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Kale chips, move over. Try making baked BBQ zucchini chips

Posted 7/13/2016 in Food

It all started with the kale chip.

Stuffed eggs rescue the lunch box

Posted 7/13/2016 in Food

If it's already time to start gearing up for school -- and if you're open to rethinking the typical lunch box fare, consider losing the sandwich and embracing the stuffed egg.

 

Pair black beans with sweet potatoes for a glorious salad

Posted 7/13/2016 in Food

The upcoming summer Olympics have me dreaming of a bucket-list trip to Brazil, and because my dreams usually feature food, I'm also hankering for some black beans made in my incredibly heavy stone bean pot a dear friend of mine lugged all the way back from his Brazilian vacation years ago.

 

 

Date-and-almond balls: a healthy snack with burst of energy

Posted 7/13/2016 in Food

In the weeks leading up to the Olympics, I always look forward to reading stories about what Olympians eat.

 

 

General Mills recalls Betty Crocker cake mix

Posted 7/13/2016 in Food

General Mills Inc. is recalling two flavors of Betty Crocker cake mix sold in the U.S. and one flavor sold in Canada because they use flour that was recalled earlier because it could contain E.coli.

 

Light bulb moments: Culinary camp builds and broadens horizons

Posted 7/6/2016 in Food

There was a lot of "building" underway this past month at Mississippi University for Women's Culinary Camp for Kids -- building skill sets, building palates, confidence and friendships.

Don't get so sour about pickles. Make them yourself

Posted 7/6/2016 in Food

In the world of summer barbecues, the pickle hardly plays a starring role.

Fireworks food: Bring a red, white and blue pop to the holiday table

Posted 6/29/2016 in Food

It's that time -- time to think about bringing some food "fireworks" to your Fourth of July table.

 

Pair stone fruits, raspberry jam for a sweet summer dessert

Posted 6/29/2016 in Food

Summertime is harvest time for sweet stone fruits: apricots, peaches, plums, nectarines and plumcots, a hybrid of a plum and an apricot.

 

Citrus filling, salty crust make Atlantic Beach Pie a winner

Posted 6/29/2016 in Food

This Atlantic Beach Pie recipe comes from Bill Smith, long-time chef of Crook's Corner restaurant in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. When I first tasted it, I went into a pie-induced trance.

 

Roasted tomatoes deepen gazpacho flavor

Posted 6/29/2016 in Food

I could eat quarts of gazpacho all summer long. When I set about making this version, the goal was a gazpacho with great, fresh tomato taste, but even deeper flavor.

 

 

Marinating salmon in juice can make a delicious difference

Posted 6/29/2016 in Food

I try to get fish on my family's table two or three times a week. The research describing the incredible heart and brain benefits to eating fish, especially fatty fish like salmon, is compelling.

 

Learn by doing: 4-H youth prove you're never too young to learn skills for a lifetime

Posted 6/22/2016 in Food

A group of 4-H youth are proving that grilling out isn't just for grown-ups. Mouth-watering aromas wafting from Columbus' Hitching Lot Farmers' Market site June 14 were evidence enough. Youth ages 8 to 18 were invited to take part in the annual Lowndes County 4-H Grilling Contest.

 

Anne's Kitchen: A different shrimp dish for summer

Posted 6/22/2016 in Food

We have a small post-retirement place on a lake in Alabama. For some reason I enjoy cooking there more than I do at home, even though the dining space is tiny and the open kitchen is pretty cramped. Maybe it's the view ... who knows.

 

Cardamom lends fragrant twist to banana bread

Posted 6/22/2016 in Food

Banana bread is a time-tested American classic, perfect for making in advance for picnics, gifts and for using up ripe bananas. And given it's all-American status, it's a perfect way to start (or end) July 4th.

Chill out: Freezer pleasers that beat the heat

Posted 6/15/2016 in Food

It is officially hot. And muggy. Don't forget muggy. Area weather pundits have crossed the threshold, breaking the 100 degree barrier of heat indices in their sweltering forecasts. It's summertime in Mississippi, and the hunt is on for relief.

Cinnamon berry shortcake that isn't at all short on flavor

Posted 6/15/2016 in Food

Strawberry shortcake has always been a favorite dessert of mine -- it reminds me of the carefree days of summer at my grandparent's house, where we'd buy strawberries by the pound and eat them in just about everything.

Doughnut puffs make a childhood treat extra special

Posted 6/15/2016 in Food

When I was growing up, my father would take us to get fresh hot doughnuts from Krispy Kreme every Sunday.

Farro and raw asparagus make a hearty summer salad

Posted 6/15/2016 in Food

Farro is a hearty whole grain that may well become a staple in your kitchen, in everything from soups and casseroles to sides and salads.

All wrapped up: Summertime grills call for fast, foil pack dinners

Posted 6/8/2016 in Food

A short road trip I took into south Mississippi this past weekend included a stop at a popular national restaurant chain where foil-wrapped "campfire" meals are currently a featured special.

 

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