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Chicken Bacon Corn Chowder

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That wonderful time of year is approaching……The holidays! Cold weather, soup in the crock pot, sweaters and scarves, holiday shopping. Are you going to Branson this year for shopping season? If so, you have to stop by the Mulberry Mill!  They sell the full The Resident Chef line and also have Trendy Home Decor, Designer Fashions, Luxurious Bath and Body Products, Candles and Home Fragrances, and and Upscale Gourmet Shop Featuring the The Resident Chef line as well as Cheeseballs, Jams, Coffees, Dips, Soups, Sauces, and Drink Mixes! Stop by today for free samples of their gourmet lines. 

Each week, they tell us about a wonderful new recipe using The Resident Chef products. This week’s ad features a great fall recipe for Chicken Bacon Corn Chowder. It is wonderful if made with our top selling Busy Day Potato Soup. Check it out! 

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Mulberry Mill is  open 7 days a week from 9:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. 

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2800 W 76 Country Blvd. 

Branson, Missouri

in the Grand Village Shops





Stuffed Hamburgers

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It’s that time of year…….Tailgate Season! Get out that grill and cook them stuffed hamburgers. These are sure to be the hit of the party! 

Did you know you can use The Resident Chef’s Dips for recipes too? Check out this recipe that incorporates our BLT dip! Delicious! 



1 Small Can Mushrooms, Minced

1 Tablespoon Worcestershire Sauce

1 Tablespoon TRC BLT Mix – 

Prepared Hamburger Patties

Cheese Slices (American, Swiss, etc…)                                                                                                                                             **Photo Credit: Pretty Penny**

Combine mushrooms, worchestershire sauce and TRC BLT DIP Mix. Place 1 Tablespoon of mixture and 1/4 slice of cheese between 2 thin meat patties and seal around edges. Grill and serve. Excellent with Beer Cheddar Dip served on top. 


If you go to Branson to shop for the Holidays, be sure to buy your BLT and other TRC Dip Mixes at the Mulberry Mill! 

They also have Trendy Home Decor, Designer Fashions, Luxurious Bath and Body Products, Candles and Home Fragrances, and and Upscale Gourmet Shop Featuring the The Resident Chef line as well as Cheeseballs, Jams, Coffees, Dips, Soups, Sauces, and Drink Mixes! 

Stop by today to take advantage of all their wonderful FREE samples and tell them The Resident Chef sent you! 

They are open 7 days a week from 9:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. 

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2800 W 76 Country Blvd. 

Branson, Missouri

in the Grand Village Shops





Shop Local, Shop Arkansas

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The Holiday Season is right around the corner. Are you stumped on what to get that special someone for Christmas? Arkansas is full of locally owned shops that sell The Resident Chef products as well as an array of unique items. Did you know that for every $100 spent at a locally-owned business, $68 stays in the local economy compared to only $43 if spent at a national chain? Let’s keep our dollars invested in Arkansas. Today will we feature Three Arkansas stores that sell The Resident Chef and many other unique items.


HomeTown Flea Market & Bow-Teek is a new and used variety store with several vendors and a large amount of merchandise including new and used home décor, furniture, jewelry, sports fan merchandise, and much, much more. They also have a large supply of unique hair bows, and offer monogramming, screen printing, and bling on an assortment of merchandise such as tee shirts, duffle bags, hats, and more. And, of course, they also have Resident Chef products which they sample on weekends, once a month. Gift baskets of Resident Chef are also available for custom orders and are great for birthdays, anniversaries, retirement, thank you gifts, or just because. Delivery is available within Morrilton city limits. 

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207 E Broadway

Morrilton, AR 72110

(501) 477-2112

Monday – Saturday

10:0 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.



Magpie Vintage Home in Clarksville, Arkansas is a unique store with a variety of vintage and modern merchandise. They specialize in one of a kind items that are refurbished and are available for sale at great prices. The line of Resident Chef products was recently added as a welcome addition their store. They also specialize in custom painted furniture. Magpie Vintage Home

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19 S Sherwood Plaza

Clarksville, AR 72830

(479) 647-2183

Tuesday – Saturday

9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.



Lisa’s Closet is a fresh, clean flea market with something for everyone. From unique pieces of home décor to baby items, kitchen items, jewelry, antique items, and of course, Resident Chef products, it’s hard to leave empty handed. Ken and Lisa welcome you to visit them and see what is in store for you at Lisa’s Closet. Resident Chef gift baskets are available for custom orders and are great for birthdays, anniversaries, retirement, thank you gifts, or just because. Delivery is also available within Morrilton city limits. SANYO DIGITAL CAMERA

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219 E Broadway

Morrilton, AR 72110

(501) 215-4901

Tuesday – Saturday

10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Stop by one of these Fabulous Stores today and tell them The Resident Chef sent you! 


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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:

Join them on Social Media:

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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!