Oatmeal Nut Pie

Oh. My. Goodness!

It’s that time of year when all I want to do is bake.

Give me all the sweet stuff!

oatmeal nut pie slice

And because we are nearing the holidays {I’m not ready}, I thought maybe I should start posting some pie recipes, maybe even do a tutorial or two.

{I need to get brave}

I love making pie! I love making the crust…mmmmm and maybe I make a batch or two extra just for “lady fingers”. My kids and I can devour them in no time. You must be real quick to be able to sneak one out from under us.

This pie is probably my favorite pie…right up there with Strawberry Rhubarb.

So oatmeal pie has been described as the ‘poor man’s pecan pie’.  It is full of a delicious filling containing coconut, walnuts, and of course oatmeal.

My suggestion is that you make 2.  Share one. Hide the other one. Wake up when everyone else is sleeping. Heat it up and add a couple scoops of ice cream. Eat it out of the pan with a fork. And enjoy every last bite!

That’s just my suggestion. {make sure to wash the pan and fork… hide the evidence. They’ll never forgive you} You can thank me later.

Oatmeal Nut Pie


  • 1 cup light karo syrup
  • 3 eggs, slightly beaten
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup butter, melted
  • 3/4 cup coconut
  • 1 cup oatmeal ( I use quick oats)
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla


  1. Combine ingredients in order given.
  2. Pour into an unbaked 9″ pie shell.
  3. Bake at 350 for 50-60 minutes or until set.

Serve warm with vanilla ice cream. Or eat cold. It’s good no matter how you serve it.


Much love,








Fall Decorating: Free Printables

I love fall.

Pumpkins. Corn stalks. Pumpkin Spice Chai Lattes. The colors of changing leaves on the mountains. All of it.

I love all of it.

I love to decorate both inside and outside for most seasons and holidays. I try not to go overboard. Most of all…. I try to do it as inexpensive as possible.

That way I don’t feel guilty when I change things up every year.

One of the best ways I have found to add some décor is by finding some cute printables and printing them off and placing them in cute frames.  I am that girl that buys all the frames in the second-hand store. I like to keep them in a box and when I print something off, I find a frame that’ll work and take it on a date outside with a can of spray paint.

The easiest way to change up décor in a hurry and for a small price is with a can of spray paint.

I have found some adorable FREE printables for you and have linked them below. So much fun!

Simply find one you love, download it and then print it off and place it in a cute upcycled frame.


You have a fun decoration that you won’t feel bad about changing up next season, or maybe you’ll keep it around for awhile.

FREE-Fall-Printable pumpkin patch

This adorable Pumpkin Patch sign from Sincerely, Sara D.


I love this Anne of Green Gables quote found at kaylaaimee.


This chalkboard design from LollyJane makes my heart happy.


I’m pretty much obsessed with everything about this cute Pickup and Pumpkins print from my Someday in May.

Fall Subway Art

This Fall Subway Art by The Kurtz Corner is adorable.



This sweet watercolor print by Rosewood and Grace is so perfect!


Aren’t these all so stinkin’ cute?

Happy Fall!


Much love,





Korean Beef

Korean Beef

I have to admit… my husband doesn’t ask for much.  I love cooking for him because he will eat anything I put in front of him and he never complains.

He also very seldom requests anything. Well… except for scones. He will request scones.

He has told me of his Grandma’s delicious tuna fish sandwiches, her snickerdoodles that only she could make to perfection and this “Korean Beef stuff” that his mom would make and they’d eat it over rice.

I have seen this recipe floating around the internet and have decided that I needed to give it a try. It seems to have the elements he has explained in the dish his mom once made.  Anything with ground beef… I’m game. It’s simple and it’s filling…and relatively inexpensive.


Now… I have to explain. We have a schedule that would confuse anyone. Sometimes we wonder who’s coming and who’s going and when and where. But… we seem to make it work.  The mister works night shifts…long ones. So then I work from home when he is sleeping for the most part.  The days he is home, I work in the mornings from home and we usually do yardwork and hang out otherwise. We randomly fall asleep in the middle of the day. On nights like last night I’m up through the wee hours because I am not tired. My body seriously doesn’t know when it’s supposed to be sleeping or awake anymore.

On the days he works I usually have his “lunch” ready around 4:30 so he can get ready and leave by 5:30. It’s crazy some days because I feed him {dinner} but I pack him a {lunch}. Ya know… kinda backwards. But we make it work.

This was super simple to throw together and I cooked Jasmine rice to go with.  That’s our rice of choice around here.

And yes…. I garnished his dinner, because I’m cool like that. {and I needed pics}

Once again, Six Sisters’  recipe is a good one. No surprise.


Korean Beef


  • 1 lb lean ground beef
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 1 Tbsp sesame oil
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/4 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/2 tsp crushed red peppers
  • salt and pepper
  • 1 bunch green onions, diced
  • Rice, cooked


  1. Heat a large skillet over medium heat and brown beef with garlic in the sesame oil.
  2. Drain most of the fat and add brown sugar, soy cause, ginger, salt and pepper and red peppers. Simmer for a few minutes to blend the flavors.  Serve over steamed rice and top with green onions


Recipe from Six Sisters’ Stuff


Much love,





Chinese Cabbage Salad

chinese cabbage saladI love salad.

Cabbage salads. Lettuce. Anything that resembles rabbit food.

I like the sweet salads too. But the green kind are more my style.

Give me all the salads!

The first time I tried this salad was when my Aunt brought it to a family dinner a lot of years ago.  I dug right in and it has been one of my favorites since.  I have changed it up a bit from the recipe I received from her. And sometimes if I want it to be a main dish, I will add cooked chicken to it.


What is your favorite salad?


Chinese Cabbage Salad


  • 1 head cabbage, shredded or finely chopped
  • 2 packages chicken flavored ramen noodles, crushed (reserve seasoning for dressing)
  • 1 cup salted sunflower seeds
  • 4 green onions, chopped
  • 2 lg carrots, chopped

Dressing Ingredients:

  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 4 Tbsp rice vinegar
  • 4 Tbsp sugar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • 2 packages reserved ramen noodle seasoning


  1. Place the cabbage, carrots, onions, sunflowers seeds and crushed ramen noodles in a large serving bowl. Mix well. Set aside.
  2. In a medium bowl, whish together all dressing ingredients and pour over salad mixture. Refrigerate several hours before serving.


Much love…






Delicious Cheesy Potato Soup

Delicious Cheesy Potato Soup


Fall is in the air. The mornings are cool and the breeze coming in the through the bedroom window is so cool.

My favorite part of fall is the flavors that come with it. The warm comfort foods and the smell of pumpkin. Oh. And blankets. I love me a good snuggly blanket.

My first thought as I tucked my feet back under the blanket in bed  this morning was that I needed to make soup for dinner.  Finally.  It’s soup weather.

I know there are all these recipes out there for this healthy veggie soup with clear broth. But I’m here to tell you that the ONLY soup I want right now is a creamy, cheesy, bacon-filled potato soup.

This is a soup I’ve made for several years.  Pretty much started with one of those kind of days that you’re using up the remainder of the groceries in your fridge and pantry and this is what came of it.  I haven’t written down the recipe til now because, let’s be honest, I haven’t used one.

There are so many delicious potato soup recipes out there. Many variations of the same thing. Well, I seem to do that on my own. I never make it the same twice. But after everyone was asking for the recipe, I decided it was time to pay attention to detail and write it all down.

First, you must know…. this is a variety for the crockpot.  I have a big crockpot and it was too full for the lid to go back on when I was finished.  So, this will feed an army. But on the plus side, you can either have lots of leftovers, you can share, or you can freeze it for a later time when you don’t want to cook.  I love to share hot soup.  Usually accompanied with fresh-from-the-oven rolls. Because it’s comfort food at its finest.

From my kitchen to yours, enjoy!

Delicious Cheesy Potato Soup


  • 20 small-medium potatoes- peeled and cubed (I used russets)
  • 1 Lg onion, chopped
  • 5 carrots, peeled and thinly sliced
  • 6 stalks celery, diced (I used the leaves too)
  • 8 cups chicken broth
  • 1 lb bacon, cut in small pieces and cooked until crisp, drain, set aside
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups cold milk
  • 3+ cups shredded cheese (I used medium and sharp cheddar)
  • 1+ cup sour cream
  • additional bacon, shredded cheese and green onions for garnish


  1. Chop, dice, and slice the potatoes, onions, carrots and celery. Throw them in your crockpot and pour chicken broth/stock over them. Set on high and let it cook.
  2. Cook and crumble bacon, set on paper towel to drain. (hide… if you don’t it will be gone before the veggies are cooked)
  3. After veggies are tender, approximately 4 hrs, you will make your thickening rue. Start by melting 1/2 cup butter (no margarine!) in a frying pan. Add salt and pepper and stir until completely melted. Add the flour. Whisk together and continually stir until combined. Add milk, continue stirring. Cook for several minutes. The longer it cooks, the less you’ll know you used flour :).
  4. Add to soup and stir until completely combined.
  5. Now add your cheese.  This is usually where I’m dumping what’s left of several bags of shredded cheese.
  6. Add sour cream and gently stir.
  7. Add bacon. (make sure to leave enough to garnish)
  8. Chop green onions.. Garnish with shredded cheese, green onions and bacon pieces.

An original recipe by Teauna of becauseican.me


Much Love….