Well, it's Mother's Day weekend, and if you somehow managed to miss all those reminders on the Internet, on TV, on the radio... heck, if you're living in a cave and only check out the blogosphere... you may have missed out on that important fact. If you're looking for something to get for Mom of a culinary nature, you just might try out The Savory Pantry in Hot Springs. The tidy little shop across from the Hot Springs Aquarium features all sorts of jams, jellies, sauces, salsas, desserts, and more. I like a lot of the neat little suggestions they have out on display, such as this Artichoke Tomato Bruschetta Savory Cheesecake. Recipe and more info on the jump.
Artichoke Tomato Bruschetta Savory Cheesecake
16 ounces softened cream cheese
1 jar Elki Artichoke Tomato Bruschetta
1 cup coarsely ground Parmesan cheese
Beat cream cheese and eggs until smooth. Stir in other ingredients. Place in 6 inch springform pan or in small baking dish. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes. Serve at room temperature with crackers or tortilla chips.
The shop also offers lots of pre-packaged foods (like these ready-to-plate olives and garlics), pre-made gift baskets, and some rather amusing cocktail napkins.