Dale’s Burgers

There is not much that says summer more than grilled burgers!  They are usually on our menu once a week during grilling season.  We are simple burger people but if I’m feeling extra we make Dale’s Burgers!

These burgers are super simple with only two ingredients.  All you are going to need is ground chuck and Dale’s Steak Seasoning.  I find this in the aisle with ketchup and steak sauce.  It is a liquid, soy-based marinade.

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Key Lime Pie

Key Lime Pie is one of my favorite desserts…..ever!  It doesn’t have to be summer for me to eat Key Lime Pie.  I can eat it any time of the year.  Today, I’m sharing a version that I’ve been making for a while.  This is more of a quick version than a truly authentic Key Lime Pie.

My version of Key Lime Pie starts with a cookie crust instead of the typical graham cracker crust.  I use Golden Oreos for this crust, but any vanilla sandwich cookie will work.  I also add toasted coconut, which really works well with this pie.

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Cucumber Dip

Our temps last weekend really made me realize summer weather is here.  When it is this hot you need nice and cool things to snack on.  This Cucumber Dip is just right for your afternoon snack after being in the heat.

Let me start by saying that I am not a pickle fan, but I loved this dip! I did add dried dill but did not a ton.  The flavors of the green onion and Worcestershire with a little dill are a great combination and do not taste like a pickle at all in my opinion.

This cucumber dip is so quick and easy. You throw everything in the food processor and it’s done! The recipe says to let it refrigerate overnight, but you could easily make it in the morning and serve it later in the afternoon.  It just needs a little time for all the ingredients to chill and the flavors to blend together.

I serve this dip with a combination of cucumber slices and pita chips.  Any veggie, chip or cracker would be good.  I think it’s a perfect snack for a pool or boat day!  So refreshing!

Cucumber Dip

This cool and creamy cucumber dip is so addictive! Try it with cucumbers or pita chips for the perfect summer snack!

Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 8 hours


  • 6 green onions
  • 1 cucumber
  • 16 oz cream cheese, softened
  • 2 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • dry dill weed, to taste


  1. Cut green onions in thirds. Peel and chunk up cucumber. Blend in the food processor

  2. Add the rest of the ingredients and blend until creamy.

  3. Refrigerate overnight.

  4. Serve with cucumber slices or crackers.


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Fettuccine Alfredo

Today I’m sharing one of our family’s absolute favorite recipes!  This one is rich and sinful.  Once you’ve tried this easy homemade version, you will never want to used the stuff in a jar again!

Every time we go to an Italian restaurant, someone in our family orders some form of Alfredo pasta.  We don’t have an abundance of what I consider authentic Italian restaurants in So Ill so I figured I should figure out how to make it.  After a few times of trial and error, we decided we like this combination the best.

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