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small chickens huddling next to a woman in a blue shirt and glasses.

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.

a glass jar full of strawberry sauce with a spoon, lemon, and mint in a wooden board

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...

a mother's day card in the style of Law and Order SVU.

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...

a cold pasta salad in a white bowl.

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...

A glass bottle of ranch dressing in front of a bowl of salad

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....

a ladybug on mint.

Scattered Sundays

Breaking news: our washing machine is officially working again! Though, thanks to recent events, I'll never wash a load without a tiny bit of fear in my heart. I know, this is the truly...

a white textured dish filled with homemade tartar sauce with a small bronze spoon in it.

Homemade Tartar Sauce

This amazing homemade Tartar Sauce will elevate anything you spread it on or dip into it. Seafood, potatoes, and sandwiches are all instantly transformed with this simple tartar sauce recipe!

a puff pastry pizza with slices removed. The pizza is topped with pepperoni and shredded basil.

Puff Pastry Pizza

This puff pastry pizza is a quick and easy twist on traditional pizza. Use your favorite pizza toppings to create this tasty homemade pizza recipe.

pink flowering trees.

Scattered Sundays

Everything is so green right now. Except the flowering trees, which are vibrant shades of pink, white, and purple. This time of year fills my heart with so much beauty. It's almost hard to...

orzo salad in a blue bowl.

Pesto Orzo

This Pesto Orzo is a simple and easy dinner that you can throw together in 15 minutes or less. You’ll want to make this delicious homemade comfort food part of your permanent meal plan.