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a white dish of blackberry apple crumble on a wooden board.

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.

3 jars of zucchini relish on a marble board with a tile background.

Zucchini Relish

A simple and easy recipe for canning homemade Zucchini Relish. This tangy squash relish recipe is perfect for anyone new to canning. Enjoy it on burgers, hot dogs, or in potato salad.

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Scattered Sundays

In 2021, I approached the moment of officially being fed up with my acne scars and I started doing microchanneling with an esthetician. Microchanneling is similar to microneedling, but involves a "stamping" machine packed...

A white dish full of dried peppers with other pepper slices on a blue plate and a white board.

Drying Peppers

Drying Peppers is a simple way to preserve this delicious ingredient! Learn how to dry peppers in a food dehydrator, via air drying, or in the oven.

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Freezing Tomatoes the Easy Way

Learn all about freezing tomatoes to preserve the amazing star of summer produce. A freezer stash of frozen tomatoes opens the door to amazing and speedy meals. As an Amazon Associate, I earn from...

pasta topped with fresh cherry tomato sauce.

Cherry Tomato Sauce

This fresh, homemade Cherry Tomato Sauce is a delicious meatless sauce made from scratch. This simple spaghetti sauce creates tasty magic from fresh tomatoes and herbs.

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Air Fryer Zucchini Chips

Make amazing Air Fryer Zucchini Chips for your family with this simple recipe! A crunchy coating of panko breadcrumbs and parmesan cheese makes these healthier fried zucchini chips poppable and irresistible. As an Amazon...

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Scattered Sundays

This week I was in the kitchen, cleaning some lettuce from the garden, because I know how to party. Out of the window I see a woman with a German Shepherd walk up our...

4 jars of canned cherries with mint.

Canning Cherries

An easy step-by-step tutorial on Canning Cherries. This recipe for how to preserve cherries is perfect for beginners and experienced canners alike. Instructions include low-sugar and no-sugar options. 

3 jars of peach preserves with fresh peaches and sprigs of mint on a white board.

Easy Peach Preserves

Homemade Peach Preserves is a delicious spread for toast, yogurt, or dessert recipes. Made without pectin and lower in sugar than traditional recipes, this recipe can be frozen or canned in a water bath...