Throwback Thursday {Cool Summer Salads}

With summer vacation in full swing, weekends at the lake and late nights at the ball field, these recipes for a ‘cool’ summer salads will help to keep the heat away. Arkansas Rice, Corn and Black Bean Salad   Secret Fruit Salad   Easy Pasta Salad Gluten-Free Summer Veggie Pasta Salad   Fresh Cucumber and […]

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Throwback Thursday {Great Breakfast Ideas}

Looking for new recipes to break the same old breakfast routine? Here are some to get you out of the breakfast routine rut. Blueberry Waffles   Banana Oatmeal Muffins   Homemade Biscuits   Potato Bread French Toast

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Throwback Thursday {St. Patrick’s Day}

You don’t need luck to enjoy these tasty potato recipes! Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day and prepare your family a side that makes the day festive. Potato Gratin with Bacon and Broccoli   Sour Cream and Cheddar Mashed Potatoes   Garlic Chive Creamed Potatoes   Leftover Potato and Gravy Pancakes

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Throwback Thursday {Early Vegetables}

Dreaming about sampling some of Arkansas’ fresh-from-the-garden early vegetables? Here are some recipes to make your dreams come true. Broiled Asparagus with Whipped Goat Cheese Spinach and Artichoke Penne   Spicy Garlic Collard Greens   10 Ways to Rock a Radish

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Throwback Thursday {Tantalizing Sides}

Looking to kick family meal-time up a notch? Try one of these tantalizing side dishes to keep table time fresh and inviting. Sauteed Parmesan Pesto Spinach   Herb Roasted Turnips and Balsamic Vinegar     Sweet Potato and Blue Cheese “Coins”   Honey-Fennel Roasted Carrots   Roasted Brussels Sprouts wth Pancetta, Cranberries, and Pecans

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Mom’s Deep Dish Sweet Potato Pie

The recipe for this deep-dish sweet potato pie started out in a magazine. My mom made changes to the recipe, and after its inclusion in our good old church cookbook (circa 1990s), she changed the pie’s topping. That topping is what separates this pie from all other sweet potato pies. Oats and brown sugar and […]

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PHIL & LESIA HAMAKER, Southwest District Farm Family of the Year

Phil and Lesia Hamaker grew up on small farms. Each of their grandparents grew up in a time when almost everyone had a garden to help feed their large families. So they inherited their love for farming at a young age. Their first farm was a 10-acre hog operation (farrow to finish) and 5 acres […]

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Two-Bean Tacos with Dry Salsa

by Arkansas Women Bloggers member Rhonda Franz of CaptainMom.net Let’s shake up the way we’re making tacos, shall we? I’m sharing a recipe favorite in our family by showing you how to fill crispy tortilla shells, and hungry tummies, with bean tacos. By breaking away from the normal (and Americanized) ground beef mix, Mexican meals […]

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Mesquite Chicken Tenders with BBQ Sauce

I try not to use seasoning packets to cook with because I like mixing and matching seasonings. However, I got a packet of mesquite seasoning and made these Mesquite Chicken Tenders with BBQ Sauce.

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