It’s been a wet winter in Arkansas, and that can be a challenge for a business that relies on dry wood. The Highland Pellets plant in Pine Bluff, which opened in 2016, needs trees to produce the tiny wood pellets it makes and ships to the United Kingdom for use by British power company, Drax. […]
PEANUT BUTTER COOKIES Makes 4 dozen cookies By Gregg Patterson Jan. 24 is National Peanut Butter Day. Arkansas peanut farmers planted about 26,000 acres of peanuts in 2018. Little Rock is home to a Skippy peanut butter production plant. It produces 3.5 million pounds of peanut butter weekly, and about 540 peanuts are needed to […]
By Gregg Patterson, Arkansas Farm Bureau staff Jan. 23 is National Pie Day. It might as well be Mother’s Day too. For me, nothing says mom better than a homemade pie, apple pie in particular. This version always has been a favorite of mine. Filling 2½ pounds apples, peeled, cored, halved and sliced ¼-inch thick […]
Last week, Farm Bureau members were in New Orleans for the 100th American Farm Bureau Federation Convention, so we thought we’d share an an iconic New Orleans dessert recipe from the world-famous Brennan’s Restaurant in the French Quarter. Some 35,000 pounds of bananas are flamed annually at Brennan’s in preparing this dessert. Be careful if […]
STUFFED PORK LOIN WITH PURPLE RICE Looking for a special entrée to cook for family or friends in 2019? Look no further than this delicious pork dinner that garnered Rhonda Hull of Little Rock a blue ribbon in the Main Dish category at Arkansas Farm Bureau’s 2018 Rice Cooking Competition. One of the main ingredients […]
It seems no matter how Christmas is celebrated, cookies are always part of the fun! The sweet aromas of cookies baking in the oven and the warm tastes of that first bite always takes me to a place of love, family and Christmas cheer.
Here’s a sweet beverage treat idea for your holiday gatherings … Muscadine Mimosas! See how it’s done (using white or red muscadine grape juice) at the Post Winery in Altus.
You may be aware that there are, in fact, wines made in Arkansas. You may have also seen our previous story on the Post Winery in Altus or our videos about the process of harvesting and processing muscadine grapes. But, did you know that the business of growing grapes in Arkansas has grown enough to […]
SMOKED TURKEY SOUP by Gregg Patterson Thanksgiving means leftovers. And what to do with those leftovers, you ask? I like to present them in a “new” way. Here’s my latest favorite. I was never a big fan of turkey soup made from the Big Day’s roasted turkey. My mother did everything right, of course. […]
SMOTHERED COUNTRY GREEN BEANS By Gregg Patterson I know. I know. Several generations of y’all have come to love that canned green bean/cream of mushroom soup casserole sprinkled with crunchy fried onions. It’s darn near a holiday meal must-have. I’ll admit. It’s good. However, there is something so much better… fresh country fried green […]