Our Shared Shelf – To Kill a Mockingbird

Book number 2 got checked off the list a couple of days ago! Now there’s only 98 more to go! 🤪 If you are following along: our next book is The Great Gatsby! We are reading this one chapter at a time. There’s only 9 chapters, so it’ll go quickly! Stop at your local libraryContinue reading “Our Shared Shelf – To Kill a Mockingbird”

Diners, Drive Ins & Dives – St. Louis

For Memorial Day weekend, we visited St. Louis, Missouri to see the Gateway Arch and explore the city. We also were able to hit up 4 Triple D restaurants! For those that don’t know what Triple D is, it’s a show on Food Network Called Diners, Drive Ins and Dives. It’s ran by Guy Fieri,Continue reading “Diners, Drive Ins & Dives – St. Louis”

Bruschetta

Whether you’re serving this little beauty as an appetizer, side dish, main dish, whatever, it’s gonna hit the spot! The juicy and flavorful cherry tomatoes just explode in your mouth, and the crunchy bread is extra satisfying! You can buy a French baguette at the grocery store, or you can make your own! INGREDIENTS: 1Continue reading “Bruschetta”

Gateway Arch National Park

Ryan and I checked another National park off of our list this weekend when we traveled to St. Louis, Missouri to visit the Gateway Arch! We took a tram up into the arch. The elevator was soooo tiny. It had 5 seats, and Ryan couldn’t even sit up straight. When we got to the topContinue reading “Gateway Arch National Park”

Chili Cheese Dogs

What other all American dish could I share with you guys on Memorial Day? This recipe for homemade chili dogs is seriously so easy, and tastes delicious! I really like to toast the hot dog buns before adding anything on them. I do this in the oven with the broiler on high. Once they areContinue reading “Chili Cheese Dogs”

BoOk ReViEw – The Last Train to Key West by Chanel Cleeton

“You can live a fair share of adventures in other people’s stories.” 5/5 STARS ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ I LOVED THIS. It was seriously so good. I was hooked from the first chapter. This author is just amazing. If you haven’t read Next Year in Havana, you have to! That is another story by her that I loved.Continue reading “BoOk ReViEw – The Last Train to Key West by Chanel Cleeton”

Cheesy Chicken Bacon Ranch Casserole

This one checks all the boxes for me. Potatoes, bacon, chicken fried in bacon grease, ranch, AND cheese?! Seriously so good. A little secret I’ve discovered recently is cooking the potatoes in the microwave beforehand so they cook faster. You’re probably like, yeah…duhhhh Abbie…but seriously, how did it take me 5 years to figure thatContinue reading “Cheesy Chicken Bacon Ranch Casserole”

Out West Adventures

Another throwback blog post! Here’s a photo dump of our latest out west vacation! We stopped at badlands national Park, Yellowstone national park, and the Teton mountains. Here’s a close-up of a bison that was lying down on the side of the road. These things creep me OUT! Here we are at Badlands National Park!Continue reading “Out West Adventures”

Tomato Basil Sauce

Ryan went out fishing today on Lake Michigan, and came home with a salmon filet and 2 trout filets! ❤️ yummmm! I had some leftover tomato paste in the fridge, and figured, let’s make a sauce to go with our fish! So I concocted something up and was quite pleased with the result. It wasContinue reading “Tomato Basil Sauce”