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The Natural State is home to the Ozark Mountains. Arkansas is bordered by the Mississippi River to the east, and Oklahoma and Texas to the west, with Louisiana below and Missouri above it. Arkansas’ central situation has allowed it to absorb many styles of cooking. There is Southwest influence, Cajun and Creole nuances, Midwestern, and full-on Southern inspiration at work here. Because the soil is rocky and unforgiving, farming was a tough go early on. Wild game from the hills and freshwater fish from the rivers sustained early settlers. Today, poultry production is a major industry in Arkansas. Warm corn bread or biscuits, fried pork chops in sausage gravy, fried catfish, or barbecued ribs and baked beans would not be out of place on an Arkansas table. Dessert might include strawberry shortcake. And if you’re interested in dessert for breakfast, try an Arkansas original: chocolate gravy drizzled over hot biscuits! Arkansas has an official cooking vessel: The Dutch oven.
 

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I am a BUSY stay at home mom of two great kids. I am always on the look-out for easy weeknight recipes. I like to bake too. We are a good ole Southern family who stays active in sports, school, and church activities. My husband is a griller too.

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