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 […]

Who knows why our tastes change? Isn’t is funny how our tastes change?As a child, I wouldn’t eat fresh tomatoes, shrimp, turnip greens or squash. Today, those are some of my favorite foods. In college, my roommate, Laurie, wouldn’t eat a green salad. She said the lettuce “tasted funny in her mouth.” The last few […]

By M. Scott Morris Daily Journal TUPELO – The invention of the washing machine freed up old-fashioned wash pots for other uses. “One of these pots was used during World War II. It was mine,” said Harry Armstrong, 84, with the Tupelo Luncheon Civitan Cook Team. “It belonged to my mother. She had it since […]

One of the greatest surprises of my adult life is that quicksand hasn’t played a larger role. As a kid I was a fan of Tarzan. What’s not to like? He lived in a really cool tree house, had a chimpanzee as a pet, and a smoking hot British girlfriend who swung from vines in […]

By Ginna Parsons Daily Journal TUPELO – If Tom Evans hadn’t been such an inquisitive child, he might not have his grandmother’s recipes today. “My earliest memories are of standing in a chair by my mama and my grandmother as they cooked,” said Evans, 67. “That’s why I’ve got a lot of my grandmother’s recipes, […]

Old-Fashioned Lemon Cake 1 box lemon supreme cake mix 1 stick margarine 3 jumbo eggs 1 cup water 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice Zest of 1⁄2 lemon Combine cake ingredients and divide batter between 2 greased, floured cake pans. Bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes or until layers are done. Lemon Icing 1 cup […]

There was a time when my husband and I grilled year-round, no matter what the weather was doing. I have held many an umbrella over Charlie and the grill during a downpour and we have bundled up in coats, hats, scarves and gloves when we had a hankering for grilled chicken in January. Once, when […]

By Dennis Seid Daily Journal TUPELO – Money raised from this weekend’s 41st annual Tupelo Hog Roast will support St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Le Bonheur, North Mississippi Medical Center Hospice Patient Care and the Ronald McDonald House. The two-day event kicks off at 5 p.m. today at the VFW Hut on Mitchell Road and […]

By Ginna Parsons Daily Journal TUPELO – Tickets are still available for Feast for the Farmers, the annual farm-to-table dinner that kicks off the grand opening of the Tupelo Farmers’ Depot. But this year’s event promises to be a little different. “We started to hear from the community about having a true farm-to-table dinner,” said […]