Since our epic snow storm busted over the course of 24 hours, I found myself with nothing to do this weekend. I cleaned. I played around with some makeup. I made chex mix. I entertained the cats. That was all before 9:24 a.m. yesterday. What the heck was I going to do for the rest… Continue reading Pesto Shrimp & Vegetable Sheet Pan Dinner
Does anyone know how to pronounce 'gnocchi'? I've been saying it like 'no-key' my whole life and I have no idea if that's right or not. I'm just assuming the 'g' is silent. I've heard people pronounce it like 'noque-ee' before, with a more French-like annunciation on the 'no' sound. Who is right? I was… Continue reading Chicken & Gnocchi Soup
I'm about to run out of room in my kitchen with all the cookie-baking I've been doing over the last few weeks. I only have one cookie jar, and four or five Christmas containers. I've been taking most of the Christmas cookies to work (which I think my co-workers appreciate), but I still have an… Continue reading Christmas Cake Mix Cookies
Sugar is one of the most addicting substances in the world. It buries itself deep inside your brain thinking you need it---always. The holidays make it extremely hard to not overdo it on the sugar. I've found myself sneaking one cookie...two cookies...three cookies or more. Once you get one, you can't stop. These brownie cookies… Continue reading Christmas Brownie Cookies
I'm more than halfway done Christmas shopping and it's not even December yet. I consider that a win. Usually, I'm one of those crazy people making a mad dash for the stores on December 23rd. I'm a perpetual procrastinator at all things in life, Christmas shopping included. I'll even fight the two things I hate… Continue reading Salsa Verde Chicken Casserole
One of the best things to do in the summer in Oklahoma is go camping. Granted, you can only go a few weekends out of the early-portion of summer before the heat becomes unbearable. I wasn't able to camp this year, but I really want to again next year. I also want to try some… Continue reading Fireside S’mores Cookies
A true clean-out-your-kitchen type meal. Use leftover chicken or turkey if you wish for this stir-fry that also includes roasted green beans, cabbage, carrots, and everyone's favorite: BACON.