Hello, friend! I’m Julie. Join me on my adventure as I move from Los Angeles, the “City of Angels” population 3.8 million, to  Skiatook, the “Gateway to Osage County” population 7,397. There are sure to be many exciting and humorous moments of trying new things, beautiful settings and delicious recipes.


Autumn Sangria

The leaves in Oklahoma are brilliant hues of mustard, caramel, tangerine, and lime. It’s time for fires in the fireplace and scarves around our necks. As the landscape and temperature change, so does my palate. Isn’t it funny how the changing of the season imparts an inherent desire for certain flavors? For me, fall conjures …

Friday Night Lights

We’re well into football season and I’m about to make a big confession. It’s not going to be popular. In fact, living in a small midwestern town and saying something so absolutely preposterous and offensive could possibly get me stoned to death. The townspeople will soon be at my doorstep with torches and pitchforks, but …