Mealtime Mama: Pancake-battered honey crisp apples with caramel sauce


Our awesome friend Heidi Clark (who works for the awesome company Great Day Farms) was inspired on a recent Saturday to make a recipe she called Pancake Battered Honey Crisp Apples with Caramel Sauce. Don’t they look delicious? We asked Heidi how she came up with the recipe: “I’d have to say inspiration was that [...]

Mealtime Mama: Kid-friendly Vietnamese pho


Guest post by Peter Horton, blogger at One World Plate It’s hard sometimes, feeding kids real food that’s actually good for them, that they actually want to eat.  Being a dad food blogger, I’ve come up with a few solutions. Today I’m going to show you a recipe for Vietnamese pho (that’s pronounced like ‘fuh’ [...]

Mealtime Mama: Recipes for party season


With Spring well in swing in Northwest Arkansas (and we’ve got the sneezes to prove it!) it’s time to start thinking about fun outdoor events like wedding showers. Of course, the food is always one of the most important aspects of any party, so we thought we’d share a few event-worthy recipes. These recipes come [...]

Mealtime Mama: St. Patrick’s Day recipes!

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Guest post by Debbie Arnold, Dining With Debbie I’m Irish at heart. You can ask anyone who really knows me. When and why I became fascinated with anything having to do with St. Patrick’s Day and Ireland I do not know. It seems that I always have been. It may have something to do with [...]

Mealtime Mama: Father’s Day recipes!


When it comes to dads and food, we tend to think meat and potatoes. Since Father’s Day is coming up, we wanted to share some recipes that the dads could appreciate. These recipes are from the cookbook “We Gather Together” by the First United Presbyterian Church in Fayetteville. Flank Steak with Marinade (Serve with Mediterranean [...]

Mealtime Mama: Make the perfect springtime meal courtesy local cooking coach Jen Lewis

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Recipes by Jen Lewis Jen Lewis teaches cooking/entertaining classes at the design studio Whiteline Designs. She teaches cocktail/appetizer demonstration classes, 3-course meal classes with wine pairings and private parties. We’ve seen Jen in action and she’s a natural in the kitchen and as a hostess extraordinaire. She loves teaching groups and her classes would be [...]

Mealtime Mama: Pumpkin treats!

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It’s all about the pumpkin today! Happy Halloween to all and we hope you enjoy these pumpkin recipes from our friend, Ceri Wilkin, who recently launched her new food/cooking blog, Recipe Doodle! For years Ceri has tried out one new recipe a day — and we have a few below as a Halloween treat. We’re [...]

Mealtime Mama: Pass the peas, please!

If you’re new to Arkansas, you might wonder what “lucky” foods we Southerners traditionally eat on New Year’s Day. Well, black-eyed peas, cabbage or some kind of “greens”, hog jowls (really, just any pork will do, according to some) and cornbread. Don’t even try to find a cabbage head or a can of black-eyed peas [...]

Mealtime Mama: Secret stuffing

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I can’t believe I’m going to admit this, but as the daughter of an awesome Southern cook, I’ve never (GASP!) made cornbread. I know! Are you going to kick me out of the Iced Tea Club? I’ve seen my mom make cornbread all my life, but I’ve never attempted it myself. Mainly because I don’t [...]

Mealtime Mama: Halloween treats!

Happy Monday, mamas! There are only 6 more days until Halloween, so we thought we’d share a few recipes we found online for spooky Halloween goodies. The pumpkin spice cupcake sea creature pictured above really jumped out at us, and we’re betting it would earn you some “cool mom” points if you whipped these up [...]