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[1 Dec 2010 | One Comment | 1,860 views]
Snickerdoodles for Christmas

Editor’s note: A couple of weeks ago, Marci Kay Nobles started posting Thanksgiving recipes. Judging from the amount of hits those recipes received, the readers loved them (they ate them up, you might say). So, Marci Kay is back with more tasty recipes (lucky us!) in hopes of helping First Arkansas News readers add a little cheer to their Christmas seasons. She’ll be posting one Christmas recipe a day between now and Dec. 25, so get those ovens ready and enjoy!
I thought since the Thanksgiving recipes went over so …

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[29 Oct 2010 | One Comment | 1,454 views]
Taco Soup

I woke up this morning and it was 33 degrees outside.
It felt GREAT!
Here in central Arkansas, we essentially have two seasons — summer and a few months of something best described as not summer. When the weather actually does get cool, then, it’s a good idea to take advantage of it.
As I sat  in my office today, I was wishing I had put on a pot of taco soup at home. So, I thought I would share the recipe with y’all. I hope you enjoy…
2 lbs ground beef
2 cups diced …

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[30 Apr 2010 | 2 Comments | 1,483 views]
Rice and Things

It occurs to me that I’ve posted two recipes here and they’ve both involved slopping food over rice.
I like rice. It doesn’t serve quite the same purpose to me as noodles or potatoes but it does make a fairly light meal like soup or stir fried vegetables seem a lot more filling. Well, there’s that, and it’s cheap — and I’m cheap so it stands to reason that I use a fair amount of rice during the course of the year.
I’m not sure when I decided I had to own …

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[29 Apr 2010 | 4 Comments | 1,307 views]
Chicken fried steak — one of the joys of living in the South

Editor’s note: After reading a couple of recipes from the accomplished Edwin E. Smith, Marci Kay Nobles decided to offer up a recipe to help him expand his horizons. She’s very generous, that Marci.
Someone really needs to help Ed. I am here to save you with a good ole Southern meal I don’t think anyone can complain about.
Chicken fried steak – this is one of my husband’s favorite meals. There is nothing more Southern than a chicken fried steak, mashed potatoes and gravy, homemade biscuits and some kind …

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[27 Apr 2010 | No Comment | 1,162 views]
Tacos, just like in Gdansk

I’ve been a single man most of my life so quite naturally I’ve learned to cook. I mean, cook or starve, it was an easy choice.
Most of the time I cook regular man-food; burgers, spaghetti, roast beef, and of course I grill the occasional hell of a steak. Pretty standard fare for this part of the world. However, I do sometimes come up with something a little outside of the norm and I like to share that information with the world at large, because let’s face it, you’re not figuring …

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[21 Apr 2010 | No Comment | 1,367 views]
Canning season is here

I love to can my own fruits and veggies. I think that is the only real reason I like the spring and summer — fall and winter are my favorite seasons. I only tolerate spring and summer (like I have a choice), but when it’s time to start canning I get as giddy as a kid in a candy store.
The first thing I can every year is strawberry jelly. My kids love homemade jelly. They go through more peanut butter and bread right after I can jellies than any other …