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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. 

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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...

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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.

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...

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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.

a white bowl with creamy pesto pasta topped with chopped parsley.

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...