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Spring dessert: A light, airy fruit pudding from America's past, with a first fruit of spring

Posted 4/16/2014 in Food

Snow pudding is a great old American recipe that dates back to pioneer days, back when resourceful home cooks hankering for a treat had to rely on whatever they had -- things like gelatin, lemons, sugar and eggs.


Study: Snack might help avoid fight with spouse

Posted 4/16/2014 in Food

A quick candy bar may stave off more than hunger. It could prevent major fights between husbands and wives, at least if a new study that used voodoo dolls is right.


Start grilling season with the classic patty melt

Posted 4/16/2014 in Food

One of my favorite big city comfort foods is a staple of the diner scene -- the patty melt.

Walk away from this pulled pork to make it better

Posted 4/16/2014 in Food

Here was the problem: I needed dinner ready by 7:15 p.m. But I was going to be out of the house for the two hours before that.

Moving asparagus to the center of your plate

Posted 4/16/2014 in Food

Asparagus has been a delicious symbol of spring since at least as far back as the Greeks, who called it asparagos -- literally, "to spring up."

Easter egg nests get thumbs up

Posted 4/16/2014 in Food

Looking for a quick, easy treat for Easter? Let the kids help make these coconut cookies.

Quilts and codes: Folklore or fact, quilted messages of the Underground Railroad are project for local quiltmaker

Posted 4/12/2014 in Community

Did quilts serve as coded communication for escaping slaves navigating the Underground Railroad? The concept is debated among quilt and Railroad historians, but the idea -- as Bonnie Browning of the American Quilter's Society in Paducah, Ky., said to National Geographic News -- "makes a wonderful story."


A Stone's throw: Highland games

Posted 4/12/2014 in Columns

Once upon a time I attended some Highland games in Scotland.


Southern Gardening: Cold winter may provide surprises mixed with losses

Posted 4/12/2014 in Columns

This winter we have seen some mighty cold weather in our gardens and landscapes. As a result, we'll see damage to some landscape plants and we'll lose others. And with some plants, there will be surprises.


Being Beautiful: What do Minnie Pearl and Princess Diana have in common?

Posted 4/12/2014 in Columns

Easter bonnets might very well be a Southern thing, but they're a Southern thing I adore.


CAC annual gala goes 'Jeans & Jewels'

Posted 4/12/2014 in Community

The Columbus Arts Council's annual gala takes a westward track this year with Jeans & Jewels on Saturday, April 26.

April is brimming with First Book reads

Posted 4/12/2014 in Community

Leslie Webber stood in front of a classroom of third-graders at Fairview Elementary School in Columbus April 1 and asked, "Who likes math?" Somewhat surprisingly, almost every student thrust a hand up.


Adele Elliott: Veracity

Posted 4/12/2014 in Columns

My two favorite cities, Columbus and New Orleans, have much in common.



SAAC announces arts grants recipients

Posted 4/12/2014 in Community

The Starkville Area Arts Council announces its Arts in Education Grant award recipients. Area teachers received a total of $4,695 to fund arts-related projects.



Table Talk salutes National Library Week with insiders' look

Posted 4/12/2014 in Community

Have you ever wondered what librarians read when they aren't helping others choose just the right book? The April 16 Table Talk presented by the Friends of the Columbus-Lowndes Public Library explores that subject.



Out and About for the week of April 13, 2014

Posted 4/12/2014 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. Be aware that some venues add facility/convenience charges to ticket prices.



Community Calendar for the week of April 13, 2014

Posted 4/12/2014 in Community



Sunday at the Bluff looks back at the Black Prairie

Posted 4/11/2014 in Entertainment

No region in the entire Southeast, except perhaps the Mississippi Delta, is as rich in agricultural history as the Black Prairie. Just where is this unique region and what makes it so special?


Transforming bread dough into lemony sticky buns

Posted 4/9/2014 in Food

Maybe it's the bright color. Maybe it's the fresh, vibrant taste. Whatever the reason, Easter has become inextricably linked to lemon (and chocolate, of course).

Taste of Starkville: Saturday's Cotton District Festival features culinary contest

Posted 4/9/2014 in Food

There are many reasons to enjoy the Cotton District Arts Festival in Starkville Saturday. The Taste of Starkville culinary competition is a big one. In this good-natured food showdown, local restaurants and cooks vie for titles while offering up fare for every tastebud.


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