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300 calorie meals can boost that new year's resolution

Posted 1/9/2013 in Food

So, how are we doing? Nine days into 2013, and it's safe to say a notable percentage of Americans who resolved to drop a few pounds are slip-sliding away. If you made that resolution, no doubt your commitment is built of sterner stuff. If you're counting calories in a quest to a healthier weight, perhaps a few suggestions for meals that are 300-calories-or-less will shore up your arsenal.


Right at home: Cool gadgets for pie makers, givers

Posted 1/9/2013 in Food

Making your own pie is one of the best gifts you can give your table, your family and friends. Retailers are offering lots of cool implements to help you create your own stellar versions, so let the baking begin.



A healthier take on weeknight-friendly risotto

Posted 1/9/2013 in Food

I'm always searching for ways to make a healthier version of risotto, one of my favorite winter Italian dishes.


Columbus, MUW take center stage as theater festival comes to town

Posted 1/5/2013 in Entertainment

On stages from Mississippi's coast to Oxford, a vast network of theater lovers is diligently at work. Their dog-eared scripts, peppered with margin notes and highlighted passages, go with them everywhere. Rehearsals are serious business. Time is growing short.


Adele Elliott: Survivor skills

Posted 1/5/2013 in Columns

I'm beginning to feel a bit like some sort of Superman. We all should. In spite of dire omens and doomsday prophecies, anyone reading this column has continued to wake up every morning to face another day.


Area MUW nursing students elected to statewide positions

Posted 1/5/2013 in Community

Mississippi University for Women nursing students were elected to four statewide positions in the Mississippi Association of Student Nurses.


Community Calendar for the week of January 6, 2013

Posted 1/5/2013 in Entertainment



Out and about for the week of January 6, 2013

Posted 1/5/2013 in Entertainment

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.



Mississippi Culinary Trail highlights food spots, products

Posted 1/5/2013 in Entertainment

The Mississippi Development Authority encourages locals and visitors to savor Mississippi's true delicacies in January with a month-long celebration of food, restaurants, chefs, recipes, specialty items and flavors that will satisfy anyone's appetite to discover the authentic Mississippi.


Search of Clay County WWI airfield yields artifacts

Posted 1/5/2013 in Community

A small group of explorers led by aviation historian and archaeologist Dave Trojan of Columbus recently revisited Payne Field, the site of a World War I pilot training base near West Point, and undertook a day-long search for artifacts related to the historic aviation site.


Tips for protecting trees and shrubs from storms

Posted 1/5/2013 in Community

Even the sturdiest-looking trees can be brought down by high winds, heavy snow and ice, but there are ways you can limit the damage. Here are some storm-proofing suggestions that will pay off over time, starting with determining which trees in your landscape are the most vulnerable.



Being beautiful: Of Minnie Mouse, gospel songs, and connecting in a disconnected world

Posted 1/5/2013 in Columns

As for New Year's resolutions, I plan to eat another cupcake and put off painting the garage a few more days. Upon reflection, life is far too precious to refrain from simple pleasures or to agonize over mundane tasks. My resolution is to give myself the best gift ever and live more in the present.



Work for a healthy marriage in 2013

Posted 1/5/2013 in Community

Many Americans resolve to improve their physical health each new year, and experts at Mississippi State University suggest it is also a great time to focus on healthier relationships.



New Homestead Center offers women's retreat

Posted 1/5/2013 in Community

The newly opened Mississippi Modern Homestead Center in Starkville hosts its first Women's Wellness Retreat Jan. 11-13. The retreat will feature workshops such as "The Nourishing Kitchen," "Backyard Medicine" and "Finding Your Story."


Military brief: Hargrove graduates

Posted 1/5/2013 in Community

Air Force Airman Shaquana C. Hargrove graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio.

Goals to eat better, lose weight should be reasonable and realistic

Posted 1/2/2013 in Food

As 2013 begins, many will make resolutions to eat better and lose weight. Mississippi University for Women assistant professor of nutrition Amanda Dahl, RD, LD, offers some tips for weight loss the healthy way. Dahl advises that those steps should include small, reasonable changes with realistic measurable weigh loss goals.


Whatever your diet style there's a cookbook for it

Posted 1/2/2013 in Food

Are you a celebrity watcher? A magazine clipper? A list maker, supplement taker, whole grains baker? No matter what kind of person you are, there's a new diet cookbook to help lay the foundation for that inevitable New Year's resolution.


A light, steamed fish dish with big, bold flavors

Posted 1/2/2013 in Food

The first time I had to test a recipe for steamed fish was back in the '80s, when I was working in the test kitchen at Gourmet magazine. And truthfully, the very idea seemed preposterous.

Have poached eggs for breakfast, lunch or dinner

Posted 1/2/2013 in Food

The beauty of poached eggs is their versatility. Depending on what you pair them with, they can be breakfast, lunch or even dinner.

Express yourself!: A remarkable group of painters transcend challenges to find power and joy in art

Posted 12/29/2012 in Community

In her world, Monica Herard may not enjoy the ability to dictate her day, a freedom most of us take for granted. But when in front of the canvas, she is finally in control, the creator of an imaginative, colorful vision that develops at her direction.


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