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Winter Wonderment: A frosty photo essay from our readers

A blizzard of beautiful submissions. That’s what we experienced when we asked our readers to send in entries for our 2022 Arkansas Living calendar. Last year’s snow inspired a wintry mix of icy artistry. With only three winter months to fill in our calendar, we wanted to find another way to showcase other “cool” submissions.

Collecting memories at the Nutt Family Farm

For Lee Nutt, the past is always present as he spends his days baling hay and tending to cattle on his farm in Perry County. The 85-year-old farmer appreciates the modern life, but it’s the old ways he seeks to preserve. A visit to his farm near Bigelow provides a history lesson about life in

Brunch recipes to ‘chai’ out: Potatoes, quiche, muffins, tea

Frigid January mornings are the perfect time for a home-cooked brunch. Whether you invite people over to enjoy or just share with your family, these recipes will please. Bacon-Wrapped Potatoes with a delicious horseradish dipping sauce make a tasty brunch appetizer. I love Denver omelets, so I created a quiche with those ingredients. Fruity Cranberry

Goodbye to 2021, and hello to hope in 2022

I hope that all our members had a great holiday season and a happy New Year. However, I am typing this article in the aftermath of the severe weather and tornadoes that hit northeast Arkansas on Dec. 10. Immediately after the tornadoes struck, Arkansas had about 12,000 cooperative members without power, and crews worked diligently

Roma: A taste of Italy in Ozark

Labi and Tasha Islami founded Roma Italian Restaurant in March of 2017. Although it’s their first restaurant to open, Labi had worked in a neighboring establishment before going out on his own. “I wanted to open a restaurant to please people with great food,” Labi said. “I make the sauces and just about everything else

Blooms, berries, foliage turn winter blahs to aahs!

Winter landscapes can often seem a bit drab when compared to spring blooms and fall foliage, but they needn’t be devoid of color. A good landscape should show interest and color in all seasons. While winter is not a prime gardening season, there are a variety of plants that provide interest now. From foliage and

Reader Recipes: Easy, Cheesy Casseroles

Enchiladas and Mexican Rice Enchiladas: Cooking spray 1 box (about 20) frozen taquitos, any variety 1 (10-ounce) can enchilada sauce, red or green 1 cup cheddar cheese, shredded Onions, cilantro, pico de gallo, salsa, avocado (optional) Heat oven to 400 degrees. Spray 9x13 casserole dish with cooking spray. Arrange frozen taquitos in bottom of dish.

Class act: University of Arkansas celebrating its 150th anniversary

The University of Arkansas, Fayetteville — the flagship of today's University of Arkansas system that enrolls 65,000 students among 13 campuses — held its first day of classes 150 years ago this month for seven men and one woman. To mark the sesquicentennial of that humble opening day on Jan. 22, 1872, a yearlong celebration

Editor’s Welcome: Come and chili out!

Reader photos. Reader mail. Reader recipes. They are three things our Arkansas Living staff can’t get enough of! Normally our Reader Recipes appear in their own section. But this one has such a meaty backstory, I thought I’d dish it out here. A rich chili recipe was submitted by Rich Mountain Electric Cooperative member Ron