Cucumber, onion & tomato salad

Our garden has already produced A LOT of veggies this year.  We planted two cucumber plants, a dozen pepper plants and several cherry/grape/roma tomato plants.  We recently had more than a dozen cucumbers, so Zach decided to make a salad out of them.

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He used slices of cucumber, diced tomato, sliced red onion and Italian dressing.  We added shredded mozzarella cheese and croutons at the end and it was delicious! (that’s saying a lot since I’m not a big fan of cucumbers, tomatoes, or onions.)  I made a Loaded Potato and Buffalo Chicken casserole that we’d seen floating around facebook to go along with this salad, I’ll post the recipe for that soon.

There are many more cucumbers ready to pick and we will have hundreds of tomatoes, so I’ll post any cucumber salad recipes I try!



Oreo Pudding Poke Cake

It’s no secret that I (and Kaden and Irelyn) are the chocolate addicts in the house.  Zach doesn’t like anything more than brownies or Oreo’s – when he found this recipe, I couldn’t wait to try it!  Here it is – Oreo Puddin’ Poke Cake.


We loved it.  I’m actually planning on making another one for our family reunion this weekend!


We also picked tomatoes from our garden yesterday;  we pick them twice a week and end up with a basket of 15+ each time.  We still have 17 on our back porch that were ripening, so we asked our neighbor if they’d like the basket we had just picked.  Her son showed up at our front door a few hours later with a container of homemade salsa!  It’s amazing.  I’ll be asking for her recipe for sure (or just giving her another couple baskets full of tomatoes this summer!).