My Brother’s Salsa

“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 […]

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Tailgating Recipes to Kick-off Football Season

It ‘s tailgate season in the South. We plan weddings around bye weekends, put on our Sunday best a day early; and set up makeshift living rooms under tents complete with our great-grandmother’s silver, floral arrangements and flat-screen TVs outside the stadiums. Tailgating isn’t just a way to kill time before kickoff. It’s a daylong […]

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Delicious Snow Day Fun!

Kids all around Arkansas are out of school enjoying the beautiful snow. Moms are washing 12 extra loads of clothes and trying to find some warm, entertaining ideas for when they are inside warming up. We do not get this beautiful, fluffy snow often in Arkansas, so why not make some snow ice cream? When […]

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Arkansas Gift Guide 2014

At Arkansas Farm Bureau’s Taste Arkansas, we love our state, our farmers, producers, craftsmen and companies, and want to tell you all about them. Here is a little help in finding that perfect gift that says “Arkansas” for all the special people on your list. This season, we challenge you all to have an “Arkansas gifts only” […]

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For the Hostess {Sunday Hospitality}

by Jerusalem Jackson Greer This time of year is the season of weddings, graduations, showers, births and party after-party. It can be hard to know what to bring as a gift – whether it’s for the party hostess herself or the honoree-hostess-to-be, for each and every event. Here is a simple homemade gift idea that works for […]

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Pinterest Link-Up {Sunday Hospitality}

by The Park Wife Simple Hospitality. Opening up our homes, pouring out ourselves, to serve and love friends and strangers. It creates connections.  It builds community. Sharing friendship, laughter, and the occasional tear over good coffee. Who of us doesn’t need a little of that? But, sometimes I need motivation and ideas. That is when […]

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Lovely and Imperfect {Sunday Hospitality}

by Jerusalem Greer hos·pi·tal·i·ty häspiˈtalitē/ noun 1. the friendly and generous reception and entertainment of guests, visitors, or strangers. I once worried about being the perfect hostess. I would host dinner parties and set out my best china upon layers of tablecloths, placemats, chargers, napkins and table runners. I’d place all the forks in the right […]

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Hosting a Porch Sit {Sunday Hospitality}

by Jerusalem Jackson Greer Bring back the wide front porches that sprawl along the front yard, with long wooden steps Where toddlers and teenagers can sit and eat popsicles in the summer evenings, juice dripping off chins and fingers sticky sweet. Bring back the deep back-screened porches hidden under old oak trees, where one can […]

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All Bottled Up {Sunday Hospitality}

When my husband and I were married 17 years ago – you know, during those old-fashioned days of the 1990s – we received the usual allotment of proper Southern Lady style housekeeping items including a whole host of elaborate vases – glass, ceramic, porcelain, silver and the like. Being a good Southern bride, I tried […]

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