Arkansas Black Apple Pudding Cake

We don’t often think of apples as a fall fruit, but that is typically their season in Arkansas. I look forward to this time of the year when I can

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Persimmon Muffins

It’s beginning to be persimmon season in Arkansas. Persimmons are native to China where they’ve been cultivated for centuries. They have, in my opinion, all too frequently been misunderstood. They’ve

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Old Fashioned Blackberry Cobbler

I 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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Duck Fried Rice – {Riceland}

  Hubby’s an avid duck hunter but up until a couple of years ago, he wasn’t an avid duck eater. That all changed however when I began preparing this Duck

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Fresh Strawberry Cake

So I’ve been posting a lot lately about strawberries.  Did you notice?  Can you tell that I may have an obsession?  I make no bones about my love of Arkansas

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What’s Coming Up on THV11 {April 21, 2015}: Strawberries

So are you enjoying all of the fresh spring asparagus that is available now in the market?  I sure am.  I am also soooooooo excited to announce the birth of

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It’s All About That Rice! {Kitchen Basics}

Today’s post is a little lesson about rice.  It’s all about that rice!  According to The Rice Association UK, there are more than 40,000 varieties of cultivated rice (Oryza sativa)

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Georgia Pellegrini Wore My Apron!

Yes, she did.  I was surprised that she would, but she did. Last weekend, I was fortunate to be invited by Riceland Foods to be a part of their day-long

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Cooking Up Some Possum with a Giveaway

  Go ahead.  Play it.  You know you want to.              Before you turn away thinking I’ve totally lost my mind for cooking up some

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Curried Rice and Artichoke Salad

There’s no telling how many times I have made this salad since I first tested it for inclusion in the Benton Junior Auxiliary’s Calico Cupboards cookbook.  While the original version

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