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German Potato Salad | gimmesomeoven.com

German Potato Salad

Guten tag, meine freune!   Ok, I had to look up the “my friends” part of that on Google translate.  Clearly my German is not quite on par with my Spanish.  But hey, on the day that this post goes live, I will have already spent a week in...

Easy Chai Popsicles | gimmesomeoven.com

Easy Chai Popsicles

Sometimes I wish our culture would adopt the custom of taking siestas. You know, those naps that the Spanish so famously take each afternoon after lunch?  They sound kind of brilliant to me.  Because afternoons are without a doubt the time that I seem to move a littttle bitttt morrre slowwwwly....

Homemade BBQ Sauce 2

Homemade BBQ Sauce

I realized the other day that I have now lived in Kansas City for nearly a decade. A decade. That’s like a third of my life!  Oh wait, that is a third of my life.  Or to be accurate, 10/31sts of my life.  Close enough. Whatever the fraction, basically all of...

Blueberry Chicken Chopped Salad | gimmesomeoven.com #salad

Blueberry Chicken Chopped Salad

I cannot stop eating this salad. Seriously.  My sister and I whipped it up for lunch one day last week when she was in town, and it made a big batch.  So then we immediately had it again that evening for leftovers.  And then I had some the next...

Crunchy Asian Ramen Noodle Salad -- made with fresher ingredients, and ready to go in 10 minutes! | gimmesomeoven.com

Crunchy Asian Ramen Noodle Salad (a.k.a. Basically The Best Potluck Salad EVER)

Alright, show of hands. Who else grew up eating ramen noodle salads?!? I don’t know about you, but this salad was a Very Big Deal in my house back in the day.  My mom made it regularly and took it along to every potluck, picnic, and church function imaginable....

Mojito Pie -- basically a key lime pie with some mint (and rum!) muddled in | gimmesomeoven.com #dessert

Mojito Pie

This past Tuesday, the hallowed day that our neighbors all get together for our #neighbornights to grill dinner together, it was raining.  So on a whim, I decided to invite the neighborhood over to my house for the evening. Now don’t get me wrong, I love to entertain.  But… 1....

Rainbow Veggie Skewers | gimmesomeoven.com

Rainbow Veggie Skewers

For a girl who grew up adamantly insisting that I was an “indoor person”, I have to say that I have become quite fond of the Great Outdoors. Well, I still squeal like a little girl when a bee buzzes my way. But goodness, I feel like I can’t...

The Friday Five | gimmesomeoven.com

The Friday Five (Memorial Day Recipes Edition)

Happy Memorial Day Weekend, friends! I hope you have a lovely and relaxing 3-day weekend ahead, hopefully shared with lots of friends and family.  I going to be popping down to visit my parents (and see the new house they’re building!) in Wichita for a few days.  But otherwise,...

Red White and Blue(berry) Margaritas | gimmesomeoven.com

Red, White and Blue(berry) Margaritas

Some days are just meant for spontaneity. For me, yesterday was one of them. After a morning of meetings and an early afternoon spent cranking out a freelancing project, I had a little epiphany and realized the reason why half of my friends were going to be out of...

5 Ingredient Strawberry Caprese Pasta Salad | gimmesomeoven.com #easy #recipe #vegetarian

5-Ingredient Strawberry Caprese Pasta Salad

I feel like I should forewarn you that this may turn into the Summer Of Pasta Salads here on the blog. I am apparently obsessed with them lately, especially once the lightbulb went off and I realized (far too late in life) that the words pasta salad do not need to...

Strawberry Kale Salad | gimmesomeoven.com #vegetarian #glutenfree

Strawberry Kale Salad

This weekend, I spent the most lovely morning in the garden. But not just any garden. I actually joined a bunch of my fellow CSA members to pay a visit to the enormous urban garden where my summer produce is being grown.  And it was pretty much the coolest...

Shrimp Scampi Skewers Recipe | gimmesomeoven.com #glutenfree #seafood

Shrimp Scampi Skewers + Weber Grill GIVEAWAY!

It’s finally that time of year. Nights eating “out” now mean literally outside.  My stainless steel spatulas and tongs have resumed their official easy-to-grab “spot” by the back door.  My laundry basket faintly smells of charcoal from nights out this week.  My roasting pan is being replaced any possible...