Here are 10 new ways to try butternut squash

Photo by Helana Brigman  --  Butternut Squash With Dried Cranberries and Honey-Infused Vinaigrette is a takeoff on the popular carrot and raisin dish.

Just as you’re finally finishing up the mounds of zucchini that have haunted you all summer, autumn’s overabundance of butternut squash hits you. Time for some fresh ideas. But before we get cooking, let’s talk prep. Butternut’s thick skin and… Continue reading →

Food & Restaurants

Gourmet Galley: Pimento cheese makes a comeback

Advocate staff photo by PATRICK DENNIS  -- Pimento Cheese Spread can be served on a sandwich, crackers, a vegetable round or celery sticks.

Southerners have always liked a well-seasoned pimento and cheese spread. Each family had its favorite way of mixing the spread and what went into it. Some families liked it creamy with lots of homemade mayonnaise and sweet pickle relish, others only liked it… Continue reading →



Pimento Cheese Spread

Advocate staff photo by PATRICK DENNIS --  Add chopped fresh parsley and nuts to Pimento Cheese Spread for a new twist to a classic.

ADVOCATE-TESTED RECIPE Pimento Cheese Spread Makes about 3¼ cups. Recipe is by Corinne Cook. 1 (3-oz.) pkg. cream cheese, room temperature (Can use “light”) ¼ cup mayonnaise (can use “light”) 2 cloves garlic,… Continue reading →


Kia turns 20 in U.S.

Kia is celebrating its 20th year in the U.S. market, and in the words of a Kia executive recently, “My how far we have come!” With new 2015 vehicles entering the market this year, the Korean car company is poised to have its… Continue reading →

Real Estate

A Country Estate on Alligator Bayou Road

The country estate at 18530 Alligator Bayou Road consists of 3.27 pristine acres with a beautiful Greek Revival Raised American Cottage style home sitting squarely in the middle. A pond out back is shared with the neighbor – and with the Canadian geese… Continue reading →


Comedy deals with confronting prejudice

Advocate staff photo by ANGELA MAJOR -- Pharus Jonathan Young, played by Christian Jones, speaks to the members of the choir Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2014, during New Venture Theatre's rehearsal for its upcoming production,

The first time Greg Williams Jr. saw a production of Tarell Alvin McCraney’s “Choir Boy” he wanted to stage it. “When the show was over, I just sat there for five minutes. I knew I’d seen something incredibly special,” says Williams, artistic… Continue reading →