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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2016 East Central District Farm Family of the Year – Chris & Nesha Smith

In this day and time, you don’t see many first generation farmers as it’s a hard business to get into, but Chris and Nesha Smith have defeated the odds. They purchased their farm in 2004 and have worked diligently to build their cattle herd and instill in their 10-year-old daughter their same passion for agriculture. […]

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Fall Farm to Table Recipes

It may not feel like fall just yet, but it’s time for our fall issue of Arkansas Farm Bureau’s Front Porch magazine (which you can see here). This fall’s issue focuses the bountiful harvest of Arkansas farmers that helps fill our holiday tables or football tailgate plates at this time of year. Whether it’s turkey, […]

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Throwback Thursday {Kids In The Kitchen}

What better way to enjoy spending time with your kids than in the kitchen making things they want to eat. Here’s some kid friendly recipes to get you started. Frozen Banana Pops Fruity Drinks   Bacon and Cheddar Pigs in a Blanket   Homemade Chocolate Syrup   Birthday Treats for Children

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Throwback Thursday {National Dairy Month – Ice Cream!}

As the old song from the 20’s says,”I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream!” If your family is ‘screaming’ for ice cream, try one of these mouth satisfying recipes. Caramel Apple Pecan Ice Cream   Roasted Banana and Toasted Walnut Ice Cream   Dessert Tacos 10 Tips for Delicious Homemade Ice Cream […]

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Chocolate Meringue Pie for National Egg Month in May

Growing up on our family farm in Perry County, one of my favorite desserts was a chocolate meringue pie. It was always a special treat my Momma prepared with love for our family. Built on a firm foundation provided by Betty Crocker, Mom added her own little special touches to her pies. Now, I add […]

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Throwback Thursday {National Pecan Day}

Around Arkansas, we are just ‘nuts’ about pecans. So, in honor of National Pecan Day we are including some amazing recipes that showcase pecans. Honey Blueberry Pecan Rice Pudding   Candy With a Crust ~Pecan Pie   Pecans: A Southern Favorite {Kitchen Tip and Spicy Pecan Recipe}   Pecan, Cranberry and Wild Rice Stuffed Acorn […]

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Throwback Thursday {Cast Iron Cooking}

Is your trusty, old, faithful cast iron skillet feeling neglected and sitting on the shelf? Put it back on the job with these amazing recipes. Cast-Iron Skillet Peach and Blueberry Cobbler   Multitasking Recipe: Skillet Home Fries   Strawberry Skillet Crisp   No Pie Pan? Use an Iron Skillet!   And don’t forget to season […]

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Throwback Thursday {National Tortilla Chip Day}

The month of February has an amazing holiday to celebrate after Valentine’s Day: National Tortilla Chip Day. To celebrate this day in style, we’ve compiled some sassy salsa recipes to set the mood. Enjoy!   Toasted Black Bean and Avocado Quesadillas   Fresh Salsa   Five Fruit Salsa and Cinnamon Tortilla Chips  

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