Food · Meaty Main Dishes

Tex-Mex Cornbread Casserole

It has felt like fall in Oklahoma for a good two weeks. . . and now it feels like winter is upon us. Did anyone else pull out their heavy coats this morning? The change of the season(s) has had me in full-blown comfort food mode. This Tex-Mex Cornbread Casserole was concocted from delaying a… Continue reading Tex-Mex Cornbread Casserole

Other good stuff · Random Stuff like TV, Movies, and Social Media

It’s a Birthday/Blog Anniversary Meet and Greet!

My blog anniversary and my birthday are both at the beginning of January. Last year to celebrate both I hosted a blog meet and greet. It was so fun that I am going to do it again. We are going to share links of our favorite posts from 2018. How does it work? Introduce yourself,… Continue reading It’s a Birthday/Blog Anniversary Meet and Greet!

Breakfast · Food

Pumpkin Oatmeal

We had some pie pumpkins from Halloween and Thanksgiving that I wanted to use up. I popped them in the Instant Pot for 20 minutes. They came out easy to peel and easy to purée. That purée was used to make a few pumpkin dishes, but I think this oatmeal was my favorite. The pumpkin… Continue reading Pumpkin Oatmeal

Food · Soups

Instant Pot Beef and Vegetable Soup

It’s November, and we’ve already had our first snow. That might not seem crazy to some, but here in Oklahoma it was a bit early. So of course we have started to fill our pots with chili, stews, and soups. This beef and vegetable soup has been a perfect quick dump dish for our cold… Continue reading Instant Pot Beef and Vegetable Soup

Week in Review

Week in Review 12/1/17

I hope everyone had a great week. Thanks for checking out my weekly series, Week in Review, posted every Friday. Enjoy a recap of how the week went down and tell me about yours. 1) What’s gotten my attention this week? The domino effect. I can be naive, but I am not naive enough to think that sexual… Continue reading Week in Review 12/1/17

Food · Soups

5 Soup Recipes You Need This Winter

Where are my soup eaters at? For me there is nothing better than a warm bowl of soup when it’s cold outside. Okay one thing maybe better, a good bowl of soup served with some good bread. Here are my 5 favorite soups to keep your tummy full and comforted all winter long. Enjoy!  … Continue reading 5 Soup Recipes You Need This Winter

Food

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)

Food

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

Food · Sweets

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 lose… Continue reading The Day I Bought 12 Pies: An Arbuckle Mountain Fried Pies Review