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Scattered Sundays

It has been a full month since I started the Bean Protocol. You can read about how/why I started this here. Four weeks in and here are a little before and “in-progress” photos: As...

4 jars of raspberry freezer jam on a white board with mint and a lemon

Raspberry Freezer Jam {Low-Sugar}

This Raspberry Freezer Jam is beyond simple to make and has an incredibly fresh taste. Just three ingredients and 20 minutes (including clean up!), and you’ll have homemade raspberry jam in a flash.  As...

a plate of dehydrated basil leaves

How to Dry Basil

Learn how to dry basil in a food dehydrator, oven, microwave, or by air-drying. Drying basil is such a simple way to preserve this delicious pantry staple! As an Amazon Associate, I earn from...

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Scattered Sundays

As an Amazon Associate, I earn from qualifying purchases. This week was Troy’s birthday and we gave him the greatest gift of all time. In fact, it was such an amazing gift that it...

a boy hiding in clothes in a closet

Scattered Sunday

Bean Protocol update! My skin looks…maybe a bit better. Not seeing a giant improvement, but it is probably my fault. I’m not doing the “full” protocol of cutting other things out of my diet....

A black bowl filled with Mexican rice and topped with cilantro and limes on a board with avocado and other garnishes

Instant Pot Mexican Rice

Make this Instant Pot Mexican Rice for a fast side dish that the whole family will love! This copycat restaurant rice pairs well with so many dishes. No pressure cooker? You’ll also find stovetop...

bricks of frozen strawberries in syrup on a white plate with a sprig of mint

Frozen Strawberries in Syrup

A batch of Frozen Strawberries in Syrup is a wonderful thing to have in your freezer stash. You can enjoy them all year long on desserts, pancakes, waffles, and so much more. As an...

Low Sugar Strawberry Jam

Canning Low Sugar Strawberry Jam is a delicious and fresh-tasting spread for toast, yogurt, or dessert recipes. Homemade strawberry jam is an amazing way to preserve the harvest and is a treat for the...