Curry Kale Salad DRESSING 2 tablespoons tahini (sesame paste) 1⁄4 cup olive oil 2 tablespoons white wine vinegar 2 teaspoons honey 1⁄2 teaspoon salt SALAD 3 sweet potatoes, peeled and diced 1 can chickpeas, drained and rinsed 2 teaspoons olive oil 1 tablespoon curry powder 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper 1⁄2 teaspoon salt 1⁄2 teaspoon pepper […]

By Ginna Parsons Daily Journal AUBURN – Sherrye McNeece Gregory says some people eat to live. Her family lives to eat. Every Sunday evening, Gregory and three of her four siblings and all their families gather at her father’s home in east Tupelo for supper. “Everybody’s there and expected to be there unless you’ve got […]

Spiced Salmon 1 tablespoon chili powder 2 teaspoons light brown sugar 1 teaspoon ground cumin 1 teaspoon dried thyme leaves 1 teaspoon salt 2 teaspoons olive oil 4 salmon fillets, about 8 ounces each Combine chili powder, brown sugar, cumin, thyme, salt and olive oil. Rub spice mixture all over salmon. Cover and refrigerate while […]

By Ginna Parsons Daily Journal BELDEN – When Kim Overton was 14 years old, her mother and stepfather bought a country grocery store between Houston and Houlka. They were so busy at work that supper time became an afterthought. “I finally decided if I was going to eat I was going to have to cook […]

Lasagna 6 lasagna noodles 1 pound ground beef 1⁄2 teaspoon garlic powder 1 (8-ounce) can tomato sauce 1 (15-ounce) can tomatoes 11⁄4 teaspoons salt 1⁄4 teaspoon pepper 1⁄2 teaspoon oregano 1 (16-ounce) carton cottage cheese 2 to 3 cups shredded Mozzarella cheese Kraft grated Parmesan and Romano cheese blend Boil noodles according to package directions; […]

By Ginna Parsons Daily Journal PONTOTOC – When Abby Ross Howell was 8 or 9 years old, she began rooting around in her grandmother’s kitchen. “Her name was Nellie Faye Scruggs but everybody knew her as Mama Faye,” said Howell, 22. “She kept a big plastic tub of canned vegetables in the kitchen and she […]

Abby’s Kickin’ Double-Decker Club Sandwich SAUCE 1 cup mayonnaise 1⁄2 cup Country Bob’s steak’s sauce 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce 1⁄2 tablespoon garlic salt 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper 1 teaspoon black pepper SANDWICH 4 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves 1 tablespoon chili powder 1 tablespoon black pepper 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper 1 tablespoon garlic salt 12 […]

By Ginna Parsons Daily Journal NEW ALBANY – Jane Ford likes to feed people. Whether she’s cooking for her family at the cabin at Pickwick or feeding other couples at her home in New Albany, she’s happiest in the kitchen. “I love to entertain – I always have,” said Ford, 67. “The kids used to […]

Oregano Tomatoes 4 ripe tomatoes, peeled and quartered 1⁄4 cup vegetable oil 1 1⁄2 tablespoons lemon juice 1 small clove garlic, minced 1⁄2 teaspoon salt 1⁄2 teaspoon dried oregano 1⁄8 teaspoon pepper Place tomatoes in a shallow serving dish. Combine remaining ingredients and pour over tomatoes. Cover and refrigerate several hours, stirring 2 times. Pasta […]