Marinades 101

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 […]

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The Skinny on Fats

Fats and oils for cooking are a hot topic these days. There’re so many different types that it can be overwhelming to choose the right fat or oil for the job. Here’s a list of my favorites to point you in the right direction. Top Fats and Oils for the Job: Sautéing: My go-to oil […]

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Taking Care of Your Knives {Kitchen Tip Tuesday}

by Arkansas Women Bloggers member Mary Wood of Run of the Mill Mary As you prepare for holiday cooking, it’s important to have all the necessary cutlery to prepare the meal for the big day. Crucial tools for any meal are properly cared-for and sharpened kitchen knives. Here are some tips for taking care of your knives. […]

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Basic Guide to Salts {Holiday Cooking Tips}

by Arkansas Women Blogger member Mary Wood of Run of the Mill Mary Growing up, we kept three types of salt in our house: iodized table salt, ice cream salt and Epsom salt. I never imagined all the salt possibilities available now. Here’s a basic guide to different kinds of salt and how to use […]

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Summer Bounty Still Going Strong

There’s a real thing called season fatigue. It happens when we enter a season full of excitement about what lies ahead, ready to fully embrace everything it has to offer and suddenly it happens. Fatigue sets it. We get tired and ready for something new. Are you feeling summer fatigue? Dreaming of boots, warm sweaters […]

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Freezing Corn on the Cob {Kitchen Tip Tuesday}

by Arkansas Women Bloggers member Mary Wood of  Run of the Mill Mary. Aw, Shucks! It’s Corn Picking Time! It’s corn picking time in Arkansas and that means that fresh, juicy, sweet Arkansas corn can be found at your local farmers market, you-pick-it farm, or right in your own backyard! Many of our local grocery […]

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It’s a Berry Good Time Stock Up on Strawberries

You’ve picked your strawberries or bought them at an Arkansas farmers market, now what do you do with them if in your excitement you grew A LOT of strawberries or bought 20 pounds? Here are some tips for preserving all that strawberry goodness and not wasting a single bite of their succulent, natural wholesomeness. STRAWBERRY […]

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Flea Market Kitchen Finds

I like shopping at Arkansas flea markets, garage sales, and antique fairs for beautiful things for my kitchen. The idea of hunting for and finding a treasure to bring home that has a story appeals to every piece of my Norman Rockwell spirit. But sometimes, many of these places are a bit overwhelming to navigate, […]

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Going Green with Southern Collards

Here in the South, we love our greens. And, lucky for us, they’re highly nutritious. They have been a tradition in Southern kitchens, holding a special place at our tables for more than a century. When using greens, the main thing to learn is how to properly clean them. Trust me, you don’t want to […]

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Cleaning Your Wood Cutting Board

I have a gorgeous cutting board, monogrammed of course, from my friends at Paul Michael Company of Lake Village. It’s so beautiful and special that in the beginning, I was afraid to use it. I was afraid to add dangerous bacteria and ruin the beautiful finish. I decided I should probably just keep it for […]

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