Are we good and ready? The long weekend ahead heralds the unofficial start of summer -- and the official start of grilling season. School's out, vacations beckon, and if you have a pool, jump in it because temps in the 90s have found us. Don't expect them to release their hold any time soon.
Y'all, I love teaching, but I am glad the school year is ending. Getting up at 5 a.m., packing lunches, and working with teens all day is rewarding but exhausting, and I love that I get the summer to refill my tank.
The smoky char of the grill brings a whole new dimension to plain old Caesar salad.
A combination of pasta and summer squash results in a light, flavorful dish that's full of color.
As we learned with recipes for beef, lamb, pork, and poultry, cooking en cocotte -- cooking a protein in a covered pot with little to no liquid -- concentrates flavor.
At age 17, Josh Phillips of Oktibbeha County had never played organized baseball. Never stood on a pitcher's mound, staring down home plate. Never worried about a two-knuckle grip or the mechanics of a curveball.
Loaves & Fishes Community Soup Kitchen's annual fundraiser will have a different look this time around.
Erin Kempker is invested in the American experience.
Pine straw or bark mulch? Not an exciting topic, but to hands-on gardeners and plants it can make a difference.
Last week, I had the pleasure of being the kick-starter speaker for the Mississippi Master Gardener State Conference.
Registration for summer and fall terms at East Mississippi Community College is underway.
From agriculture to art and science to sports and business, Mississippi State University is offering a variety of fun, educational summer camp experiences for elementary through high school students.
Students in the Phi Theta Kappa Beta Iota Zeta chapter on East Mississippi Community College's Golden Triangle campus attend the Mississippi/Louisiana Region Awards Gala 2019 at Mississippi State University. In front, from left, are advisor Alison Alexander and Kierra Hayes. In back are Melanie Moore, Julia Younger, Blair Madison, Lorie Jeffries, Alexis Turner, Gracin Sutton, Shelby Grice, Destiny Orr, Eric Ford and Krystal Hayes.
With a whole summer patio party season before us, my thoughts wander to alternatives for the same-old burgers and hot dogs we often fall back on. Influenced by Cinco de Mayo just past, I've started thinking specifically about empanadas for an upcoming birthday celebration with a fiesta flair.