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Saturday 07/04/2015
Dothan area church services

Find out about upcoming religious events and services.

Pets that need homes

There are always dogs and cats in need of good homes at the Dothan Animal Shelter. To find out more about these or other animals, call the shelter at 334-615-4620. Ask about sponsorships, volunteer opportunities and the shelter’s ongoing wish list.

Thursday 07/02/2015
Dothan area arts and entertainment

Find out what's up in the Wiregrass.

Wednesday 07/01/2015
Houston County health scores, June 22-26

See how local restaurants and other food establishments scored.

Tuesday 06/30/2015
Rustic Plate: Keep things simple when it comes to cooking

Sometimes it feels as though writers engage in a lot of culinary chest puffing, presumably to sound more knowledgeable, more discerning, more … brilliant.

The 4th Out Sports Grille delivers hits, misses

I’ve always liked the courthouse square in Blakely, Georgia, where locally-owned businesses surround the town’s quintessential Southern courthouse on all sides. Figuring the locals knew where to find the best food, we went to The 4th Out Sports Grille.

Dothan area church services

Find out about upcoming religious services and events.

Sunday 06/28/2015
The Rorschach column

I’ve never much understood the concept of Southern pride. If being proud of getting your butt kicked and being poor for about 100 years afterward was something to be proud of, I’d probably have fonder memories of ninth grade.

Saturday 06/27/2015
Tribe brings a team approach to working out

Tribe Team Training, offered at gyms around the country and in Dothan at Xtreme Health and Fitness, focuses on exercises that improve functional movement – those movements we do on a daily basis and often take for granted.

Dothan area church services

Alabama Avenue Baptist Church, 727 Alabama Ave., Dothan, will host its annual Matron’s Day service on June 28 at 3 p.m. Speaker will be Sister Josephine Dean of Philadelphia Missionary Baptist Church in Gordon.

Friday 06/26/2015
Dance class offered for kids

All boys and girls ages 8 to 12 years old are invited to come and learn the latest dance styles during a five-day workshop that will end with a special performance.

Pets that need homes

There are always dogs and cats in need of good homes at the Dothan Animal Shelter. To find out more about these or other animals, call the shelter at 334-615-4620. Ask about sponsorships, volunteer opportunities and the shelter’s ongoing wish list.

‘Down South’ features outdoor adventures in the Southeast

There are lots of hunting and fishing shows on television.

Justin Martin and his friends hope to take viewers beyond the tree stand and the blind and the whispered narrations and the commentary so familiar in outdoor programming – there will be plenty of hunting and fishing, mind you, but there will also be guys trying their hand at painting, a redneck decathlon and rattlesnakes.

Fourth of July offers plenty of local fireworks

There will be lots of local fireworks this year to help celebrate the Fourth of July holiday.

Dothan area arts and entertainment

Check out what's up in the Wiregrass.

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  1. Rustic Plate: Keep things simple when it comes to cooking

    I heard the cutest conversation the other day while waiting in line at the grocery store.
  2. Rustic Plate: Stick with recipes and cookbooks you trust

    Bad recipe, I hiss. Bad, bad recipe.
  3. Rustic Plate: Clafoutis a complicated name for a simple dish

    Clafoutis is one of those crazy words.
  4. Rustic Plate: Espresso all about timing

    Italians take their coffee seriously.
  5. Rustic Plate: Meringue cookies without the weeping

    It’s never fun when a dish doesn’t turn out.
  6. Rustic Plate: Springtime brings fresh vegetable options

    Easter, with its abundant portions of chocolate bunnies, glazed hams and roasted lamb, is now behind us. And so are the season’s inspired Peeps Lattes, the anthropologically precise indicators that appear, quite overnight, to subtly announce that Easter is almost upon us.
  7. Rustic Plate: Grits are just the South’s version of pasta

    I don’t know whether Kathryn Stockett, author of bestseller “The Help,” likes to cook or not, but I suspect that we share a similar sensibility about food. I say this based on her summation of grits in her novel: “That's all a grit is, a vehicle. For whatever it is you rather be eating.”
  8. Rustic Plate: The Americanization of fettuccine Alfredo

    A recent email got me humming Louis Armstrong’s “Nobody Knows the Trouble I've Seen.”
  9. Rustic Plate: Neighbor’s cookbook gift leads to fascinating culinary journey

    Neighbors remind me of Forrest Gump’s “life is like a box of chocolates” simile. You never know what you’re going to get on any given street, road, apartment complex or block.
  10. Rustic Plate: Keep tomato sauce simple for best flavor

    It’s hard to imagine most people having heart palpitations at the mere mention of tomato sauce. Basic and humble, this sauce plays servant to cooked pasta or as a flavoring agent to many vegetable and meat dishes. It’s often just an afterthought.
  11. Rustic Plate: Arborio a perfectly imperfect rice

    Thanks to Italian culture (the nerve!) and to countless cookbooks worldwide, the white, short-grain rice called Arborio is forever associated with the creamy Italian rice dish called risotto. I suppose the association is not uncalled for, given that Arborio rice IS risotto’s main ingredient. It could certainly be worse, I’ll grant you, as a good risotto is fairly heavenly.
  12. Rustic Plate: Cook to take back control

    No beast is a cook.
  13. Rustic Plate: Recipes take sweet potatoes to next level

    Dear Rustic Plate:
  14. Rustic Plate: Chocolate, butternut squash helps create divine chili

    I felt peculiar the other day as I added roasted butternut squash and dark chocolate to the same dish.
  15. Rustic Plate: Solving the Brussels sprouts PR problems

    Opinions on Brussels sprouts resemble the political landscape in which we unfortunately find ourselves: 100 percent polarized.
  16. Rustic Plate: Boost the flavor of vegetables

    Veggies often get a bum deal.
  17. Rustic Plate: Take salads beyond the leafy green basics

    I never used to think much of salads.
  18. Rustic Plate: Conquering okra’s slime factor

    An okra stew is the only dish I’ve ever made in 25 plus years of cooking that went straight from the stove to the dustbin.
  19. Rustic Plate: Risotto a culinary prima donna but worth the effort

    Some foods exist as gentle reminders that it is usually best not to wing it in life.
  20. Rustic Plate: Frittata recipes make use of leftover pasta

    Sure, Italians love their pasta. Just don’t ask them to eat it again reheated the next day.
  21. Rustic Plate: Sauce, bread tasty uses for blueberry harvest

    Making blueberry pie from scratch, including the homemade crust, is a luxury.
  22. Rustic Plate: Love what you eat

    Some people say bungee jumping makes them feel alive. I’ll never know. By the time I was pushed off the cliff, and someone would most certainly need to push me, I’d surely die of fright. So much for feeling alive.
  23. Rustic Plate: Planning a dinner party? Mix elaborate main dish with easy sides

    The idea of preparing dinner for eight adults can lead people to great heights of inspired creativity. Or, it can take them to the brink of convulsive hysteria.
  24. Rustic Plate: Enjoy your fresh summer veggies

    With summer comes farmers markets, and with those come some of the freshest produce around. It makes for veggie-lovin’ heaven!
  25. Rustic Plate: Potato salad made with oil or mayo

    Potato salad is the food lubricant of any good ol’ fashioned summer barbecue.
  26. Rustic Plate: Whipping egg whites into perfection

    By Serena Cosmo
  27. Rustic Plate: Right techniques make the difference with pizza crust

    Pizza-making can make or break a family fun night.
  28. Rustic Plate: A delicious, yet fake, alternative to store-bought ricotta

    It’s not easy to impress my mom when it comes to culinary shenanigans, but I think I had such a moment with her the other day.
  29. Rustic Plate: Delicious cutlets, no matter what you call them

    A breaded cutlet by any other name would taste as good.
  • The Rorschach column

    I’ve never much understood the concept of Southern pride. If being proud of getting your butt kicked and being poor for about 100 years afterw…

  • Switching teams

    After watching the unfolding dramas of Caitlyn Jenner’s transition to becoming a woman and Rachel Dolezal’s racial transformation, I feel the …

  • Butthurt is coming

    Game of Thrones will have its season five finale tonight, and if two things are certain, it’s that winter is coming and that someone’s going t…

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