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Mexican Kitchen's Milestone: A 50-year legacy, made from scratch

Posted 5/14/2014 in Food

Taco James likes to joke that only the police, the IRS and his mama know his real name. (It's Rodger.) Fact is, he's done pretty well with his nickname since about ninth grade. That's when classmates who knew his family owned a Mexican restaurant christened him "Taco."

 

Market Fresh: Strawberry time

Posted 5/14/2014 in Food

While the Suzuki Strings played in the background, I wandered around the Hitching Lot Farmers' Market in Columbus Saturday and bought some tomatoes and strawberries. We are still betwixt and between seasons, but what could be better than tomatoes and strawberries?

 

Market Fresh: As the Hitching Lot prepares for Saturday's grand opening, Freeze talks beets

Posted 5/7/2014 in Food

Finally, we can all breathe a sign of relief and enjoy this glorious spring, with summer following soon. And, there is no better harbinger of the warm days ahead than the grand opening of the Hitching Lot Farmers' Market on Saturday.

Mother's Day dessert that's easy, flaky, delicious

Posted 5/7/2014 in Food

The secret to this simple Mother's Day dessert is frozen puff pastry. It is easy to work with and bakes up into a deliciously flaky pastry.

Cattlemen's steak carry-out makes dinner a breeze

Posted 5/7/2014 in Food

The Lowndes County Cattlemen's Association wants you to take it easy this weekend. Chill out, take a load off, let someone else do the cooking.

A light, but filling smoked salmon salad for Mom

Posted 5/7/2014 in Food

How many breakfasts in bed does it take for a mom to get sick of breakfast in bed on Mother's Day?

 

Make 'bar food' at home

Posted 5/7/2014 in Food

 

Rite of spring: St. Paul's May luncheon - generation to generation

Posted 4/30/2014 in Food

If you ask longtime Columbians to list some local rites of spring, chances are you'll hear mention of the St. Paul's Episcopal Church May Luncheon. The event, after all, has its roots in the 1800s.

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).

 

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