Friday, October 30, 2009

Williams-Sonoma class this weekend: Let’s Talk Turkey!

Posted by Lyndi

The Williams-Sonoma store in the Pinnacle Hills Promenade in Rogers will be hosting the following complimentary technique class this weekend. Class size is limited so call them at 479-636-0153 to reserve your place!

Sunday, November 1st at 12:00 p.m. (lasts about :45 minutes)
Monday, November 2nd at 7:00 p.m. (repeat class)

Class description: Let’s Talk Turkey
The turkey takes center stage at the Thanksgiving feast, so we’re dedicating an entire class to demystifying the bird. Topics include various ways to flavor the turkey, including brines, rubs and compound butter; why the proper roasting pans, carving sets and thermometers are important; and foolproof tips that will simplify your holiday meal.

Sunday, October 25, 2009

WOW! A Natural Peanut Butter That is Actually Delicious!

Posted by Lyndi

I have two bad food memories as a kid:

(1) Runny scrambled eggs before 5am and
(2) Natural peanut butter.

You know the natural peanut butter that I am talking about: the one with the layer of oil on top that you have to incorporate into the pureed peanuts. No thanks.

So, for all of you that feel the same way as I do about natural peanut butter (you know it is better for you than the super-processed national brand but you just can’t stand the taste), good news, I FOUND A GOOD TASTING NATURAL PEANUT BUTTER!!!

It is Parkers All Natural Peanut Butter Honey Creamy and I found it at the White Oak Station Local Market (also a gas station besides a gourmet food store) in Rogers, located on the corner of Promenade Blvd. and New Hope Road at the entrance to the Pinnacle Promenade Mall. The Station is open 24 hours.
Look for it in the refrigerated section, next to the crumpets and gourmet vegetables. It is on the top shelf. It comes in a 16oz tub (UPC 77766655200) and the cost is $4.09.

The best part? Here are the ingredients: Peanuts, Honey, Salt.
No mixing is necessary. It is creamy and DELICIOUS!

Friday, October 23, 2009

Here is a crowd-pleasing salsa recipe that tastes great!

Posted by Lyndi

I absolutely cannot tell you how many times I have family, friends, and party-strangers comment on this salsa! It’s quick, easy, and tastes great!

First, a shout-out to Jon and Nikki who gave me this recipe. In fact, I named it after them (although apparently they have a shout-out to Dana-Ray because that is who gave the recipe to them!)

Jon & Nikki Salsa

1 can (28oz) diced tomatoes, drained (Hunts is my fav)
1 can (10oz) Mexican Rotel, drained (I use the Original)
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon cumin
1 teaspoon salt
1 heaping tablespoon dried cilantro

Blend until smooth. Served chilled.

Here is a good deal on limes!

Posted by Lyndi

Just wanted to pass this along in case you were making guacamole, margaritas, or something lime-y this weekend.

Hong Son Oriental Food Market has great looking limes available 4/$1. (update: 11/15/09 now they ar 5/$1)

Hong Son is located in historic downtown Rogers on the corner of W Cypress and 7th Street (next to the Boys & Girls Club). Hours are 9am-8pm every Tuesday-Sunday (closed Mondays).

Add a little spice to your life!

nwafoodie salt cellar Anthropologie

So I decided to introduce a little oh-la-la to my kitchen. Something that could add a little cha-cha-cha to something so plain and well… ordinary.

I bought a salt cellar.

Not a traditional salt cellar. My salt cellar of choice is a cute little ceramic container I bought at
Anthropologie for $5 (digit spice jar #7). With a little cork on it to keep out the unsavory smells. See, adding a little something to wake up the ordinary doesn’t have to cost much.

My husband and I are having a blast with that cute little salt cellar. We’re not just making scrambled eggs with salt added. Now we are making scrambled eggs
with a pinch of kosher sea salt tossed ever-so nonchalantly with a slight twist of our wrist! 

I highly recommend you make your own salt cellar. Go traditional or be resourceful like I was because it really makes a difference in the kitchen. 

Let me know how it works out and how much fun it is!


Eat well, my friends. Eat well.

Williams-Sonoma class this weekend: Holiday Hors d’Oeuvers

Posted by Lyndi
The Williams-Sonoma store in the Pinnacle Hills Promenade in Rogers will be hosting the following complimentary technique class this weekend! Class size is limited so call them at 479-636-0153 to reserve your place!
Sunday, October 25th at 12:00 p.m. (lasts about :45 minutes)
Monday, October 26th at 7:00 p.m. (repeat class)

Class description: Holiday Hors d’Oeuvers
You can never have too many recipes for hors d’oeuvres, especially during the holiday season. To help you expand your repertoire, we’ll show you how to make some simple yet elegant starters that are perfect for entertaining.
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