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.
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.
While almost everyone is familiar with the classic recipe for Rice Krispies Treats, slight variations on the original abound.
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.
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.
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.
Whacking overgrown shrubs back hard, like changing diapers, needs doing occasionally and can be worrisome the first time. But it usually works out fine.
For the first time, East Mississippi Community College will offer a program that qualifies students to take the Mississippi Board of Barber Examiners' test.
A veteran alumni relations professional is assuming additional duties at Mississippi University for Women.
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.
Summer has hit us with a vengeance this year.
Heavy lifting and repetitive motions from gardening can put you at risk for stiff muscles and other joint pain.
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.
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.