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Stopping by the Hillcrest Farmers Market

Stopping by the Hillcrest Farmers Market

Ten-year-old N. Shalin is back with her monthly take on food in Little Rock! The farmers market is a great place to get local and fresh fruits and veggies! The Hillcrest Farmers Market is set up on Kavanaugh and is open from 7 a.m-noon on […]

Around Town: The Pie Hole is Ready to Roll

Around Town: The Pie Hole is Ready to Roll

The Pie Hole, the former Fayetteville pie truck turned Little Rock mobile eatery, is now officially open for business. “Right now, I’m planning on being at this Saturday’s Hillcrest Farmers Market and then tentatively planning on being at the Westover Farmers Market on Tuesday and […]

Mighty Good Recipe: Hillcrest Farmers Market Italian Sausage Panini

Mighty Good Recipe: Hillcrest Farmers Market Italian Sausage Panini

It’s time for another Mighty Good Recipe!

If you’re a regular reader of this blog, then you know how much I enjoy heading to the Hillcrest Farmers Market on Saturday mornings. In fact, it’s one of my favorite social events of the week. I typically run into a handful of friends while milling around the various tables, drinking coffee, and soaking up the gloriousness that is Hillcrest.

I always end up buying way too much, but that’s a good thing. The vendors are wonderful folks and many of their products are of the highest quality.

And while some people head to these markets with focus and purpose, my brain is a clean slate (no jokes, please), and I typically buy what inspires me at that moment. Many of the ingredients for this recipe below were purchased at last Saturday’s market.

Ingredients
-1 loaf of rustic bread (from Mylo Coffee Co.)
-roasted red peppers (from North Pulaski Farms)
-1 package of Italian sausage (from Freckle Face Farm)
-1 cup of Amy B’s garlic sauce
-1 cup of shredded mozzarella cheese
-2 tablespoons butter

Directions
Cook the Italian sausage in a pan (medium heat) for 10 minutes. Once the casings are brown, add a half cup of water to the pan, cover, and let cook for 5 minutes. Remove from heat. Plug in a sandwich press (if you have one), or place 1 tablespoon of butter in a skillet (set on medium heat). Cut the bread into fairly thick slices. Cut sausage links (length-wise) and place on one slice of bread. Top with sliced red peppers, a spoonful of garlic sauce and some cheese. Place the second slice of bread over the top. Add butter to the outside of both slices. Place inside sandwich press until brown and crispy. If you’re using a pan, it should take about 5 minutes per side.

Note: Amy B’s garlic sauce can be purchased in the Little Rock area by contacting Amy directly on her Twitter account. This is my favorite sauce, but if it’s unavailable to you, then any tomato sauce will do.

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Pork and Then Some More Pork

Pork and Then Some More Pork

All pork … all weekend long! What a past weekend! It all started Saturday night at the Gee Household in North Little Rock. Kelly and Erika hosted an appreciation dinner for the folks who contributed to the kickstarter project “Make Kelly Gee’s BBQ Competition Dreams […]

Around Town: Mellow Mushroom Falters and Natchez Shines

Around Town: Mellow Mushroom Falters and Natchez Shines

A look back on my week of food in Little Rock! This week was certainly a nice mixture of dining out and cooking at home. During the week, I prepared an Asian stir-fry, highlighted by some wonderful pork cutlets from Freckle Face Farm. I just […]