Iron Chef #AWBU {Foodie Friday Wrap-up Part 2}

Herbalist Ozark Folk Center

Meet Tina Marie Wilcox!  Just looking at her you can see how passionate she is about herbs and cooking.  Tina Marie is the resident world-renowned herbalist at the Ozark Folk Center in Mountain View, Arkansas.  She was probably my most favorite part of the weekend I spent in Mountain View at the Arkansas Women Bloggers Unplugged (#AWBU) Conference!… Read the rest

The Heritage Buffet on Sundays at Harding University {Restaurant Review}

I’m not pretentious or stuck up but the truth is – I can cook better food at home than most of the food I can get at restaurants within a 30 minute drive from my house.  As the sole cook in my house, is it really fair that I should have to sacrifice flavor, taste, and quality just to get a night off?… Read the rest

Blacklisted from the PTA by Lela Davidson {52 Books in a Year}

My goal is to read 52 books in 2012.  Good or bad, as I read, I will be reviewing the books here.  Be sure to leave a comment and tell me about your favorite books!

This weeks book is really special because it is written by my online friend and fellow Arkansas Women Blogger, Lela Davidson.… Read the rest

Herbed Goat Cheese Omelette {In the Kitchen}

Last week I met with my good friends Stephanie and Beth at the Skillet Restaurant at the Ozark Folk Center for a working lunch to plan our upcoming Arkansas Women Bloggers retreat.  The park is home to Tina Marie Wilcox who is an AMAZING herbalist.… Read the rest

Crystal Bridges Museum of America Art

Sometimes (actually a lot of times) I think the rest of the country underestimates how cool Arkansas can be.  Sure we have a decent population of country boys and girls and our fair share of “hill people” but we are not as backwards as the rest of the world thinks.  … Read the rest

Gusano’s Chicago-Style Pizzeria

I am a lover of pizza. I have been known to drive over an hour to eat pizza, especially good pizza.  I am not talking Dominoes, Papa Johns or Pizza Hut Pizza either.  I’m talking about the restaurant where they hand make their crust daily, where someone is actually back there cutting up the onions and peppers that will go on the pizza.  The tomatoes for the sauce may come from a can but the sauce is never canned.… Read the rest

Arkansas Women Bloggers Unplugged “Camp” – #AWBU

I turned off of highway 23 and onto the dirt road.  About a mile in I thought, “this isn’t too bad,” as I continued onto the Ozark Natural Science Center driveway.  About a 1/4 of a mile into that 2 mile stretch I began to wonder what I had gotten myself into.  Beth, of ONSC, had warned us that this would be a somewhat remote location and that cell reception and wifi would be limited at best!  She wasn’t kidding!  I managed to locate a single bar of reception on an “E” network long enough to get an “I’m here!” call off to my husband and parked my car in the ONSC lot where I would be joining about 40 other women for a weekend “summer camp” type experience to unplug from technology and plug in to each other.… Read the rest

The Trumpet of the Swan

As it turns out the Trumpet of the Swan is quite loud.  Especially when there are over 100 swans honking at you!  If you have never been to see the Trumpeter Swans on Magness Lake in Heber Springs, Arkansas you are missing out on something AMAZING!… Read the rest