On Bake Sale Fun

The Arkansas Food Blogger Bake Sale for No Kid Hungry was a wonderful success! 

(with a side of fun and a sugar rush!)
The grand total of $2000 was achieved (DOUBLE last year’s total!) 
and you can still contribute here!
Did you know that Arkansas is #1 for Childhood Hunger?  
My Momma’s Brownies on Display!
Momma’s Brownies Up-Close and Personal
Just a few of the Lovely Bloggers Who Participated! 

And here are just a few recipes from the sale:

It was so great to meet up with some of my bloggy friends I’d met at AWBU last year and some I’ve never met but have wanted to! What a great group of people who love food! 
A big “Thank You” to Christie (AKA Fancy Pants Foodie) for organizing everything.  You rock!

Brownies Anyone?

Come on down and get some goodies
TOMORROW from 9AM- 2PM!!
at the 
Argenta Farmer’s Market, 
Main Street- North Little Rock!
All proceeds go to NO KID HUNGRY 
to help fight childhood hunger in the U.S.!
Arkansas food bloggers raised $1000 last year and we hope to top that this year!
My momma has made her fantastically marvelous, special, nutty brownies 
for the occasion and I can tell you you won’t be disappointed!  

Can’t make it (maybe because you don’t live nearby?)
You can still help fight childhood hunger by 
donating on this secure site!
  • $35 can help a child care center begin
    providing free after-school snacks and supper to at-risk children
  • $65 can provide a grab-n-go cart to an
    elementary school making it possible to provide free nutritious
    breakfast for all their students as they enter their classrooms
  • $100 can help provide 25 children facing hunger with backpacks full
    of healthy food over the weekends and holidays when school meals are


On Shopping Locally

Christmas is almost here!
With the crazy rush of the season I was happy to take some time
to visit with some bloggy friends and taste some goodies from
Chef Brian telling us about some of the goodies from their catering menu.
We sampled:  
  • Buffalo sausage bites from Ratchford Farms in Marshall, AR (well, I didn’t try them as I don’t eat red meat, but they looked good) 
  • Wonderful Coconut Shrimp with Cranberry dipping sauce.  (Argenta Market has very fresh seafood flown in weekly from the Gulf- see their website for what’s in this week!)
  • Lovely fruit and cheese tray with Honeysuckle Lane Arkansas cheeses from Daley Dairy in Rosebud, AR. 
  • White Chocolate and Cranberry cheese ball with cookies from a mix by Resident Chef in Maumelle, AR.  *I normally don’t like sweet dips but this was so yummy.  Like a cheesecake on a cracker!
  • Spinach Parmesean dip also by Resident Chef.  Everyone loved this but I thought it had a tad too much onion for me.  My hubby would love it.
  • Croque Monsieur- a lovely Monte Cristo-esque sandwich made on jalapeno cornbread by Arkansas Fresh bakery, with Petit Jean ham, Argenta Market’s smoked turkey (my kids ADORE this,) and chipotle mayonnaise.  It’s dipped in an egg wash and panko breadcrumbs and oven-fried.  (Again, I didn’t try this but it had rave reviews by fellow bloggers!)
Need fruit or cheese trays in a hurry?  I’ve gotten entire fresh smoked salmons for parties that are DELICIOUS.  Just give them a few days notice as they smoke meat once a week I believe.
Entire holiday meals are even available!  
Small Turkey Dinner (serves 10-12) – $89.99
Large Turkey Dinner (serves 20-24) – $149.99
Small Ham Dinner (serves 10-12) – $99.99
Large Ham Dinner (serves 20-24) – $169.99

Dinners include meat, gravy, mashed potatoes, green beans, dressing, cranberry sauce and rolls.

Pie is also available (a necessity.)
Call 501-379-9980 to order!
(Ordering information can also be found online.)
For Christmas dinner the deadline is December 14th and pick up by December 24th at noon. 

 My family adores Argenta Market.  It’s on the way to school so if we have time we stop for snacks or last minute dinner ideas.   One of those local places where people remember you and 
make you feel at home.  My kids beg for their smoked turkey. 
 It’s also a great place for lunch!  During the season it’s across from the North Little Rock Farmer’s market (all organic and local!) 
Our favorite cashier! 

We were given wonderful gift baskets to sample.  The baskets are made in Little Rock and contain all Arkansas made products.  Beautiful and already wrapped!  They have two options available and both are limited so call and reserve yours today! (I’m going to!)

My basket had:

  1. K-Bee’s Cream Honey & Blueberries great on fresh biscuits
  2. My Brother’s Salsa (medium) 
  3. The Resident Chef’s Spinach Parmesan gourmet dip mix
  4. Stutzman’s Pantry Peach Jam
  5. War Eagle Mills– Hot Roll Mix
  6. Southern Girl Soapery’s Home Brew Soap (made with Diamond Bear beer!) Great manly gift!
It was so nice to see my AR Women Bloggers friends again and get great holiday ideas.
Thank you Stephanie and Argenta Market!

For more Arkansas goodness enter for a chance to win a Petit Jean gift basket
on Arkansas Women Bloggers.