Monthly Archives: August 2015

Toasted Walnut & Garden-Fresh Sweet Basil Pesto ((Homemade))

It has been a tough sea­son for the gar­den! I had one squash to har­vest ((boo to the squash bugs)), a few beets, pithy radish­es galore, not one bean and the toma­toes have begrudg­ing­ly pro­duced — if that is even pos­si­ble. But a few things have been out­stand­ing — and I am not refer­ring to the weeds.

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A little glimpse into my home…

I will soon be doing a few posts about my paint col­ors, some fin­ish­es includ­ing my wal­nut slab island and my floor­ing choic­es ((tile, stained con­crete etc)). But before I begin shar­ing some of my favorite home design details, I want to tell you ((again)) about one of my favorite kitchen details… Con­tin­ue read­ing

After-School Snack Time!! ((Hot n’ Ready Ham Roll-ups))

It is offi­cial, school is back in ses­sion. I have to admit — for the first time in sev­er­al years, I am sad sum­mer break is over. We had a great ((and very busy)) sum­mer. The kids attend­ed a few camps, we enjoyed our annu­al trip to Table Rock and we even man­aged to squeeze in a trip to Bran­son with my mom and dad. Con­tin­ue read­ing

Potsticker Party!! ((An Okie Girl’s Take on Potstickers))

One of our favorite peo­ple is in town dur­ing sum­mer break for just one week and that can only mean one thing! Food and fun — wait, that is two things! Sum­mer brain is a killer, haha! Our Luke is in from Colum­bia and oh how we have missed him! So din­ner was his choice, which as you may guess from the title of this post, he picked pot­stick­ers. Con­tin­ue read­ing

Peach & Plum Cobbler with Cinnamon Sugar Dumplings

Let me tell you a lit­tle some­thing about me: I don’t gro­cery shop. Well, I do some shop­ping but it is main­ly lim­it­ed to the Braum’s Fresh Mar­ket store & occa­sion­al invi­ta­tions to join David for a shop­ping trip “date”. The tiny Braum’s mar­ket keeps me from buy­ing things not on the list and, more impor­tant­ly, not in our bud­get. Yes — I have a prob­lem stay­ing on a bud­get, oops.

Won­der­ing why I don’t gro­cery shop?? Con­tin­ue read­ing

Epic Lasagna — Meat & Potatoes Meet Homemade Lasagna Noodles!!

Now, before I start telling you about this recipe, let me quick­ly tell you about the name of this recipe. It all start­ed when I was strug­gling to heave this mas­sive cre­ation out of the oven. It was mas­sive­ly heavy because I was afeared feed­ing 4 col­lege guys an aver­age sized lasagna would not fill them up — so, I dou­bled it and assem­bled it in a — get ready for this:  Con­tin­ue read­ing

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