Pumpkin Cheesecake with Salted Caramel and Praline Pecan Glaze {a CASA benefit}

I’ve been in a baking frenzy this week preparing some dessert auction items for the annual Saline County CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) Chili Cook Off. CASA is very special

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Preserving Autumn: Persimmon Jam

Persimmons are ripening fast and furiously around here. The thing with persimmons is once they are ripe, they fall and if you don’t get them quickly, they’re mush. You’ve really

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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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Okra Fries with Comeback Sauce {Riceland}

Our new garden is still steadily producing okra. It may be small, but the garden’s okra harvest is just enough to give us a good supply of fresh okra each

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Cobblestone Harvest Party – Taking the Farm to the Barn {Giveaway}

Disclosure: This post is sponsored, in part, by Cobblestone Project. THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED. THANKS TO ALL WHO PARTICIPATED. #HP2K17 As the growing season begins to wind down, Cobblestone

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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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Sorghum Grain “Popcorn”

Our 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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Pea and Rice Salad with Vinaigrette

Disclosure: 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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Kitchen Basics: Simple Sweet Southern Iced Tea

I’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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Chihuly: In the Garden + in the Forest

#CBCHIHULY  I’ve long been a fan of Dale Chihuly’s glass artistry so I was thrilled when Crystal Bridges announced some time ago that it would be bringing an exhibit of

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