With Mardi Gras looming, I thought it might be fun to cook up some New Orleans-styled goodies featuring duck, andouille sausage and Creole seasoning. These rich ingredients are typical of the fare from this town that knows how to party -- an instinct that goes into overdrive during Mardi Gras.
They call it the holy grail of ready-to-eat meals for soldiers -- a pizza that can stay on the shelf for up to three years and still remain good to eat.
The goal was simple -- the most intense garlic pasta I could muster.
Whether you'll be hosting a crowd or watching solo, Oscar night calls for dinner with a bit of panache.
My favorite thing about fancy parties? They almost always include a shrimp cocktail appetizer -- platters of giant, plump shrimp just waiting to be dunked into a piquant cocktail sauce.
As a child, Laura Leigh Hicks was afraid of storms. Now 17, she's past that. But the teenager from Steens used the memory as a springboard for creating a short animated film about a little worm who learned to be brave. Inspiration, after all, usually comes from a personal place.
The Friends of the Columbus-Lowndes Public Library continues its Table Talk series on Wednesday, Feb. 19, with a presentation by Dispatch columnist and author Adele Elliott.
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. Be aware that some venues add facility/convenience charges to ticket prices.
Families are invited to join the storytelling heroine Scheherazade and her cast of remarkable characters Thursday, Feb. 20 at Rent Auditorium on the Mississippi University for Women campus in Columbus.
Author, speaker, recording artist and worship leader Kelly Minter of Nashville, Tenn., will lead a Kelly Minter Women's Conference, "No Other Gods: Confronting Our Modern-Day Idols," at First Baptist Church in Starkville Friday and Saturday, Feb. 21-22.
While American athletes are headed for the winner's podium at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics, a flowering perennial, a vegetable and a fruit made the podium as 2014 Mississippi Medallion winners. These are going to be some outstanding plants for our Mississippi gardens.
The press must be overwhelmingly happy these days. There is a mountain of bad news.
Some of the sparkle went out of the world this past week with the death of Sylvia Higginbotham.
Women of all ages are falling in love with one of the year's most daring trends: short hair.
Four deserving individuals have been recognized for contributions to their respective career fields and Mississippi University for Women by the MUW Alumni Association.
Have you always wondered if you could grow your own vegetables or learn what plants attract butterflies?
In observance of Black History Month, Theatre MSU will present " ... And the Rain Came to Mayfield" Feb. 27 through March 1.