Pecan, Cranberry and Wild Rice Stuffed Acorn Squash

by Arkansas Women Bloggers member Julie Kohl of Eggs and Herbs As the leaves change color and the temperature starts dropping, I crave earthy flavors. Savory mixed with sweet. Something hearty and warm. This Pecan, Cranberry and Wild Rice Stuffed Acorn Squash recipe embodies all of the above. Locally, acorn squash is coming into season […]

Fried Eggplant and Watermelon Salad with Balsamic Reduction

by Arkansas Women Blogger member/co-editor Julie Kohl of   Summer is a great time to enjoy the bounty of the harvest. Even if you are not a gardener, chances are you have a neighbor with an abundance of produce. If not, farmer’s markets and roadside farm stands abound this time of year. High summer […]

The World Famous Bulldog Strawberry Shortcake

Strawberries and Bald Knob go hand-in-hand. Strawberries were once the primary agricultural crop for Bald Knob and earned the town the title of “Strawberry Capital of the World.” It was estimated that Bald Knob was producing enough strawberries to fill 100 boxcars each season by 1916. The strawberries were shipped all across the country. The […]

Strawberry Skillet Crisp

Strawberry season is in full swing in Arkansas. The soil in central Arkansas is especially good for growing strawberries and flats are popping up in farmers markets and roadside stands throughout the state. Strawberries are versatile. I love to make sauces for chicken and pork using Arkansas-grown strawberries as a base, slice them and put […]

Basil Vinaigrette with Spring Greens

After a long winter of hearty stews, meat and root vegetables, I long for a fresh salad. Salad greens and herbs are among the first things sprouting in the garden, so early spring is the best time to start enjoying fresh salads. I love cooking with herbs, and basil is probably my favorite herb. Basil […]

Smoked Trout, Rice, Asparagus and Pea Salad

Spring is an active and bountiful season in Arkansas, and it’s best to get outside and enjoy as much as possible. My husband and I enjoy trout fishing on the White and Little Red rivers. I developed this recipe after a productive fishing trip using several trout smoked in our electric smoker. It’s a family […]

Slow Cooker Big Batch Caramelized Onions

As daytime temperatures warm, my slow cooker really gets going. Preparing a big batch of caramelized onions for both immediate use and to have on hand in the freezer will make your meals delicious and easy. The long, slow cooking transforms the strong taste of the onions into one that is both intensely savory and […]

Kids in the Kitchen: Birthday Treats for Children (and Adults)

Children’s birthday parties are as much about socializing with friends and family as celebrating another candle on your child’s cake. Do you have a plan to feed all those guests? If your party doesn’t include a large pizza order, preparing hearty snacks above and beyond the traditional cake and ice cream fare ensures no one […]

Infused Water

Water is so good for you. Drinking water helps you stay hydrated, helps keep your skin healthy and can even help you lose weight. Water is abundant (at least here in the US) and is practically free. Yet, I constantly hear people say they don’t like water or that water is boring.  It doesn’t have […]