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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...

a bowl of green steamed broccoli with a lemon wedge

Instant Pot Broccoli

Save time and money by making Instant Pot Broccoli part of your weekly dinner rotation. It’s so easy to whip up this tender broccoli for a fast and healthy side dish. As an Amazon Associate,...

a teal freezer tray with hummus on a white board with a bowl of chips, lemons, and parsley.

Can You Freeze Hummus

Learn all the tips and tricks for freezing hummus to reduce food waste and stock your freezer. Learning how to freeze hummus for quick snacks and fast meals is a great way to maximize leftovers. 

2 strawberries in a hand.

Scattered Sundays

In Fall, Bennett's school paired with the advanced ceramics class at the local middle school. The first graders drew a monster and wrote a very short story about their creation. And then the ceramics...

a grey bowl filled with dried peach slices.

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.

lupine flowers.

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...