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A springtime take on the classic crabcake

Posted 4/30/2014 in Food

As the weather gets warmer, I cook lighter. And in The Husband's taxonomy of food, crabcakes are relatively light. So I thought I'd employ of couple of seasonal stars -- peas and radishes -- to put a spring spin on them.

A Southern Blend: What does a new cookbook have to do with Operation Ukraine and a Honduran mission? Read on

Posted 4/23/2014 in Food

When Columbus residents and close friends Gail Ward and Patsy Conquest decided to collaborate on a cookbook, they may not have envisioned 1,308 recipes and more than 540 pages, but that's what they have delivered.

Giving mint its due in a savory lemon chicken wrap

Posted 4/23/2014 in Food

Fresh mint so rarely gets its due in America.

Layered vegetable tart delivers big flavors

Posted 4/23/2014 in Food

Despite the simplicity of this tart -- the only ingredients are three vegetables and a few seasonings -- it delivers big flavor in a beautiful package.

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.

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.

Egg-topped roasted squash bridges winter to summer

Posted 4/9/2014 in Food

Just one more squash dish. Before spring truly arrives, I wanted to squeeze in just one more recipe for roasted butternut squash.

Saving carrots from their usual sugary Easter fate

Posted 4/9/2014 in Food

Though carrots often make it into the Easter feast lineup, I've never understood why. Maybe it's a nod to the Easter bunny.


Breakfast foods are getting pricier

Posted 4/9/2014 in Food

Breakfast is now being served with a side of sticker shock.



Some airlines drop limes from beverage service

Posted 4/9/2014 in Food

Airline passengers might notice something missing these days from their vodka tonics or Diet Cokes: the lime.


Championship Chow: March Madness inspires final four fare

Posted 4/2/2014 in Food

The nail-biters can give it a rest for a few days. College basketball fanatics are celebrating or licking wounds, depending on where their allegiances lay this past weekend. But whether their team is still in or long gone from the NCAA Tournament, any fan who relishes the adrenaline rush of battle and buzzer beaters is picking teams for Saturday's Final Four. It's all down now to Florida, UConn, Wisconsin and Kentucky. But we still gotta eat, right?

We stuff Turkey Day birds, so why not Easter hams?

Posted 4/2/2014 in Food

At Thanksgiving, we stuff turkeys. At Easter we stuff ... ? Hams!

Palmer Home's new Hope Grows CSA can bring a homegrown harvest to your table

Posted 3/26/2014 in Food

Palmer Home for Children has been growing produce for its own kitchen for years, but this season, it adds a whole new twist -- by sharing the harvest with the community.


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