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Cinco de Mayo can be very tasty

This Saturday is the fifth of May or as you probably know it, Cinco de Mayo. In the aftermath of the Mexican-American War from 1846-48) ... Read more

Casserole ideal in a busy pinch

NATCHEZ — With its longer days, spring usually finds me in my yard every afternoon. This year finds me at my computer finishing lists for ... Read more

Brisket and potato casserole make perfect pair for Irish holiday

If you’re looking for something a little different to serve for St. Patrick’s day, I have the perfect brisket recipe. While I do love corned ... Read more

Are you ready for crawfish?

It’s March, and it’s crawfish time in the Miss-Lou. I know it’s early and I know there will be bigger ones later in the season, ... Read more

Fish piccatta better than fish sticks for no-meat Fridays during Lent

We’ve made it through the joviality of Mardi Gras and moved right into the solemnity of Lent. I wonder sometimes if people think of how ... Read more

Use these recipes to help make your Super Bowl party less tricky

Writing a column about party food for a superbowl party is a little more difficult this year now that my team, the Saints, is out ... Read more

Show love with chocolate

It’s almost here — Valentine’s Day! Roses and chocolate says it all on this day. If you want to go all out and make your ... Read more

Start your year off with a few new ideas

Every food magazine that I subscribe to has some similarities. Read more

Pinterest is the cause and cure

Today’s column is going to be my attempt to cure an addiction. As part of my 12-step program I am going to stand before you, ... Read more | 2 comments

It’s easy to be thankful

I never have trouble stopping at Thanksgiving and naming things for which I’m thankful. All I have to do is look around at my family ... Read more | 1 comment

This is the time for sharing

November and December are my two favorite months of the year culinary wise. Besides the two wonderful meals to share with family and friends, you ... Read more

Soup just tastes like autumn

Just the tiniest little bit of fall in the air makes me think of soup. I love soups; they are comforting and filling and most ... Read more

Pumpkin pie cookies beat pie itself

This past weekend I drove to Kentucky to plan my son’s rehearsal dinner. His soon to be in-laws live in the town of Mount Sterling ... Read more

Consider seasonal produce

As the summer winds down and it becomes fall it is time to consider changing your fruits and vegetables. I know that you can pretty ... Read more

Looking for yummy recipes

I am a happy, happy mom. This weekend my college freshman is coming home. I got to see her one weekend in Oxford, but this ... Read more

September has an ‘R’ for oysters

It’s not the promise of cooler weather that makes me so happy to see the month of September, after all it could be late October ... Read more

We are saying goodbye to our last rebel

So it has finally arrived. Today my youngest child leaves for college — today, not next week, not after the Christmas holidays or even spring ... Read more

Cut those roots the proper way to share your envied plants

When gardeners get together and someone compliments a plant, it’s not unusual for the admirer to be offered a “piece” to take home and root. ... Read more

Evaluate landscape plantings now

What should be done in the garden in August? “As little as possible.” The period from late June to mid-September is the most stressful time ... Read more

Training vines ups the beauty

No other group of plants can be used to create the effects that vines do in the landscape. They can soften and link architectural structures ... Read more

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