posted: 12/04/2013 2:49 a.m.
I’ve written about Hot Springs’ own Farnsworth Foods in the past. They sell Le Pikl and Le Pikl Relish, and a tasty English Cream Sauce. They are now selling Genuine English Toffee, and it is delicious.
posted: 12/02/2013 2:50 a.m.
I have been thinking about gifts for the “practically active” person. People like me who could benefit from health-related gifts, even though such items might not be at the top of our list.
posted: 11/28/2013 2:50 a.m.
Shark’s Fish & Chicken is a franchise that has worked its way into central Arkansas over the last few years. (It is incorporated in Chicago.) My first visit was to the now-closed Jacksonville location.
posted: 11/27/2013 2:57 a.m.
From now through the end of the year many of us will be looking for tasty and convenient desserts for dinners, parties or potlucks.
posted: 11/20/2013 3:14 a.m.
Making pie isn’t rocket science, but it can be a bit time consuming, and even messy if you make everything from scratch.
posted: 11/20/2013 3:07 a.m.
V8 V-Fusion Refreshers are new to the V8 lineup.
posted: 11/18/2013 3:10 a.m.
For a couple of months now I have been working to embrace more activity in my life and I see the importance of it. I feel better, too. And it helps with my diabetes by burning off excess blood glucose. But gee whiz, I just don’t enjoy it as much as I should. And I think that might be a problem common to many of us.
posted: 11/13/2013 2:41 a.m.
Some days I find myself craving a good saltine cracker, and Nabisco Premium can always be counted on for quality and flavor. I recently tried the new Premium Rounds, but they sort of left me wanting more.
posted: 11/07/2013 2:37 a.m.
I enjoy living north of the Arkansas River, but one of the major annoyances — to me — is that so many of the restaurants I’d like to visit are in west Little Rock.
posted: 11/06/2013 2:45 a.m.
Whole Foods has several new products you might want to be on the lookout for.
posted: 11/04/2013 3:04 a.m.
When I was mulling over a topic for this week’s column, I got to thinking about things beside diet and exercise that affect our mental and physical health. I went looking for inspiration online and found this old Irish proverb: “A good laugh and a long sleep are the best cures in the doctor’s book.” That got me to thinking about studies I’ve heard about that deal with the idea that humor is healing — and it makes sense.
posted: 10/30/2013 2:43 a.m.
Just about everywhere you look in the grocery stores now you’ll see a selection of seasonal flavors and scents, and Blue Bell is right on track. Some of its popular ice cream flavors are now back in our local store freezers for a limited time.
posted: 10/23/2013 3:04 a.m.
Marie Callender’s has been known for delicious savory and sweet pies for years, but over the last few, the company has branched out. It now has a presence in the frozen breakfast items case with a breakfast sandwich line.
posted: 10/16/2013 3:04 a.m.
Halloween candy and treats have been in the stores for about a month now, probably to no one’s surprise. There’s an amazing variety to choose from and a company named SweetWorks offers what they call “hauntingly delicious” candies for the holiday.
posted: 10/10/2013 2:52 a.m.
With today’s economy there seem to be fewer and fewer people who decide to undertake the daunting task of financing, staffing and managing a new dining establishment. I sometimes have to go far afield to find a restaurant that hasn’t been reviewed recently.
posted: 10/09/2013 2:52 a.m.
Memphis native Jennifer McCullough is a single mother who is well aware of the value of time. She took her love of Southern food and created a line of signature gourmet products named Chef Jenn Dip, Crackers, a Bottle of Wine, Done.
posted: 10/07/2013 3:26 a.m.
I am always happy for people who succeed in losing weight, especially if they manage to keep it off. I’ll admit the stories of people who lose 20 to 30 pounds don’t excite me as much as those who lose 50 or more. No offense intended.
posted: 10/02/2013 2:55 a.m.
October is National Seafood Month, and with that in mind SeaPak Shrimp & Seafood Co. is celebrating with a “Shrimptacular.” It’s an online promotion hosted on the company’s website, SeaPak.com, and on its Facebook page at Facebook.com/SeaPak.
posted: 09/25/2013 3:11 a.m.
Many of us who aren’t vegetarians might never have the urge to pick up a vegetarian cookbook, much less make recipes from it. But in the case of The Southern Vegetarian: 100 Down Home Recipes for the Modern Table by Justin Fox Burks and Amy Lawrence (Thomas Nelson, $24.99), we’d really be missing out.
posted: 09/25/2013 2:58 a.m.
General Mills recently brought its Big G Monster Cereals back to stores for a limited time, and they’re perfect for the Halloween season. The flavors are: Count Chocula, with the tagline “I vant you to eat your cereal!,” was introduced in 1971. It’s a chocolaty wholegrain cereal with marshmallow pieces.
posted: 09/18/2013 2:52 a.m.
The entrepreneurial spirit is alive and well in central Arkansas’ Melinda Smith, creator of WooHoo! The snack is a blend of roasted nuts, sesame sticks, pretzels and cereal bits that resemble Chex.
posted: 09/11/2013 2:50 a.m.
Pillsbury now has a line of gluten-free dough products. They are available in chocolate chip cookie, pizza, and pie and pastry versions that are packaged in 13- to 15.8-ounce tubs for $4.50 to $5.
posted: 09/09/2013 3:24 a.m.
Since I wrote the column on neuropathy I’ve been getting emails from people who are struggling right along with me.
posted: 09/04/2013 2:44 a.m.
If you think chocolate and peanut butter were made to be together you won’t want to miss Blue Bell’s latest limited-edition release. Chocolate Peanut Butter is a simple combination of chocolate ice cream with a peanut butter swirl.
posted: 08/28/2013 2:57 a.m.
I normally prefer to use crispy corn shells when I make tacos, and have tried Old El Paso’s crunchy Stand ’N Stuff shells — which do as the name implies, stand upright for filling. But now I am enamored of the company’s Stand ’N Stuff Soft Flour Tortillas.
posted: 08/26/2013 3:19 a.m.
If you’d have asked me 20 years ago if I thought I’d find joy in being 50, I probably would have laughed and said, “No way.” But now that I’m 50, my attitude has changed a lot. If you are like me, you mentally still feel a lot younger than your years.
posted: 08/21/2013 2:46 a.m.
While shopping a couple of weeks ago I ran across two new flavors of Snack Pack pudding that are interesting. Strawberry Patch is, well, strawberry flavored, and pretty tasty.
posted: 08/15/2013 2:47 a.m.
Many people who work in downtown Little Rock have patronized Cotija’s Mexican Grill.
posted: 08/14/2013 2:54 a.m.
With the knowledge that kiddies around the country are or will be returning to school, La Tortilla Factory is asking consumers to think outside the box — the lunchbox that is.
posted: 08/12/2013 2:48 a.m.
One of the major problems I find in trying to be more active is the fact that I have peripheral neuropathy in my feet.
posted: 08/07/2013 3:09 a.m.
Yarnell’s has a new summer flavor, but it’s a limited edition so it won’t be in stores for long. Lemon Ice Box Pie is made with real lemons, whipped cream and pieces of graham cracker crust.
posted: 07/31/2013 2:57 a.m.
Since my son is grown, I don’t keep SpaghettiOs in my cabinet. He loved that type food as a kid, but not so much now.
posted: 07/29/2013 3:05 a.m.
In my last column I wrote about my visit to Foot Solutions and the process the pedorthist, Mike Smith, used to check my feet and make the molds for my custom orthotics.
posted: 07/25/2013 3:11 a.m.
A franchise of Which Wich Superior Sandwiches recently opened in North Little Rock, with a sandwich for everyone and every occasion. And the name is pretty catchy, too.
posted: 07/24/2013 2:51 a.m.
Pillsbury recently added two flavors to its line of summer seasonals — Key Lime and Orangesicle. They’re available in cake and cookie mixes and packaged frosting.
posted: 07/17/2013 2:44 a.m.
Pepperidge Farm Goldfish cracker fans might want to check out the new Goldfish Mac & Cheese. It’s exclusive to Wal-Mart stores and costs about $1 per box. T
posted: 07/15/2013 2:13 a.m.
In my last column I discussed diabetes and some of my problems with the disease. After it ran I received a nice email from Mike Smith of Little Rock.
posted: 07/10/2013 2:55 a.m.
Those of you who regularly watch TV cooking competition shows know just how intense they can be.
posted: 07/10/2013 2:40 a.m.
I often find myself trolling the supermarket looking for new and interesting snacks, especially those I can keep in my desk drawer at work to quell afternoon hunger attacks.
posted: 07/03/2013 3:11 a.m.
When readers talk to me about ice cream, Blue Bell is always at the top of the list of favorites. (I don’t mean to give Yarnell’s short shrift, but the company doesn’t introduce new flavors as often as its competitor. I still love them just as much as many Arkansans do.)
posted: 07/01/2013 2:35 a.m.
The moment I was diagnosed as diabetic is etched into my memory. I’d gone to the doctor because I had swelling in my left foot that would not go away, and Mother wouldn’t let me ignore it any longer.
posted: 06/27/2013 3:04 a.m.
Sherwood staple Hunan Star is in a little building that was once a convenience store on Kiehl Avenue, near the U.S. 67/167 exit. And while it’s small and unassuming, we keep going back because we know exactly what to expect — good food.
posted: 06/26/2013 3:05 a.m.
Farnsworth Foods, a gourmet food company based in Hot Springs, makes pickle products called Le Pikl and Le Pikl Relish, and English Cream Sauce. I’ve tried them and they’re really good.
posted: 06/19/2013 3:08 a.m.
Fans of Luna bars have a new flavor to try with the introduction of the Carrot Cake bar. It combines carrots, cinnamon, raisins and walnuts and is coated with a vanilla-flavored icing.
posted: 06/17/2013 2:34 a.m.
First off, I want to thank all of you who have taken the time to e-mail me with support, encouragement and stories of your own struggles with diabetes and broken bones.
posted: 06/12/2013 2:47 a.m.
Alexia Foods is a company that offers a delicious array of frozen products that include breads, potatoes, appetizers, onion rings and vegetable dishes. The newest items are the Crispy Seasoned Potato Puffs made with roasted garlic and cracked black pepper, and a hint of sour cream and chives to give them a hint of baked potato flavor.
posted: 06/07/2013 4:51 a.m.
Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus opened at Verizon Arena in North Little Rock Thursday evening for a four-day engagement.
posted: 06/05/2013 1:35 a.m.
Father’s Day is just around the corner, and since I totally forgot to mention Mother’s Day gifts, I figured I’d better get with it for Dad’s special day. Unlike a lot of moms, most dads probably aren’t into flowers and jewelry. Mine sure wasn’t. So how about a couple of ideas for edible gifts.
posted: 06/03/2013 2:31 a.m.
Nobody is impressed at how good your excuses are.
posted: 05/29/2013 3:11 a.m.
When you are diabetic and trying to eat healthier, it can be difficult to find cookbooks that offer a variety of recipes that fit your nutrition needs, sound delicious and are easy to prepare.