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Dehydrated Peaches

Learn all about making dehydrated peaches in a food dehydrator or in an oven. Drying peaches is a simple project for adults and kids and makes amazing healthy snacks. As an Amazon Associate, I earn from...

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Pineapple Jam

Homemade Pineapple Jam is a delicious sauce or topping for ice cream, waffles/pancakes, yogurt, or more. This tasty homemade condiment is so simple to make with just a few ingredients.

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Scattered Sundays

The time has finally come. I've had enough. I've stressed enough. Enough damage has been done. Our washing machine HAD TO GO this week. I couldn't take it any longer.

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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

The Cook family grew by 8 new members this week! After a friend kindly agreed to raise some chicks for us, the new ladies joined our existing flock on Saturday night.

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Creamy Pesto Pasta

This Creamy Pesto Pasta is a simple meal that is delicious homemade comfort food. You can throw this incredible and easy dinner together in 20 minutes or less.

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Strawberry Puree

Fresh flavorful Strawberry Puree is a great recipe to showcase this wonderful summer fruit without needing to know any special kitchen skills (like canning). Homemade strawberry sauce is incredible on baked goods, pancakes, yogurt, and...

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Scattered Sundays

Who wants to hear the wildest and weirdest tale that has ever involved a plumber, potential flooding, and a pipe? And you're like "nah, Sarah, you already told us this story over the last...

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Tortellini Pasta Salad

This Tortellini Pasta Salad is a simple and easy meal that you can throw together in 15 minutes or less. Perfect as a fast side, main dish, or quick lunch, this cold tortellini salad...

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Yogurt Ranch Dressing

Creamy, tangy, and packed with flavor, this homemade Yogurt Ranch Dressing is ready in just 5 minutes. Made with pantry staples and ingredients you can actually pronounce, this healthy ranch dressing is also kid-approved....