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Tontitown Winery

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Tontitown Winery
was established by David Peachee & Heather Ranalli-Peachee in 2010. A Ranalli Family Tradition since 1923, the art of winemaking has been passed down through the generations from their Great Grandfather, Nazzareno Ranalli. They are proud to carry on the rich traditions of winemaking in Tontitown, today and for many years to come.

tontitownAt Tontitown, they sell wine made onsite from locally grown grapes. They are a family owned and operated small farm winery. They also have a variety of gift shop items as well as Italian inspired meats and cheeses. They started selling The Resident Chef products as an addition to their custom made gift baskets. Then they fell in love with our Sassy Italian Bread Dipper.

Tontitown Winery invites you for free wine tasting, 7 days a week. The Tontitown Winery is housed in the “Taldo House” built in 1917, also former home of the “Dixie Pride Bonded Winery #40″. Their wines are made on-site, mostly from local Tontitown grown grapes. While you’re there, they invite you to check out their History Room which features the traditions of the grape growing, winemaking Italians who founded and prospered in Tontitown.

Stop by soon and check it out!

335 N Barrington Rd

Springdale/ Tontitown, AR




Carren’s Flowers

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carrens 2Carren’s Flowers and Gifts was established in 1970 by Lisa Wray. The store started out as a flower shop, but now sells items suck as fresh flowers, silk flowers, plants, potpourri, candles, hand made Arkansas pottery, art glass, and paintings, along with many gift items.

Since Carren’s is located in Searcy, and love selling Arkansas made products, they decided to bring in The Resident Chef. They sample TRC too! They also sell lines like Aromatique, Traviata, Fairhope , along with James Hayes art glass. They are your one stop shop for fresh flowers and gift items. They also do custom designs for customers.carrens 1

Stop by Carren’s Flowers! You may be surprised at all the unique and one of a kind items
they have. 

2200 W. Beebe- Capps Expwy. , Searcy , AR 72143

(501) 268-6779

Instagram: @carrensflowers



Just Beyond the Door

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Polly Cruse opened Just Beyond the Door in 2010. It is a one stop shopping experience! They have a unique variety of merchandise. They sell gourmet food items, kitchen items, lighting, furniture pieces, art work, silk flowers, greenery, candles, western décor, and gift items. They also make custom floral arrangements.


UntitledJust Beyond the Door sells lines such as The Resident Chef, Swan Creek candles, Michel Design Works
soap, Wine-A-Rita Mix, and The Original Savory Saltine Seasoning Mix. They sample these items in store so stop by and check it out!


Visit them online at, or on Facebook  or Instagram. 

812 Texas Street

Woodward, OK 73801

(580) 254-3433


Fuzzy Navel Blowout Sale!

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fuzzyTo Celebrate National Tea Month, we are having a BLOWOUT sale on our 8 oz. Fuzzy Navel Tea Mix in June! 

A nice combination of orange and peach. We love it iced cold!! A wonderfully refreshing beverage, you’ll want to make a pitcher to share with friends! Makes a wonderful mixer for your favorite spirits too! A favorite for kids and adults alike! 

Get yours today for only $2.00 here:

See our Fuzzy Navel Cocktail Recipe Here:


***Sale Valid through end of June***

Just Four Fun!

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Just Four Fun was established in 1998 by Cissi Glendening, Hope Morrison, and Jessica Kasper. The ladies wanted to work together doing something fun together and are still having fun working together today, Just Four Fun! They do trunk shows in San Antonio and Aledo, Texas and sell everything from home décor to clothes, seasonal decorations, gifts for everyone, and food and drink. At times they even have antiques.


They started selling The Resident Chef because their customers love to try easy and new yet healthy items, so the outstanding quality and price of The Resident Chef was a perfect fit. They love that customers keep coming back for more and the variety is amazing. Just Four Fun’s TRC favorites are Mom’s Veggie Dip, Margarita Drink Mix, and Pineapple Pecan Chicken Salad.


Just Four Fun loves shopping for you! Stop by to shop and visit, taste, and see all the amazing items for YOU and those on your gift list. You will love Just Four Fun because they are just like your personal shopper! And, they are open in spring before the holidays and in the fall before the Christmas holidays.

For more information, call 210-771-3845


Vanness, Inc.

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The Vanness Family Established Vanness in 1938. The store started out doing repair of all types on image1kitchen, razors, pens, and coffee makers. In the 1970’s they added cake, candy, and cookie supplies. Today, they function more like a department store, carrying an array of products from Men’s gifts to baby gifts.

The Vanness family is very passionate about their store. They own it, and run it. Stop by soon for one of their tasting events so you can try the products Vanness sells. They don’t just sell these products, they use them. Sometimes samples never even make it to the public.

They have so many things you will love! They can personalize merchandise from their store and from local businesses. They have gifts and customized engraving. They have an array of wedding merchandise and can customize cake toppers in acrylic.

image3Since they enjoy food, and cooking is part of their heritage, they carry a variety of food related products and baking supplies for all of the talented people who enjoy cooking at home. And Chocolate, they have lots of chocolate! Vanness is also a national repair center for brands such as Kitchenaid, Rowenta, and Krups.

If you live out of town, email them! They ship almost every day.

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Store Location: 11610 Pleasant Ridge Rd. Little Rock, AR

Store Phone Number: 501-353-2362


The Knot Hole

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The Knot Hole Store FrontLynn and Donna Greer are proud owners of the Knot Hole in Red River New Mexico, which is not just your average resort shop. They strive to be unique and carry different lines that you can’t find in other Red River shops. The Knot Hole sells Log Furnishings, Rustic and Unique Home Accessories and Gifts, Antiques and Collectibles, Southwestern Items, and more, including The Resident Chef.


Resident Chef Display #1The Knot Hole is excited to offer TRC to their customers. Their favorites are TRC’s Pineapple Pecan
Chicken Salad, and the various dips and cocoas. Stop by and visit the Knot Hole. It is located in what used to be the Red River Post Office. When you step into the Knot Hole, you will see the old post office in the front room. There are many great memories in the building. The PO boxes and windows are still there, just as they used to be, for everyone to see.


Stop by the Knot Hole to experience their wonderful customer service and don’t forget to ask about the next sampling! If you’re a local, they offer a discount!


321 East Main Street

Red River, NM 87558



What’s Up? A New Shipping Method!

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boxesWe love our customers, and we listen to your input. Lately, many Wholesale Customers have had complaints about the peanuts in their shipments. 

Do you remember digging through endless amounts of peanuts  for product to inventory your TRC shipment? It was like looking for a needle in a haystack!

Not Any More! We have a new shipping method! Starting soon, you will be seeing each case of product cased in a separate box. These boxes will be placed in a bigger box to ship to you. Now you will be able to pull each case of product out and put it directly on the shelf. We hope this helps you save time inventorying shipments.  

We will still use peanuts for any retail shipments. 

Please give us feedback! When you receive your next shipment, let us know how your shipment made it to you.  

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or call us at 501.218.8664. 

We love Mom & Pops!

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Here at The Resident Chef, we LOVE our customers. We are especially fond of our wholesale customers. Most of our customers are small business owners, and as we all know, America thrives on small business. Small business owners spend countless hours of their lives growing and nurturing their businesses. They work long hours, but keep the wheels of America turning! In honor of National Mom & Pop’s Small Business Owners Day, we want to honor our top 10 customers of 2014! We are also giving each of them a free case of dip mix per month on orders from March through August! 

In the coming weeks, we will be featuring each of these businesses in individual Blog Posts. The ones who have been featured already have links below. If you live in one of the towns listed below, please stop by and check out their wonderful stores, and pick up your favorite The Resident Chef product! 

Check out our top 10 Wholesalers here: 

Branson, Missouri: Mulberry Mill

merchant_mulberry_1345_mulberry_mill_logo1This 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. 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.

Read the full TRC Blog Feature here:

Pigeon Forge, Tennessee: Three Bears General Store

header_01Three 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 also have a live bear habitat! You don’t want to miss visiting Three Bears!

Read the full TRC Blog Feature here:

Central Arkansas: Cherry’s Hallmark

Screen-Shot-2014-07-17-at-10.01.18-AM-300x223Cherry’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. 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. They have five locations in Little Rock, Benton, Hot Springs, and Conway. 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:

Read the full TRC Blog Feature here:

Ogunquit, Maine: Spoiled Rotten

10259849_10152549110428214_5352198247066732449_nSpoiled Rotten is a specialty gift shop located close to the beach. Gifts, Candles, Stationary, Gourmet Foods, Home Decor and Fun! They also sell Tervis, Pet items, Dinnerwear, Stationary, Tableware, and so much more! And slushies! Don’t forget about the slushies! Find just what you’ve been looking for at Spoiled Rotten. You can also order online.

Okotoks, AB (Canada): Finishing Touches

logoFinishing touches has a variety of unique home décor & custom furniture allowing one to escape in the world of décor. They are your one stop shop for home decor, seasonal decor, furniture, carpets, and more! They also have many unique pieces and can even help you with a floral arrangement. They have two locations, one in Olde Towne Okotoks and another in Britannia Crossing. If you’re looking for great customer service, stop by Finishing Touches.

Wichita, Kansas: Mr. Diggs

mrdiggslogoMr. Diggs is your one stop shop for all things home decor. They also carry gourmet items such as The Resident Chef. Mr. Diggs also offers custom decorating for your home or business. Mr. Diggs features vintage couches, beds, tables, chairs and other pieces, with new accent items and other goods mixed in. Clocks, candlesticks, linens and plates are among items for sale alongside larger pieces. Stop by today and tell them The Resident Chef sent you!

Hot Springs, Arkansas: EvilO

1653626_658176950887682_2087493158_nevilO specializes in delectable oils and vinegars, both domestic and abroad. They have daily tastings in this Historic Hot Springs boutique. Among their oils and vinegars, they can also tell you about recipes and pairings! They search out the finest products from various mills and farms around the globe. evilO will send you home “happily full”.


Spring, Texas: Annie’s Metal and More


Annie’s Metal Outlet is your number one source for home and garden decor by The Round Top Collection. They have all types of gifts such as holiday, americana, birthday, jewelry, The Resident Chef, candles, home decor, garden decor, and more!  Stop by their wonderful store today where there is something for everyone!


White Hall, AR: Hartz Honey Hole

996733_421513317962624_74892813_nHartz Honey Hole offers unique gift items for kids and adults of all ages!  They sell many Unique items, Antiques, Gourmet Goods, Home Decor, Vintage Razorback collectables, Melissa and Doug Toys, Park Hill and several other one-of-a-kind lines! One of Hartz best kept secrets: Amazing Vintage Furniture- every piece has a story! ou don’t want to miss visiting Hartz Honey Hole! Walking into the Honey Hole will take you back to a time when service was outstanding and proprietors truly loved their customers. Their customer service is modeled after a 1960’s corner market and soda fountain! You won’t find another place like it!  Hartz hopes you return again and again just to say hello and see their newest finds! Don’t forget to pick up a jar of Hartz local raw honey while you’re there. You will love Hartz!

Read the full TRC Blog Feature here:

Little Rock, AR Metro Areas: Cornerstone Pharmacy

7118_159675666277_1692607_n-300x251Have 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. They have several locations in the Little Rock metro area:

Cornerstone – Rodney Parham

Cornerstone Pharmacy – Chenal

Cornerstone Pharmacy – Otter Creek

Cornerstone Pharmacy -Lakewood

Cornerstone Pharmacy – JFK

Kavanaugh Pharmacy

Read the full TRC Blog Feature here:

Also check out features on other stores that carry TRC here:

Friday Night Bites: Glazed Fruit Pizza

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Do you LOVE fruit? What about Pizza? Combine them together for a sweet treat! This week’s Friday Night Bites recipe is Glazed Fruit Pizza and features The Resident Chef’s Strawberry Cheesecake Dessert Mix. 



  • 1 package The Resident Chef Strawberry Cheesecake Dessert Mix
  • 8 oz. Cream Cheese
  • 8 oz. whipped cream
  • Olive Oil Spraypizza2
  • Washed and Sliced Strawberries
  • Washed and Sliced Kiwi
  • Washed and Sliced Grapes
  • Washed and Sliced Pineapple
  • Washed and Sliced Oranges
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 Tbsp. corn starch
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 2 Tbsp. lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 tsp. Orange Zest


Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Spray pan with Olive Oil spray and arrange the cookie dough on the pan and press flat. Bake until golden brown (approx. 10 minutes). After the cookie dough is cool, Mix up the Strawberry Cheesecake Mix with the cream cheese and whip cream and spread evenly over the cookie dough crust. Starting on the outside of the crust, start lining up a particular fruit. I usually start with strawberries. Then, for the second layer, pick a different fruit, and so on until you get to the middle. If you’re not a fan of some of the fruits in the recipe, you can use whichever fruits you like best. 

To make a glaze, combine salt, sugar, corn starch, orange juice, lemon juice, water, and orange zest. Stir and cook over medium heat. When the mixture starts to boil, cook for a few minutes until thickened and remove from heat. Allow to cool for 5 minutes then drizzle it over the cookie and fruit. Chill for two hours before serving. 

Get your Strawberry Cheesecake Dessert Mix on SALE this weekend for only $3.00 (Reg. $6.00)!

More about TRC’s Strawberry Cheesecake Dessert Mix:

A wonderfully light and refreshing mix! The Resident Chef knows you will love this easy to prepare dessert which is chock full of a variety of berries! We love to keep it on hand in case last minute guests drop in. Everything you need to impress your guests, and sure to satisfy your sweet tooth! With the addition of whipped topping this mix makes an awesome pie mix or great dessert spread for pound cake and cupcakes!