01 Stuffed Jalapeños

02 Tuna Log

03 Hospitable Grape & Cheese Spread

04 Sausage and Cheese Wonton Cups


Stuffed Jalapeños


Yield: 24 stuffed peppers

Time: 15 minutes


12 jalapeno peppers

One block of original cream cheese

One cup of powdered parmesan cheese

One lb. breakfast sausage


Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Remove stems and cut peppers in half; use a spoon to remove seeds, rinse halves well, and set aside to dry.

Brown sausage and remove from heat; drain. Add cheeses to sausage and mix well. Use spoon to fill each pepper half with sausage mixture.  Bake for 30 minutes.  Enjoy!

Jared Malone, ‘14

Bagpiper, Lyon College Pipe Band

Garland, Texas


Tuna Log


1 can tuna, drained

1 pkg. (8 oz.) cream cheese

2 tsp. onion finely chopped

Hot sauce to taste

Salt and Pepper to taste

Dried parsley flakes

Slivered almonds or chopped pecans

Mix first 5 ingredients. Shape into a log and roll in dried parsley and nuts. Serve with crackers.

Pam Buie, ’82

Batesville, Arkansas


Hospitable Grape & Cheese Spread



16 oz. cream cheese, softened

3 Tbsp brandy (or cognac)

½ cup finely chopped chutney

¼ cup finely chopped green onions (save tops)

¼ cup chopped and toasted almonds

¼ tsp curry powder

1 cup grapes, halved and seeded

In large bowl, mix first six ingredients until well blended. Chill.

When firm, mound into an oval shape on serving tray, and cover surface with grape halves, cut side down….it will resemble a pineapple. Insert the green onion tops to make the “pineapple leaves” at one end of the cheese mound.

Surround with grape clusters and serve with crisp crackers. Enjoy!

Janie Hopkins, ’63

Little Rock, Arkansas


Sausage & Cheese Wonton Cups


1 lb sausage

2 cups shredded cheddar cheese

2 whole green onions, chopped

8 oz bottle of Ranch dressing

12 oz package of wonton wraps

Extra-virgin olive oil

Brown sausage. Combine sausage, cheese, green onions, and ranch together in a bowl. Set aside. Grease the inside of a muffin pan. Lightly brush the wontons front and back with olive oil. Place wontons in cups of the muffin pan. Bake at 375 degrees for 7-9 minutes. Transfer wontons to a cooling rack and let cool. Spoon the sausage filling into the wontons and place back in the oven until hot.

Mary Lemings, Director of Development

Concord, Arkansas