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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...

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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...

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Scattered Sundays

Hello, friends! Longtime, no talk! I officially did it. I took a week off and left my laptop at home. I've never done this before and it felt both weird and fantastic. And where...

jars of green beans with a head of garlic on a white board

How to Can Green Beans

Follow this step-by-step tutorial to learn How to Can Green Beans in a pressure canner safely. One of the easiest canning recipes around, you’ll love having jars of home canned green beans to use...

frozen peach slices on a baking tray

How to Freeze Peaches

Learn all the tips and tricks for how to freeze peaches to stock your freezer with the star of summer fruit. Freezing fresh peaches is so easy and can be done without sugar, which...