January 3rd, 2012
My parents used to say that when they went to my grandmother for parenting advice, she would tell them that children should be like pancakes â€” you ought to be able to throw the first one out and start over.
I couldnâ€™t help remembering that anecdote during my last cooking endeavor and thinking that her analogy should also apply to crab cakes.
Using my cousin and former Starkville resident Nancy Princeâ€™s recipe, I tried to make crab cakes at home the other day, since theyâ€™re one of my favorite items to order when I eat out, and her recipe looked delicious and simple. Nancy is, for my money, the best cook in our family, and I knew if she liked them, I probably would, too.
The assembly process went well, but the frying â€” not so much. Much like when I cook pancakes, the first one was a bit undercooked and mangled. The second I almost burned up, but I made the third one almost perfect.
Itâ€™s the time of year for resolutions, but I havenâ€™t felt very resolute just yet.Â Iâ€™ve been blowing and going since Thanksgiving and havenâ€™t had time to think much about 2012.Â However, resolutions oft
Laura Madelyn Carson, 11, died Jan. 1, 2012, at the Athens Limestone Hospital in Athens, Alabama. Laura was born July 7, 2000, in Charlotte, N.C., and moved to Starkville in November 2001.
Leman E. Whitaker, 64, died Monday, Jan. 2, 2012 at Regency Hospital in Meridian.
West Point Police Chief Tim Brinkley said it appears the Starkville High School student who was shot and killed in the early morning hours of New Years Day was the victim of a random act of violence.
Laura Madelyn Carson, 11, died Sunday, Jan. 1, 2012, at
the Athens Limestone Hospital in Athens, Ala.
Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 4,
ASHEVILLE, N.C. â€” Ruth Webster Kromer, 71, died
Sunday, Jan. 1, 2012, at Memorial Mission Hospital of respiratory
Having grown up in Arkansas and Mississippi, Ruth lived in
By COLLEEN MCCARTHY
The new year started with tragedy for the Starkville School District after two students were killed in separate incidents on New Yearâ€™s Day.
By JEFF AMY
JACKSON â€” The curtain rises Tuesday on a new era of Republican dominance in Mississippi.