Monthly Archives: May 2011

Tuna with Balsamic Glaze and Roasted Cauliflower

Anyone who knows me can tell you that I love sauces, and there aren’t many foods around that I won’t splash a sauce of some sort on.  Of course, when most people think of a sauce, they think of the … Continue reading

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Creamy Chocolate Cookies

When it comes to my learning to cook, I have two things to thank: my mother, who swore she wasn’t going to let me leave her house without knowing my way around the kitchen, and the Fanny Farmer Cookbook.  I’ve … Continue reading

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Rainbow Cupcakes

What’s more fun than cupcakes? Cupcakes that look like a rainbow!  These cupcakes are a lot of fun to make and look at, and they’re even more fun to eat.  What starts off as a simple white cake mix turns … Continue reading

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Review: Straw Hat Pizza

Jess and I generally avoid reviewing chain restaurants here on Arkansas Foodies for two reasons: the food at most chains is inferior and we prefer to promote the hard work done by local places.  I’m bending that rule a bit … Continue reading

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Ribeye Steak and Sugar Snap Peas

Sometimes, after a long week at work, all we want to do is sit down and eat a gigantic slab of red meat, and the ribeye is just about our favorite cut to eat.  Learning how to make a good … Continue reading

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Sweet Treats at the Savory Pantry

Good cooking starts with good ingredients, and while we may not have a large quantity of gourmet stores here in Arkansas, there are still some excellent places around to get quality products.  The challenge that most gourmet stores have here … Continue reading

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2011 Jewish Food Festival

It’s always fun to step outside the routine and eat a few things that aren’t part of our day-to-day menu, and our local food festivals are a great way to do it.  With this in mind, Jess and I made … Continue reading

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Review: The Pancake Shop

It’s not every neighborhood diner that gets praise from the likes of the New York Times, Chicago Tribune, or Southern Living Magazine – but not every neighborhood is fortunate enough to have a diner like The Pancake Shop.  Located in … Continue reading

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Blackened Catfish, Tomato-Mozzarella Salad, and Haricots Verts

There’s probably no more famous a fish in Southern cuisine than the catfish.  These river fish are usually dredged in seasoned corn meal and fried to a crisp in peanut oil – and that’s definitely one of my favorite ways … Continue reading

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Orange-glazed Ham with Carrots

Every Thanksgiving, the company I work for gives us a gift that really does keep on giving: a box of Petit Jean meat products.  I look forward to this every year – a summer sausage, some brats, a package of … Continue reading

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