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Good times roll: Party on with these Mardi Gras recipes

Posted 2/19/2020 in Food

Next Tuesday -- Shrove Tuesday, or Fat Tuesday -- is Mardi Gras season's grand finale. Feb. 25 marks the culmination of Carnival celebrations. It's the last day and night of eating anything we want before the ritual feasting of the Lenten season.

Pastry love: lemon cream puffs

Posted 2/19/2020 in Food

You don't have to be a pastry chef to make these delicious little beauties.

A make-at-home appetizer

Posted 2/19/2020 in Food

Savor each bite of light and flaky crust filled with a creamy mixture of jalapenos and bacon in these jalapeno popper cups.

A plant-based, dairy-inspired dish

Posted 2/19/2020 in Food

With the rise in popularity of plant-based diets and dishes, combining them with dairy products can create a superfood power couple.

Let us entertain you: Storytelling festival sparks imagination, laughter and maybe even a tear or two

Posted 2/16/2020 in Entertainment

Storytelling is about connections -- the human kind. "At a time when there are so many things that divide us, stories are one place where we can say, here's what we have in common, here's something that reminds us of our humanity," said professional storyteller Dolores Hydock.

Columbus JA Charity Ball Ticket Night set for Thursday

Posted 2/16/2020 in Community

Tickets to the 70th annual Junior Auxiliary of Columbus Charity Ball will be available for purchase Thursday evening, Feb. 20.

MSU Libraries to host 14th Templeton Ragtime and Jazz Festival, Gatsby Gala

Posted 2/16/2020 in Entertainment

Mississippi State University's Mitchell Memorial Library is bringing the late 19th and early 20th centuries to life during the 14th annual Charles H. Templeton Ragtime and Jazz Festival.

The W's MFA in Theatre Education has a long reach

Posted 2/16/2020 in Community

Even though Alyssa Algee, Suzanne Allmon, Juniper Wallace, and Chelsea Petty live in different parts of the state the Mississippi, curiosity about the arts brought them together in The W's three-year, 60-hour terminal-degree MFA program.

 

Community Calendar for the week of February 16, 2020

Posted 2/16/2020 in Entertainment

 

 

Out There for the week of February 16, 2020

Posted 2/16/2020 in Entertainment

 

Orators series concludes with 'Imperfect Person'

Posted 2/16/2020 in Entertainment

The Shackouls Honors College at Mississippi State University is pleased to continue The Orators program on Wednesday, Feb. 19 with V. Denise James, Ph.D.

Keep houseplants healthy while keeping pets safe

Posted 2/16/2020 in Columns

You love them both -- your pets and houseplants -- but it can be challenging to safely raise them together in the same house.

In the garden with Felder: Don't be afraid to keep things a little 'wild'

Posted 2/16/2020 in Columns

Are those little clumps of flowering greenery in your winter lawn weeds, or wildflowers? It's possible to see them as both and garden accordingly.

Southern Gardening: Find a place for Luscious lantana in flower gardens

Posted 2/15/2020 in Columns

One of my favorite easy-care, flowering plants has to be lantana. This low-maintenance plant is highly tolerant of the hot, humid summers in our Mississippi gardens.

Happy Valentine's

Posted 2/12/2020 in Food

In just two days, we celebrate Cupid's big day, a day devoted to expressing love and affection. The National Retail Foundation says Americans spent a record $20.7 billion expressing it last Valentine's.

Butter Together: This Valentine's Day, give the gift of a falsified memory

Posted 2/12/2020 in Food

I have a vivid childhood memory of my mother making beautiful red velvet cakes every Valentine's Day. I can remember opening the refrigerator door just to get a peek at it, heart-shaped and covered in a fluffy white icing.

Protein-packed peanut butter breakfast

Posted 2/12/2020 in Food

Recipes that are both nutritious and flavorful can help bring your loved ones together at the family table.

A sweet party treat

Posted 2/12/2020 in Food

Perfect for a party or simply indulging yourself, these addictive pastry puffs make it hard to stop at one.

Easy ethnic enchiladas

Posted 2/12/2020 in Food

If your family is looking for a simple way to serve up a south-of-the-border classic, this enchilada casserole can be your ticket to a warm, filling meal.

True colors: Columbus artist mines a world of imagination and whimsy

Posted 2/8/2020 in Community

Spend some time with Frank McGuigan's paintings and soon his colorful world of whimsy seems like a pretty chill place to visit. Blue people, self-possessed felines and dreamlike settings fill the canvases he hopes will light up someone's day.

 

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