Cool as a Cucumber Salad

by Gregg Patterson, Arkansas Farm Bureau Mom always made this crispy, cool summertime salad treat. It pairs well with so many main dishes. She preferred using sweet purple onions rather than white onions to add color to this flavorful, fresh-from-the-garden soaked salad. CUCUMBER-ONION SALAD Ingredients: 1/2 cup white sugar 1 cup white vinegar 2 cups […]

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Pecan Pie Day Delight

Did you know July 12 is National Pecan Pie Day? You should. Not only is it a delicious dessert and a Southern favorite, but the pecan is native to Arkansas and our official state nut (yes, there is such a thing as the official state nut). To celebrate this sweet day, we went back through […]

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Peach Pop Perfection

We may have found one of the tastiest summer treats you can make at home … Peach Pops! Grab your favorite kitchen helper (and some Arkansas peaches) and watch as Woodruff County Cooperative Extension Staff Chair Leigh Ann Bullington shows how easy it is to make these delicious and healthy snacks.  Now try making […]

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Dairy Delicious 2: Four-Cheese Tartlets

The 2018 Arkansas Dairy Foods Contest in Little Rock was a showcase for delicious dishes created by youth from around the state. June is Dairy Month, so we are highlighting some of the best recipes from the event for the next few weeks. Next up is a tasty recipe for Four-Cheese Tartlets from 17-year-old Emma […]

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Dairy Delicious: Cheesy Spinach Artichoke Dip Chicken Sliders

The 2018 Arkansas Dairy Foods Contest in Little Rock was a showcase for delicious dishes created by youth from around the state. June is Dairy Month, so we will be highlighting some of the best recipes from the event for the next four weeks. First up is a rich, flavorful recipe for Cheesy Spinach Artichoke Dip […]

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Something Simple for Strawberry Month

It’s National Strawberry Month, so pick up a bunch of these delicious berries grown by an Arkansas farmer and make a time-tested (and amazingly simple) summer treat the whole family can enjoy. First, drench a piece of angel food or pound cake in cold heavy whipping cream, allowing it to soak in fully. Then cover […]

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A Delta Chef’s Special: Roast Quail with Beurre Blanc

Chef Jamie McAfee, executive chef and manager of the Pine Bluff Country Club, was just 14 when he started cooking hamburgers, corn dogs and other foods by the pool at the Delta Country Club in McGehee. His father, the long-time chef at Delta Country Club had encouraged him and it led to what McAfee calls […]

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George’s “Cannot Tell a Lie” Cherry Pie

    Our first president set the standard, teaching us the value of telling the truth when he admitted he’d chopped down the cherry tree when confronted about it by his father. An example we should all still live by today.       Ingredients Two 15-oz. cans of Oregon Specialty Fruit dark sweet cherries […]

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Buttermilk Pie for the Holidays

Are you looking for a quick and easy holiday dessert recipe? We may have found exactly what you’re looking for, thanks to our recent travels around the state. When we visited Wilson, Ark., we spent a lot of time at the Wilson Cafe, where co-owner and pastry chef Shari’ Haley took the time to share […]

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Featured Farmer Recipe: Muscadine Cake

        by Gregg Patterson, Arkansas Farm Bureau A friend once told me “pie may be the All-American dessert, but cake is pure lust.” Taste Charlotte Wilchman’s Muscadine Cake, and you’ll certainly be caught up in “an overwhelming desire or craving” to experience it again… and again… and again. It’s that good. Charlotte […]

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