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The Froghead Grill Leaps Ahead with Franchise Opportunities

With a fun, "Feeling Froggy?" slogan and a quick and tasty menu, The Froghead Grill bounded onto the Clinton scene just over a decade ago, opened a second location in Ocean Springs, and is now eyeing new ponds to call home. The Froghead Grill is looking for qualified franchise partners in its quest to expand in the central Mississippi market. The family-friendly restaurant's casually Cajun vibe and quick "hop to it, hop through it" service have made it everyone's favorite lily pad in short order. The flagship Clinton restaurant was recognized as the 2014 Small Business of the Year, and the new Ocean Springs location was honored as 2016 Restaurant of the Year. "It's a proven track record," sa

Easy, Quick-to-Fix Recipes Make Life Simpler and Healthier

I’d be independently wealthy if I had a nickel for every question asking, “Do you have any easy, quick-to-fix recipes?” For every person that claims to be a gourmet chef, at least 20 more refuse to cook a recipe with more than seven ingredients, eight tops. To answer all requests at once, I’ve compiled a list of my favorite “easy, quick-to-fix” recipes, just as you asked. Don’t turn the page until you’ve checked out the healthiest and, yes, easiest way to enjoy fried chicken without the guilt. The fancy name for this dish is Pasta Nicoise, but it still fits into the “easy, quick-to-fix” category. Cook a pound of pasta in lightly-salted water, reserving half a cup of cooking water. Toss cooke

National Strawberry Day Calls for Celebration

Celebrate National Strawberry Day with one of these yummy strawberry recipes. The fruit is too good to not celebrate! Strawberry Cobbler Strawberry Fig Jam Strawberry Avocado Jalapeño Salsa Strawberry Peanut Butter Pie

Mississippi's Most Popular Cocktail Is...

Everyone has their preference when it comes to cocktails, but have you ever wondered how popular your choice is among everyone else? You might prefer a Long Island Ice Tea, while others are quick to turn their nose and order a Moscow Mule. This survey conducted by Versus Blog used Google Analytics to find out the most popular cocktail in each state, and the results might come as a surprise to some people. It shows that Mississippi's favorite drink is, surprisingly, a Tom Collins. The most popular overall are Whiskey Sours and Long Island Ice Teas. Check out the other states to see where the stack up! What's your favorite classic cocktail?

Good Wines Don't Have to Break the Bank

No matter how much you enjoy wine and no matter how deep your disposable income, you appreciate a good deal, right? We’re not talking about those unpopular wines that end up in a basket at the checkout counter. We’re talking about discovering reliable wines from reputable producers who deliver good values year after year. Knowing the wine regions that deliver good value is critical when you are scanning a restaurant wine list of pricey Bordeaux or cult California cabernet sauvignons. With markups as high as 400 percent, you probably cringe at the thought of ordering a wine that cost half as much in a retail store. That’s why we like the Cotes du Rhone, the second largest AOC in France that d

The Food Factor: Digital Pressure Cooker

The Food Factor presents the best, research-based information related to food, nutrition, diet, and healthy lifestyles. Our host, Natasha Haynes, is an experienced educator with the Mississippi State University Extension Service who has spent over 15 years sharing tips for healthy living with Mississippians of all ages. She brings food science down to earth and makes it useful for today’s families. Click here to view previously aired shows, and be sure to follow The Food Factor on Facebook and Twitter.

Celebrate National Margarita Day at Cantina Laredo

JACKSON, Miss. – Cantina Laredo will celebrate National Margarita Day this Thursday, February 22nd, by offering their Perfect Patron ‘Rita at the special price of $8 (regularly priced $12.25). Because everyone loves a hashtag holiday, the #nationalmargaritaday promotion will continue through the weekend, February 22nd-24th. The Perfect Patron ‘Rita is made with Patrón Silver and Patrón Citrónge Orange Liqueur. All Cantina Laredo margaritas are made with fresh-squeezed lime juice. Located in The District at Eastover (200 District Boulevard, Jackson), Cantina Laredo is open Monday through Thursday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., Friday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m., and Sundays from 11 a.

Best of Jackson: Vegan Finds

If you're a vegan, vegetarian, or have a plant-based diet, it might seem that going out to eat can sometimes be difficult. If you're in the Jackson area looking for the kind of dishes, check out the latest Sipp Jackson blog post that provides the best advice on places to check out that have awesome vegan and vegetarian options.

Made-From-Scratch Meals Mean a Healthier 2018

Super Bowl Sunday and Valentine’s Day, days during which we’re encouraged to overindulge in high-fat, sugary treats, are over. It’s the perfect time to share last week’s sobering national news. According to a published medical report, eating highly-processed food is associated with an increase of 10 percent or more in overall cancer risks. The good news is, cheese and pasta were not on the list. I breathed a sigh of relief about pasta’s favorable rating, but decided it was time to remove a few items from my shopping list. To get my started, I checked out the report's list. Foods associated with additional cancer risk include mass-produced packaged breads and baked goods; instant noodles and

Oak Aging Makes a Difference in Cabernet Sauvignon Flavors

We were recently listening to Ray Coursen of Elyse Winery being interviewed by Levi Dalton on the fabulous podcast, "I'll Drink to That." Coursen, who has been involved in winemaking since the early 1980s, was reminscing about "old school Napa Valley cabernet sauvignon." He said growers had to plant cabernet sauvignon vines too far south just to get adequate ripeness. The riper the grape, the more sugar and thus the more alcohol. Today's cabernets – grown farther north, thanks to global warming – are ripening so well that they are producing wines with higher alcohol levels. These are bigger wines, often quite different than the Bordeaux style of wine made with the same grapes. Those made in

The Food Factor: So Many Oils, So Many Options

The Food Factor presents the best, research-based information related to food, nutrition, diet, and healthy lifestyles. Our host, Natasha Haynes, is an experienced educator with the Mississippi State University Extension Service who has spent over 15 years sharing tips for healthy living with Mississippians of all ages. She brings food science down to earth and makes it useful for today’s families. Click here to view previously aired shows, and be sure to follow The Food Factor on Facebook and Twitter.

It's Girl Scout Cookie Time Again

Girl Scouts just entered its second century of Girl Scouts selling cookies. Given that more than half (57%) of Girl Scout alumnae in business fields credit the Girl Scout Cookie Program with developing skills they use today—including money management, goal setting, and public speaking—selling Girl Scout Cookies has helped millions of female entrepreneurs over the past 100 years spark their careers. During Girl Scout Cookie season, participating Girl Scouts across the country show their G.I.R.L. (Go-getter, Innovator, Risk-taker, Leader) spirit as they sell delicious cookies, building essential entrepreneurial and other business skills along the way that are imperative to leadership and futur

Two Mississippians Named Semifinalists for James Beard Awards

NEW YORK, NY - The James Beard Foundation recently announced its list of Restaurant and Chef Award semifinalists for the 28th annual James Beard Foundation Awards. Selected from a list of more than 20,000 online entries, the prestigious group of semifinalists in 21 categories represents a wide range of culinary talent, from exceptional chefs and dining destinations nationally and in ten different regions across the U.S., to the best new restaurants, outstanding bar programs, bakers, and rising star chefs 30 or younger. See this year’s full semifinalist list at the end of this press release or online at jamesbeard.org/awards. Chef Vishwesh Bhatt of Snackbar in Oxford has, for another year in

Sweet Ways to Welcome Warmer Days

Warmer, longer days are made for quality time with friends and family. There’s no better way to cap off an afternoon in the sun than a good meal followed by a great dessert. Plan to end your next gathering on a sweet note with these fruity desserts to conclude a day spent with loved ones. Fruity treats are hard to resist, especially when paired with tasty, complementary flavors and textures. If you’re looking for a treat that travels a bit off the beaten path, this pie may be just the answer. A crushed pretzel crust and creamy peanut butter filling provide a salty, savory background for plump, sweet strawberries. Or serve up a taste of the tropics with a cream pie that celebrates a medley of

University Accepts Challenge of Alabama Restaurateur

OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Mississippi has matched a recent $1 million pledge from Alabama restaurateur Nick Pihakis to the Southern Foodways Alliance as a way to demonstrate mutual appreciation of the alliance's work and the leadership of longtime director John T. Edge. Pihakis, cofounder of Jim 'n Nick's Bar-B-Q and principal in the Pihakis Investment Group, has been a staunch and generous supporter of the SFA for the past 13 years, believing – like the SFA – that community is built as people cook and share meals together. The SFA has mentored and educated countless students, staged dozens of symposia, published award-winning podcast episodes and journal issues, collected more than

Head to the Supermarket for Last-Minute Valentine's Day Treats

If you woke up this morning, glanced at the calendar (or iPhone) and realized today is Valentine’s Day - you know, the Day of Love, a 24-hour period in which we're supposed to shower those we care about with special treats - don’t despair. It may be too late to have roses delivered and the candy aisle may be wiped out, but if you’re within driving distance of a supermarket, you can find amazing Valentine’s gifts, or, at least, the makings of one within the food aisles. To borrow a line from Buttermilk Sky Pie Shop, a new Jackson business whose delicious homemade pies and thumbprint cookies I’m dying to sample, “Think outside the chocolate box.” I agree, there are plenty of great V-Day gifts

The 25 Most Romantic Cities in America Might Surprise You

As we prepare to celebrate love and romance on Valentine’s Day, OpenTable reveals the rankings of the 25 Most Romantic Cities in America 2018. While diners across the nation are looking for that special meal on Valentine’s Day, certain cities prove that they are a step above in providing dining experiences that exude romance from the moment you step inside the restaurant. To identify the ranking of cities where romantic dining is inherently part of the culture, the OpenTable Most Romantic Cities Index was calculated using three variables: the percentage of restaurants rated “romantic” according to OpenTable diner reviews; the percentage of tables seated for two; and the percentage of people

Get Lost with Lost Distillery Wines

"Lost Distillery" could be the title of a Hardy Boys or Nancy Drew mystery book for kids. But there is nothing adolescent or mysterious about this producer who recreates single-malt scotch whiskies from a forgotten era. Lost Distillery is a unique concept. It doesn’t distill any whiskey, but instead painstakingly researches the manufacturing methods of long-shuttered scotch distilleries from the 1800s and early 1900s to replicate a template of style, flavor, and scent components. Elements -- geographical origin of peat, water source, type of barley, yeasts, still size and shape, wood cask aging -- all affect the final product. Lost Distillery uses a blend of currently available single malts

Visit Nandy's Candy for Valentine's Day Goodies, Other Sweet Treats

Nandy's Candy has been serving up the Jackson-metro area for nearly 40 years, and there are no signs of stopping. Whether you're looking for a sweet treat after a meal, a snow cone on a hot summer day, or some last minute Valentine's Day treats, Nandy's Candy has it all. Check out 'Sipp Jackson's latest blog post featuring the Jackson staple, Nandy's Candy.

The Food Factor: Nutrient-Rich Muffin Recipe

The Food Factor presents the best, research-based information related to food, nutrition, diet, and healthy lifestyles. Our host, Natasha Haynes, is an experienced educator with the Mississippi State University Extension Service who has spent over 15 years sharing tips for healthy living with Mississippians of all ages. She brings food science down to earth and makes it useful for today’s families. Click here to view previously aired shows, and be sure to follow The Food Factor on Facebook and Twitter.
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