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I’m sure you’ve sat on the patio of your favorite mexican restaurant and saw someone enjoying a Coronarita. Now, you can enjoy a refreshing Beergarita in the comfort of your own home! All you need for a thirst quenching adult beverage is The Resident Chef’s Margarita Mix, tequila, ice, and beer! This recipe is great for those fall tailgates and get togethers.  It is wonderful on the rocks or frozen and is sure to be a crowd pleaser. 



The Resident Chef Margarita Drink Mix

A beer of your choice

1 shot (1.5 oz) of Tequila of your choice

On The Rocks: 

In shake, Add 1/8 cup Margarita mix to 6 oz of beer and 1 shot (1.5 oz) of tequila. Shake and add crushed ice! 


In blender, Add 1/8 cup Margarita mix to 6 oz of beer and 1 shot (1.5 oz) of tequila. Add ice &  blend until slushy.

Garnish with a slice of lime and serve!

Get our NEW Margarita Drink Mixer today for only $7.75 at


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Is it 5 o’clock somewhere? I think so! Cool down your summer evening with a refreshing Sangrita! It’s the perfect marriage of our two new drink mixes – Sangria and Margarita! You can make a Sangrita! Or a Sangria Margarita Swirl! 


Serves 4:

First, Mix The Resident Chef Margarita Mix: In a blender, mix 2/3 cup of mix with 1.5 cups water and 4 shots of tequila (6 oz). Blend until mix is dissolved. Add about 2 cups crushed ice and blend until smooth. Pour mixture in a 16 oz. Margarita glass until 2/3 full.

Next, Prepare The Resident Chef Sangria Mix: In a blender, mix 2/3 cup mix with 18 ounces of red or white wine and 2 cups of crushed ice and blend until smooth. Add Sangria to the top of the Margarita glass, swirl, and serve! 


It’s Paradise, New Orleans Style

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LogoOwner, Linda Dalton, Entertains New Orleans Style at her Shop, Paradise Café & Gifts in Metairie, Lousiana. The store got started serving soup, salad, and sandwiches and has since branched out into retail. They Sell Food, Gifts, Gourmet and Home Décor!

At Paradise Café & Gifts, Customers can eat while they shop or browse while they wait on a delicious meal. sherrie 3They also sample The Resident Chef products daily, so you can have an appetizer before you eat at their café, or perhaps a sample of one of TRC’s dessert cheeseballs after a good meal at Paradise Café.

They sell lines like The Resident Chef, Creative CoOp, and Mud Pie at the gift shop. There are many unique products to browse.

Holiday: Mardi Gras, St. Patrick’s Day, Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and Easter.

Wedding & Shower Gifts.

Entertaining and Bar: Drinkware, Serveware, Flatware, Wine & Bar Tools, Napkins & Napkin Holders, Salt & Pepper Shakers, and coasters.

For the Home: Décor, Prints, Rugs & Mats, Vases, Candles & Candle Holders, Bathroom Décor, Coasters, and Throws.

Kitchen & Food: Dish Towels, Cutting Board, Kitchen Accessories, Cookbooks, Dips, Cheeseball Mixes, and Soups.

Accessories: Scarves and Jewelry.

Children: Clothing, Bibs & Burp, Cloths, and Children’s Books.

Books: Children’s Books, Cookbooks, and Accessories.

Outdoor: Flags, Rugs, and Mats.

Local Flavor: Who Dat?!, LSU, Local Books, Local High Schools, and Church Prints.

Stop in today for the perfect compliment, food that is fast and a pleasant shopping experience while you wait. You can also order online at and get FREE Shipping on Orders $100 or more.

Tell them The Resident Chef sent you!

To view their daily menu, click here:

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Visit their Facebook page for updates and specials:

Contact them via phone: 504.888.4141

3717 Veterans Blvd.

Metairie, LA

Next door to Barnes and Noble.

Store Hours:

Monday-Friday (7am-6pm)

Saturday (10am-3pm)

Sunday (Closed)

Kitchen Hours:

Monday-Friday (7am-3pm)

Saturday (10am-3pm)

Sunday (Closed)

 If you need help or just don’t like placing orders over the internet, then please email them at and they would be happy to help!

Cherry’s Hallmark

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cherryCherry’s Hallmark provides great cards and gifts you can’t wait to give to someone special. Their stores make the world a more caring place by helping people laugh, love, heal, say thanks, reach out and make meaningful connections with others.

Owners Tim and Virginia Thompson have enjoyed serving central Arkansas since 1977. They own five stores located in Hot Springs, Bryant, Conway and Benton.

Cherry’s Hallmark offers greeting cards, gourmet lines, personal fashion and accessory, home items and fragrance. They sell several brands such as Hallmark, Vera Bradley, Demdaco, Life is Good, DaVinci Jewelry, Godiva, Aromatique, Kavu, Demdaco, Coton Colors, Glory Haus, Woodwick, Tervis, and Yankee Candle. 

10514581_10152577285201948_7872541297491288267_nThey have been selling chocolates and gourmet goods for several years. Recently, they chose to bring in The Resident Chef as a result of a customer survey this summer before market. The customers asked for more locally made products and Arkansas branded clothing, jewelry, and home items. The Resident Chef was mentioned by name on several surveys. 

 They sample on high traffic days in store, so stop by one of their 5 locations today! You can also visit them and order online at:

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1300 Military Road

Benton, AR 72015

(501) 776-1314

Monday – Saturday: 9:30 am – 6:00 pm

Closed Sunday

We are located in Benton on Military Road in the Niloak Shopping Center just south of Kroger. Take Exit 118 from the North and Exit 117 from the South.


5928 Highway 5 North

Bryant, AR 72022

(501) 653-0143

Monday – Friday: 9:30 am – 7:00 pm

Saturday: 9:30 am – 6:00 pm

Sundays: 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

We are located on Highway 5 in Bryant 100 yards North of the Highway 5 and Reynolds Road intersection in the parking lot of Goodwill.

Conway #1

762 Elsinger Blvd.

Conway, AR 72032

(501) 327-3314

Monday – Saturday: 9:30 am – 8:00 pm

Sundays: 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Located in the Conway Commons Shopping Center at Oak Street and Interstate 40 next to Old Navy along with Belks, Kohls and Best Buy.

Conway #2

3900 Dave Ward Drive

Conway, AR 72034

(501) 327-9521

Monday – Saturday: 9:30 am – 7:00 pm

Sundays: 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Located on the west side of Conway in the Conway Marketplace Shopping Center along with Wal-Mart at the intersection of Dave Ward Drive and Hogan Road.

Hot Springs

1534 Malvern Ave.

Hot Springs, AR 71901

(501) 624-6710

Monday – Friday: 9:30 am – 5:30 pm

Saturday: 9:30 am – 5:00 pm

Closed Sunday

Indiandale Shopping Center

The Southern Fox

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10177478_10152152470759209_7341376996011068220_nThe Southern Fox, owned by Roger and Theresa Allred since 1999, is located in Galaxy Furniture in downtown North Little Rock. This 10,000 square foot building in the Argenta district offers all kinds of items to browse and claim for your own. It’s not a flea market, just unique shopping. The Southern Fox offers resort clothes, pik-O tops, tunics, bird houses, potting tables, hanging items made from tin & all re-cycled re-purposed items, and other one of a kind items. They also sell The Resident Chef. After they bought their first package, they knew they had to have more. They especially love TRC’s BLT, Chicken Noodle, and Potato Soup. Stop by The Southern Fox today! You may just stop in on a day they are having their buy a soup, get 30% off a dip sale! You will love Roger and Theresa’s eclectic, unique, and affordable items that are fun to own!

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Located in Galaxy Furniture

304 Main Street

North Little Rock, AR 72114

 Also check out their other location in Toad’s Crossing in Faulkner Plaza, Downtown Conway!



Uncorked in New Mexico

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noisy waterNoisy Water Winery, owned by Jasper Riddle & Mary Jo Piedmont , was established in 2010.  The Cellar Uncorked is Noisy Water Winery’s 2nd tasting room and sister store where they house their reserve collection of New Mexico wines and host an oil and vinegar tasting bar. At the Cellar, a high-energy, upbeat staff serves up samples of private label, sweet, and dry red and white wines. The wines are all crafted from New Mexico grapes, and they also have a unique selection of hand-crafted artisan cheeses, including the world’s hottest cheese, made with the ghost pepper!

They sell New Mexico Wines, Gourmet Olive Oil and Balsamic Vinegars, Gourmet Food Products, Olives & Foods, Pistachios, Accessories, Clothing and Cigars. They sell The Resident Chef products as well as Noisy Water Winery Wines and Oils and Vinegars, Lolita Glasses, and Pappardelle Pastas.

Noisy Water loves The Resident noisy water 2Chef products because it pairs well with higher end wines and oil and vinegars.  Stop by and check out The Cellar Uncorked and Noisy Water Winery! It is a great place to try great New Mexico wines and other gourmet food products and a true Ruidoso experience that everyone must test out at least once! Check out their gift shop for awesome souvenirs! Their customer service and friendly staff makes sure everyone leaves having had a great time!


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2342 Sudderth Dr

Ruidoso NM 88345



The Cellar Uncorked

2332 Sudderth Dr

Ruidoso NM 88345


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You can also order online @




Instagram: Noisy Water Winery

What’s New at The Resident Chef

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Summer is upon us and there are exciting new things happening at The Resident Chef!

But first, we will update you on what’s been going on lately…………


Last fall, we introduced four new products: 

We are happy to have two new dips. Our Cheesy Enchilada Hot Dip will wake up your taste buds with the taste of enchiladas in this creamy, cheesy dip! You’ll think you’ve gone south of border. Grab some tortilla chips and have a fiesta.

The Resident Chef loves salsa on everything and wanted to introduce our new, sweeter Pineapple Salsa. It’s wonderful choice paired with chicken breast, shrimp, fish or just snacking with tortilla chips.Serve mixed with a jar of peach or pineapple preserves for a great Pineapple Salsa jelly and serve it over cream cheese for delicious appetizer! 

new dipsWe are thrilled to announce our newest cheese ball. Our Red Velvet Cheesecake tastes like a cake and cream cheese frosting all wrapped up in an easy to make dessert mix. Whether you choose the cheeseball or the spread – you’ll not be able to get enough of this delicious mix!

We also have a new Broccoli Cheese soup! Now you can enjoy the luxury of creamy broccoli cheese soup without having to go to that upscale deli. With such an amazing taste you’ll be surprised how easy and convenient the single servings are. Treat yourself – grab a bread bowl and enjoy!


trcAs you know, Sherri Vadala is “The Resident Chef” but there are two new Sous Chefs in town.

We want to introduce our new management team, Shelly Fetters and Amanda Sherrod. Both of these ladies can help you with anything you may need. 

To make sure your orders and requests are received in a timely fashion, 
please contact us at:
Office – 501.218.8664
Fax – 501.218.8667

We also have a new order form. Click below to download. 



As you know, we just rolled out this brand new website. We also just introduced a new customer feature. To be featured on the TRC Website and Facebook page, email or call us today! Become a fan on our Facebook page for new recipes and updates. You can also find photos of other customers’ TRC displays to get good ideas for your store! Don’t forget, we are also on Instagram


We are working on a brand new drink mixer line and a few other items that should be here just in time for the dog days of summer. If you’re at the Dallas Gourmet Market in June, stop by to try them out and say Hi! 


Watch Out, Live Bears!

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Watch out for Live Bears at Three Bears General Store! They have a 2 level live bear habitat containing 5 bears! Established in 1979 by Bill and Fran Delozier, Three Bears General Store is a true attraction. Located at the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, their 40,000 square feet store is a shopper’s paradise!

Three Bears

For the kids, you will find our Make-UR-Bear Factory complete with outfits and accessories, a family-sized arcade packed full of fun and our very own 7 scene Ol’ Tyme Photo studio where you can jump on a Harley or sit a spell on our “Hillbilly” porch. They also have a variety of candy, an ice cream shop, puppets, and doll corner! 

Three Bears strives to provide excellent “southern hospitality” along with a wide variety of quality products. They offer specialty foods, Amish jams and jellies, moonshine water, handmade fudge, hot sauce, as well as dips & mixes. Products are sampled daily from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

They offer over 555 Great Smoky Mountain souvenirs, so you’re sure to find exactly what you’re looking for! You’re in the right place if you’re looking for Cabin & Home Décor, Apparel, NCAA, NFL & NASCAR, handbags, jewelry, year round Christmas Décor, Quilts and Lace, Health and Fitness, Inspirational, and Gift Baskets! In addition to The Resident Chef, they also sell brands such as Tervis, Kerusso, and Wayne Carver.

And don’t forget to visit their live bear habitat where you can see and feed our 5 live bears! The  Bear Habitat is open from 10 a.m. until Dusk and admission is $3.25 per personal. Children under 2 Free! You can also feed the Bears! A cup of bear food is $1.25 and you can feed the bears from 10 a.m. until noon, 3-4 p.m., and 7-8 pm. They look forward to see you and your family soon!


Store Location: 2861 Parkway, Pigeon Forge, TN 

Store Phone Number: 865.453.2775

Watch the Three Bears Commercial Here: 

Three Bears Commercial

Order online at

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Down on the Corner

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7118_159675666277_1692607_nHave you visited one of the Cornerstone Pharmacy locations in Central Arkansas? If not, you should! Not only do they carry The Resident Chef, but they sell brands such as WooHoo! Snack mixes, Mud Pie, and Royal Standard. They also sell  a wide variety of unique gifts not limited to: Arkansas-made products, gourmet foods, inspirational items, candles, jewelry, scarves, bags, baby items, and home decor.They truly have something for everyone. They are your one stop shop for any pharmacy or gift needs you may have.

In 2002, Tracee and Kenny Harrison opened Cornerstone Pharmacy at the corner of Cantrell Road and Rodney Parham Road in Little Rock. Over the last ten years, they have partnered with other like-minded pharmacists to become a network of independently owned stores around the state of Arkansas. 

Built on a foundation of faith in God and a genuine love of people, the Cornerstone Pharmacy name has come to represent unparalleled customer service with all the modern methods of pharmacy care. No matter which location you choose, their priority is to help keep you and your family healthy all year long. Stop in and see them. They would love to see you! You can even order your prescriptions online! 

Store Locations:

4220 N. Rodney Parham Road, Suite 101, Little Rock, AR 72212 [in the Simmons Plaza (formerly Metropolitan Plaza)]

1811 Rahling Road, Suite 110, Little Rock, AR 72223

1 Stagecoach Village Dr, Suite 8, Little Rock, AR 72210

2609 McCain Blvd, North Little Rock, AR 72216

5328 JFK Blvd, North Little Rock, AR 72216

8470 Edgemont Road, Greers Ferry, AR 72067

5008 Kavanaugh Blvd, Little Rock, AR 72207  (Kavanaugh Pharmacy)

Store Phone Number: 501-223-2224

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Cornerstone – Rodney Parham

Cornerstone Pharmacy – Chenal

Cornerstone Pharmacy – Otter Creek

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Cornerstone Pharmacy – JFK

Kavanaugh Pharmacy



Check out some of their TRC displays!

I found my thrill…….

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I found my thrill………. at Mulberry Mill!            

merchant_mulberry_1345_mulberry_mill_logo[1]Did you know that this weekend is National Mom-and-Pop Business Owner’s Day? Here at TRC, we love our customers! We want to celebrate our customers who sell TRC products by honoring them on our blog! Every other week, we will post a feature on one of our awesome customers.

Our biggest customer is Mulberry Mill in Branson, Missouri, located in the Grand Village Shops.  It is a family ran business owned by Chad and Therese Hamlet. They have been in business for almost 20 years. This unique store has a wide variety of lines and merchandise including gourmet foods, candles, home fragrance products, trendy home and garden décor, art, wall hangings, scarves, jewelry, designer fashions, accessories, and luxurious bath and body products. 

The Resident Chef is one of the top selling lines at Mulberry Mill. Enjoy food at its finest in The Mulberry Mill’s tasting room, which is stocked with delicious gourmet foods. 

They stock all the TRC products as well as other gourmet lines and sample 20+ products in the store everyday. Cheeseballs, dips, soups, drinks, jams, coffees, pastas, and sauces are just a few of the specialties they offer. Free samples are offered daily. Come and relax and indulge in the ultimate shopping experience. 

2800 West Highway 76, Branson, MO 65616mulberry-mill


Store Hours: Monday through Saturday: 9:30am-7:30pm and Sunday from 9:30am-6:00pm.

Check out the TRC displays @ Mulberry Mill! 



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