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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...

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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...

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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...

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Apple and Blueberry Crumble

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

frozen blocks of lemonade concentrate with sliced lemons on top an a glass with a straw.

Homemade Lemonade Concentrate

This delicious Lemonade Concentrate is a refreshing homemade drink. Made with freshly squeezed lemons and lightly sweetened, this is a tasty beverage that the whole family will love.

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Scattered Sundays

With a very sunny May and 1-2 weeks of June that put the “gloom” in June Gloom, I don’t know if this month’s solar production will outpace last month’s. It will top last June,...

A bowl of instant pot potato salad topped with dill, bacon, and green onions

Instant Pot Potato Salad

This loaded Instant Pot Potato Salad is the dish that everyone will love. This recipe has mayo-free options for a healthier potato salad and is the perfect make-ahead side dish for your next BBQ....

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Easy Cabbage Salad

This delicious Cabbage Salad is a powerhouse of veggies with a touch of {optional} bacon. A hearty make-ahead salad that is packed with so much flavor, it might just become your new favorite side...

cubes of frozen pesto on a grey plate with fresh basil on a white board

Can You Freeze Pesto?

Learn all the tips and tricks for freezing pesto to save money and prevent food waste. A freezer stash of frozen pesto opens the door to amazing meals packed with flavor.  As an Amazon Associate,...

a messy kitchen.

Scattered Sundays

Raise your hand if you recently assisted in a chicken catheter procedure. And by "assisted" I mean, you held the chicken and looked away and tried not to gag while your husband cathed a...

homemade mint chocolate chip ice cream with mint sprigs and chocolate chips on a white background

Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream

Learn to make your own Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream. A fresh mint taste and all-natural ingredients mean this will be the best mint ice cream you’ll ever make. As an Amazon Associate, I...