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If you’re new around here, confessions are a time for us to all unburden ourselves of the silliness we’re feeling at the moment. I share dumb things, then you share dumb things, and we...

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Scattered Sundays

Happy Sunday, loves! Life is busy and I'm spending the final day of the weekend at our giant soccer event. It's been wild. So much work, but also fun.

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Whole Wheat Pancakes Recipe

An easy from-scratch recipe for the fluffiest Whole Wheat Pancakes you've ever had. These healthy make-ahead pancakes are made with 100% whole wheat flour and buttermilk.

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Air Fryer Green Tomatoes

Crispy, crunchy, and super delicious, these Air Fryer Green Tomatoes will be a huge hit! Perfect as a fast appetizer or a side dish, these healthy(ish) fried green tomatoes are sure to become a...

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Scattered Sundays

This week marks the first of two of the busiest weeks of the entire summer for yours truly. Between work and a giant soccer event that I am helping to plan, my plate was...

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Pickled Cauliflower

This quick pickled cauliflower is a fast and easy way to preserve this tasty and healthy vegetable! Enjoy this delicious and fast spicy pickled cauliflower without the hassle of canning.

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Easy Instant Pot Quinoa

Make perfect Instant Pot Quinoa for a fast side dish that the whole family will love! Made in a flash in a pressure cooker, this delicious quinoa recipe pairs well with so many dishes....

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Scattered Sundays

Another weekend, another soccer tournament. Which sounds exhausting, but I'm just being dramatic. It's our second and last tournament of the 2023 summer-fall season.

a white skillet with creamy chicken pesto pasta topped with shredded parmesan.

Creamy Chicken Pasta

This Creamy Chicken Pasta is a simple dinner that is delicious homemade comfort food. Even better, this chicken pesto pasta makes delicious leftovers, and that makes you a meal prep legend.

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Air Fryer Chicken Taquitos

These delicious Air Fryer Taquitos are packed with tons of flavor. Baked, not fried, they are perfect for fast dinners and cook in only 9 minutes! No air fryer? You’ll also find oven-baking methods...

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Scattered Sundays

Happy Sunday, loves! Just a reminder, waaaaay back in June (maybe?) I mentioned that I would be doing shorter Sunday posts for Summer. And then I became a dang dirty liar about sticking to...

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Blackberry and Apple Crumble

This tasty Blackberry and Apple Crumble will become your go-to dessert! So easy to make, this apple blackberry crisp captures all the amazing fruit flavors in one delicious dish.