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.
Brownies are controversial territory to chart: Some like them cakey and light in flavor -- more of a snack than a rich dessert; some like them moist and chewy; and others, the biggest chocoholics, like them to be purely decadent -- almost as dense as fudge and deliciously dark.
Most artichoke dips could justifiably be called mayonnaise and cheese dips, given what goes into them.
In theory, barbecued chicken kebabs sound pretty great: char-streaked chunks of juicy meat lacquered with sweet and tangy barbecue sauce.
As a young mother, Lorena Thomas was feeling a bit lost in 2010. She had two small daughters born 18 months apart, no experience with children and few people to lean on or ask advice of.
A young creative from Nebraska is bringing his talents to the Magnolia State as Mississippi State's newest artist-in-residence.
For a fourth year, the Northside Charity Boil organized by Colin and Desiree Krieger will benefit the Golden Triangle Homeless Coalition.
One group of landscape plants that is really starting to take off with its summer show is the lantana. These popular landscape plants are available in a dizzying variety of sizes and colors.
I'm setting up an epic battle in my garden between a small reptile and its normally-meek but now Frankensteinian prey.
As part of its efforts to promote fine arts, the Cotton District Arts Festival hosts an annual Juried Arts Exhibit.
If you've ever dreamed of growing the largest, most luscious summer tomato on the block, Oktibbeha County Master Gardeners organization has a deal for you.
Earning the 2019-2020 Military FriendlyŽ Schools Designation, Mississippi University for Women announced The W Free Tuition Program Tuesday, furthering its support of service members.
Surely it was only a month or two ago that students went back to class after Christmas. Or so it seems to me. But no, graduations are upon us. Mississippi State's seniors received diplomas this past weekend and soon area high schools -- and The W -- will send their newly-minted graduates out into the world. So, it's party time -- a final send-off to honor graduates at one of the most exciting junctures in a young life. There are many ways to make it special; here are just a few to consider.
With their built-in handles and small size, economical chicken drumsticks are tailor-made for a cookout. So we decided to devise a foolproof way to roast them on the grill to ultra-tender perfection with nicely browned skin and wonderfully juicy meat.
While raw and roasted vegetables certainly have their place, braising is a great technique for cooking even the most delicate vegetables.