EATS & DRINKS
The holidays can be stressful, especially if you’re tasked with whipping up an amazing dish to tote to a party or share with family. We get it – and, we’re here to help! I was honored to join a group of renowned chefs in providing delicious recipes to ease the burden of what to bring to that holiday potluck dinner. The recipes fill the following pages and are as varied as the culinarians who created them.
Not only is December the most wonderful time of year – it’s also the most sparkly! And, the sparkly part of the season is one that homeowner Brenda Elder thinks should be celebrated throughout the year. “I love Christmas and all the parties and fun – the season just has so much energy,” she says. “But the sparkly part, that’s just me all the time – I love for my home to have that shiny, shimmery look no matter what season it is.”
Arkansas is a really special state – a grid of small, often rural, unique towns that come together to create an amazing whole. This is certainly true of our Miss Arkansas contestants as well. The Miss Arkansas pageant is filled with amazing young women from small towns – each unique woman working toward the goal of representing the entire state in the Miss America pageant. Darynne Dahlem competed in the Miss Arkansas pageant this past summer as a small-town girl from Greenwood. Now, she is representing her entire state Dec. 19 in the Miss America pageant, which will be held this year in Connecticut.