Sausage and Egg Pizza 1 tube (8 ounces) refrigerated reduced-fat crescent rolls 1⁄2 pound Italian turkey sausage links, casings removed 1 3⁄4 cups sliced fresh mushrooms 1 1⁄4 cups frozen shredded hash brown potatoes 1⁄4 teaspoon garlic salt 1⁄4 teaspoon pepper 2 green onions, chopped 2 tablespoons finely chopped sweet red pepper 1⁄2 cup shredded […]

By Ginna Parsons Daily Journal TUPELO – Now that her boys are grown and out on their own, Missy Hudspeth doesn’t prepare a lot of meals for herself and her husband, Greg. But that doesn’t mean she doesn’t cook. “My grandmother was always cooking and taking to people who were sick or whatever and my […]

Nutty Buddy Yam Bake 1 (28-ounce) can sweet potatoes, drained and mashed 1 cup sugar 2 eggs, beaten 1⁄2 stick melted butter 1⁄2 teaspoon cinnamon 1⁄2 teaspoon nutmeg Dash of salt 1⁄2 cup milk TOPPING 1⁄2 cup self-rising flour 1⁄2 cup sugar 1⁄2 stick melted butter 1⁄2 cup chopped pecans With a mixer, combine sweet […]

Last week, my husband went to Tulsa, Oklahoma, on a business trip. He and editor Rod Guajardo were checking out a content management and editorial system being used at the Tulsa World newspaper. Charlie and Rod left Tupelo on Thursday morning to drive to Memphis for a 12:30 p.m. flight to Dallas, where they would […]

By Ginna Parsons Daily Journal MOOREVILLE – Growing up in Pascagoula, Cindy Henry wasn’t particularly interested in cooking. Being near the coast, the family ate a lot of fish and shrimp, as in fried shrimp and soft-shell crab po’boys. “It was all Southern-type cooking,” said Henry, 51. “We had our own garden and grew our […]

Black Bean and Corn Salsa 1 (18-ounce) container Marketside Fresh Mild Salsa* 6 to 8 Roma tomatoes, chopped 6 green onions, chopped 1 bunch cilantro, chopped Juice of 3 lemons Juice of 2 limes 1 can black beans, rinsed and drained 1 can shoepeg corn 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar 2 teaspoons cumin Salt and pepper […]

Often when I interview Cooks of the Week, I ask them if they have a favorite cookbook. Sometimes, they say it’s one in the Bell’s Best series or something Southern Living has come out with. More and more lately, the answer is not so much a cookbook, but a web site, like or […]

By Ginna Parsons Daily Journal SKYLINE – In October 2014, Jason Estes, high on opiates, rolled his car nine times before landing in a ditch. The accident took out part of his arm and required eight surgeries. Estes, 33, had been through rehab before to try to overcome his addiction. And each time he failed. […]

Hummingbird Cake 3 cups cake flour 2 cups sugar 1 teaspoon baking soda 1 teaspoon cinnamon 1 teaspoon salt 3 eggs 11⁄2 cups vegetable oil 1 cup chopped nuts 1 (8-ounce) can crushed pineapple, undrained 2 ripe bananas, chopped 11⁄2 teaspoons vanilla Frosting 11⁄2 boxes confectioners’ sugar 11⁄2 sticks butter, softened 12 ounces cream cheese, […]