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An Ode to Aldi (And 4 Recipes with Aldi Ingredients)

  An Ode to Aldi Oh Aldi how I love you, And your bare bones, no frills inside. There’s no flashy eye candy Causing my kids to ask for things as we go by. Oh Aldi how I love you, And how it’s no big deal To bring a quarter for the cart So I… Continue reading An Ode to Aldi (And 4 Recipes with Aldi Ingredients)

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Summer Side Dishes

Just in time in case you need to bring something to a cookout, here are a few quick, easy, and yummy sides that are perfect for hot summer days. Happy eating!   Vegetable Fritters These are the perfect way to use up the surplus of squash or zucchini from your garden or just any vegetables… Continue reading Summer Side Dishes

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The Day I Bought 12 Pies: An Arbuckle Mountain Fried Pies Review

We visited the Chickasaw National Recreation Area in Sulphur, OK this weekend. After hiking and swimming in this beautiful area we were hungry in a way you can only be after playing outside all day in summer. Feeling starving and excited to visit Arbuckle Mountain Fried Pies for the first time made me temporarily loose… Continue reading The Day I Bought 12 Pies: An Arbuckle Mountain Fried Pies Review

Food · Sides and Veggies

Garlic Chive Butter

I’ve made this butter before and loved it. This time though was different. This time I had garlic and chives from our little garden to make it with. Our garlic bulbs were little, but we were still excited to have grown them! I keep the finished product in the fridge and use on baked potatoes,… Continue reading Garlic Chive Butter

Food · Salads · Sides and Veggies

Sweet Potato Salad

I brought this colorful dish to Easter dinner. I think I enjoyed this more than anyone else there because I brought most of it home. I really did like it though, and I’m going to make it again. It worked well for a potluck since it didn’t require any reheating. I also liked that it changed… Continue reading Sweet Potato Salad

Food · Sandwiches

Celebrate National Grilled Cheese Day with Grownup Twists

Happy National Grilled Cheese Day! Celebrate with trying one of these grown up grilled cheese tips or one of the recipes listed below.   Tips for turning a grilled cheese sandwich into being worthy of a grownup meal: Use good quality bread. I like using slices of French or Italian breads. Don’t waste the heels!… Continue reading Celebrate National Grilled Cheese Day with Grownup Twists

Food · Soups

Roasted Acorn Squash Soup

There is a chance of rain almost every day this week.Since springtime in Oklahoma can never make up it’s mind, it is still soup weather. This is an easy recipe but the roasting does take some time. I made it on a lazy Saturday, topped it with Homemade Croutons, and served with a green salad. It… Continue reading Roasted Acorn Squash Soup