German Potato Salad |

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...

Blueberry Cake | #dessert

Blueberry Cake

Hey friends!  Ali, here.  I’m really excited to introduce you to one of the coolest 15-year-olds I know, who collaborated with me as the baker/writer/photographer behind today’s post.  Her name is Maya, and we have gone to church together for years.  But I only recently found out that —...

Fresh Peach Margaritas | #cocktail

Fresh Peach Margarita

I had every intention of turning these peaches into a fresh white sangria. But then chips and salsa snacking happened during happy hour.  (What’s new?) And you know what I like to drink with my chips and salsa.  (What else?) So yeah, rain check on the sangria.  (Delicious decision.)

10-Minute Spinach Lasagna | #pasta

10-Minute Spinach Lasagna

Since becoming a food blogger, my cell number has basically morphed into the cooking hotline for my friends. Probably at least once a day, I get a text from someone asking whether a ____ can be cooked in the crock pot, or how to tell if _____ is ripe,...

Marinara Sauce

Marinara Sauce

How do you “unwind” at the end of a long day? In different seasons of life, I have had different answers.  I remember that in my old job — when I was around people and music all day long — I loved coming home to a quiet house and...

Easy Pineapple Foster -- Fresh pineapple soaked in rum+cinnamon+brown sugar, grilled, and topped with ice cream.  Amazing. | #dessert

Easy Rum-Soaked Grilled Pineapple

Today I’m bringing back another golden oldie from the Gimme Some Oven archives that is one of my absolute favorite dessert recipes to make in the summer.  I had initially entitled it “Flameless Pineapple Foster” when I first posted the recipe back in 2010.  But after receiving many puzzled...

Reader Survey + $100 Amazon Gift Card Giveaway |

Annual Reader Survey + $100 Amazon GIVEAWAY

Hey everyone!  I have some exciting news! Well, two pieces of exciting news. The first is that it’s time for our annual reader survey.  Whoo!!  Ok, maybe I get a little too excited about surveys.  But this is the time each year when we ask for your feedback about the...

Bacon Breakfast Tacos |

Bacon Breakfast Tacos

I made you some breakfast tacos, y’all! Actually, this recipe was inspired by my recent trip to Austin — a.k.a. The Land Of Breakfast Tacos — to kick off my partnership with Old El Paso as part of their Freshest Bloggers program.  I will tell you about that in...