Fried Pickles

  It all started in 1960’s, and they were called “French Fried Pickles.” The original recipe used sweet (not dill) pickles and pancake batter for the outside. They’ve come a long way, baby! May 19-20 is officially Picklefest held in downtown Atkins, Arkansas.  You can now […]

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Baked, Not Fried

The best homemade chicken wings I’ve ever had were seasoned, dipped in flour, pan fried, baked with a sauce of hot sauce and butter. It’s a long, time-consuming process, and I cringed when someone would ask me to make them. “There goes about 2-3 hours […]

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Easy Antipasti

an·ti·pas·to,ˌ antēˈpastō,ˌäntēˈpästō/noun   plural noun: antipasti  (in Italian cooking) an appetizer typically consisting of olives, anchovies, cheeses, and meat.   This is as easy as it gets! Serve this appetizer with toothpicks, and let everyone spoon up their own onto a small plate. It makes […]

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