Sweet! Chocolate in The Natural State

  “All you need is love. But a little chocolate now and then doesn’t hurt.” ­ — Charles M. Schulz Every year around Valentine’s Day, people start bringing their velvet-and-satin heart-shaped boxes back to Kopper Kettle. That’s right, back. While most shoppers at Kopper Kettle — the 64-year-old granddaddy of Arkansas chocolate shops — are

Simmer down: Soothing soups, from Bacon Corn Chowder to Hot & Sour

There’s nothing more comforting in winter than piping hot soup, and I have four varieties to share. Easy Enchilada Soup, a no-fuss slow-cooker recipe, features lively Mexican flavors. While most potato soups rely on tons of heavy cream, this lighter Smashed Potato & Leek recipe involves mashing potatoes to create a creamy texture. Bacon Corn

Lawmakers loosen gridlock for co-op legislation

Sometimes it may appear there is only gridlock and divisiveness in Washington, D.C., and there is indeed an abundance of that. However, there are also many things being accomplished that the average American never hears about ­­— things that may not make headlines or be “exciting” enough to make the nightly news or social media.