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Rethinking Chicken Florentine with clearer, brighter flavors

Posted 2/6/2019 in Food

Chicken Florentine is a buffet-line favorite featuring chicken breast and spinach in a mild cream-and-Parmesan sauce -- sometimes stuffed inside, sometimes stacked on top.


Great tasting oatmeal doesn't need to come in a packet

Posted 2/6/2019 in Food

If you think oatmeal comes in a packet, think again.


Peanut blossom cookies with a more robust peanut flavor

Posted 2/6/2019 in Food

Peanut blossom cookies first gained notoriety at the 1957 Pillsbury Bake-Off.

Jembe Den and the powerful language of African drumming

Posted 2/2/2019 in Community

In western culture, think of drumming and a John Bonham, Dave Grohl or even Buddy Rich may come to mind. But imagine a culture where entertainment isn't the purpose, where drums hold deeper symbolic and historical meaning.

WWII scholar brings D-Day discussions to MSU

Posted 2/2/2019 in Community

Mississippi State will host military historian and author Stephen A. Bourque this week for a detailed discussion of his recent book, "Beyond the Beach," highlighting the impacts of Allied bombings on French cities before and during the Normandy landings on June 6, 1944.

Wearable technologies theme of II+C Symposium

Posted 2/2/2019 in About Town

Do you want to learn how to discuss your health with your doctor? Do you want to know more about technology that can help put you on a healthy path? What technology is available to help streamline your health at home?


Rescue 100 to host foster family info session in Columbus

Posted 2/2/2019 in Community

Rescue 100 is committed to recruiting, training and supporting foster families who can provide loving homes for children in the state foster care system. The faith-based initiative will hold an orientation session Feb. 11 in Columbus at Life Church at 4888 N. Frontage Road.



Rainwater Observatory reveals 'The Secrets of Orion'

Posted 2/2/2019 in Entertainment

Rainwater Observatory and Planetarium in French Camp will offer a free program for the winter season called "The Secrets of Orion." The presentation by Observatory Director Edwin Faughn is at 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 8, sponsored by 4-County Electric Foundation.


Does your midwinter garden please the eye and fill the soul?

Posted 2/2/2019 in Columns

Is your midwinter garden heartwarming, even when viewed through a fogged-up window? Don't get me wrong, most days are beautiful in the South. But I constantly prowl around for practical, seasonal garden ideas, especially in January and February when temperatures drop quickly from spring-like glory into chilly, wet and gloomy.

Southern Gardening: Daffodils bring early spring color into homes, landscapes

Posted 2/2/2019 in Columns

One of the signs that spring will be sprung in the near future is when the daffodils start awakening and poking up in the landscape beds.

Butter Together: What does not kill you makes you stronger. Probably.

Posted 1/30/2019 in Food

"Did you just swig a big Dr. Pepper right before you came in here?" the nurse asked, looking up from her computer screen.

Salt turns out to be the key for ultratender white bean soup

Posted 1/30/2019 in Food

The people of Tuscany are known as mangiafagioli, or "bean eaters," a nod to the prominent role beans play in their cuisine. Cannellini (white kidney) beans are the region's most famous legume, and Tuscan cooks go to extremes to ensure these beans are cooked perfectly, from simmering them in rainwater to slow-cooking them overnight in a wine bottle in a fire's dying embers.


A cookie in a skillet? Sure, you're skeptical. But try it

Posted 1/30/2019 in Food

A cookie in a skillet? We admit this Internet phenom made us skeptical_until we tried it.


Make an intense and buttery molten chocolate cake at home

Posted 1/30/2019 in Food

Fallen chocolate cake, or molten chocolate cake, is an undercooked-in-the-center mound of intense, buttery chocolate cake. We wanted to turn this restaurant-menu standard into a practical recipe for home cooks.

Savory bites to end the season with

Posted 1/30/2019 in Food

It's hard to miss that Super Bowl LIII (53) is fast approaching. Perhaps you've noticed a bit of hype, even if only to spot the football-themed paper plates at the big box, or soft drink displays made to look like goal posts. Yes, Sunday is the big day.

The potter's touch: A Crawford artisan is making his mark in clay

Posted 1/26/2019 in Community

A potter with work inspired by the movie "Black Panther"? I was hooked. The press release from Mississippi University for Women about a graduate's current ceramics exhibition made me curious about Stephen Phillips. Photographs of his dynamic work showed vessels of powerful design and high quality. And he was making all this in Crawford?

Formal inauguration ceremony for MUW president is Friday

Posted 1/26/2019 in Community

On Friday, Feb. 1, Nora Miller will be installed as the 15th president of Mississippi University for Women in the university's almost 135-year-old history. The formal inaugural ceremony will be held in Rent Auditorium, Whitfield Hall, at 10 a.m.

Historic home is site of ninth Lee Foundation Valentine Party

Posted 1/26/2019 in Entertainment

The Stephen D. Lee Foundation will host its annual Valentine Party from 7-10 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 14, at The Swoope Home located at 221 Third Street South in Columbus.

Oktibbeha Master Gardeners to hold interest meeting

Posted 1/26/2019 in Community

Want to become a Master Gardener? An interest session for the public will give the opportunity to learn more about the training classes offered by the Mississippi State University Extension Service and the Master Gardener program.


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