It may have happened more than 60 years ago, but Betty West Land still remembers learning to make cheese straws from Edna Banks, a family neighbor.
"It's OK, honey. We can make one at home that's safe." If that sentiment has come out of my mouth once, it has come out 20 times. That's the cost of living with a kid who has food allergies: We have to make a lot of foods at home that we might otherwise enjoy at a restaurant or bakery.
For grilled pork skewers that were moist and flavorful, we turned to boneless country-style ribs, which are quick-cooking and tender, yet have enough fat to keep them from drying out.
Simple, rich almond cake makes a sophisticated and delicately sweet dessert, but traditional European versions tend to be heavy and dense.
Brown rice can be difficult to cook well: All too often, it is underseasoned and turns starchy and mushy. Plus, it takes a long time to cook, so stovetop recipes run the risk of scorching on the bottom.
Don't be surprised, when talk turns to family trees, to see a smile break out on the faces of Jeff and Stacy Farnham. The words "family tree" usually bring to mind genealogical diagrams going back generations. The Farnhams, however, have -- well, an actual tree.
McDonald and Angela George of Columbus received a stunning phone call recently, one very few people will ever get. Their son, Edmund, was reaching out from across the Atlantic Ocean, and the news was amazing: The Georges' 4-year-old granddaughter, Alannah, was officially being accepted into British Mensa.
Lt. Casandra Smith of the Clay County Sheriff's Office recently received the Sheepdog Society Award thanks to good deeds she rendered to fellow officer Michael Drumm from Monee, Illinois, back in 2018, when Drumm was traveling through West Point.
Got fire ants and slugs? I have found ways to handle them both, with a little attitude adjustment.
This weekend I finally had a chance to sit back, take a breath and reflect a little. I've been on my annual spring horticulture marathon, and this year was the most hectic yet.
After winning the title of Miss Southern Oaks in district competition, Evans Rhett, 15, of Columbus takes part this week in the Miss Mississippi Oustanding Teen competition in Vicksburg.
The Mississippi University for Women Music Department presents "Jazz at Poindexter," a concert featuring the MUW Jazz Ensemble.
Amber McCarter, center, was named the Outstanding Culinary Arts Student of 2018-19 during Awards Day April 4 at East Mississippi Community College's Golden Triangle campus. McCarter, of Crawford, is presented the award by EMCC Culinary Arts instructors Doan Truong, at left, and Shannon Lindell, at right.
Nothing is more frustrating than investing time, money and energy in planting and growing tomatoes only to watch them succumb to disease.
Visitors to the Columbus-Lowndes Public Library found more than "food for the mind" April 11. The library's third annual Edible Book Festival showcased something for the taste buds as well.