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Red Cross Offers Cooking Safety Tips for Thanksgiving Chefs

November 21, 2012

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Cooking Leading Cause of Home Fires Jackson, MS, November 21, 2012 — Thanksgiving is all about food and family – turkey, stuffing, sweet potatoes, pumpkin pie and family time. However, preparing holiday goodies can lead to disaster — the kitchen is the setting of more fires than any other room in the house, and cooking is the […]

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Too Much Turkey? Holiday Season Weight Loss Tips

November 20, 2012

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The National Institutes of Health estimates that during the six weeks between Thanksgiving and New Years Day, Americans gain an average of 1 to 1.4lbs. In just 40 days, Americans will gain 51% of their typical annual weight gain. Over a decade, this “holiday weight gain” can lead to a steady increase of 15-20lbs of […]

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At Week’s End for Sept. 21, 2012

September 21, 2012

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Losing Weight – Does Product Labeling Help? Martin Bruegel, writing in the New York Times,provides a short history of public education on nutrition, an activity which surprisingly began almost 150 years ago. “Nutritional recommendations were born at the end of the 19th century with the discovery that humans need 20 calories per pound of weight […]

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Alumna, “Food Network Star” Finalist Returns To MUW

August 22, 2012

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“Food Network Star” finalist and Mississippi University for Women alumna Linkie Marais will return to her alma mater on Wednesday, Aug. 22, to teach a couple of classes. Students of MUW’s Culinary Arts Institute will be treated to cake decorating tips by the 2006 graduate, who was also a fan favorite on season eight of […]

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Monday Morning Water Cooler Talk for February 27, 2012

February 27, 2012

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Just some random musings for the morning: Why is it that only movies I have never heard of win at the Oscars? Who is the “real” Republican Candidate for 2012? Is gas really going to be $5.00 a gallon? Why is gas so expensive in Lowndes County? Why do we only talk about the school […]

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Myrick Steps Down As Director of Grilling On The River; 2012 Event Postponed

February 15, 2012

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Special to The Real Story Harvey Myrick, Founder of Grilling On The River, has announced today that he is stepping down as the Executive Director of this annual event.   As a member of the Columbus Convention & Visitors Bureau (CCVB) Board, Harvey has expressed his concerns to the Grilling On The River Board regarding the perceived conflict of interest […]

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The Stephen D. Lee Foundation hosting second annual Valentine’s Day benefit

January 19, 2012

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COLUMBUS, Miss. – The Stephen D. Lee Home and Museum will celebrate its second annual Valentine’s Day Party on February 14 from 7:30-10:00pm. Guests will spend a special evening with friends and family while surrounded by a stunning array of flowers, desserts, and spirits. The event will be at the home of Allyson and Scott […]

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From My Table To Yours – January 18, 2012

January 18, 2012

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From My Table To Yours by Fran Andresen With cold, blustery days upon us, I thought it would be a good idea to see how you all would like a nice vegetable soup to warm you up on these cold winter nights. It is a nice, hearty soup without being heavy or weighing you down. With […]

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From My Table To Yours – January 12, 2011

January 12, 2012

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From My Table To Yours by Fran Andresen Before we get started this week, I want to take a moment to thank Katherine Murray for your comment on my last recipe. Yes ma’am, I did mean to put sugar-free gelatin and completely forgot it. I rely on our readers to keep me straight when I forget […]

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Bann Thai Celebrates One Year!

December 29, 2011

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Bann Thai celebrated one year at their 2212 Military Road location on December 28. The owners celebrated their achievement with their Thai and Sushi Restaurant guests on Wednesday. Kudos to owners Praphai Manning, Lloyd Chanachai and Bee Pitcha Kosa! Joseph St. John

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From My Table To Yours – December 27, 2011

December 27, 2011

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From My Table To Yours by Fran Andresen Tip of the Week: When planning a party or large family get together, do all your prep work the day before. This shortens your actual preparation time to about half and enables you to accomplish a great deal more the day of the event with less hassle. […]

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From My Table To Yours – December 20, 2011

December 20, 2011

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FROM MY TABLE TO YOURS by Fran Andresen The holidays are racing at us at lightning speed, so it is always good to have an easy dish that we can prepare ahead of time that is good as sandwiches or with a meal. After many phone calls and requests this week, I am going to […]

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Consumer Corner – December 19, 2011

December 19, 2011

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CONSUMER CORNER by Mo & No-Mo OBSERVATION: Our observation this holiday season comes on a sad note. Over the last couple of weeks, we have opened our ears to listen what was said around us, and we have been doing a lot of visiting. Sadly, we want to report that the one thing we are […]

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Pictures from Open Mic Night at Cafe Aromas

December 17, 2011

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Open Mic Night at Cafe Aromas on Friday, December 9th, 2011 was a great success.  Besides having excellent food and drink, we heard a few talented musicians, and several good verses of poems and prose were read by several people.  It was altogether a very enjoyable evening.  Here are a few shots taken that night:

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From My Table To Yours – December 13, 2011

December 13, 2011

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From My Table To Yours by Fran Andresen Tip of the week: To reduce fat content and calories without giving up flavor when cooking with milk, use the powdered coffee creamer. Mix up about 2 cups at a time and keep in your refrigerator. When a recipe calls for milk, pour the required amount up […]

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From My Table To Yours – December 6, 2011

December 6, 2011

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From My Table To Yours by Fran Andresen TIP OF THE WEEK: As the cost of eggs escalates weekly, it is best to buy the jumbo eggs. For a few pennies more it is almost like buying 2 dozen eggs for the price of one. If your recipe calls for 2 large eggs, and you […]

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Consumer Corner – December 5, 2011

December 5, 2011

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CONSUMER CORNER by Mo & No-Mo OBSERVATION: I have noticed that over the last week, traffic has increased greatly. Please drive with care and watch out for others. OBSERVATION: During this time of parties and celebrations we ask that you count your blessings, then look around and see if you can find one person to […]

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Cafe Aromas’ Open Mic Night: An Evening of Music and Spoken Word – Dec 9, 2011

December 2, 2011

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From My Table To Yours – November 29, 2011

November 29, 2011

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From My Table To Yours By Fran Andresen Thanksgiving is a time of reflection and finding joy and contentment with each blessing we have — friends, family, and home. I am praying that each of you had a happy Thanksgiving and enjoy each of your blessings each day. Happy Thanksgiving!!! One of my family’s favorite […]

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Consumer Corner – November 28, 2011

November 28, 2011

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CONSUMER CORNER by Mo & No-Mo Wow, what a happy and blessed Thanksgiving this has been. During this time of uncertainty and unrest in our country we have been given an opportunity to find the joy and comfort in friends and family this holiday season. We hope you are as blessed throughout this holiday season […]

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From My Table To Yours: 11-22-11

November 22, 2011

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FROM MY TABLE TO YOURS By Fran Andresen As promised last week, we will be talking about the spaghetti sauce recipe that I created after much experimenting. As we all know, spaghetti sauces that come in jars and cans have a high sugar content; therefore, I set out to come up with a recipe that […]

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Consumer Corner – November 21, 2011

November 21, 2011

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CONSUMER CORNER By Mo & No-Mo OBSERVATION: Have you noticed that, as it gets closer to Thanksgiving, the sale papers are increasing in volume daily…arriving by mail, papers and E-mail notices? The retailers seem to be trying to outdo each other. Makes you wonder if “Black Friday” is going to be the best one in […]

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From My Table to Yours

November 15, 2011

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FROM MY TABLE TO YOURS by Fran Andresen Before we get started this morning, I want to take a minute to thank Mr. John Weathers for his input on broccoli and how he has experimented and found a way to eat this magical green vegetable and actually enjoy it. Without a doubt, broccoli is an […]

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Veterans Day Announcements

November 9, 2011

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Veterans Day Discounts and Freebies (Please check to ensure your local businesses are honoring these discounts) Restaurants Abuelo’s Mexican Food – Abuelo’s offerings vary by region; be sure to call ahead to see what the discounts or freebies are included. Applebee’s – All veterans and active duty military eat free from a limited menu at […]

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From My Table To Yours

November 8, 2011

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FROM MY TABLE TO YOURS by Fran Andresen First I want to thank Mr. Baker for his e-mail. How interesting that I was already working on recipes featuring onions and garlic!  Now I want to try one of them using a slow cooker. Next week you can look forward to new recipes featuring onion and […]

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Consumer Corner – November 7, 2011

November 7, 2011

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CONSUMER CORNER by Mo & No-Mo We thought it would be fun to visit two of our local eateries to see if we could find out what makes them so popular. Both establishments have a large local customer base and receive praises all around. First, we looked at Doug & Hazel’s Drive-In, on Tuscaloosa Road. […]

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