As usual, I've been cooking with what is in my home, doing my best to use up items that for some reason seem to multiply when I'm not looking.
I was talking with a friend about perfect meals for entertaining, and we went through the usual suspects: lasagnas, chili, tenderloins.
News flash: Kale is still in.
A kind of carbo-licious porridge made from dried and coarsely ground corn, grits are to Southern cuisine what potatoes are to Northern cuisine -- a deeply satisfying staple.
Pink -- the color of romance and charm, affection and tenderness.
Wow, does this dish look classy, right? But look at the ingredient list -- not too long.
With Mardi Gras fast approaching, I thought it might be fun to salute New Orleans' cuisine by finding a new use for the city's unique and far-famed Creole spice mix.
Primed to romance your certain someone on Valentine's Day? Nothing says "I love you" more persuasively than a home-cooked meal.
Pescatarians are those among us who eat fish, but not other meat. It's a practice Devan Torrence of Starkville has followed for almost a decade now, due in large part to a beef and pork allergy.
Recently I did a cooking demonstration for a local garden club and after that, hosted five friends for a long weekend.
It is easy enough to put out bag after bag of chips during a Sunday football-watching party, or any other gathering for that matter.
Cauliflower is a wonder-veggie.
These sweet treats are a riff on the very popular summer campfire s'mores.
After a balmy interlude, winter makes a halfhearted return to the Golden Triangle this week, reminding us it is January. If a kitchen appliance can be said to have a season, surely winter belongs to the slow cooker, or crockpot.
This makes a ton of soup, and you can freeze it at will.
Eating healthy on a budget and tight schedule means the boneless skinless chicken breast makes frequent appearances on our dinner table.
There are few dishes more elemental and satisfying than bruschetta. A mainstay at many Italian restaurants, it's an appetizer comprising slices of grilled bread adorned with any number of toppings.
Scribbly notes on my calendar remind me I fully intended to hold off on any Super Bowl-related food topics until next week.
Big provisions are required to watch the big game, and nothing's more substantial than a burger, even in its mini-form -- the slider
If you're anything like the rest of us, you might tend to needlessly overcomplicate your life.
3. Community Calendar for the week of February 19, 2017 ENTERTAINMENT