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Plum of an idea: Seasonal plums stir memory and tasty options

Posted 7/17/2019 in Food

As a kid, I spent a lot of time outside, plenty of it in the backyard of our family home in Columbus. In retrospect, I realize what a grand playscape it was for my younger sister and I through different ages and stages of creativity and mischief.

Butter Together: Feta dressing, the condiment dreams are made of

Posted 7/17/2019 in Food

When I was a student at Millsaps back in the late '90s (can you believe I am old enough to say things like that? I cannot.) Anyway, when I was a student at Millsaps College, one of my favorite places to go eat was Keifer's.

Get that sticky rice crispy chew that kids and adults love

Posted 7/17/2019 in Food

While almost everyone is familiar with the classic recipe for Rice Krispies Treats, slight variations on the original abound.

Hot summer months calls for a mix of pesto and pasta

Posted 7/17/2019 in Food

More light and refreshing than a cream-based sauce or a chunky ragu, pesto makes for an excellent accompaniment to pasta during the hot summer months.

Up to scratch: Love of animals, talent and 'tiny details' merge in unique portraits

Posted 7/13/2019 in Community

Al Poochino met his visitors at the front door, a big, furry, tail-wagging greeter ready for his close-up with The Dispatch photographer. The seven-year-old mixed breed canine is one of about 50 dogs -- and a few cats -- who have so far been immortalized in scratchboard portraits by Mary Ellen Owings of Columbus.

Summer Scholars On Stage: a different summer camp

Posted 7/13/2019 in Community

Mention of summer camp often evokes visions of swimming, zip lining or s'mores. At Mississippi State's Summer Scholars On Stage, however, the emphasis is on writing, music, acting and production during three intensely creative weeks.

In the garden with Felder: Sometimes hard pruning is the way to go

Posted 7/13/2019 in Columns

Whacking overgrown shrubs back hard, like changing diapers, needs doing occasionally and can be worrisome the first time. But it usually works out fine.

Learn to spike, taper, fade in new EMCC Barbering program

Posted 7/13/2019 in Community

For the first time, East Mississippi Community College will offer a program that qualifies students to take the Mississippi Board of Barber Examiners' test.

Cumberland takes on new role at The W

Posted 7/13/2019 in Community

A veteran alumni relations professional is assuming additional duties at Mississippi University for Women.

New permit options, parking spaces on the horizon for MSU

Posted 7/13/2019 in Community

As Mississippi State continues to strive to meet growing parking demands, MSU Parking and Transit Services is offering a new parking permit options for students this fall.

 

Military brief: Simon graduates

Posted 7/13/2019 in Community

 

Southern Gardening: Heat-loving Rudbeckia offer big summer blooms

Posted 7/13/2019 in Columns

Summer has hit us with a vengeance this year.

 

School news: Bowen receives scholarship

Posted 7/13/2019 in Community

 

 

Out There for the week of July 14 2019

Posted 7/13/2019 in Entertainment

 

 

Community Calendar for the week of July 14, 2019

Posted 7/13/2019 in Entertainment

 

 

Quick tips for less garden strain

Posted 7/13/2019 in Community

Heavy lifting and repetitive motions from gardening can put you at risk for stiff muscles and other joint pain.

 

Buddy up to Bisquick

Posted 7/10/2019 in Food

It was in 1930, so history tells us, that General Mills sales exec Carl Smith sat down to some fabulous hot biscuits in a train dining car. Amazed that fresh biscuits could be delivered in short order on a train, Smith visited the chef's galley after his meal.

Not just for pasta, try basil pesto on grilled chicken

Posted 7/10/2019 in Food

Basil pesto isn't just for pasta. We found a way to imbue chicken with basil and garlic that would hold up on the grill.

 

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