Daughter Jennifer in California sent this recipe one night last week. She said she made it for her family and they all enjoyed it.
Looking for an alternative lunch spot today? Check out one of several food trucks/trailers around Tupelo. We'll update this list as we know locations and specials.
TUPELO • If you’re planning to participate in Friday’s Chilifest contest in downtown Tupelo, look out. The woman whose chili has placed first or second the last four years will be back in action.
The event will begin at 7 a.m. in the fellowship hall with sausage biscuits for breakfast, followed by hamburger plates a little later for lunch. But all morning you can purchase fresh and frozen baked goods, casseroles and soups, cakes, pies, candies and homemade breads.
CORINTH – Rhonda Allred puttered in the kitchen a little bit with her mother when she was growing up in Booneville, but it was only after she got her first apartment that she really began cooking.
I mentioned in this space a few weeks ago that I had recently spent a long weekend with the Parsons girl cousins in Tennessee. We each took casseroles, cakes and snacks to share with one another at our reunion.
MANTACHIE • In 1998, Jerry Dees was looking for something different to do. He’d worked in the furniture industry for years and he’d spent some time in the food business with grocery stores.
TUPELO • Liz Laughlin and her husband, Ron, moved to Tupelo from San Angelo, Texas, in 2014, but she still considers herself a Louisiana girl.
NEW ALBANY • A couple of years ago, four professionals in New Albany decided the small town needed an upscale restaurant downtown where they could entertain clients and friends.
Last weekend, I cooked an eye-of-round roast one day and Charlie smoked a Boston butt the next, so we had plenty of leftovers for the first few days of the week.
TUPELO – Today's Cook of the Week, Darlene Reed, is a die-hard Mississippi State fan. She and her husband have season football tickets, but they don't use them.
MOOREVILLE – For 25 years, Darlene Reed taught reading and language arts to fourth-graders at Mantachie. She retired in 2017.
TUPELO – When Nell Sandroni married into an Italian family, she realized quickly she was going to have to up her cooking game.
My daughter, Mary, and her sweetie just got back from a weeklong trip to Mexico. Periodically, she sent us photos of some of the amazing food they ate, from huge platters of beautifully arranged fruit for breakfast to mole madre for dinner.
One of my favorite summer salads is a Caprese salad, which is a simple Italian salad made with tomatoes, fresh Mozzarella and basil that’s dressed with a little olive oil and a balsamic glaze.
RIPLEY – At 87, Kathleen Stubbs shows no signs of slowing down. She keeps her own house – five bedrooms and three baths – is a full-time caregiver to her daughter and still manages to cook a feast for her family every Sunday.
My son, Patrick, ate supper at a friend’s home the other night and he raved about the meal. One side dish he mentioned that intrigued me was fried squash with brown sugar.
A couple of weeks ago, my husband decided he wanted to try his hand at making dill pickles. He found an easy recipe online and it gave directions for hot water canning as well as making unprocessed pickles.
Russet potatoes, aka Irish potatoes, white potatoes or Idaho potatoes, sometimes get a bad rap. But they can easily fit into a healthy diet if prepared properly with an eye toward portion size.
ECRU – When Pat Horton was 5 years old, her mother died of breast cancer. Her father was left to care for Pat and her five brothers and sisters.
TUPELO – When Larry Cole was growing up in east Tupelo, his mother never worked outside the home. Instead, she stayed in the kitchen.
Weekend before last, Charlie and I went to Fairhope, Alabama, for a little R&R. We’d been hearing lots of good things about the restaurant scene in this small town and we wanted to check it out ourselves.
TUPELO – Collin McIntyre and Josh Tomlin became acquaintances when they were students at Itawamba Community College. Once they moved on to Mississippi State University, they became friends.
I chuckle when I watch something like The Weather Channel or the “Today” show and they talk about Memorial Day and the Fourth of July kicking off the grilling season.
Emily Blount was living the sweet life, successfully pursuing her dream of being an actress in New York. • At the same time, she was working in restaurants or teaching yoga classes or serving as a personal assistant to a photographer.
When I was growing up, I didn’t much care for pimiento cheese. It was one of the very few things my mother didn’t make from scratch, so my childhood memories of it entail a gloppy orange mess that came in a plastic container from the IGA.
RIPLEY – When Carolyn Sanderson was a senior in high school, she was engaged to be married as soon as she graduated. When she and her fiance, Ken, found out he was headed for military service, they moved the date up.
There’s a restaurant in Tupelo that emails me its menu every day. It’s a meat-and-three type of restaurant and while I don’t often eat there, I do get good ideas for supper from it.
One night last week, I decided I wanted to serve ham for dinner. We like ham, but not enough to have leftovers for days, so I ran by HoneyBaked Ham and bought a 1-pound package of sliced ham. That’s enough for us to have a meal and a couple of sandwiches the next day.
TUPELO – When Iffat Jarin Huq was in medical school in Bangladesh, she lived in a hostel. The food served there wasn’t very good, so Huq got a rice cooker and began experimenting.
I like easy meals, especially in the summertime when I’m busy with projects and gardening and herding cats who always seem to be underfoot when the weather turns warm.
TUPELO – Angie May has learned to roll with the punches in the kitchen. When a problem arises, she just makes the best of the situation.
I regularly get emails from a woman who has a food blog called Natasha’s Kitchen. Last week, she posted five of her recipes that have each been shared more than 100,000 times on Pinterest.