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My Brother’s Salsa
May 17, 16

By    Posted in Hospitality, In the News

“Make it delicious and they will come.” – Helen Lampkin When Helen Lampkin was a young wife in central Arkansas, she made the decision to be a homemaker.  She did this at a time when many women were leaving the house to pursue a career. “I got a lot of grief from other women about staying home,” Lampkin explained....

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Spring Greens and Shiitake Mushroom  Gratin

By    Posted in Arkansas Recipes, Dinner, Farmers Markets

Right now, farmers market stands are shaking out the wrinkles of last years tablecloths, repairing any tears in their umbrella stand covers and looking forward to enthusiastic Arkansans as we shop for the freshest in-season fruits and vegetables. Don’t you just love this time of year? Starting with opening market day and closing...

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Kids in the Kitchen: Oregano-infused Tomato Enchiladas

By    Posted in Arkansas Recipes, Cheese, Herbs

The inspiration for these enchiladas come from one of the many old cookbooks I had access to as a child in my mom’s kitchen. The page with its recipe became worn and splattered after the main ingredient, a generous tomato filling, piqued my interest and suited my tastes. I experimented with variations and found that partnering...

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Marinades 101
Apr 19, 16

By    Posted in Kitchen Tip Tuesday

Arkansas farmers are some the best in the world. Cattle, pork and poultry farmers provide a reliable, safe source of the very best meat for people not only in Arkansas, but around the world. One way to make a delicious meal is by marinating Arkansas-grown meat. Marinating is soaking meats or vegetables in a mixture of oil, an acid...

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10 Ways to Use Cabbage
Apr 12, 16

By    Posted in Arkansas Recipes, Farmers Markets

Whether you grow your own cabbage or buy it fresh from the farmers market or grocery store, this is the time of year for it. Prices are cheap and the fresh cabbage is tempting enough to buy a head or two. Here are some great ideas for enjoying it. 1. Slaw – Nothing says spring like a fresh bowl of colorful slaw. Here’s a recipe...

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Velvety Asparagus Soup with Creme Fraiche

By    Posted in Arkansas Recipes, Soup

I tend to be a predictable gal with my asparagus. Roasted in a hot oven or grilled is usually my preference, not just for flavor but for ease of cooking. However, sometimes I like to branch out and make an unbelievably simple soup that satisfies all the senses. It has the beautiful combination flavor of leeks and asparagus, a...

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