Preserving Summer: Savory Tomato-Basil Jam

TweetMy new garden beds have produced amazingly well in their first year, but the summer produce is winding down. Arkansas summers can be brutal. Fortunately, we’ve not experience the terrible triple

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Old Fashioned Blackberry Cobbler

TweetI have a love-hate relationship with blackberries. My Nonnie and Pa knew the best “secret” places to find and pick wild blackberries so when I was growing up, picking those

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Preserving Summer: Slow Cooker Tomato Sauce

TweetOne of the things I look forward to the most in summer is the first bite of a homegrown, Cherokee Purple tomato. And if it just happens to be on

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Sorghum Grain “Popcorn”

TweetOur family enjoys popping sorghum grain instead of popcorn. The popped kernels are much smaller than popcorn and have a slightly sweet, nutty flavor. Sorghum is easy to pop in the microwave

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Farfalle with Ham, Peas, Asparagus and Greens

TweetAre you looking for an easy, filling meal that’s sure to please your family? Well, this is it! This Farfalle with Ham, Peas, Asparagus and Greens has become a real

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Pea and Rice Salad with Vinaigrette

TweetDisclosure: As a Brand Ambassador for Riceland Foods, I am compensated for the posts I create for their blog. I was not directly compensated for this post. One of our

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Hot Dog! Hot Dog! Hot Diggity Dog!

TweetMake this Independence Day celebration or your next summer party an extra-special event. Grill up a bunch of Petit Jean Meats hot dogs, franks or Grillers and allow your guests

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It’s Hot! Time for No-Bake Desserts

TweetWe’ve been fortunate here in Arkansas so far this summer. It’s been relatively pleasant with temps lower than normal. My friend, Tom Bonner, meteorologist over at THV11 says that’s about

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Kitchen Basics: Simple Sweet Southern Iced Tea

TweetI’m not sure there’s anything more Southern than sweet tea. I mean r.e.a.l.l.y. r.e.a.l.l.y sweet tea. The kind my grandmas made every single day until they were no longer able.

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Southwestern Warm Chopped Salad

TweetI have a couple of secrets I need to tell you. I just might be a little addicted to this Southwestern Warm Chopped Salad. It just might be one of

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