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a small dish of homemade seafood seasoning and white bowl with grilled shrimp.

Seafood Seasoning

This is the best and easiest Seafood Seasoning and it’s made with common pantry staples. Save money and make your own delicious copycat Old Bay seasoning at home. As an Amazon Associate, I earn from qualifying...

a copper bowl of dried chopped chives on a white board with a purple chive blossom.

Drying Chives

Drying Chives is a simple way to preserve this delicious pantry staple! Learn how to dry chives in a food dehydrator or in the oven. As an Amazon Associate, I earn from qualifying purchases. Chives...

two bowls of Instant Pot lentil soup topped with parsley and a bowl of garlic bread.

Instant Pot Lentil Soup

This easy and healthy vegetarian Instant Pot Lentil soup is incredibly tasty and hearty! There are vegan lentil soup adaptations as well as crockpot instructions.  As an Amazon Associate, I earn from qualifying purchases. Packed...

Scattered Sundays

Scattered Sundays

For the last 15 years or so, my sister and I have claimed that the entire month of August was cursed. Each August, one or both of our parents would have some sort of...

air fryer waffles topped with butter on a plate with a fork.

Frozen Waffles in the Air Fryer

Making air fryer frozen waffles is incredibly easy and fast. This easy grab-and-go air fryer breakfast is simple to make and cooks in only 3-4 minutes. As an Amazon Associate, I earn from qualifying purchases....

a small grey dish filled with dehydrated thyme on a white board.

How to Dry Thyme

Learn how to dry thyme in a food dehydrator, via air drying, in the microwave, or in the oven. Drying thyme is a simple way to preserve this delicious pantry staple! As an Amazon Associate, I earn...

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Confessions

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

As an Amazon Associate, I earn from qualifying purchases. Nothing new or exciting happened this week, so let’s chat about some life updates on things we’ve already discussed. Let’s gooooo!

a white bowl of dried lime slices on a marble board with whole and halved limes.

Drying Limes

Learn all about drying limes in a food dehydrator or in an oven. Dehydrating lime is a simple project for adults and kids and makes amazing additions to sweet and savory dishes. As an Amazon Associate,...

a white bowl with air fried curly fries with 2 bowls of dipping sauce.

Curly Fries in the Air Fryer

These frozen Curly Fries in the Air Fryer are so deliciously crispy. Baked, not fried, this easy air fryer side dish is simple to make and cooks in only 15 minutes. As an Amazon Associate, I...

frozen basil leaves on a gold baking sheet lined with parchment.

Freezing Basil

Learn all the tips and tricks for how to freeze basil to build a freezer stash of this incredible herb. Freezing basil is a great way to preserve it without needing to know any special kitchen...

a kid on a rocky beach with a lionsmane jellyfish

Scattered Sundays

This was officially the week where we threw in the towel and decided that electronics were going to raise the kids. It’s fine. They’ll survive and we were in auto-pilot and survival mode as...