Preserving Summer: Savory Tomato-Basil Jam

My 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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Cannellini Beans, Kale and Turkey Meatball Soup

Lately it seems as though monsoon season has arrived in Arkansas. I’m a little ashamed to complain, especially considering the terrible flooding that has gone on with our Louisiana friends.

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Basil-Oregano Pesto {Kitchen Basics}

Pesto is such an easy condiment to make IF. If you have access to beautiful and bountiful basil (if it’s a basil-based pesto, that is) which, fortunately I do this

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Parmesan-Herb Dipping Oil {Kitchen Basics}

Do you dip? No, silly, not THAT kind of dip. Yuck! (If you live around “good ol’ boys, you know what I mean. If you don’t, well…sorry you’re missing out

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Preserving Spring: Strawberry-Basil-Pepper Jelly

#letsbreakbread I really don’t spend every hour of every day making jelly and jam even though it must seem that way. It’s just the season, y’all. The berries are coming

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Blueberry-Basil Vinegar and Vinaigrette {Kitchen Basics}

It’s funny, ya’ know. When it comes to blogging, sometimes it’s what seems to be the most insignificant things that create the most interest. Take my mention of Blueberry-Basil Vinegar,

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Cherry, Farro and Smoked Chicken Salad {Farm2Home2016}

Disclosure: My former neighbor and friend, Bob Wayne  gave me a bottle of his Wayne Plantation All Natural Virgin Sunflower Oil at Farm2Home2015 and again this year at #Farm2Home2016 after

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Kitchen Basics: Kitchen Herb Garden, Part 1

This is my new herb garden location Hubby created for me. I know he did it because he loves me, but my constant whining may have had a little something

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Strawberry Mozzarella and Basil Kabobs

Sometimes we forget that strawberries have lots of uses in savory dishes as well as sweet ones.  These Strawberry Mozzarella and Basil Appetizer Kabobs make a really nice way to

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Farfalle with Shrimp, Asparagus and Peas in Lemon Basil Cream Sauce

This Farfalle with Shrimp, Asparagus and Peas in Lemon Basil Cream Sauce is one of the dishes I prepared for this week’s asparagus session on THV11 This Morning, but I

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