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Potato Salad Serves as Summer’s Essential Side Dish

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ourmshome.com – Nancy Jo Maples – 2024-06-15 09:58:53

SUMMARY: Potato salad, a key summer side dish, special memories for the author, particularly the version made by Minnie Ellen Maples using homemade sweet pickles from locally grown cucumbers. Despite attempts to recreate it, the author never her mother-in-'s recipe and later adapted the method by pre-dicing potatoes and using store-bought pickles, spicy mustard, and chicken broth. Julia Child's potato salad recipe adds elegance with ingredients like Yukon Gold potatoes, champagne vinegar, and fresh herbs. Both recipes celebrate tradition and culinary innovation, making potato salad a beloved dish for gatherings. Enjoy Minnie Ellen Maples' and Julia Child's distinct recipes.

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Wings and Things | Our Mississippi Home

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ourmshome.com – Julian Brunt – 2024-07-14 12:05:17

SUMMARY: The chicken wing craze began in the 1970s and 1980s in the USA, gaining popularity thanks to establishments like Buffalo Wild Wings. , most popular restaurants offer various flavored wings. Cuts of meat once considered lowly, such as ribs and turkey necks, have also gained mainstream popularity, with wings now a pricey item. Americans love wings for their portability and deliciousness, often paired with dipping sauces like blue cheese and Ranch. Cooking techniques vary, with deep-frying, baking, and grilling being popular. Seasoning is key, with aggressive seasoning enhancing the flavor, using Tony Chachere's Creole Seasoning and other spices.

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Picking the Perfect Melon Makes Good Conversation

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ourmshome.com – Nancy Jo Maples – 2024-07-13 15:03:24

SUMMARY: The article highlights the celebration of with and watermelon, noting watermelon season peaks around July 4. The author reminisces about childhood memories of yellow watermelon and expresses a preference for seeded melons due to their superior . They share experiences buying watermelons from local farms and the art of selecting a perfect melon. Tips include checking for scars, thumping for a hollow sound indicating ripeness, and the color of the melon's underside. The piece also mentions old wives' tales, like using broom straw to test ripeness, emphasizing the cultural and personal joy of watermelon season.

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Sourwood – Great Honey and Fall Color

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ourmshome.com – Mark W. LaSalle, Ph.D. – 2024-07-13 09:18:51

SUMMARY: Sourwood (Oxydendrum arboreum) stands out in landscapes with its arching habit, white flowers, and vibrant fall foliage. Known also as Sorrel Tree and Lily-of-the-Valley Tree, it has acidic leaves and elegant, white inflorescences. Scientifically named for its acidic properties (oxys) and the term for tree (dendron), Sourwood has various uses. Native Americans used its parts for medicinal remedies, and its wood is used for handles. Sourwood honey, produced mainly in the Appalachian region, is highly valued. Despite its limited presence in the deep south, its nectar supports pollinators, and the tree remains a favored native species for its beauty and adaptability.

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