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Recipe: Tis’ the Season for Chicken and Dumplings

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ourmshome.com – Julian Brunt – 2023-11-19 14:04:22

SUMMARY: Chicken and Dumplings represent the pinnacle of comfort food, born out of necessity and a sparse pantry. Traditionally, a stewing hen, which was no longer laying eggs, would be used to create this hearty dish. Modern cooks can substitute with a store-bought rotisserie chicken or roasted chicken thighs. The dish involves simmering bones in stock, sautéing vegetables and sausage, and seasoning before adding cream and chicken meat. Dumplings made with biscuit mix are dropped into the simmering broth to cook. When made with care, this simple dish transcends its humble origins to become a soul-warming meal.

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The 2024 Mississippi Watermelon Festival

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ourmshome.com – Joy Lucius – 2024-07-15 09:01:01

SUMMARY: Summertime is synonymous with fresh watermelon, and Americans consume about 15 pounds each annually. The U.S. ranks seventh globally in watermelon production, making it a $500 million crop. Over 1,200 varieties exist worldwide, with a range of colors. In Mississippi, debates over the best-tasting watermelons are common, especially from Smith County, known for its sweet melons. The 46th Annual Mississippi Watermelon in Mize features food, music, a car show, and special guests, with proceeds going to the Mize Volunteer . The festival, on July 19-20, promises to showcase the renowned Smith County watermelons and more.

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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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