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Eat and Explore Cookbook and Travel Guide (Sample)

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Cookbook & Travel Guide

by Christy Campbell

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by Christy Campbell

Front cover: Map© he National Atlas of the United States of America ® Front cover photos: Back cover photo: Back cover food image: Chapter opening photos: Appetizers & Beverages © Smokingdrum/istockphoto.com Bread & Breakfast © Tannjuska/thinkstock.com • Soups & © funwithfood/istockphoto.com Vegetables & Other Side Dishes © Diana Didyk/istockphoto.com Meat & Seafood © Ezhicheg/istockphoto.com Desserts & Other Sweets © Edward ONeil Photography/istockphoto.com Index © Roberto Zocchi/istock.com

Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the information provided in this book. However, dates, times, and locations are subject to change. Please call or visit websites for up-to-date information before traveling. To purchase books in quantity for corporate use, incentives, or fundraising, please call Great American Publishers at 1-888-854-5954. Introduction...... 7

Beverages & Appetizers...... 9

Bread & Breakfast...... 45

Soups & Salads...... 73

Vegetables & Side Dishes...... 103

Meat & Seafood...... 143

Desserts & Other Sweets...... 187

Index of Events & Destinations ...... 232

Index of Recipes...... 241

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Arkansas has had several nicknames throughout its history, and I do believe they have a winner with “The Natural State ”. When I began this journey, my knowledge of Arkansas was very limited . In the past I had visited Eureka Springs, done business in Bentonville, and accompanied my husband to Little Rock . It wasn’t until I began learning of Arkansas’ magnificent lakes and mountains, its miles and miles of trails, the crystals and diamonds, and regional crops—the abundance of grapes, rice, strawberries, tomatoes, sorghum—that I knew I had truly discovered a hidden gem within the vastness of the United States .

In addition to Arkansas’ plentiful natural resources, it was a pleasure to discover its traditions . Festivals that have celebrated for decades and the committed communities that support them are part of a heritage that spans generations . I discovered an array of diversity within the culture of Arkansas: a homestead depicting a simpler time, a parade for German cars only, a giant statue of Christianity’s central figure, majestic architectural styles from around the globe, and a gathering in honor of toads are just a small sampling of the unique customs and ways of life tucked into every nook and cranny throughout the state .

Then there’s the food . . . our publisher and my personal mentor, Sheila Simmons, can always tell how good a cookbook is by how often she wants to stop reading and start cooking . And that is exactly what she said while viewing the rough draft of this cookbook . As varied as the culture, thus is the food . There are tried and true Southern favorites like My Favorite Garden Potato and Sweet Potato Casserole, but it doesn’t stop with quintessential Southern fare . Lavender Chocolate Fudge, Cherry Coke Salad, and Roasted Zucchini with Ricotta and Mint are culinary delights for cooks of all types . Of course, All- American Strawberry Pie, Veggie Chicken Wraps, and Gourmet Meatloaf are favorites I am always happy to see at the dinner table .

7 Every great journey of discovery should be shared to be truly appreciated, and I could not have completed this one without the outstanding team at Great American Publishers and the good people of Arkansas . Brooke Craig, Anita Musgrove, Krista Griffin, Diane Rothery, Pam Edwards—thank all of you so much for your endless help .

As it had to be shared, this project also needed someone to ‘man the map’ and it could not have been done without the graceful influence Christy Kent. Christy took the reins of this edition of Eat & Explore Arkansas, making it unique and relevant . Roger Simmons’ input proved invaluable, right up to the very end . A very special thank you goes to Cyndi Clark, the designer who is taking our books in new and beautiful directions . And none of it would be possible without Sheila Simmons, a person whose experience, kindness, and knowledge of all things under the sun continues to motivate and inspire, year after year . To Michael, Michael-Jason, and Preston, your love, support, and patience is the biggest deal of all—thank you .

Eat & Explore Arkansas is not only a journey through the kitchens, celebrations and history of the Natural State, it is the beginning of a larger mission . It is the starting point of our quest to preserve America’s traditions, the food we share and the experiences that define us . . . I look forward to bumping into you again in the future, in another stopping place in the road . Until then, have fun exploring . . . Arkansas .

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Maggie’s Phenomenal Dip 1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, softened 1 cup mayonnaise 1 cup grated Swiss cheese 1 bunch green onions, chopped ½ cup cooked and crumbled bacon ½ cup crumbled Ritz crackers, plus more for serving. Mix cream cheese, mayo, Swiss and onions. Spread in 8x8-inch pan. Top with crumbled bacon and Ritz crackers. Bake at 350° for 20 to 30 minutes. Serve with Ritz crackers for dipping or spreading. Bella Vista Arts & Crafts Festival

Creamy Pumpkin Dip 2 (8-ounce) packages cream cheese, softened 1 (16-ounce) box powdered sugar 1 (16-ounce) can pumpkin 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon ½ teaspoon ground nutmeg Beat cream cheese at medium speed until creamy. Gradually add sugar. Beat well. Stir in pumpkin, cinnamon and nutmeg. Serve immediately or cover and chill. Serve with gingersnaps for dipping. Hot Springs Arts & Crafts Fair

10 • Appetizers & Beverages Bella Vista Arts & Crafts Festival 3rd Weekend in October Bella Vista, AR 72714 (For GPS the address is 1991 Forest Hills Boulevard) 479-855-2064 www.bellavistafestival.org For this world-renowned arts and crafts weekend in October, is awash with some 200,000 visitors from across the country . The Bella Vista Arts & Crafts Festival has celebrated over 42 years and is now the premier show in all Arkansas. The Festival is sponsored by the non-profit Village Art Club. Profits from the Festival provide scholarships for promising artists and continuing education for artists and artisans . Over 300 booths provide visitors with the finest art pieces and the finest craft items that are available—always hand-made! Come browse the beautiful, tree surrounded grounds while finding that special gift for someone. There is free parking and free transportation to and from the parking areas and visitors can enjoy a full day of delicious meals from unique and diverse food providers .

Appetizers & Beverages • 11 Fruit Dip 1 jar marshmallow cream 1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, softened 1 (8-ounce) carton sour cream 1 can sweetened condensed milk Combine all ingredients in electric blender. Beat until smooth, scraping sides if needed. Chill at least 1 hour. Serve with assorted fruit. Wildflower Bed & Breakfast on the Square

Ozark Folk Center State Park Mountain View www.ozarkfolkcenter.com

Nestled on a hill above the city of Mountain View, the State Park keeps the music, crafts and lore of the Ozark folks alive . The pace of life is easy here . Folks have time to sit and visit and talk about their music and crafts . In the Craft Village there are more than 20 master craftsmen creating and demonstrating their crafts, from pottery and basket making to gunsmithing and quilting . Tuesday-Saturday, they open their workshops, giving guests the chance to see how these things are made and an opportunity to purchase a one-of- a-kind treasures directly from the person who created them .

12 • Appetizers & Beverages Wildflower Bed & Breakfast on the Square 100 E. St. Mountain View, AR 72560 870-269-4383 www.wildflowerbb.com

The Wildflower Bed and Breakfast on the Square is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Mountain View is considered The Capital of the World . Nestled in the Ozark Mountains, it is convenient to the Ozark Folk Center and Blanchard Springs Caverns . Musicians gather to play on the square, plus in various music theaters. The Wildflower is just steps away from a lively shopping district, with craft, gift & antique shops, and restaurants . Relax in one of the six well appointed rooms or suites . Civil War buffs will enjoy the Civil War Suite honoring Robert E . Lee and Abraham Lincoln . Enjoy a full country breakfast in the sunny dining room . Then rock cares away on the wraparound porch while overlooking activities on the square . Special packages are available and include Thanksgiving, Valentine’s, Caroling in the Caverns, Weddings, Music Shows, Get-a-ways and a Dulcimer Workshop.

Appetizers & Beverages • 13 Crawfish Party Dip A family favorite for special occasions! 1 pound domestic crawfish tail meat, rinsed and drained 1 tablespoon butter 1 heaping teaspoon plus ½ teaspoon Delta Donnie’s Cajun Sprinkle, divided 2 (8-ounce) packages cream cheese, at room temperature 1 bell pepper, diced 1 small red onion, diced ½ cup finely chopped green onions 2 cups cocktail sauce Sauté tail meat in a pan with 1 tablespoon of butter for 2 minutes. Lightly, season with ½ teaspoon. Delta Donnie’s Cajun Sprinkle. Set aside to cool completely. Mix the cream cheese, bell pepper, red onion and 1 heaping teaspoon Delta Donnie’s Cajun Sprinkle in a bowl. Spread onto a serving tray evenly about ¾ inch deep. Spread cocktail sauce over top of cream cheese mixture. Sprinkle crawfish tails and green onions on top of that. Serve with crackers andor vegetable sticks. Delta Crawfish Farm and Market

Green Olive Dip 2 (8-ounce) packages cream cheese, 1 cup (7-ounce jar) green olives, softened chopped ½ cup Miracle Whip 2 tablespoons olive juice ½ cup (2 ounces) chopped pecans Dash pepper (no salt) Mix well and refrigerate overnight. Serve with corn chips or as a spread for finger sandwiches. Cammie Hambrice, Magnolia Chamber of Commerce Magnolia Blossom Festival & World Championship Steak Cook-Off®

14 • Appetizers & Beverages Delta Crawfish Farm and Market Paragould, AR 72451 870-335-2555 www.deltacrawfish.com Established in 2001, Delta Crawfish set a goal to produce and provide the highest quality farm-raised crawfish to the Mid-South and beyond. Receiving from thousands of acres, they provide the highest quality crawfish throughout the course of the season. In 2002, Delta Crawfish Retail Market was opened, offering living and boiled crawfish, Gulf shrimp, and catering. In 2006, The Delta Crawfish Cajun Cafe was born offering the convenience of full service, sit-down dining and authentic Cajun cuisine including signature dishes, crawfish etouffée, Gulf coast , and of course, hot and spicy boiled crawfish. Today, Delta Crawfish is ever-growing to provide the Mid- South and beyond with crawfish, catfish, seafood, and Cajun-specialty foods, including all of the products such as boilers, fryers and mixes. Delta Crawfish is open year round, but peak crawfish season is February through June.

Appetizers & Beverages • 15 Hot Corn Dip 2 cans shoe peg corn, drained 2 tablespoons chopped jalapeño 1 (8-ounce) package cream ½ teaspoon cumin cheese ¼ teaspoon garlic 2 cans Rotel tomatoes, drained ½ teaspoon chili powder Mix well and heat in a microwave or oven. Serve with corn chips. Cammie Hambrice, Magnolia Chamber of Commerce Magnolia Blossom Festival & World Championship Steak Cook-Off®

Confetti Dip 8 ounces Monterey Jack cheese, shredded 1 (4-ounce) can chopped green chiles 1 (4-ounce) can chopped black olives 4 green onions, chopped 1 tomato, chopped ¼ cup minced fresh cilantro ½ cup Italian salad dressing Combine cheese, green chiles, black olives, green onions, tomato, cilantro and salad dressing in a bowl and mix well. Chill, covered, 8 to 12 hours. Serve with tortilla chips.

Note: This recipe may be doubled. You may substitute shredded Colby/Monterey Jack cheese. Junior League of Pine Bluff Pine Bluff Convention and Visitors Bureau

16 • Appetizers & Beverages BPW Barn Sale Last Saturday in September The Historic Tate Barn 902 Tate Street Camden, AR 71711 870-231-6244 www.bpwbarnsale.org In 1968, Ms . Ruth Tate and the Camden Business and Professional Women’s Association needed a way to raise funds for a nursing scholarship. A flea market was held, and little did they know that from this humble beginning would grow the largest arts and crafts show in . The historic Tate Barn is the site for this fun-filled annual event. Under the shade of beautiful oak trees are 100% handmade crafts from 160 different artisans from throughout the South . The sounds of live music and aroma of delicious food fills the air. In addition to music, food and original creations, there are activities for children, a 5K run for the local athletes, and the Antique and Classic Car Show . Once family and friends attend they will come again, year after year .

Everyone’s Favorite Chipped Beef Dip 2 (8-ounce) packages cream cheese, softened 1 (10-ounce) can Rotel Diced Tomatoes & Green Chilies 1 bunch green onions, chopped 1 (2-ounce) jar dried beef, chopped Mix cream cheese with tomatoes. Stir in onions. Add dried beef and mix well. Chill until serving time. Serve with chips or crackers. Eloise Oliver BPW Barn Sale

Appetizers & Beverages • 17 Smackover Roughneck Dip 6 to 7 jalapeños 2 cans tomato paste 1 tablespoon lemon juice 1 tablespoon garlic powder ½ cup vegetable oil 2 tablespoons prepared mustard 1 quart mayonnaise Cut ends from jalapeños, slice lengthwise and remove seeds. Combine in blender with lemon juice and vegetable oil; process until smooth. Set aside. Combine mayo, tomato paste, garlic powder, and mustard. Just before serving, mix with jalapeño mixture and serve with chips. Oil Town Festival

Hot Artichoke Dip 2 (14-ounce) cans artichoke hearts, drained and chopped 1 cup mayonnaise ¾ cup Parmesan cheese ½ package Italian salad dressing mix 1 cup grated Swiss cheese ¼ cup grated mozzarella cheese Preheat oven to 350°. Combine all ingredients except the mozzarella cheese and place in a medium casserole dish. Top with mozzarella cheese and bake 25 to 30 minutes or until brown and bubbly. Serve with tortilla chips or wheat thins.

18 • Appetizers & Beverages Oil Town Festival 3rd Weekend in June Tennyson Park 10th Street and Broadway • Smackover, AR 71762 870-944-0221 • 870-725-3521 www.smackoverar.com Every year at the Oil Town Festival, the duck race is the biggest draw . Each year 3000 yellow ducks attempt to claim the $1000 first place prize. Don’t have a duck to race? No worries, the festival has 17 different contests including watermelon eating and turtle races. There are five tournaments, including arm wrestling, 3 on 3 basketball, and the bass tournament . The Oil Town Festival is proud to boast the oldest 5K run in the state . The fun doesn’t stop there . Horseshoe pitching, bench press contest, rib cook-off, bake off, dog contest, egg toss, kid’s corner with water slides and a rock climbing wall are all part of the festivities . Wind down from the competitions with live music every night . Most of the events are free of charge . Now that’s a value that can’t be beat!

Appetizers & Beverages • 19 Cowboy Caviar 1 packet “Good Seasonings” Italian dressing mix 6 tomatoes off the vine, finely chopped ½ bunch cilantro 1 bunch green onions, diced 2 cans black-eyed peas, drained 2 cups white corn 2 avocados, cubed Prepare salad dressing according to package directions. Toss with remaining ingredients and serve with tortilla chips. Horseshoe Canyon Ranch

Black Bean Salsa 2 (15-ounce) cans black beans, rinsed and drained 1 (17-ounce) can whole-kernel corn, drained 2 large ripe tomatoes, seeded and chopped 1 large ripe avocado, peeled and chopped 1 jalapeño, seeded and chopped 1 red onion, chopped ¼ cup chopped cilantro 4 tablespoons fresh lime juice 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar 1 teaspoon salt ½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper Combine all ingredients in a large bowl. Cover and chill. Serve with tortilla chips.

20 • Appetizers & Beverages Horseshoe Canyon Ranch HC 70 Box 261 • Jasper, AR 72641 800-480-9635 • 870-446-2555 www.horseshoecanyonduderanch.com Horseshoe Canyon Ranch is a place everyone, young or old, can enjoy . Visitors will travel back in time to fresh air, leather, and livestock . Here at Horseshoe, please don’t pardon the dust, it is part of the charm . The spurs have a job to do, and the hats are not accessories . This is not a theme park version of Ranch hospitality . Visitors come as strangers and leave as friends . Horseshoe Canyon Ranch is one of Americas top guest ranches located in the beautiful Buffalo river country near Jasper . Family owned and operated by the Johnson family, all-inclusive vacations include log cabin accommodations, wonderful home cooked meals, and a wide array of activities ranging from horseback riding, canoeing, rock climbing, archery and the longest zip line in Arkansas at over 2300 feet .

Appetizers & Beverages • 21 Best Benedictine in all of Arkansas 1 cucumber, peeled and seeded 1 small sweet onion 4 (8-ounce) packages cream cheese, softened ½ cup sour cream ½ cup mayonnaise Salt to taste 1 or 2 drops green food coloring Mix cucumber and onion in a food processor. Combine cumber mixture with cream cheese in a large bowl. Stir in sour cream and mayonnaise; add salt to taste. Drop green food coloring, adding enough to make a light green color. Serve as a dip with your favorite chips or crackers, or use as a sandwich spread.

Delicious Ham Spread 2 cups high-quality ham, chopped into very small pieces ½ cup mayonnaise 2 hard-boiled eggs, chopped very small ½ cup sweet pickle relish 2 tablespoons chopped onion Dash ground cloves Combine all ingredients in a bowl. Mix well and chill. Serve with party rye bread.

22 • Appetizers & Beverages Beaver Lake View Resort 3034 Mundell Road • Eureka Springs, AR 72631 479-253-8166 • www.beaverlakeview.com Beaver Lake Log Cabins, welcomes guests to the luxury, comfort, and privacy of two newly-opened cabins . These remarkable cabins boast exceptional views of Beaver Lake, with designer touches that reflect mountain living, vaulted ceilings, flagstone fireplaces, wrap-around decks, jetted tubs, modern kitchens, Flat screen satellite TV, Wi-Fi and hand-picked furnishings throughout . Beaver Lake Log Cabins is located a convenient 10 miles outside Historic Eureka Springs, Arkansas, where guests can enjoy shopping, music shows, the finest estaurants,r and The Great Passion Play.

Appetizers & Beverages • 23 Game Day Cheese Ball 2 cups grated Cheddar cheese Dash red pepper 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce 1 tablespoon minced onion 1 (3-ounce) package cream 2 teaspoons lemon juice cheese ½ cup chopped pecans Combine all ingredients except pecans. Shape into a ball. Roll in chopped pecans. Serve with crackers. Wine Country Cottage

Appetizing Apricot Cheese Ball 2 (8-ounce) packages cream cheese, softened ½ cup chopped green onions 1 small package real bacon bits 2 tablespoons apricot preserves ½ cup chopped pecans Combine first 4 ingredients and shape into a ball. Roll cheese ball mixture in chopped pecans. Chill for 2 hours or more. Tour Da’ Delta

24 • Appetizers & Beverages Wine Country Cottage 523 Baxter Street Altus, AR 72821 479-209-2367 www.arwinecountrycottage.com The Wine Country Cottage is a three bedroom, 1½ bath, fully furnished cottage featuring all the amenities of home . The spacious front deck is perfect for sitting and enjoying the beautiful Arkansas weather, and the back deck is ideal for a summer gathering and is equipped with a grill . The wine-themed bedrooms offer a luxurious place to rest, and the Tuscan-themed dining area will transport guests to a time and place far removed from the hectic schedule of daily life . The Wine Country Cottage is located within walking distance of many local attractions . After walking to the Heritage House Museum, or strolling through the beautiful City Park, it is time to jump in the car for a short ride to the many wineries that offer juice and wine tasting and winery/vineyard tours . The Wine Country Cottage is the perfect home away from home .

Appetizers & Beverages • 25 Just Right Cheese Ring I have used different types of preserves for this: raspberry, blackberry, plum . . . Be creative and use what suits your taste. 2 cups shredded Cheddar cheese 1 cup chopped pecans ¾ cup mayonnaise 1 medium onion, chopped very fine 1 clove garlic, minced ½ teaspoon Tabasco 1 cup strawberry preserves Mix first 6 ingredients and form into a ring. Cover and chill about 2 hours. Fill center with strawberry preserves and serve with your favorite crackers.

Mozzarella Wedges 1 (8-ounce) tube refrigerated crescent rolls 1 tablespoon butter, melted ¼ teaspoon garlic powder, more to taste 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese Preheat oven to 375°. Roll out crescent rolls into a pizza pan. Press flat and to the edge of the pan, sealing perforations. Brush with butter; sprinkle with garlic powder and cheese. Bake 15 to 17 minutes or until crust is golden brown and cheese is lightly browned. Cut into small wedges and serve warm.

26 • Appetizers & Beverages Parker Homestead Festival 2nd and 3rd Weekend in October The Parker Homestead 16944 Homestead Road Harrisburg, AR 72432 870-578-2699 www.parkerhomestead.com Six miles south of Harrisburg, Arkansas is the Parker Pioneer Homestead . This is a recreated 19th century town, complete with buildings and artifacts from times past . Owned and operated by four generations of Parkers, an interest and desire to preserve local history is the driving force behind this living museum . There are many things to see and do at the Homestead, and every October the Parker Homestead Festival celebrates the end of Sorghum harvest season . People from around the state are encouraged to come for a day of history, food and fun . For more information about renting the grounds, having Homestead cater and choreograph any special event, please call or visit their website .

Sausage Pinwheels 1 pound William’s hot sausage 1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, cubed 1 package refrigerated crescent rolls Crumble and brown sausage over medium heat until very brown and crumbly; drain very well. Stir in cream cheese, until melted. Unwrap crescent rolls— do not separate. Roll into one 15x10-inch rectangle. Spread with sausage mixture. Roll tightly from long side. Slice into 12 rounds. Bake at 375° for 12 to 16 minutes or until brown. Parker Homestead Festival

Appetizers & Beverages • 27 Delta Poppers Served as an entree, appetizer, and on po-boys at the Cajun Cafe. 1 teaspoon Delta Donnie’s Cajun Sprinkle 1 cup all-purpose flour 1 egg, beaten 1 pound domestic crawfish tail meat Mix Cajun Sprinkle into flour. In a separate bowl, fold egg into crawfish tail meat to coat evenly. Fold tail meat into seasoned flour and mix until separated, adding more flour if necessary. Deep fry at 350° to 375° until golden brown (about 90 seconds). Drain and serve on lettuce leaf with rémoulade or cocktail sauce. Delta Crawfish Market & Café

Smokin’ Pepper Poppers 1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, ¼ teaspoon salt softened ¼ teaspoon chili powder 1 cup grated sharp Cheddar cheese ¼ teaspoon garlic powder 1 cup grated Monterey Jack cheese 1 pound fresh jalapeño peppers, 6 bacon slices, cooked and halved lengthwise and seeded crumbled ½ cup breadcrumbs Preheat oven to 350°. Combine cream cheese, Cheddar cheese, Monterey Jack cheese, bacon, salt, chili powder, and garlic powder. Spoon 2 tablespoons into each pepper half and shape them. Roll in breadcrumbs. Place in a greased 9x13-inch pan. Bake, uncovered, 20 minutes for smoking hot, 30 minutes for medium, and 40 minutes for mild. Serve hot with ranch dip on the side.

28 • Appetizers & Beverages Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge 239 Turpentine Creek Lane Eureka Springs, AR 72632 479-253-5841 Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge is a non-profit organization providing lifetime homes for abandoned, abused and neglected “big cats ”. With over 450 acres and 120+ exotic cats on-site, the refuge is one of the largest big cat sanctuaries in the United States. The USDA licensed refuge was founded in 1992 . Lions, cougars, tigers, leopards, tigers, and bears are displayed in large natural habitats that surround the main compound enclosures and gift shop . The popular daily feeding times range from 4 p m. . (winter) to 5 p m. . (summer) . The refuge offers on-site lodging in the 5-room Safari Lodge and three other special accommodations . An RV park and camping area features fire circles, reflecting pond, gazebo, and picnic tables . A lighted, outdoor performance stage is also available for the many special events held at the refuge .

Open every day from 9am to 6pm, the refuge is 7 miles south of historic Eureka Springs, Arkansas on scenic Hwy 23.

Appetizers & Beverages • 29 Tostada Bites 1½ cups cooked black beans 1 large clove garlic, minced 2 ripe plum tomatoes, seeded and cut into ½ inch cubes Zest of 1 lime 3 tablespoons fresh lime juice, divided 3 tablespoons fresh chopped cilantro, divided 2 dashes Tabasco sauce ½ teaspoon cocoa ½ teaspoon cumin Pinch cinnamon Salt and pepper to taste 1 ripe avocado, pitted and peeled 1 tablespoon sour cream 30 small round tortilla chips ¾ cup Monterey Jack cheese with jalapeños, grated 3 Romaine lettuce leaves, thinly shredded Mash black beans to a coarse consistency with a fork. Combine mashed black beans with garlic, tomatoes, lime zest, 2 tablespoons lime juice, 1 tablespoon cilantro, Tabasco, cocoa, cumin, cinnamon, salt and pepper; mix thoroughly. Place avocado in a separate bowl and mash with 1 tablespoon lime juice and sour cream. Add salt to taste. To serve the tostada bites at room temperature, top each tortilla chip with 1 tablespoon bean mix, ¼ teaspoon avocado mix, grated cheese, shredded lettuce and a sprinkle of chopped cilantro. To serve hot, top each chop with bean mix and cheese. Arrange on a baking sheet and place into a preheated 350° oven for about 5 minutes. Remove to a serving tray and top with avocado mix, lettuce and cilantro. Eureka Springs Chocolate Lovers Festival

30 • Appetizers & Beverages PurpleHull Pea Fritters 1 cup fresh shelled PurpleHull peas 1 teaspoon salt 1 egg, beaten ¼ teaspoon ground red pepper ½ cup finely chopped onion Vegetable oil If the peas are not very tender and young, simmer them in boiling water for 10 to 15 minutes first. Process peas in blender or food processor. Combine well with egg, onion, salt, and ground red pepper. In a heavy frying pan, heat oil to 375°, or until smoky haze appears. Drop mixture by teaspoonfuls into the hot oil and fry until golden brown on both sides. Drain on paper towels. Serve hot as an accompaniment to cocktails or as an appetizer. Makes 4 to 6 servings. PurpleHull Pea Festival & World Championship Rotary Tiller Race

Arkansas Railroad Museum 1700 Port Road • Pine Bluff, AR 71601 870-535-8819

Visit the home of Engine 819, Pine Bluff’s legendary queen of steam, weighing in at 368 tons and measuring 100 feet from front to back . The museum also houses passenger cars, cabooses and baggage cars, all restored to their original splendor; as well as many artifacts used back in the days of steam engines .

Pine Bluff Convention & Visitors Bureaus

Appetizers & Beverages • 31 Pimento Cheese 1 pound sharp Cheddar cheese Splash of cider vinegar ¾ cup roasted peppers, drained and chopped 2 tablespoons onion powder 2 tablespoons garlic powder 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard ¾ cup mayonnaise (start with ½ cup and add as needed) Pinch of cayenne Dash of sriracha Combine all ingredients in mixing bowl. Adjust to personal taste. Serve with homemade soda crackers (see page insert page number) and peeled celery stalks. Capital Hotel Little Rock Convention & Visitors Bureau

Arkansas River Trail

Beautiful are the sights along the Trail, a 17-mile loop connecting Little Rock with North Little Rock via pedestrian bridges, including the Big Dam Bridge, the longest pedestrian-intended bridge in North America . And, the “River Lights in the Rock” includes three illuminated downtown bridges displaying extraordinary colors and movements that bounce off the Arkansas River .

32 • Appetizers & Beverages Riverfest, Annual Celebration Memorial Day Weekend

Little Rock Convention & Visitors Bureau 800-844-4781 • www.littlerock.com www.facebook.com/experienceLR • www.twitter.com/LittleRockCVB Little Rock is celebrated for its charming hospitality, genuine people and new Southern style . As the state’s capital and cultural core, it is home to dozens of museums and attractions, including the William J . Clinton Presidential Center and Park, a vibrant theater scene, and the River Market entertainment district, plus an array of activities, mainstay restaurants and a burgeoning artisanal food scene, and a host of unique shops and neighborhoods waiting to be explored .

Appetizers & Beverages • 33 Angel Eggs 6 hard-cooked eggs, peeled and cut lengthwise 1 cup Miracle Whip 2 tablespoons sweet pickle relish 1 ⁄8 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon ground black pepper Paprika for garnish Pop out (remove) the egg yolks to a small bowl and mash with a fork. Add Miracle Whip, pickle relish, salt and pepper; mix thoroughly. Fill empty egg white shells with mixture and sprinkle lightly with paprika. Cover lightly with plastic wrap and refrigerate up to 1 day before serving. The filling of this recipe is on the firm side. Add a tad more Miracle Whip if you would like it a bit softer. Delicious as a side dish or appetizer. Vi Murray Jacksonville Parks and Recreation

34 • Appetizers & Beverages Jacksonville Parks and Recreation Jacksonville 501-982-0818 • www.jacksonvillesoars.com The Jacksonville Parks and Recreation has been sponsoring a craft sale since the seventies. The first craft sale was named “Christmas Craft Sale” and was held at 201 West Martin Street, which at the time housed the Parks and Recreation Department. After several years, the Christmas Craft Sale was relocated to the Jacksonville Boys Club . In 1995, when the Jacksonville Community Center was built, the craft sale found its home. Despite changing names, locations and dates, the craft sale kept one concept consistent—all products must be hand-made . In 2008, the name was changed to the “Holiday Craft and Gift Sale .” This annual event takes place at the Jacksonville Community Center and is held the weekend before Thanksgiving .

Individuals requesting information for the Holiday Craft and Gift Sale can call 501-982-0818.

Appetizers & Beverages • 35 Soda Crackers 4 cups flour 3 sticks butter 1 1 teaspoon baking powder 1 ⁄3 cups milk Combine flour, baking powder and butter in a food processor and pulse until the butter is well cut into the flour. In a mixing bowl, combine flour mixture with milk, adding a little flour if it feels too wet to handle. Wrap in plastic and chill 2 hours. On well floured board, roll thin, and “dock” dough by creating perforations with a dinner fork. Brush dough with a light egg wash or clarified butter, sprinkle with sea salt and cut to desired size and shape. Bake at 350° until lightly browned. James Beard award-winning chef, Joel Antunes, Capital Hotel Little Convention & Visitors Bureau

Capital Hotel

Known as Little Rock’s “front porch,” the Capital Hotel is one of the country’s most historically significant hotels. The Capital opened in 1870, with President U S. . Grant staying as a guest not long thereafter . The hotel opened with indoor plumbing and heating and introduced the country’s first “magnetic annunciator” to call room service . Over the years, the Capital was regarded as the “sweet spot” for all political announcements and served as President ’s local headquarters during his tenure as President .

36 • Appetizers & Beverages Seasoned Snack Crackers ½ teaspoon lemon pepper ½ teaspoon dill weed 1 (1-ounce) package dry ranch dressing mix 1 teaspoon garlic powder ¾ cup oil 1 (12-ounce) bag oyster crackers Mix together lemon pepper, dill weed, dry ranch mix, garlic powder and oil. Pour over oyster crackers and stir. International Butterfly Festival

Big Top Caramel Corn 15 cups popped popcorn 1 cup brown sugar, firmly packed ½ cup butter ¼ cup light corn syrup ½ teaspoon salt ½ teaspoon baking soda Preheat oven to 200°. Place popcorn in a large roasting pan. Heat brown sugar, butter, corn syrup and salt in large saucepan over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until bubbly. Continue cooking for about 5 minutes stirring occasionally. Remove from heat. Stir in baking soda. Pour sugar mixture over popcorn and toss until evenly coated. Bake 1 hour, stirring every 15 minutes. Spread on aluminum foil and cool completely. Store in airtight container.

Appetizers & Beverages • 37 Perfect Party Mix 3 cups Rice Chex 2 cups dry roasted peanuts 3 cups Corn Chex 1 (12-ounce) package M&M’s candy 3 cups Cheerios 1 (16-ounce) package white 3 cups pretzel sticks chocolate Combine cereals, pretzel sticks, peanuts and M&M’s in a large bowl. In microwave, melt white chocolate and slowly pour over dry mixture while still warm. Mix to coat evenly. Spread mixture on wax paper and let stand until cool. Break into bite-size pieces. Store in air-tight container in refrigerator to keep fresh. Quadrangle Festival

Ozark Trail Granola

1 3 cups rolled oats ⁄3 cup vegetable oil 1 1 cup sliced almonds ⁄3 cup maple syrup or honey ¼ cup brown sugar 1 teaspoon vanilla ½ teaspoon cinnamon ½ cup raisins ½ teaspoon nutmeg Preheat oven to 300°. Combine oats, almonds, raisins, brown sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg in a large bowl. Mix well. In a separate bowl combine oil, syrup and vanilla. Stir well and add to the dry mixture, tossing until well coated. Spread the mixture on a cookie sheet and bake 30 minutes, turning over every 5 minutes. Remove from oven to cool, but leave in cookie sheet. After completely cool, stir in raisins and store in an airtight container. Put some in a Ziploc bag and hit the trail.

38 • Appetizers & Beverages Quadrangle Festival Early October Downtown Texarkana 903-793-4831 www.texarkanamuseums.org For over 25 years, artists, craftsmen, and musicians from across the United States have come to Texarkana for the Quadrangle Festival . Voted ‘Best Festival’ for four years running, the Quadrangle Festival lights up the streets year after year . The main attraction is the music, so bring dancin’ shoes and get ready to get down . Texarkana hosts two nights of concerts and street dances with some of the best names in music . But that’s not all . Annual events include a barbecue cook-off, the children’s talent search, and the ever popular Battle of the Bands . Who knows? Maybe revelers will be lucky enough to cheer for the next big name in music… All proceeds from the Quadrangle Festival benefit the Texarkana Museums Systems. Call or visit their website to find out more about dates and admission .

Appetizers & Beverages • 39 Spiced Pecans 1 pound fresh pecan halves 1 quart simple syrup Deep fryer heated to 375° 2 teaspoons finely ground kosher salt ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper In a heavy gauge saucepan, boil pecans in simple syrup for approximately 10 minutes. Drain pecans thoroughly, then deep fry them for approximately 30 to 40 seconds. Remove from fryer, drain well and toss in a bowl with the combined salt and cayenne pepper. Spread pecans out on a baking tray and allow to cool completely before storing in an airtight container. Capital Hotel Little Convention & Visitors Bureau

Roasted Almonds 1 tablespoon chili powder ½ teaspoon ground coriander 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon ½ teaspoon salt ¼ teaspoon black pepper ½ teaspoon ground cumin 2 cups whole almonds Preheat oven to 350°. In a medium bowl, combine chili powder, oil, salt, cumin, coriander, cinnamon and pepper. Toss in almonds and coat thoroughly. Place in a 9x13-inch pan. Bake 10 minutes or until almonds are toasted, stirring twice. Cool almonds completely before serving. This will keep in an airtight container for 4 days.

40 • Appetizers & Beverages Clinton Presidential Library Little Rock

The William J . Clinton Presidential Center houses one of the largest archival collections in American presidential history . Located on the banks of the Arkansas River in the heart of Little Rock’s River Market District, the Clinton Library provides an exciting and educational experience for visitors of all ages . Featuring 20,000 square feet of exhibit space, the Clinton Library chronicles American history at the turn of the 21st century . Interactive exhibits, including a White House Cabinet Room reconstruction and a full-scale replica of the Oval Office, give visitors a first-hand look into the life and work of the 42nd president .

Appetizers & Beverages • 41 Breakfast at Tiffany’s 1½ ounce peach vodka ½ ounce pineapple juice 1 ounce orange juice A few drops of fresh lemon juice Shake ingredients in a martini shaker, strain into chilled martini glass. Top off with Sierra Mist or Sprite. Float an orange wheel on top. Fleur Delicious The Writer’s Colony

Summer Sangria

2 ⁄3 cup lemon juice 1 ⁄3 cup orange juice ¼ cup sugar 1 bottle dry red wine (may substitute with nonalcoholic red wine) Lemon and orange slices Strain juices into large pitcher. Stir sugar into juices until dissolved. Stir wine into juice mixture and garnish with fruit slices. If desired, add ice.

42 • Appetizers & Beverages The CulinArts Center at the Writer’s Colony at Dairy Hollow 515 Spring Street • Eureka Springs, AR 72632 www.WritersColony.org • 479-253-7444

Fleur Delicious: FleurDeliciousWeekend.com For Food & Wine Festival: EurekaSpringsFoodandWine.com Eureka Springs is all about food, fun, wine and the arts . The culinary scene in Eureka Springs is like nowhere else in the world . The arts village is on the National Historic Registry and that means originality, charm—and no chain restaurants . Eureka Cuisine is served by locally owned, one-of-a-kind restaurants all year long . The many culinary festivals are guaranteed to satisfy any taste .

July is Fleur Delicious—a sizzling French- twist feast of food, spirits, art and entertainment . The Food & Wine Festival is the perfect complement for a mellow fall when Chefs prepare signature dishes paired with the finest wines.

Food is more than a culinary experience; it’s a cultural experience rich with tradition, memories and stories. The CulinArts Center at the Writers’ Colony at Dairy Hollow celebrates that experience all year long with cooking classes featuring our local and celebrity chefs, and several food and wine pairings .

Visit www.EurekaSprings.org for the full calendar of events.

Appetizers & Beverages • 43 Celebration Punch 2 cups sugar 2 large cans pineapple juice 3 cans frozen lemonade 1 (3½-ounce) bottle almond extract ½ (3½-ounce) bottle vanilla extract 2 (2-liter) bottles ginger ale Bring 2 cups water to a boil; stir in sugar. Heat until sugar dissolves; cool. In a large pitcher, add pineapple juice, lemonade, ¾ cup water and extracts. Add sugar water and stir. Chill. Pour over ice in a punch bowl and add ginger ale just before serving.

Almond Crush Punch 2 cups sugar 2 (3-ounce) boxes peach Jell-O 1 ounce (2 tablespoons) almond extract 1 (46-ounce) can pineapple juice Bring 2 cups water to a full rolling boil; remove from heat. Immediately stir in sugar and Jell-O until well dissolved. Add almond extract, pineapple juice and 10 cups cold water. Mix well. Freeze overnight. Allow to thaw 4 hours before serving. The ideal consistency is frozen, but pourable. Makes 5 quarts or 32 servings. VW Festival, Swap Meet & Tourcade

44 • Appetizers & Beverages

Dutch Oven Biscuits 2 cups flour 4 tablespoons solid shortening ½ teaspoon salt 1 cup milk (diluted canned milk is 3 teaspoons baking powder okay) Blend flour, salt and baking powder. Mash in shortening with a fork until crumbly. Add milk and stir until the dough sags down into trough left by spoon as it moves around the bowl. Turn dough out on a floured surface, knead for 30 seconds, pat out gently until it is ½-inch thick. Cut with a round cutter or pinch off pieces of dough and form by hand. Put biscuits into a greased Dutch oven, cover, and bury in bright coals for 5 or 10 minutes or until golden brown. King Biscuit Blues Festival

Garlic Cheese Dinner Biscuits 2½ cups self-rising flour 1 cup shredded sharp Cheddar ½ cup shortening cheese ¾ cup milk Preheat oven to 450°. Put flour in a large bowl and put shortening on top in very small pieces. Gradually stir in milk and cheese, mixing enough to just moisten flour and form dough. Drop by rounded spoonfuls onto baking sheet. Bake 8 to 9 minutes or until golden brown.

Garlic Butter: ¼ cup butter, softened ½ teaspoon garlic powder Combine butter and garlic powder until well blended. Brush tops of warm biscuits with Garlic Butter.

46 • Bread & Breakfast Arkansas State Flower: Apple Blossom A Arkansas Entertainers Hall of Fame 133 Abbe House Inn, The 141 Arkansas Game and Fish Commission Nature Centers 165 Ace of Clubs House and Museum 124 Caribbean Venison Pot Roast 164 All Sports Productions, Inc. 65 Forrest L . Wood Crowley’s Ridge Nature Get-Ready-for-the-Race Breakfast 64 Center 165 Alma Governor Mike Huckabee Delta Rivers World’s Largest Can of Spinach, The 126 Nature Center 165 Altheimer Janet Huckabee Elms Plantation, The 231 Nature Center 165 Altus Witt Stephens Jr . Nature Altus Grape Festival 159 Center 165 Wine Country Cottage 25 Arkansas River Trail 32 Altus Grape Festival 159 Arkansas State Dutch Oven Family Dinner Roast 158 Championship 199 Arkadelphia Karo Bacon Pie 199 Captain Henderson House 97 Artisans Market on the Square Arkansas Air Museum 71 Festivals 109 Arkansas Arts Center 72 Arts & Science Center for Southeast Arkansas Big Buck Classic 163 Arkansas 214 Arkansas Craft Guild and Gallery 59 Ashdown Martin’s Incomparable Ginger-Snap Whistlestop Festival 111 Cookies 206 Asian Festival 221 Ozark Mountain Banana Bran Bread 58 Leche Flan 220 Arkansas Craft Guild’s Annual Christmas Showcase, The 58

234 • Index of Events & Destinations B BPW Barn Sale 17 Chiffon Lemonade Pie 194 162 Everyone’s Favorite Chipped Beef Dip 17 Beatles Park 139 Just Good Tamale Pie 152 Stuffed Sgt . Peppers 138 Potato Soup 76 Beaver Lake View Resort 23 Buffalo River Elk Festival 171 Best Benedictine in all of Arkansas 22 Company’s Comin’ Pie 201 Beckham Creek Cave Lodge 93 Cream Cheese Stuffed Pork Loin 170 Buttermilk 92 Four Cheese Macaroni & Cheese 133 Beebe House 3-Meat Loaf 144 Beebe Fall Festival 121 Scooter’s Baked Potato 104 Beebe Fall Festival 121 Bull Shoals Bella Vista Bull Shoals Caverns 69 Bella Vista Arts & Crafts Festival 11 Bull Shoals Caverns 69 Bella Vista Arts & Crafts Festival 11 Breakfast Cake 68 Baked Peanut Chocolate Mousse 232 Crockpot Lasagna 147 C Maggie’s Phenomenal Dip 10 Cabin Fever Resort 207 Wild Rice Bread 54 Cabins in the 175 Bentonville Chocolate Lava Muffins 188 Bentonville Convention and Visitors Creole Green Beans 109 Bureau 99 Ginger Chicken 175 Table Mesa Snap Rocket Spring Pea Linguine with Tomato and Basil Sauce 137 Salad 98 Camden Bentonville Convention and Visitors BPW Barn Sale 17 Bureau 99 Postmasters Grill 185 Table Mesa Snap Rocket Spring Pea Can-U-Canoe Riverview Cabin Rentals 53 Salad 98 Capital Hotel 36 Bikes, Blues & BBQ 87 Pimento Cheese 32 Homewrecker Chili 86 Captain Henderson House 97 Board Camp Campground & Crystal Quinoa, Corn and Black Bean Salad 96 Mine 49 Mom’s Baking Powder Biscuits 48 Casscoe Wildlife Farms 173 Chaffee Crossing Historic District 151 World War II-Era Creamed Chipped Beef 150

Index of Events & Destinations • 235 Chopping Block, The 203 Diamond City Festival 83 Lazy Pie Dessert 202 Beef or Deer Stew 82 Christmas Trail of Lights 227 Cinnamon Coffee Cake 66 Brownie Trifle 226 Flourless Peanut Butter Cookies 214 Christ of the Ozarks 90 Lemon Bars 204 Oven Stew 82 Clark’s Pecan Grove 61 Pat’s Peanut Patties 226 Banana Nut Bread 60 Squash Relish 112 Clinton Presidential Library 41 Dondie’s White River Princess Restaurant Conway Dondie’s White River Princess Conway EcoFest 119 Hushpuppies 52 Flying C Ranch 161 The Green Cart Deli 117 Downtown Fall Festival & Chili Cook- Toad Suck Daze 57 off 153 Crowd Pleasin’ Hot Tamale Pie 152 Conway EcoFest 119 Garden Casserole 118 E Cotham’s Restaurant 120 Cotham’s Fried Green Tomatoes 120 Elms Plantation, The 231 Elms Delicious No Fail Fudge 230 Crater of Diamonds State Park 179 Kim’s Bean Soup 80 Crystal Music Festival 49 Emerson Crystal Stage 49 Purple Hull Pea Festival & World CulinArts Center, The 43 Championship Rotary Tiller Race 31 Eureka Springs D Beaver Lake View Resort 23 Dairy Hollow 43 Cabin Fever Resort 207 Dark Side, The 139 Can-U-Canoe Riverview Cabin Rentals 53 Christ of the Ozarks 90 Delta Crawfish Farm and Market 15 Arkansas Crawfish Boil 186 Dairy Hollow 43 Crawfish Party Dip 14 Eureka Springs Chocolate Lovers Festival 229 Delta Poppers 28 Ozark Mountain Ziplines 183 The CulinArts Center 43 DesArc The Great Passion Play 91 Steamboat Days 181 Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge 29 DeVito’s Restaurant and Trout Farm 105 VW Festival, Swap Meet & Tourcade 63 Gnocchi 104 World’s Largest Tuned Musical Wind Chime, Diamond City The 201 Diamond City Festival 83 Writer’s Colony 43

236 • Index of Events & Destinations Eureka Springs Chocolate Lovers G Festival 229 Garfield Chocolate-Wine Balls 228 Ventris Trail End Resort 75 Lavender Chocolate Fudge 230 Pasta with Sage and Chocolate 136 Garvan Woodland Gardens 89 Cobb Salad Wrap 88 Tostada Bites 30 Governor Mike Huckabee Delta Rivers F Nature Center 165 Great Passion Play, The 91 Fall Foliage 76 Ozark Slaw 91 Fayetteville Turkey Chili 84 All Sports Productions, Inc . 65 Arkansas Air Museum 71 Green Cart Deli, The 117 Roasted Zucchini with Ricotta and Mint 116 Bikes, Blues & BBQ 87 Fayetteville Visitors Bureau 67 Greers Ferry Lake/Little Red River Shoreline Cleanup 55 Fayetteville Visitors Bureau 67 Apple Cranberry Crunch 202 Ferguson’s Country Store and Chicken Breasts Greek Style 177 Restaurant 223 My Favorite Garden Potato Salad 98 Praline Cinnamon Roll Bread Pudding 222 Zucchini Bread 54 Festival on the Ridge 195 Guitar Walk 139 All-American Strawberry Pie 194 Flying C Ranch 161 H The Best Roast 160 Harrisburg Forrest L. Wood Crowley’s Ridge Nature Festival on the Ridge 195 Center 165 Parker Homestead Festival 27 Fort Smith Sausage Pinwheels 27 Chaffee Crossing Historic District 151 Harrison Fort Smith Convention & Visitors DeVito’s Restaurant and Trout Farm 105 Bureau 157 Mystic Caverns 225 Janet Huckabee Arkansas River Valley Nature Center 165 Heber Springs Abbe House Inn, The 141 Miss Laura’s Bordello 156 Fort Smith Convention & Visitors Helena King Biscuit Blues Festival 47 Bureau 157 Tour Da’ Delta 211 Bar-B-Que Brisket 156 Forty Two 50 Higden Greers Ferry Lake/Little Red River Shoreline Honey Rosemary Biscuits 50 Cleanup 55

Index of Events & Destinations • 237 Historic Oark General Store & Cafe 123 K Coconut Cream Pie 200 King Biscuit Blues Festival 47 Onion Rings 122 Crawfish Étouffée 184 Scalloped Potatoes 107 Dutch Oven Biscuits 46 Horseshoe Canyon Ranch 21 Sausage Stroganoff 166 Cowboy Caviar 20 Hotel Rhea, The 139 L Hot Springs Lake Chicot 205 Garvan Woodland Gardens 89 Hot Springs Arts & Crafts Fair 129 Lake Ouachita North Shores Resort & Marina 77 Hot Springs Arts & Crafts Fair 129 Broccoli Puff 128 Lassis Inn 189 Old-Fashioned Pound Cake 189 Creamy Pumpkin Dip 10 Dorothy’s Mile-High Strawberry Pie 193 Leslie Easy Baked Chicken Breasts 177 Serenity Farm Bread 212 Serenity Farm Bread - Pastry Shop 213 Hurricane River Cave 149 Stuffed Cabbage Pockets 148 J Jacksonville Jacksonville Parks and Recreation 35 Jacksonville Parks and Recreation 35 Angel Eggs 34 154 Seafood Lasagna 180 Spinach Quiche 127 Janet Huckabee Arkansas River Valley Nature Center 165 Jasper Buffalo River Elk Festival 171 Cabins in the Ozarks 175 Horseshoe Canyon Ranch 21 Jonesboro Forrest L . Wood Crowley’s Ridge Nature Center 165

238 • Index of Events & Destinations Little Rock Magnolia Blossom Festival & World Arkansas Arts Center 72 Championship Steak Cook-Off® 197 Arkansas Big Buck Classic 163 Cherry Berry on a Cloud 215 Arkansas River Trail 32 Coke Cake 191 Asian Festival 221 Fall to Your Knees Mac and Cheese 132 Capital Hotel 36 Green Olive Dip 14 Clinton Presidential Library 41 Hot Corn Dip 16 Cotham’s Restaurant Nelson Kabobs 179 Forty Two 50 World Championship Steak Cook-Off® Lassis Inn 189 Marinade 155 Little Rock Convention & Visitors Bureau 33 Main Street Russellville 153 Little Rock Farmers’ Market 113 Mayflower South on Main 79 Clark’s Pecan Grove 61 Witt Stephens Jr . Central Arkansas Nature Mena Center 165 Board Camp Campground & Crystal Mine 49 Little Rock Convention & Visitors Crystal Music Festival 49 Bureau 33 Crystal Stage 49 Honey Rosemary Biscuits 50 The Chopping Block 203 Pimento Cheese 32 Miss Laura’s Bordello 156 Raspberry Cream Pie 192 Soda Crackers 36 Morrilton Spiced Pecans 40 Arkansas State Dutch Oven Championship 199 Little Rock Farmers’ Market 113 Saturday Chef’s Series 101 Chopped Apple Cake 190 Mexicali Pork Chop Casserole 169 Mountain Harbor Resort and Spa 219 Peppery Chicken Wings 178 Fried Banana Dessert 218 Squash Casserole 112 Mountain View Arkansas Craft Guild and Gallery 59 M Arkansas Craft Guild’s Annual Christmas Showcase, The 58 Magnolia Artisans Market on the Square Festivals 109 Magnolia Blossom Festival & World Old Time Ozark Traditions, Inc . 190 Championship Steak Cook-Off® 197 Ozark Folk Center State Park 12 The Square in Mountain View 106 Wildflower Bed & Breakfast on the Square 13 Mount Ida Mountain Harbor Resort and Spa 219

Index of Events & Destinations • 239 Mount Magazine International Butterfly P Festival 209 Paragould Cheese & Spinach Pie 127 Delta Crawfish Farm and Market 15 Gourmet Meatloaf 145 Sausage Pinwheels 27 Green Tomato Pie 120 Jell-O Coleslaw 92 Paris Mount Magazine International Butterfly Oatmeal Lace Cookies 209 Festival 209 Seasoned Snack Crackers 37 Murfreesboro Parker Homestead Festival 27 Bread Pudding with Sorghum Sauce 224 Crater of Diamonds State Park 179 Sausage Pinwheels 27 Mystic Caverns 225 Spinach Salad 102 N Sweet Potato Casserole 130 Parthenon Newton County 170 Beckham Creek Cave Lodge 93 North Little Rock Pindall The Old Mill 136 Hurricane River Cave 149 North Shores Resort & Marina 77 Pine Bluff NWA International Festival 131 Arkansas Entertainers Hall of Fame 133 Arkansas Railroad Museum 31 O Arts & Science Center for Southeast Oark Arkansas 214 Historic Oark General Store & Cafe 123 Governor Mike Huckabee Delta Rivers Nature Center 165 Off the Beaten Path Studio Tour 167 Pine Bluff Convention and Visitors Bureau 168 Oil Town Festival 19 Smackover Roughneck Dip 18 Pine Bluff Convention and Visitors Veggie Chicken Wraps 176 Bureau 168 Arts & Science Center for Southeast Old Mill, The 136 Arkansas 214 Old Time Ozark Traditions, Inc. 190 Confetti Dip 16 Ozark Folk Center State Park Oven-Roasted Vegetables 114 Ozark Folk Center Fried Pies 198 Parmesan Breaded Pork Chops 168 Ozark Mountain Ziplines 183 Wild Rice with Pecans 142 Honey Pecan Salmon 182

240 • Index of Events & Destinations Pocahontas S Pocahontas Meteor, The 94 Saturday Chef’s Series 101 Randolph County Tourism Association 95 Braised Whippoorwill Peas 124 Rock ‘n Roll Highway 67 Music Festival 51 Fruit Soup 80 Pocahontas Meteor, The 94 Peach and Bourbon Marinade 172 Postmasters Grill 185 Smoked Tomato Vinaigrette 100 Pecan Crusted Chilean Sea Bass 184 Tomato and Yellow Squash Salad 100 PurpleHull Pea Festival & World Scott Championship Rotary Tiller Race Cotham’s Restaurant 120 PurpleHull Pea Fritters 31 Serenity Farm Bread 212 Sourdough Chocolate Chip Cookies 212 Q Sourdough Molasses Spice Cookies 213 Quadrangle Festival 39 Serenity Farm Bread - Pastry Shop 213 Perfect Party Mix 38 Sherwood Christmas Trail of Lights 227 R Smackover Randolph County Tourism Association 95 Oil Town Festival 19 Cherry Coke Salad 95 South on Main 79 Rock ‘n Roll Highway 67 Music Butternut Squash Soup with Sage 78 Festival 51 Springdale Milky Way Cake 188 Rodeo of the Ozarks 85 Super Quick Dinner Rolls 51 Square in Mountain View,The 106 Rodeo of the Ozarks 85 Steamboat Days 181 Long Horn Stew 84 Shrimp and Grits 181 Rogers St. Joe NWA International Festival 131 Ferguson’s Country Store and Roland Restaurant 223 Wye Mountain Flowers & Berries 217 Russellville T Downtown Fall Festival & Chili Cook-off 153 Texarkana Main Street Russellville 153 Ace of Clubs House and Museum 124 Quadrangle Festival 39 Toad Suck Daze 57 Banana Nut Bread 56

Index of Events & Destinations • 241 Tontitown West Helena Tontitown Grape Festival 135 King Biscuit Blues Festival 47 Tontitown Grape Festival 135 Whistlestop Festival 111 Italian Fettuccine 134 Queen’s Green Beans 110 Tour Da’ Delta 211 Wildflower Bed & Breakfast on the Appetizing Apricot Cheese Ball 24 Square 13 Pecan Sandies 210 Carrots with Cheese 125 Vermicelli Salad 88 Chocolate Raspberry Crumb Bars 205 Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge 29 Fruit Dip 12 Swedish Meatballs 146 V Wildlife Farms 173 Ventris Trail End Resort 75 William Rainey Photography 146 Chef Jody’s Famous French Onion Soup 74 Wine Country Cottage 25 VW Festival, Swap Meet & Tourcade 63 Game Day Cheese Ball 24 Almond Crush Punch 44 Witt Stephens Jr. Central Arkansas Blueberry Muffins 62 Nature Center 165 Fresh Broccoli Cauliflower Salad 102 World’s Largest Can of Spinach, The 126 Myrtie Mae’s Meatloaf 144 World’s Largest Tuned Musical Wind Possum Pie 196 Chime, The 201 Strawberry Soup 81 Writer’s Colony 43 W Breakfast at Tiffany’s 42 Wye Mountain Flowers & Berries 217 Walnut Ridge Blackberry Peach Sorbet 216 Beatles Park 139 Dark Side, The 139 Guitar Walk 139 Hotel Rhea, The 139 Stuffed Sgt . Peppers 138

242 • Index of Events & Destinations A Appetizing Apricot Cheese Ball 24 All-American Strawberry Pie 194 Apples Almonds Apple Cranberry Crunch 202 Almond Crush Punch 44 Banana Nut Bread 60 Fried Banana Dessert 218 Chopped Apple Cake 190 Ozark Slaw 91 Apricot Cheese Ball, Appetizing 24 Ozark Trail Granola 38 Arkansas Crawfish Boil 186 Roasted Almonds 40 Artichoke Dip, Hot 18 Sourdough Chocolate Chip Cookies 212 Asparagus Angel Eggs 34 Chicken and Vegetables with Soy Dipping Appetizers: See also Dips Sauce 174 Angel Eggs 34 Ham and Asparagus Quiche 72 Appetizing Apricot Cheese Ball 24 Oven-Roasted Vegetables 114 Best Benedictine in all of Arkansas 22 Avocados Big Top Caramel Corn 37 Black Bean Salsa 20 Cowboy Caviar 20 Cobb Salad Wrap 88 Delicious Ham Spread 22 Cowboy Caviar 20 Delta Poppers 28 Tostada Bites 30 Game Day Cheese Ball 24 Just Right Cheese Ring 26 B Mozzarella Wedges 26 Baked Chicken and Yellow Rice 174 Ozark Trail Granola 38 Baked Peanut Chocolate Mousse 232 Perfect Party Mix 38 Baked Spinach and Eggs 126 Pimento Cheese 32 Bananas PurpleHull Pea Fritters 31 Banana Nut Bread 56, 60 Roasted Almonds 40 Fried Banana Dessert 218 Sausage Pinwheels 27 Get-Ready-for-the-Race Breakfast 64 Seasoned Snack Crackers 37 Ozark Mountain Banana Bran Bread 58 Smokin’ Pepper Poppers 28 Bar-B-Que Brisket 156 Soda Crackers 36 Spiced Pecans 40 Tostada Bites 30

Index of Recipes • 243 Beans Beverages Beef or Deer Stew 82 Almond Crush Punch 44 Black Bean Salsa 20 Breakfast at Tiffany’s 42 Creole Green Beans 109 Celebration Punch 44 Crowd Pleasin’ Hot Tamale Pie 152 Get-Ready-for-the-Race Breakfast 64 Grandma’s Famous Baked Beans 110 Summer Sangria 42 Green Beans with New Potatoes 108 Big Top Caramel Corn 37 Kim’s Bean Soup 80 Biscuits Long Horn Stew 84 Dutch Oven Biscuits 46 Queen’s Green Beans 110 Garlic Cheese Dinner Biscuits 46 Quinoa, Corn and Black Bean Salad 96 Honey Rosemary Biscuits 50 Stuffed Sgt . Peppers 138 Mom’s Baking Powder Biscuits 48 Tostada Bites 30 Black Bean Salsa 20 Turkey Chili 84 Blackberry Peach Sorbet 216 Beautiful Broiled Tomatoes 121 Black Pepper Caramel Carrots 125 Beef Blueberries Bar-B-Que Brisket 156 All-American Strawberry Pie 194 Beef or Deer Stew 82 Banana Nut Bread 60 Best Roast, The 160 Blueberry Muffins 62 Chicken Fried Steak 154 Braised Whippoorwill Peas 124 Crockpot Lasagna 147 Bread: See also Biscuits, Muffins, Rolls Everyone’s Favorite Chipped Beef Dip 17 Banana Nut Bread 56, 60 Family Dinner Roast 158 Dondie’s White River Princess Gourmet Meatloaf 145 Hushpuppies 52 Homewrecker Chili 86 Market Fresh Strawberry Bread 56 House 3-Meat Loaf 144 Mozzarella Wedges 26 Just Good Tamale Pie 152 Ozark Mountain Banana Bran Bread 58 Long Horn Stew 84 PurpleHull Pea Fritters 31 Myrtie Mae’s Meatloaf 144 Sausage Pinwheels 27 Oven Stew 82 Slow-Cooked Turkey Sandwiches 172 Stuffed Cabbage Pockets 148 Wild Rice Bread 54 Swedish Meatballs 146 Zucchini Bread 54 World War II-Era Creamed Chipped Bread Pudding Beef 150 Bread Pudding with Sorghum Sauce 224 Best Benedictine in all of Arkansas 22 Praline Cinnamon Roll Bread Pudding 222 Best Roast, The 160

244 • Index of Recipes Breakfast: See also Coffee Cake Caribbean Venison Pot Roast 164 Breakfast at Tiffany’s 42 Carrots Breakfast Cake 68 Black Pepper Caramel Carrots 125 Brunch Burritos 70 Buttermilk Coleslaw 92 Get-Ready-for-the-Race Breakfast 64 Carrots with Cheese 125 Ham and Asparagus Quiche 72 Chef Jody’s Famous French Onion Soup 74 Broccoli Oven-Roasted Vegetables 114 Broccoli Puff 128 Oven Stew 82 Fettuccine with Broccoli 134 Ozark Slaw 91 Fresh Broccoli Cauliflower Salad 102 Venison Roast 162 Brownies and Bar Cookies Cauliflower Brownie Trifle 226 Cauliflower Soup 79 Chocolate Raspberry Crumb Bars 205 Fresh Broccoli Cauliflower Salad 102 Fall Harvest Pumpkin Treats 204 Celebration Punch 44 Lemon Bars 204 Cheese & Spinach Pie 127 Brunch Burritos 70 Cheesy Green Chile Rice 142 Brussels Sprout Salad 94 Chef Jody’s Famous French Onion Soup 74 Buttermilk Coleslaw 92 Cherries Butternut Squash Soup with Sage 78 Cherry Berry on a Cloud 215 Cherry Coke Salad 95 C Chicken Cabbage Baked Chicken and Yellow Rice 174 Buttermilk Coleslaw 92 Chicken and Vegetables with Soy Dipping Jell-O Coleslaw 92 Sauce 174 Ozark Slaw 91 Chicken Breasts Greek Style 177 Stuffed Cabbage Pockets 148 Cobb Salad Wrap 88 Cakes: See also Pound Cakes Easy Baked Chicken Breasts 177 Chopped Apple Cake 190 Ginger Chicken 175 Coke Cake 191 Kim’s Bean Soup 80 Milky Way Cake 188 Nelson Kabobs 179 Candies: See also Fudge Peppery Chicken Wings 178 Chocolate-Wine Balls 228 Veggie Chicken Wraps 176 Pat’s Peanut Patties 226 Chicken Fried Steak 154 Chiffon Lemonade Pie 194 Chilean Sea Bass, Pecan Crusted 184

Index of Recipes • 245 Chili Cookies: See also Brownies and Bar Cookies Homewrecker Chili 86 Flourless Peanut Butter Cookies 214 Turkey Chili 84 Martin’s Incomparable Ginger-Snap Chocolate Cookies 206 Baked Peanut Chocolate Mousse 232 Oatmeal Lace Cookies 209 Brownie Trifle 226 Pecan Sandies 210 Chocolate Lava Muffins 188 Potato Chip Cookies 210 Chocolate Raspberry Crumb Bars 205 Sourdough Chocolate Chip Cookies 212 Chocolate-Wine Balls 228 Sourdough Molasses Spice Cookies 213 Coke Cake 191 Thick, Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies 208 Elms Delicious No Fail Fudge 230 Corn Fried Banana Dessert 218 Arkansas Crawfish Boil 186 Lavender Chocolate Fudge 230 Black Bean Salsa 20 Milky Way Cake 188 Corn Casserole 129 Pasta with Sage and Chocolate 136 Cowboy Caviar 20 Perfect Party Mix 38 Crowd Pleasin’ Hot Tamale Pie 152 Possum Pie 196 Golden 52 Sourdough Chocolate Chip Cookies 212 Ham and Cheese Corn Muffins 60 Thick, Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies 208 Hot Corn Dip 16 Chopped Apple Cake 190 Just Good Tamale Pie 152 Cinnamon Coffee Cake 66 Long Horn Stew 84 Cobb Salad Wrap 88 Mexicali Pork Chop Casserole 169 Coconut Quinoa, Corn and Black Bean Salad 96 Coconut Cream Pie 200 Stuffed Sgt . Peppers 138 Ozark Mountain Banana Bran Bread 58 Cornbread, Golden 52 Coffee Cake Cotham’s Fried Green Tomatoes 120 Breakfast Cake 68 Cowboy Caviar 20 Cinnamon Coffee Cake 66 Crackers Ultimate Coffee Cake 66 Seasoned Snack Crackers 37 Coke Cake 191 Soda Crackers 36 Coleslaw Cranberry Crunch, Apple 202 Buttermilk Coleslaw 92 Crawfish Jell-O Coleslaw 92 Arkansas Crawfish Boil 186 Ozark Slaw 91 Crawfish Étouffée 184 Company’s Comin’ Pie 201 Crawfish Party Dip 14 Confetti Dip 16 Delta Poppers 28 Crawfish Party Dip 14 Cream Cheese Stuffed Pork Loin 170

246 • Index of Recipes Creamed Chipped Beef, World War II-Era 150 Dondie’s White River Princess Hushpuppies 52 Creamy Pumpkin Dip 10 Dorothy’s Mile-High Strawberry Pie 193 Creole Green Beans 109 Dutch Oven Biscuits 46 Crockpot Lasagna 147 Crowd Pleasin’ Hot Tamale Pie 152 E Cucumbers Easy Baked Chicken Breasts 177 Best Benedictine in all of Arkansas 22 Eggs: See also Quiche My Favorite Garden Potato Salad 98 Angel Eggs 34 Table Mesa Snap Rocket Spring Pea Baked Spinach and Eggs 126 Salad 98 Elms Delicious No Fail Fudge 230 Cumin Rice 141 Étouffée, Crawfish 184 Everyone’s Favorite Chipped Beef Dip 17 D Deer Stew, Beef or 82 F Delicious Ham Spread 22 Fall Harvest Pumpkin Treats 204 Delta Poppers 28 Fall to Your Knees Mac and Cheese 132 Desserts: See also Brownies, Bread Pudding, Family Dinner Roast 158 Cakes, Candies, Cookies, Pies Fettuccine with Broccoli 134 Apple Cranberry Crunch 202 Fish: See Chilean Sea Bass, Salmon Baked Peanut Chocolate Mousse 232 Flourless Peanut Butter Cookies 214 Brownie Trifle 226 Four Cheese Macaroni & Cheese 133 Cherry Berry on a Cloud 215 French Onion Soup, Chef Jody’s Famous 74 Fried Banana Dessert 218 Fresh Broccoli Cauliflower Salad 102 Lazy Pie Dessert 202 Fried Banana Dessert 218 Leche Flan 220 Fritters, PurpleHull Pea 31 Dips Frosting Black Bean Salsa 20 Caramel Icing 189 Confetti Dip 16 Chocolate Icing 191 Cowboy Caviar 20 Fruit: See also specific fruit Crawfish Party Dip 14 Fruit Dip 12 Creamy Pumpkin Dip 10 Fruit Soup 80 Everyone’s Favorite Chipped Beef Dip 17 Lazy Pie Dessert 202 Fruit Dip 12 Fudge Green Olive Dip 14 Elms Delicious No Fail Fudge 230 Hot Artichoke Dip 18 Lavender Chocolate Fudge 230 Hot Corn Dip 16 Maggie’s Phenomenal Dip 10 Smackover Roughneck Dip 18

Index of Recipes • 247 G I Game Day Cheese Ball 24 Italian Fettuccine 134 Garden Casserole 118 Garlic Cheese Dinner Biscuits 46 J Get-Ready-for-the-Race Breakfast 64 Jell-O Coleslaw 92 Ginger Chicken 175 Just Good Tamale Pie 152 Ginger-Snap Cookies, Martin’s Just Right Cheese Ring 26 Incomparable 206 Gnocchi 104 K Golden Cornbread 52 Karo Bacon Pie 199 Golden Ham Haystacks 167 Kim’s Bean Soup 80 Gourmet Meatloaf 145 Grandma’s Famous Baked Beans 110 L Granola, Ozark Trail 38 Lasagna Grape Salad, Wine Country 90 Crockpot Lasagna 147 Green Beans with New Potatoes 108 Seafood Lasagna 180 Green Olive Dip 14 Lavender Chocolate Fudge 230 Green Tomato Pie 120 Lazy Pie Dessert 202 Grits, Shrimp and 181 Leche Flan 220 H Lemon Chiffon Lemonade Pie 194 Ham Jell-O Coleslaw 92 Delicious Ham Spread 22 Lemon Bars 204 Golden Ham Haystacks 167 Light-as-Air Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins 62 Ham and Asparagus Quiche 72 Light-as-Air Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins 62 Ham and Cheese Corn Muffins 60 Linguine with Tomato and Basil Sauce 137 Kim’s Bean Soup 80 Long Horn Stew 84 Vermicelli Salad 88 Homewrecker Chili 86 M Honey Pecan Salmon 182 Maggie’s Phenomenal Dip 10 Honey Rosemary Biscuits 50 Marinade, Peach and Bourbon 172 Hot Artichoke Dip 18 Marinade, World Championship Steak Cook- Hot Corn Dip 16 Off 155 House 3-Meat Loaf 144 Market Fresh Strawberry Bread 56 Hushpuppies, Dondie’s White River Princess 52 Martin’s Incomparable Ginger-Snap Cookies 206

248 • Index of Recipes Meat: See also Beef, Ham, Pork, Sausage, O Venison Oats House 3-Meat Loaf 144 Fall Harvest Pumpkin Treats 204 Meatballs, Swedish 146 Gourmet Meatloaf 145 Meatloaf Oatmeal Lace Cookies 209 Gourmet Meatloaf 145 Ozark Trail Granola 38 House 3-Meat Loaf 144 Okra Soup, Tomato- 77 Myrtie Mae’s Meatloaf 144 Old-Fashioned Pound Cake 189 Mexicali Pork Chop Casserole 169 Olives Milky Way Cake 188 Confetti Dip 16 Mom’s Baking Powder Biscuits 48 Crowd Pleasin’ Hot Tamale Pie 152 Mousse, Baked Peanut Chocolate 232 Green Olive Dip 14 Mozzarella Wedges 26 Stuffed Sgt . Peppers 138 Muffins Vermicelli Salad 88 Blueberry Muffins 62 Onion Rings 122 Chocolate Lava Muffins 188 Orange Ham and Cheese Corn Muffins 60 Breakfast at Tiffany’s 42 Light-as-Air Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins 62 Get-Ready-for-the-Race Breakfast 64 Mushrooms Summer Sangria 42 Chef Jody’s Famous French Onion Soup 74 Oven-Roasted Vegetables 114 Gourmet Meatloaf 145 Oven Stew 82 Potato Soup 76 Ozark Folk Center Fried Pies 198 Sausage Stroganoff 166 Ozark Mountain Banana Bran Bread 58 Shrimp and Grits 181 Ozark Slaw 91 Spinach Salad 102 Ozark Trail Granola 38 Wild Rice with Pecans 142 My Favorite Garden Potato Salad 98 P Myrtie Mae’s Meatloaf 144 Parmesan Breaded Pork Chops 168 Pasta N Crockpot Lasagna 147 Nelson Kabobs 179 Fall to Your Knees Mac and Cheese 132 No Fail Pecan Pie 196 Fettuccine with Broccoli 134 Nuts: See also Almonds, Peanuts, Pecans, Four Cheese Macaroni & Cheese 133 Walnuts Italian Fettuccine 134 Chocolate Raspberry Crumb Bars 205 Linguine with Tomato and Basil Sauce 137 Chopped Apple Cake 190 Pasta with Sage and Chocolate 136 Dorothy’s Mile-High Strawberry Pie 193 Seafood Lasagna 180 Wine Country Grape Salad 90 Vermicelli Salad 88 Zucchini Bread 54

Index of Recipes • 249 Pat’s Peanut Patties 226 Potato Chip Cookies 210 Peaches Praline Cinnamon Roll Bread Pudding 222 Almond Crush Punch 44 Raspberry Cream Pie 192 Blackberry Peach Sorbet 216 Spiced Pecans 40 Fruit Soup 80 Sweet Potato Casserole 130 Peach and Bourbon Marinade 172 Thick, Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies 208 Peanut Butter Ultimate Coffee Cake 66 Baked Peanut Chocolate Mousse 232 Wild Rice with Pecans 142 Flourless Peanut Butter Cookies 214 Peppery Chicken Wings 178 Peanuts Perfect Party Mix 38 Pat’s Peanut Patties 226 Pies Perfect Party Mix 38 All-American Strawberry Pie 194 Peas Cheese & Spinach Pie 127 Braised Whippoorwill Peas 124 Chiffon Lemonade Pie 194 Chicken and Vegetables with Soy Dipping Coconut Cream Pie 200 Sauce 174 Company’s Comin’ Pie 201 Cowboy Caviar 20 Dorothy’s Mile-High Strawberry Pie 193 Oven Stew 82 Green Tomato Pie 120 PurpleHull Pea Fritters 31 Karo Bacon Pie 199 Table Mesa Snap Rocket Spring Pea Lazy Pie Dessert 202 Salad 98 No Fail Pecan Pie 196 Pecans Ozark Folk Center Fried Pies 198 Appetizing Apricot Cheese Ball 24 Possum Pie 196 Apple Cranberry Crunch 202 Raspberry Cream Pie 192 Banana Nut Bread 56, 60 Pimento Cheese 32 Cherry Coke Salad 95 Pineapple Cinnamon Coffee Cake 66 Almond Crush Punch 44 Company’s Comin’ Pie 201 Breakfast at Tiffany’s 42 Elms Delicious No Fail Fudge 230 Celebration Punch 44 Game Day Cheese Ball 24 Cherry Coke Salad 95 Green Olive Dip 14 Company’s Comin’ Pie 201 Honey Pecan Salmon 182 Get-Ready-for-the-Race Breakfast 64 Just Right Cheese Ring 26 Golden Ham Haystacks 167 Milky Way Cake 188 Pizza, White 131 No Fail Pecan Pie 196 Pork Pecan Crusted Chilean Sea Bass 184 Cream Cheese Stuffed Pork Loin 170 Pecan Sandies 210 Mexicali Pork Chop Casserole 169 Possum Pie 196 Parmesan Breaded Pork Chops 168

250 • Index of Recipes Possum Pie 196 Raspberries Potato Chip Cookies 210 Chocolate Raspberry Crumb Bars 205 Potatoes Raspberry Cream Pie 192 Arkansas Crawfish Boil 186 Razorback Veggie Kabobs 115 Beef or Deer Stew 82 Relish, Squash 112 Gnocchi 104 Rice Golden Ham Haystacks 167 Arkansas Crawfish Boil 186 Green Beans with New Potatoes 108 Baked Chicken and Yellow Rice 174 My Favorite Garden Potato Salad 98 Cheesy Green Chile Rice 142 Oven Stew 82 Crawfish Étouffée 184 Potato Soup 76 Cumin Rice 141 Scalloped Potatoes 107 Just Good Tamale Pie 152 Scooter’s Baked Potato 104 Rice Pilaf 140 Seasoned Baked Potatoes 106 Stuffed Cabbage Pockets 148 Venison Roast 162 Stuffed Sgt . Peppers 138 Poultry: See Chicken, Turkey Wild Rice Bread 54 Pound Cakes Wild Rice with Pecans 142 Old-Fashioned Pound Cake 189 Roasted Almonds 40 Praline Cinnamon Roll Bread Pudding 222 Roasted Zucchini with Ricotta and Mint 116 Pumpkin Rolls, Super Quick Dinner 51 Creamy Pumpkin Dip 10 Fall Harvest Pumpkin Treats 204 S PurpleHull Pea Fritters 31 Salads: See also Coleslaw Brussels Sprout Salad 94 Q Cherry Coke Salad 95 Queen’s Green Beans 110 Cobb Salad Wrap 88 Quiche Fresh Broccoli Cauliflower Salad 102 Ham and Asparagus Quiche 72 My Favorite Garden Potato Salad 98 Spinach Quiche 127 Quinoa, Corn and Black Bean Salad 96 Quinoa, Corn and Black Bean Salad 96 Spinach Salad 102 Table Mesa Snap Rocket Spring Pea Salad 98 R Tomato and Yellow Squash Salad 100 Raisins Vermicelli Salad 88 Fall Harvest Pumpkin Treats 204 Wine Country Grape Salad 90 Fresh Broccoli Cauliflower Salad 102 Salmon, Honey Pecan 182 Ozark Trail Granola 38

Index of Recipes • 251 Sandwiches Sourdough Chocolate Chip Cookies 212 Cobb Salad Wrap 88 Sourdough Molasses Spice Cookies 213 Slow-Cooked Turkey Sandwiches 172 Spiced Pecans 40 The Best Roast 160 Spinach Sangria, Summer 42 Baked Spinach and Eggs 126 Sausage Cheese & Spinach Pie 127 Arkansas Crawfish Boil 186 Chicken Breasts Greek Style 177 Cauliflower Soup 79 Cobb Salad Wrap 88 Crockpot Lasagna 147 Seafood Lasagna 180 Nelson Kabobs 179 Spinach Quiche 127 Sausage Pinwheels 27 Spinach Salad 102 Sausage Stroganoff 166 Squash Smoked Sausage in a Skillet 164 Butternut Squash Soup with Sage 78 Scalloped Potatoes 107 Squash Casserole 112 Scooter’s Baked Potato 104 Squash Relish 112 Seafood: See also Fish, Shrimp Tomato and Yellow Squash Salad 100 Seafood Lasagna 180 Stew Seasoned Baked Potatoes 106 Beef or Deer Stew 82 Seasoned Snack Crackers 37 Long Horn Stew 84 Shrimp Oven Stew 82 Nelson Kabobs 179 Strawberries Seafood Lasagna 180 All-American Strawberry Pie 194 Shrimp and Grits 181 Cherry Berry on a Cloud 215 Slow-Cooked Turkey Sandwiches 172 Dorothy’s Mile-High Strawberry Pie 193 Smackover Roughneck Dip 18 Fruit Soup 80 Smoked Sausage in a Skillet 164 Just Right Cheese Ring 26 Smoked Tomato Vinaigrette 100 Market Fresh Strawberry Bread 56 Smokin’ Pepper Poppers 28 Strawberry Soup 81 Soda Crackers 36 Stroganoff, Sausage 166 Sorbet, Blackberry Peach 216 Stuffed Cabbage Pockets 148 Soups Stuffed Sgt . Peppers 138 Butternut Squash Soup with Sage 78 Summer Sangria 42 Cauliflower Soup 79 Super Quick Dinner Rolls 51 Chef Jody’s Famous French Onion Soup 74 Swedish Meatballs 146 Fruit Soup 80 Sweet Potatoes Kim’s Bean Soup 80 Oven-Roasted Vegetables 114 Potato Soup 76 Sweet Potato Casserole 130 Strawberry Soup 81 Tomato-Okra Soup 77

252 • Index of Recipes T Vermicelli Salad 88 Table Mesa Snap Rocket Spring Pea Salad 98 Vinaigrette, Smoked Tomato 100 Tamales Crowd Pleasin’ Hot Tamale Pie 152 W Just Good Tamale Pie 152 Walnuts Thick, Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies 208 Brussels Sprout Salad 94 Tomatoes Chocolate-Wine Balls 228 Beautiful Broiled Tomatoes 121 Fall Harvest Pumpkin Treats 204 Cotham’s Fried Green Tomatoes 120 Ozark Mountain Banana Bran Bread 58 Green Tomato Pie 120 Sourdough Molasses Spice Cookies 213 Linguine with Tomato and Basil Sauce 137 White Pizza 131 Smoked Tomato Vinaigrette 100 Wild Rice Tomato and Yellow Squash Salad 100 Wild Rice Bread 54 Tomato-Okra Soup 77 Wild Rice with Pecans 142 Tostada Bites 30 Wine Country Grape Salad 90 Turkey World Championship Steak Cook-Off® Slow-Cooked Turkey Sandwiches 172 Marinade 155 Turkey Chili 84 World War II-Era Creamed Chipped Beef 150 U Z Ultimate Coffee Cake 66 Zucchini Oven-Roasted Vegetables 114 V Razorback Veggie Kabobs 115 Vegetables: See also specific vegetable Roasted Zucchini with Ricotta and Mint 116 Chicken and Vegetables with Soy Dipping Zucchini Bread 54 Sauce 174 Garden Casserole 118 Long Horn Stew 84 Oven-Roasted Vegetables 114 Razorback Veggie Kabobs 115 Veggie Chicken Wraps 176 Venison Beef or Deer Stew 82 Caribbean Venison Pot Roast 164 House 3-Meat Loaf 144 Venison Roast 162

Index of Recipes • 253 In 1999, Christy Campbell began her journey in the world of cookbooks when she took a position at a publishing company specializing in regional cookbooks . At the time, it was an all-new experience, so she immersed herself in cookbooks, both at home and at the office. With the help of the associate publisher and her personal mentor, Sheila Simmons (author, STATE HOMETOWN COOKBOOK SERIES), Christy learned the in’s and out’s of the small press world, devoting herself to cookbooks for the next 6 years . After the birth of her youngest son, Campbell took a sabbatical from the publishing world to focus on her young family .

In 2009, Campbell reconnected with Sheila Simmons and began work with Great American Publishers, reenergizing a 10 year love of cookbooks . She is now an integral part of Great American Publishers and has begun a new cookbook series of her own . The EAT & EXPLORE STATE COOKBOOK SERIES chronicles the favorite recipes of local cooks across the United States while highlighting the most popular events and destinations in each state .

When she is not writing cookbooks, selling cookbooks or cooking recipes for cookbooks, Christy Campbell enjoys volunteering at her children’s school, running and reading . She lives in Brandon, , with her husband Michael and their two sons .