Throwback Thursday {Chicken Recipes}

Did you know that poultry is the leading agricultural industry in Arkansas? To show our love for our farmers, we had included some of our finest chicken recipes. Slow-Cooker Spinach Chicken   Light Chicken Salad   King Ranch Chicken   Hummus Crusted Chicken

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Velvety Asparagus Soup with Creme Fraiche

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 […]

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Slow-Cooked Irish Lamb Stew

As the one national holiday that is celebrated in more countries around the world than any other, St. Patrick’s Day is the day when everyone wants to be Irish. Don your green, and honor St. Patrick with this delicious slow-cooked lamb stew. Growing up, we had cows, chickens, pigs and goats, but we never raised […]

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One Pot Chicken with Vegetables

I have a ridiculous amount of cookbooks. So many that I’m considering starting a library and issuing library cards. I’m not obsessed with the recipes; mostly it’s for the photos. I eat with my eyes. Do you? One of my favorite recipe images is a one-pot dish. Trying to decipher its ingredients and determining how […]

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Slow Cooker Pasta Fagioli Soup

Each October, Arkansas celebrates beans during the annual Bean Festival at Mountain View. But we celebrate beans in our household year-round. My husband thinks pinto beans and cornbread make a fine meal. I don’t disagree. I do, on occasion, like to vary the beans-cornbread menu by using those pintos and their kin in other ways. […]

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Socca- A Gluten-Free Quick Bread

Is there anything better at the end of a cold winter day than enjoying a warm bowl of soup with a big chunk of bread? This is certainly one of the best things about winter, and it makes those “dark at 5:30” days a little more bearable. Of course, with a belly full of warm […]

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Divine Deviled Eggs ~ with Pimento Cheese

If there’s one dish you’ll find doubled or tripled at any Southern picnic, family reunion, funeral meal, church gathering or holiday, it’s deviled eggs. And even then, the folks who brought them aren’t likely to go home with leftovers. Deviled eggs are such a part of our culture we give plates designed to hold them […]

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Liquid Gold Chicken Stock

Making your own chicken stock is easy. Don’t let anyone tell you otherwise. A homemade stock is like liquid gold at my house. It makes the food tastier, reduces food waste and it freezes well. Although store bought is convenient, a homemade broth has more flavor. Trust me on this. Before we get started, though, […]

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“Kitchen Sink” Soup with Chicken and Brown Rice

It’s hard enough being a mom with run-of-the-mill picky eater children. My husband is, too (and is flirting with diabetes). One child has impulsivity issues that can be traced back to wheat intake. It all makes planning five to seven meals a week a serious challenge. In trying to reduce simple starches in our diets, […]

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