'Twas two weeks 'til Christmas and all through the land, spirits were high and parties were being planned. Bad poetry aside, chances are you have a gathering ahead. It may be a company do, a neighborhood open house, or a more intimate evening with friends or family. Whether you're hosting or simply contributing one goodie to the spread, the holidays inspire us to try to make it special.
Making holiday cookies -- the rolled, cutout, and glazed butter-cookie variety -- is everyone's favorite December activity. Unfortunately, these cookies either look good but taste like cardboard or have buttery, rich flavor but lack visual appeal.
Kugelhopf is a festive, crown-shaped yeasted bread traditionally baked in a heavy earthenware mold. One legend suggests it originated in an Alsatian village, when the Three Kings presented it to a local baker named Kugel, who had hosted them.
When it comes to pot roast, keeping it simple is sometimes best. We started with a chuck-eye roast, a well-marbled cut that is great for braising. Splitting the roast in two allowed us to trim excess fat and cut down on cooking time.
Rock Sanders takes life at a pretty fast clip. Sometimes at more than 150 mph. Achieved in 4.60 seconds, within an eighth of a mile. And he's very good at it.
Six newly-resurfaced tennis courts in east Columbus are giving the Golden Triangle Tennis program reason to celebrate.
The Town & Tower Club presented the annual awards for outstanding service at its annual holiday luncheon held Thursday at Mississippi University for Women.
Carlos lets out a long, low-pitched protest moan -- sounding suspiciously like Chewbacca in the "Star Wars" movies -- as Jim Watson says "sook sook" and gently pulls the enormous camel's head and halter downward.
I appreciate all seasons, but the relaxed Mississippi autumn brings out a joyous if wistful rush in me.
You may recall that I mentioned at this time last year that there are 400-plus varieties of holly. But would you believe it's hard to find some when you want some?
Mississippi State's Judy and Bobby Shackouls Honors College is celebrating 50 years of the university's honors program supporting some of the nation's best and brightest students in their pursuit of educational excellence.
A new poultry research facility at Mississippi State University is addressing the growing consumer and corporate demands for cage-free eggs.
It's that time of year again for shopping, eating, delivery trucks and poinsettias. Yep -- it's the Christmas season.
University of Alabama researchers are seeking youth participants for a theater-based autism spectrum disorder study cohort to begin in January 2019.
Rainwater Observatory in French Camp Mississippi offers a free public program for the holiday season at 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 14. "The Christmas Star," presented by Rainwater Observatory Director Edwin Faughn, is sponsored by 4-County Electric Power Association.
Good gingerbread is dark and moist, with an intriguing hint of bitterness and a peppery finish.
Rolled in powdered sugar before baking, chocolate crinkle cookies (often called earthquakes) feature chocolaty fissures that break through the bright white surface during baking. While striking in appearance, these cookies often fall short on taste.