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Got a squash hold-out? Tasty ways to win them over

Posted 8/14/2019 in Food

I confess: My younger self was not a fan of squash. My older self has learned the world is full of things I turned my nose up at back then. I wish I could tell my late granddaddy who grew them on his Pontotoc farm and did his best to coax a stubborn little girl to try them.

Butter Together: Desperate? Who, me?

Posted 8/14/2019 in Food

It seems that I'm the kind of person who can keep only one or two things clean at a time.

How to marinate just about anything

Posted 8/14/2019 in Food

Marinating is a terrific basic kitchen technique. Essentially, you can take any kind of meat, fish or seafood, or even vegetables or soy products, submerge them in a marinade, and you've turned a plain something into a great dinner.

 

Back-to-school lunch tips

Posted 8/7/2019 in Food

That ringing we hear is the sound of school bells. We knew it was coming, foretold by streams of anxious parents in store aisles, numbly checking and re-checking school supply lists.

 

For this roasted salmon, skip the butter and go for relish

Posted 8/7/2019 in Food

It's no wonder salmon is one of the most popular fish. Its flesh is rich-tasting, thanks to high levels of heart-healthy oils, and it takes well to many treatments.

How to a make a moist, chunky shrimp burger without the mush

Posted 8/7/2019 in Food

A good shrimp burger should be first and foremost about the shrimp. Unfortunately, many shrimp burgers are more reminiscent of fish-flavored rubber patties or over-seasoned bread balls than shrimp.

A tomato gratin with bright flavor and no mush

Posted 8/7/2019 in Food

A summer tomato gratin should burst with concentrated, bright tomato flavor and contrasting firm texture from the bread, but most recipes lead to mushy results. Not this one.

Ice cream in a bag: fun to make, fun to eat

Posted 7/31/2019 in Food

Thoughts of homemade ice cream probably bring to mind visions of a whirring electric ice cream maker -- or, for some, the old-fashioned hand-crank version. But there is another way. Ever tried making ice cream in a bag?

Butter Together: How to make a sauce 'out of nothing but ingredients'

Posted 7/31/2019 in Food

For my mother-in-law's birthday, she took me to a cooking class.

This delicious pasta and shrimp dish will take you to Venice

Posted 7/31/2019 in Food

Seafood has always been central to Venetian cuisine. The earliest Venetians were skilled fisherman and their diet relied heavily on the bounty found in the city's lagoon ecosystem.

Make your stuffed tomatoes next level with this recipe

Posted 7/31/2019 in Food

Named for the hotel where it was invented in Sweden, Hasselbacking is a technique where a vegetable (traditionally potatoes) is partially sliced, accordion style, brushed with butter, sprinkled with bread crumbs, and baked.

Plum of an idea: Seasonal plums stir memory and tasty options

Posted 7/17/2019 in Food

As a kid, I spent a lot of time outside, plenty of it in the backyard of our family home in Columbus. In retrospect, I realize what a grand playscape it was for my younger sister and I through different ages and stages of creativity and mischief.

Butter Together: Feta dressing, the condiment dreams are made of

Posted 7/17/2019 in Food

When I was a student at Millsaps back in the late '90s (can you believe I am old enough to say things like that? I cannot.) Anyway, when I was a student at Millsaps College, one of my favorite places to go eat was Keifer's.

Get that sticky rice crispy chew that kids and adults love

Posted 7/17/2019 in Food

While almost everyone is familiar with the classic recipe for Rice Krispies Treats, slight variations on the original abound.

Hot summer months calls for a mix of pesto and pasta

Posted 7/17/2019 in Food

More light and refreshing than a cream-based sauce or a chunky ragu, pesto makes for an excellent accompaniment to pasta during the hot summer months.

Buddy up to Bisquick

Posted 7/10/2019 in Food

It was in 1930, so history tells us, that General Mills sales exec Carl Smith sat down to some fabulous hot biscuits in a train dining car. Amazed that fresh biscuits could be delivered in short order on a train, Smith visited the chef's galley after his meal.

Not just for pasta, try basil pesto on grilled chicken

Posted 7/10/2019 in Food

Basil pesto isn't just for pasta. We found a way to imbue chicken with basil and garlic that would hold up on the grill.

Greek yogurt creates a creamy, spice-infused salad dressing

Posted 7/10/2019 in Food

Fresh, juicy summer tomatoes make a great salad, so we set out to create one with complementary flavors and a creamy dressing.

This bright, tasty salad celebrates Sicilian ingredients

Posted 7/10/2019 in Food

This light, bright salad celebrates ingredients that are abundant in Sicily.

Good starts

Posted 7/3/2019 in Food

Tweaks to Fourth of July feast plans are being made in households around the Golden Triangle today. In some of those kitchens, some newly-minted MUW culinary camp "graduates" are probably helping with preparations.

 

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