Monthly Archives: June 2011

Vanilla Bean-Coconut Cupcakes with Coconut Frosting

After several years of wanting one, Jess and I finally got ourselves a stand mixer.  Our birthdays are only about two weeks apart, so we figured instead of each of us getting the other something small, we’d get something we’ve … Continue reading

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Review: Cheers in the Heights

Cheers in the Heights has been around for almost as long as I have, but my first experience with their food was during last year’s Cheese Dip Championship.  The offering from Cheers was the very first dip we tried that … Continue reading

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Grilled Cheese for Grownups

Grilled cheese sandwiches are kid’s food – everybody knows that.  And the recipe is simple: take two slices of white bread (most likely Wonder Bread), one slice of cheese (the individually wrapped kind), and cook in a skillet with margarine … Continue reading

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Grandma’s Blueberry Muffins

My grandma is one of my favorite people in the world.  Some of my best memories from when I was a kid were spending a week with her in the summer doing crafts, going to the library – and eating … Continue reading

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Gazpacho with Melon and Grilled Cheese

There’s nothing better for a summertime meal than a bowl of cool, refreshing gazpacho.  The Spanish classic combines a lot of good tastes – rich olive oil, acidic tomatoes and vinegar, sharp onion and garlic, and the simple, fresh taste … Continue reading

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Oven Dried Tomatoes

A fresh tomato is juicy and succulent, full of fresh taste and good flavor – and there’s certainly nothing wrong with that.  But a lot of our favorite methods of preparing tomatoes seek to concentrate and intensify that flavor, turning … Continue reading

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Stuffed Tomatoes

If there’s one thing that the Southeast portion of Arkansas is known for, it’s tomatoes – there’s even a festival celebrating them in Bradley County.  When our favorite local produce place advertised the first Arkansas tomatoes of the year for … Continue reading

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Lemon Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting

There’s really two kinds of cooks in the world – bakers and everybody else.  Baking requires a kind of precision and attention to detail that I’ve never really been very good at, as my years of dry cakes, crunchy brownies, … Continue reading

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Review: Sullivan’s Diner

One of my favorite parts about writing a food blog is that folks are always sharing interesting places to eat with us.  In many cases, these are places we might never find on our own, and that’s certainly true of … Continue reading

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