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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...

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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...