Nita Dyer’s Marinated Shrimp 2 pounds raw shrimp, unpeeled 2 quarts water 1 tablespoon crab and shrimp boil 1⁄4 cup Old Bay Seasoning 1 cup thinly sliced onion 5 bay leaves 11⁄2 cups vegetable oil 3⁄4 cup white vinegar 1 bottle of capers with liquid 21⁄2 teaspoons celery seed 2 to 3 shakes of hot […]

When I got to Bodock Bed and Breakfast in Pontotoc a couple of weeks ago to do an interview, proprietor Jane Winston had done a little prep work for the photographer. Because she is known for the delicious breakfasts she makes for guests, Jane had gone ahead and prepared and plated a typical summer breakfast: […]

By Ginna Parsons Daily Journal TUPELO – New Jersey native Lee Hartmann is humbled to live in the South, where she’s surrounded by good cooks. “I cannot compete,” said Hartmann, who moved to Tupelo in December 2013 to take a job as the regional director of field operations for United Blood Services. “I always test […]

Squash Casserole 6 yellow squash, sliced 1 medium onion, chopped 1 tablespoon margarine 1 teaspoon salt 1⁄4 teaspoon pepper 1⁄4 cup chicken broth 1 egg, beaten 25 bacon-flavored Ritz crackers 1 cup shredded cheese Sauté squash and onion in melted margarine. Add salt and pepper and broth and simmer. Combine egg, crackers and cheese and […]

This past Saturday evening, the news department had a little going-away party for the Daily Journal’s longtime executive editor, Lloyd Gray, who is moving to Meridian to start a new chapter in his life. Lloyd came to the paper in October 1992 and I followed in December as the assistant news editor. He says I […]

By Adam Armour Itawamba County Times “I just like knowing I have something to eat,” Michael Huling said, arm propped against shelves lined with dozens of airtight jars of food. Behind him was a canned cornucopia … enough preserved food to feed an army four or five years from now. If the world were to […]

By Dennis Seid Daily Journal TUPELO – Americans eat some 16 billion quarts of popcorn each year, roughly 52 quarts per man, woman and child in the U.S. That’s a lot of popcorn eaten at movie theaters, sporting events, homes and other venues where the snack is offered. In the All-America City, a recently opened […]

By Dennis Seid Daily Journal TUPELO – For most of its 19 years in business, Margarete’s Fine Chocolates has been a familiar sight at the corner of Lakeshire Drive and North Gloster. But owner Henry Daniels moved the iconic sweets and gifts shop about three weeks ago, getting much-needed room and hoping to grab a […]

Staff and wire reports CORINTH – It’s an epic eating showdown in Corinth today, featuring two arch rivals eating deep-fried burgers made with meat and soy in the sweltering Mississippi heat. The Fourth Annual World Slugburger Eating Championship takes place at 4 p.m. at the Historic Depot and C.A.R.E. Garden, and the contest features three-time […]