For me, eggnog season can't come soon enough. As soon as Halloween is packed away, I buy a quart of my favorite eggnog at the grocery store.
Tamales or tamaladas are as much a part of Christmas traditions in Mexico and other Spanish-speaking countries as bacalao (salted cod), pizole (hominy soup) and a nice roasted pavo (turkey). And why wouldn't they be especially popular during Christmas as tamales are one of the only foods that come already gift wrapped.
Even two generations ago, most Mississippians knew how to grow a garden, sew, and fix things around the home and farm. Somewhere along the way, though, society bought into a fast-food, gadget-cluttered world that gradually eroded much of that independent self-sufficiency.
Ah! The holidays are finally here. All that shopping, wrapping, baking and cleaning are done. Now we can just sit back and enjoy our beautiful tree, sip a cup of nog, and bask in the glow of perfectly spaced lights, reflecting tiny star-shapes in the glittering ornaments.
The Golden Triangle is within easy traveling distance of some of the best entertainment in the South. Support arts and entertainment at home, and when you're on the road, these might pique your interest.
December is officially here, and Mississippi is buzzing with the holiday spirit. Events, festivals, parties and a unique holiday atmosphere make this one of the best months of the year to visit areas of the Magnolia State.
The Columbus-Lowndes Public Library announces the donation of the Kiwanis Club of Columbus materials to the Local History Department.
Plants can increase a person's productivity, and a Mississippi State University floral design expert is smiling about his new textbook on using plants in interior spaces.
As a gardener, Christmas is one of my favorite times of the year because I get to enjoy indoors the scents and colors of the garden. Christmas looks like poinsettias, live trees indoors and greenery decorating the house, and it smells like pine, cedar, fir, and, in my house, rosemary.
What is it about cold weather and comfort food? Whenever I'm needing something warm and soothing I tend to crave a big bowl of hot pasta.
The decision to go back to school is only half the battle.
The season of Advent reaches its musical high point Dec. 16 when the choir of St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Columbus presents a Service of Nine Lessons and Carols.
The Christmas season is upon us, and many children and adults alike have put an iPad or similar product at the top of their Christmas wish list.
You can keep your decorated, stained glass, death-by-chocolate, triple-dunked biscotti bombs, or whatever this holiday season's must-bake cookie will be.
There was plenty of construction going on in Starkville Sunday afternoon, but there was nary a nail gun or sawhorse in sight. Instead, this project required gumdrops, candy canes and chocolate kisses. And, oh yes, imagination.
Here's the thing about decorating for Christmas. It should be fun. It should be an occasion. It should involve delicious food.
There is no subtle way to say this. This cake screams Christmas.
When Walter Parks visited Columbus earlier this year for a solo concert at the Rosenzweig Arts Center, he earned encore calls and rave reviews from the sold-out crowd. He returns Tuesday, Dec. 4, at 7 p.m. with a different vibe.
Usually at this time each year, the congregation of First Baptist Church in Columbus is preparing to erect an open-air "village" that represents the Bethlehem of ancient times.