Is this Heaven? No, it’s Oklahoma.

The Pioneer Woman Mercantile Recently I went to Oklahoma to visit my sister, her boyfriend, and my brand new nephew! He was born on Valentine’s Day, and is the sweetest thing on this earth (I’m certainly not biased). While visiting with them, Mike and I decided to take a short day trip out to Pawhuska…

Guys, I made a Chocolate Cake!

Hey everybody and happy Saturday! So my dad’s birthday was Thursday and he requested a chocolate cake. I had a few choices: buy a cake, use a box mix, or face my fears and try and make it from scratch. Well, enter my hero, Ree Drummond aka the Pioneer Woman, with a tried and true…

Not Your Mother’s Meatloaf

This is recipe is another comfort food classic. Nothing says “welcome home” quite like a meatloaf! This has always been my favorite main dish, and I would request it every year for my special birthday meal. As I’ve grown and started exploring with cooking, I’ve parted ways with my mother’s meatloaf, and I’ve experimented and…