Lots of good cooking at the Neshoba County Fair

We had a lot of good food at the opening weekend of the Neshoba County Fair– ribs, Boston Butt, shrimp, various dips, Butterfinger ice cream and cherry ice cream.
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Loved Celia’s squash, but not interested in snakes in trees

Celia made fried squash for her family Sunday, and luckily I stopped by to visit after the meal and tried some. It was delicious.
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Annual trip to Coast for Press Association meeting a rite of passage

A trip to the Mississippi Gulf Coast has been a rite of passage of summer since I was a little girl.
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Sad to read Rheta Grimsley Johnson is ending her column

I started making this pasta a couple of years ago but have tweaked it some along the way. Unlike some people (my sister Celia, my husband Joel), I follow a recipe exactly how it is written the first time. Then I might make some changes to it.
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Perfecting my okra and more cobblers high on to do list

My upcoming kitchen experiments are perfecting my okra frying technique and cobbler cooking.
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No fear for Ellie Kathryn at the beach

Our beach vacation is over and it could not have been better, despite a day of rain.
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Pepper competition is over as Charlie strikes again

So much for the bell pepper competition. Our Yellow Lab Charlie decided it was large enough to eat, but then he decided he didn’t like bell pepper, so he left it chewed in half on the kitchen floor.
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Winning the bell pepper competition with our son

I’m not sure how the bell pepper “competition” between me and son Marshall got started, but right now I have the edge.
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Reminiscing and learning at Lake Tiak O’Khata and State of Region

To celebrate the end of the school year, we took a girls’ trip Friday to Lake Tiak O’Khata in Louisville.
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Every vote counts and Paul Bullard can prove it

Pittsboro native Paul Bullard sent us a priceless email this week relating to the “60 years ago” about his father that ran in The Journal two weeks ago.
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