Family, Friends, & Heritage Food: Pecan Puffs, Peanut Clusters, Fudge, Scotch-a-roos

Last week I was given the gift of spending time with my niece Crystal and her family.  After 6 years of classes, while raising three children and still working part of that time, Crystal realized a life-long dream of becoming a registered nurse.  We attended her graduation and then the pinning ceremony later that day. … Read more

Aunt Jamie’s Cookies from the Home of P. Allen Smith

Recently my friend Charlene was traveling through Arkansas with girlfriends. I didn’t realize this, but the home of P. Allen Smith is located just 30 minutes outside of Little Rock.  The Garden Home at Moss Mountain Farm sits on top of a ridge overlooking the Arkansas River Valley.    Paul Allen Smith is a television … Read more

Sugar Cookies In A Fun Bouquet

My sous chef dish-washing mom and I belong to a garden club. By the very nature of “garden” club one might think we are gardeners.  That would be wrong.  We like plants, we have both toyed with growing a flowering plant or two, but gardeners we are not. We do have this little garden close … Read more