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It’s Tasty Tuesday! {Featured Food Posts}

We really enjoy the amazing food posts from our ARWB members and are excited to share a new batch with you this week. Be sure to check them out.

Keri Bucci: Coconut Chicken

Are you a fan of Asian food like we are? Then this Coconut Chicken recipe from Keri Bucci over at My Table of Three is a very tasty one to add to your menu. Plus, it’s low carb and gluten free!

Coconut Chicken via mytableofthree.com keri bucci


It’s no secret that I am a huge fan of Asian food. From sushi to egg drop soup there are many I call my favorites. This Coconut Chicken, like many of my other Asian inspired recipes, was born out of my desire to enjoy my favorite dishes but in a healthier way.

Coconut Chicken is my copy cat version of one of my old buffet favorites. In the past, I would pile my plate high of the overly sweet chicken and lavish every bite. Well, that is until I felt like someone was going to have to roll me out of the restaurant. Darn, you buffet food and darn you missing will power!  Read More


Helen Lampkin: Apple Tart with Calvados Cream

Nothing says fall more than apple season in Arkansas. Helen Lampkin, of My Brother’s Salsa and Helen’s Table, visits a local NWA farmers market to find out about the best of the iconic apple harvest.

Apple Tart via Helen's Table

Northwest Arkansas is still growing apples and we are fortunate to be the home of the family owned Vanzant Fruit Farm

So, before the peak of apple season passes you by, head to your local farmer’s market this and pick up some fresh apples. Then take the time to create this simple Apple Tart with Calvados Cream recipe, call the family around the table and savor every moment! Read More


Julie Kohl: Keto Coffee Disks

Want an easy, fool-proof way to have your keto coffee ready for you in a snap? Julie Kohl of Julie D. Kohl has the answer for you.

keto coffee disks via juliedkohl.com

The problem with most of the Keto Coffee recipes I’ve seen is that they all require you to blend all of the ingredients together in a blender.

I’m not sure about you but I barely have time to press the brew button on my K-cup machine in the morning, let alone pull out the blender. Plus, I sure don’t want to clean that thing EVERY day!

These Keto disks are my answer to the hassle. The results are tasty and healthy. Read More


Lacie Ring: Peanut Butter CupCereal Snack Mix

Easy Peasy Pleasy’s Lacie Ring has created a real winner with this snack mix. Your kiddos will definitely think you’re a winner too when you make up a batch for after school snacks or lunch box treats.

First things first…you grab a Super Size Bag of Peanut Butter Cups Cereal. Next you combine it with kid approved additions to make the perfect cereal snack mix. Adding more peanut butter and more chocolate takes this cereal over the top. Finally, you have one Super Sized Snack Idea! READ MORE


Counting on Coffee: Coffee Punch {Foodie Friday}

By Jennifer Francis of  The Francis Family

Coffee Punch Jennifer Francis

When it came to the planning of our fall 2007 wedding, my husband, Josh, made only one request for our big day…he requested that we serve coffee punch at our reception. He had tasted it for the first time that summer when he came to the end of one of our wedding showers and loved it. Since serving this punch at our wedding was of such importance to my handsome guy, we made sure we fulfilled that request. We offered coffee punch to guests at the Groom’s table at our reception. It paired perfectly with the chocolate groom’s cake that was adorned with chocolate covered strawberries.

Six happy years later and this recipe is still one of our favorites, and it continues to make its way into each new season of our lives. First our wedding shower, then our wedding day, and now it is my signature drink for baby showers and play dates. It’s always a huge hit!

Sometimes, I make a batch to keep at the house for those weeks we could use a little extra boost of coffee. It’s a great treat on a summer morning, or perfect served with dessert in the evening. It’s also a great reward for mommas once the kids are down for naps. Sometimes we need an extra boost from coffee to get us through those long afternoons.

Enjoy this family favorite!

Coffee Punch
Yields 7
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  1. 1 cup of water
  2. 3 cups of sugar
  3. ¼ cup of instant coffee granules
  4. 1 gallon of milk (I would suggest using only 2% or whole milk)
  5. ½ gallon of vanilla ice cream
  6. ½ gallon of chocolate ice cream
  1. Bring water to boil in a medium saucepan. Add sugar and coffee granules. Reduce heat and simmer, stirring continually until sugar and coffee dissolve.
  2. Remove from heat and cool.
  3. Combine milk and coffee mixture in a punch bowl. Just before serving, gently stir ice cream into punch bowl.
  4. Serve immediately.
  1. This recipe does well halved.
  2. If I’m making this to drink on through the week, I will combine the water, sugar, coffee mixture with the milk and then put that into an airtight pitcher in our fridge. I just add a dollop of each ice cream flavor to a glass and pour the mixture over it prior to serving. This makes it easy for individual servings throughout the week.
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Jennifer FrancisJennifer Francis is a wife, a momma of a 5-year-old boy and 3-year-old girl, and the Director of Women’s Ministry at Cross Church, Fayetteville.  She and her crew are the family behind TheFrancisFamily where Jennifer blogs about the crazy daily happenings of their life. Some of Jennifer’s favorite things (aside from her adorable family) include working out, Sonic Cokes, and cheering on the Hogs in their hometown of Fayetteville.

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