Throwback Thursday {Cool, Healthy Summer Recipes}

Just because the days are hot doesn’t mean that healthy eating has to be as well. Check out these cool, yet healthy, summer recipes. Light Chicken Salad Avocado Hummus Gluten-Free Summer Veggie Pasta Salad Avocado Tuna Salad

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Steel Cut Oats with Blueberries and Almonds

It seems as though interest has increased lately toward steel-cut oats and away from instant or microwave oatmeal. Our family prefers steel-cut oats (also referred to as Irish oats) for breakfast. I suppose many people are hesitant to prepare them, however, due to their lengthy cooking time, but that’s easily overcome by using a slow […]

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Throwback Thursday {Fourth of July Recipes!}

Stumped for what to prepare for your Fourth of July celebration? Here are some great ideas to get you going. Snow Cone Vanilla Cupcakes   Flag Cake   Low Country Lemonade   BBQ Bacon-Wrapped Chicken   Dutch Oven Peach Cobbler

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Fresh Cucumber Tzatziki Sauce

A great sauce can take just about anything to another level. Grilled meats, sautéed and fresh vegetables, and salads are all elevated by the flavor a delicious sauce provides. With the summer looming, many of us are counting down the days until our gardens and local markets start to explode with perfectly ripe, fresh produce. […]

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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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Homemade Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Ice Cream

What better way to celebrate National Dairy Month than with a creamy, rich bowl of homemade ice cream? Our own Arkansas farms produce more than 17 million gallons of milk annually. That would make one great big tub of ice cream! One of our family’s favorite ice cream varieties is Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough. Who […]

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Throwback Thursday {Steaks for Father’s Day}

How about treating your dad to one of these Sizzling Summer Steaks for Father’s Day? Show him how much you care with a tender piece of beef cooked just for him. Chili-Marinated Steaks with Cilantro Cream   Grilled Beef Tenderloin with Chimichurri Vinaigrette Salad   Sirloin Steak with Garlic, Ginger, and Soy Marinade   Grilled […]

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Brined and Smoked Whole Chicken

Growing up on an Arkansas farm we ate a lot of chicken. We were proud to support our state’s poultry industry. Although my parents have retired from raising chickens, we still have ties with farms across this area that grow broilers. In Arkansas, over 1.1 billion broiler chickens were produced in 2015. That represents a […]

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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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A Farmers’ Market Education: Character Traits Children can Learn

I want my children’s education to be well rounded, and I get excited when I see them apply reading and math skills in real life situations. Sometimes, however, the academic skills they learn at home and in the classroom take a back seat to the development of their character. We’ve been anticipating a new farmers […]

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