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Batesville museum covers 19th century onward

In the 19th century, many Arkansas mothers were farm wives who needed to spend long hours helping husbands in the fields while also minding their babies. So how did they manage that double duty? Continue reading...

FRONT BURNER: Squash overload? Try it with chicken

Subscriber onlyIt happens every summer. Continue reading...

Competitive potlucking: When host says bring a dish, Southern cooks know it can’t be just any dish

Subscriber onlyPotluck is a competitive sport, at least when it's done right. Continue reading...

Gadgets & Gizmos

Subscriber onlyIt took a few tries to get the hang of using the Angurello Watermelon Slicer & Server but once we did, we fell in love. The stainless-steel slicer looks like a curved set of tongs but with the gripper ends connected by wire. Continue reading...

Red chile sauce flavors grilled porterhouse steak

Subscriber onlyThis always happens: I eat one meal while devising the next. Continue reading...

Wine in can is handy and starting to catch on

Subscriber onlyWine in a can is slowly but surely making its way onto retail shelves. Canned pinot grigio and chardonnay are showing up in coolers alongside beer. This trend, which is making wine more approachable, convenient and inexpensive, is often referred to as the "beerification" of wine. Continue reading...

7day menu planner

Subscriber onlySUNDAY: Grilling days are here, so put your own grilled chicken on the menu. For the perfect accompaniment, try Horseradish Potato Salad (see recipe) and pickled beets (from a jar). Add crusty bread. Make this easy Pineapple Angel Food Cake for dessert. Mix 1 package (4-serving size) instant vanilla pudding with 1 (20-ounce) can crushed pineapple and juice; stir in 1 cup frozen whipped topping (thawed). Set aside. Slice a 10-ounce round angel food cake horizontally into three layers. Place bottom layer, cut-side up, on a cake platter. Spread 1 1/3 cups of pudding mixture onto cake layer; cover with middle cake layer and 1 cup pudding mixture; top with remaining cake layer and spread with remaining pudding. Garnish with fresh strawberry slices. Refrigerate 1 hour or until ready to serve. Continue reading...

Entree of linguine uses pesto, beans

Subscriber onlyRecipes that appear in Idea Alley have not been tested by the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette. Continue reading...

Black beans, okra a succotash samba

Subscriber onlyThis week's recipe puts a Brazilian twist on an American staple, succotash. It should be just the ticket in August, when millions of us watch the Olympics being played in Rio de Janeiro. Continue reading...

Helpful Hints

DEAR HELOISE: When having a large barbecue, try this hint for cooking corn on the cob. It's so easy and keeps corn hot all day. Boil a large (soup) pot of water, shuck all the corn, place the corn in a clean cooler and pour the boiling water over it. Now just close the lid for 35-40 minutes. Every time you take out a piece of corn, make sure to close the lid again to keep the remaining corn hot. Continue reading...

Horoscopes by Holiday

Subscriber onlyHappy birthday. You'll go into this year with clear goals and wind up with a completely different set by the end of August because of all the inspiration you'll soak up over the next four weeks. Physically you're getting stronger, and in September you'll capture someone's fascination. October and February bring a windfall. Continue reading...

On Christianity

DEAR REV. GRAHAM: I grew up believing that my race was superior to every other race, and the reason (I was taught) was because that's what the Bible teaches. Does it? If so, then I don't want anything to do with your faith. Continue reading...

Super Quiz: Fictional Deaths

Subscriber only1. Entangled by the line of his own harpoon, he falls overboard and drowns as the whale dives. Continue reading...

AUGUST CALENDAR: It's a fruitful time in Arkansas

While Mother Nature threatens a statewide flambe, festivals beckon with cooling treats

Subscriber onlyAugust is the month of watermelons, water balloons and, most of all, water meters -- and nary a raindrop to sprinkle the charred remains of the lawn. September brings the cool relief of fall. August brings the idea that maybe winter isn't such a bad idea after all. Continue reading...

Season 2 of Born This Way starts today on A&E

Subscriber only"It's important to recognize that even though we all have abilities and we all have disabilities that we don't define ourselves and describe ourselves by those." Continue reading...

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