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Esteemed Cuisine – Arkansas Food Hall of Fame inducts fifth class

Winner, winner, chicken — and curry and cheeseburger — dinner! Recently, the Division of Arkansas Heritage inducted three more revered restaurants into the 5-year-old Arkansas Food Hall of Fame: a family fried-chicken place; an enduring ethnic eatery; and a time-honored hamburger hangout. Due to the pandemic, the late February 2021 induction ceremony was different. Just

Mission Possible

      Many of you are familiar with the Mission Impossible movies, where Tom Cruise and his team are given a seemingly impossible mission and ultimately do amazing things to convert the impossible to possible. While we are clearly not in the business of espionage, I humbly contend that the cooperatives’ response to February’s historic winter storm was very much like a

When in Dumas, do not miss Shep’s Farmhouse

  What do I love about restaurants like Shep’s Farmhouse in Dumas? Simply put … everything! Shep’s has such a diverse menu, you could eat there many weeks in a row and always find different dishes to savor. During my visit to Shep’s, I met owners Ray Shepherd and Jennifer Bonds, along with their college-age

Fun Easter fare is sure to make everybunny hoppy!

  Easter is one of my favorite holidays. Every year, I try to come up with unique recipes to add to the table. This year, I invented deviled eggs with French onion flair. Another delicious appetizer is Spinach Artichoke Dip, fashioned into a festive bunny. A great accompaniment to ham is my Quinoa Salad with

After a wild winter, gardeners must now spring into action

  Since the February winter storms, the question on all gardeners’ minds has been: “How much damage do I have on my plants?” Record-low temperatures for an extended period caused some harm. The unusually heavy snow load may have actually been a blessing, as snow is a great insulator. Our first snow was very dry,