By Ginna Parsons Daily Journal SALTILLO – Cathy Miller first got interested in cooking when she was 9 years old. Her father had had surgery and was home recuperating for the summer and he let Miller, the youngest of seven children, help him in the kitchen. “Daddy would let me stand in the chair and […]

Italian Sausage Pasta 2 pounds ground Italian sausage 1 red bell pepper, chopped 1 orange bell pepper, chopped 1 yellow bell pepper, chopped 11⁄2 zucchini, chopped 4 Roma tomatoes, diced 1⁄2 white onion, chopped 1 teaspoon basil pesto 1 teaspoon minced garlic 2 cups tomato juice 1 box penne pasta, cooked and drained Brown sausage; […]

Those of you who are fans of Sister Schubert’s Rolls (and who isn’t?) will have the chance to meet their creator on April 30 at Reed’s Gum Tree Bookstore in downtown Tupelo. Patricia “Sister Schubert” Barnes will be there for a book signing from noon to 1:30 p.m. “This is the first time she’s been […]

For the past three years I have served a formal dinner to large groups of my daughter’s friends in our backyard. The first year we hosted a prom dinner I was a little troubled. The restaurateur in me was wondering why these kids weren’t going out to eat – whether at my place or another […]

By Ginna Parsons Daily Journal CORINTH – As a conductor for the Norfolk Southern Railroad, Z.B. Alexander finds every day to be an adventure. “I don’t know where I’m going to work that day until they call,” he said. “They give me an hour and a half to get there.” The 33-year-old might find himself […]

Sweet Mashed Potatoes 8 to 10 Yukon Gold potatoes, peeled and cubed 1 sweet onion, diced 1 stick butter, divided 1⁄3 cup dark brown sugar 1 cup heavy whipping cream, or to taste Salt and pepper Boil potatoes until tender. Drain potatoes and return them to the pot. In a skillet, melt 2 tablespoons of […]

You sweet, sweet readers. Last week I asked you to send me some recipes for leftover ham and you did. They came by email, snail mail and fax and they all sound delicious. Janet Bland, a former Cook of the Week, even sent this tidbit, which she attributed to the late humorist, Erma Bombeck: “Definition […]

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Michelle Tehan opened the Biscuit Shop in Starkville in June 2014, and most days she sells out of biscuits well before she closes at 2 p.m.

By Ginna Parsons Daily Journal STARKVILLE – When Michelle Tehan was a little girl, she used to help her grandmother, Dot McMurray, make homemade buttermilk biscuits. “I sat on her counter – that’s where you could help her better. There was no stool at my grandmother’s house,” said Tehan 35. “I’d get to pour the […]

By Ginna Parsons Daily Journal BELMONT – When Marjorie Brosious was growing up in Prentiss County, she learned how to cook from her mother like most young girls did. But she did so without electricity. “I had to learn to cook on a wood stove and it was not easy to keep it fired up,” […]