Yellow Cake with Chocolate Icing 1 box yellow cake mix 3 cups sugar 1 cup milk 1⁄2 cup cocoa 3 tablespoons corn syrup 1 teaspoon vanilla 11⁄3 sticks butter Bake cake according to the package directions in two layers. Let cool. For the icing, combine sugar, milk, cocoa and corn syrup in a saucepan. Using […]

By Ginna Parsons Daily Journal PEPPERTOWN – When Connie and Wayne Lesley married almost 42 years ago, the only things she could cook were hamburgers and french fries. But that soon changed. “Wayne taught me a lot – how to make things like pork chops and creamed potatoes,” said Lesley, 59. “I gained 12 pounds […]

Blueberry Cobbler 1 stick butter 1⁄2 cup sugar plus 2 teaspoons* 11⁄4 cups Bisquick baking mix 2⁄3 cup milk 3 cups blueberries Melt butter in a deep serving dish. Combine 1⁄2 cup sugar, baking mix and milk and mix until smooth. Pour batter into the dish with the butter and add blueberries. Bake at 350 […]

By Ginna Parsons Daily Journal TUPELO – Dalarion Traylor says he was not a mama’s boy, but rather a grandmama’s boy. “I’ve been in the kitchen all my life. My grandmama says I used to crawl up her leg so she’d let me taste her cake batter,” said Traylor, 24. That grandmother is Ethel Johnson […]

Butterfinger Pie 1 (16-ounce) container whipped topping 3 Butterfinger bars, chopped 3 tablespoons caramel sauce 1 graham cracker crust Combine whipped topping, chopped candy bars and caramel sauce. Pour mixture into graham cracker crust, cover with a lid, and freeze for 1 hour. Remove and serve. Egg Rolls Ground chicken, pork or beef* Fajita seasoning […]

By Ginna Parsons Daily Journal BALDWYN – Judy Huddleston considers herself a pretty good accident. “I was the youngest of four children and the only girl,” said Huddleston, 55. “I was a surprise child. Mother was 43 when I was born and she thought she was done having children. I tease my family and say, […]

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. […]

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 […]