joachim Neander “For it is in giving that we receive.” – St. Francis of Assisi ––––– When I was a little girl, Easter was all about shopping for […]

Someone once told me to make myself “available for opportunities” and they will surely come. It sounded like a bunch of new-age gobbledy speak when I first heard it, but it’s quite true. That has been the story of my life. In 1981, I flunked out of college and headed back home with my head […]