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The W announces spring cooking classes

Posted 1/16/2019 in Food

Mississippi University for Women's Culinary Arts Institute will offer four Saturday cooking classes to the public this spring that require no enrollment in the university.

 

A one-pan chili with maximum flavor starts with toasted rice

Posted 1/16/2019 in Food

Looking to make enough chili for one night's dinner without hauling out a heavy pot, we turned to our trusty skillet.

Considering shrimp for dinner? Check out this Greek recipe

Posted 1/16/2019 in Food

In the traditional Greek dish called shrimp saganaki, sweet, briny shrimp are covered with a garlic- and herb-accented tomato sauce and topped with crumbles of creamy, salty feta cheese.

More caviar, please: This 'delicacy' is down-home

Posted 1/9/2019 in Food

No sooner did Dispatch columnist Amanda Plair share a recipe last Wednesday for Tennessee Caviar than I came across Linda Bobbitt of Columbus making her signature Mississippi Caviar for a Saturday reception at the Rosenzweig Arts Center.

Make a stress-free classic chicken pot pie with only one pot

Posted 1/9/2019 in Food

The delights of classic chicken pot pie are many -- from the burnished, flaky crust to the luscious, savory filling.

Chinese chicken salad offers an enticing variety of tastes

Posted 1/9/2019 in Food

With its juicy oranges, tender chicken and a crunchy topping, Chinese chicken salad offers an enticing variety of tastes and textures.

Dress up your banana bread with nuts, spices or chocolate

Posted 1/9/2019 in Food

One of the best ways to serve banana bread is with toasted nuts.

 

Kitchen smarts: 6 supermarket shortcuts that save time later

Posted 1/9/2019 in Food

If you've had one of those days, and you find yourself glancing at the clock only to discover that it's already 5 p.m. (What!?) and dinner is not simmering cheerfully on the stove, then you may feel like you have limited options.

 

Warm up a January night

Posted 1/2/2019 in Food

The thermometer has been on a joy ride the past few days, but one thing we know: real cold will return. On a chilly, damp January night, there's just something cozy about a slow cooker supper.

Butter Together: I wish you peas, love and happiness in 2019

Posted 1/2/2019 in Food

Traditional New Year's celebrations don't usually appeal to me.

The perfect snack: yogurt, fresh fruit and crunchy granola

Posted 1/2/2019 in Food

Creamy Greek yogurt, fresh fruit and crunchy granola make a delicious and wholesome start to the day or a great afternoon snack -- and layering them in a glass makes this simple combination feel like a special occasion.

If poached chicken sounds bland, put it in this zesty sauce

Posted 1/2/2019 in Food

While poached chicken may sound like bland diet food, we actually love this method as it is very forgiving and an easy path to moist, succulent chicken every time.

'Chew Chew' revisited: Six decades later, a local cookbook enjoys a 'revival'

Posted 12/19/2018 in Food

More than 66 years have passed since Martha Bozeman tested recipes and helped proofread "Chew Chew: Favorite Recipes from Columbus, Miss."

Butter Together: It's beginning to smell a lot like Christmas

Posted 12/19/2018 in Food

I don't remember very many firsts. But I do remember the day my eldest daughter, Julia, started to read on her own.

Let the kids help with holiday pancakes

Posted 12/19/2018 in Food

Pancakes are a blank canvas, so bring out your inner artist.

Make great shrimp scampi without the butter-and-oil slick

Posted 12/19/2018 in Food

Shrimp scampi is rarely awful -- it's unusual for things to go terribly wrong when garlic, wine and butter are involved -- but restaurant versions always make me wish I'd ordered differently.

Taking something to the party?

Posted 12/12/2018 in Food

'Twas two weeks 'til Christmas and all through the land, spirits were high and parties were being planned. Bad poetry aside, chances are you have a gathering ahead. It may be a company do, a neighborhood open house, or a more intimate evening with friends or family. Whether you're hosting or simply contributing one goodie to the spread, the holidays inspire us to try to make it special.

Pretty holiday cookies that don't taste like cardboard

Posted 12/12/2018 in Food

Making holiday cookies -- the rolled, cutout, and glazed butter-cookie variety -- is everyone's favorite December activity. Unfortunately, these cookies either look good but taste like cardboard or have buttery, rich flavor but lack visual appeal.

Create a bread that's not too sweet, yeasty and a tad boozy

Posted 12/12/2018 in Food

Kugelhopf is a festive, crown-shaped yeasted bread traditionally baked in a heavy earthenware mold. One legend suggests it originated in an Alsatian village, when the Three Kings presented it to a local baker named Kugel, who had hosted them.

When it comes to pot roast, keeping it simple is the best

Posted 12/12/2018 in Food

When it comes to pot roast, keeping it simple is sometimes best. We started with a chuck-eye roast, a well-marbled cut that is great for braising. Splitting the roast in two allowed us to trim excess fat and cut down on cooking time.

 

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