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a glass bowl of cheese dip with veggies and pretzel bites on a wooden board

Pub Cheese

Pub Cheese is a delicious and flavorful spreadable cheese dip that you’re going to love snacking on! Perfect with crackers, veggies, and pretzels, this beer cheese recipe is a super-fast appetizer that will quickly...

a wooden bowl full of chopped kale, and a wooden cutting board with a knife.

Can You Freeze Kale

Learn all the tips and tricks for freezing kale to save a ton of time and money. Learning how to freeze kale for smoothies, soups, and sauces is a great way to preserve this healthy staple...

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Scattered Sundays

Bennett’s last tball game was yesterday, and the close ceremonies are on Tuesday. I’m glad to almost have that in the rearview mirror. On one hand, it was the boy’s sport that I was...

4 chocolate cupcakes with peanut butter cream cheese frosting on a white board.

Peanut Butter Cream Cheese Frosting

This is the best Peanut Butter Cream Cheese Frosting! Smooth, creamy, and with the perfect amount of peanut butter, you’ll flip for this easy frosting recipe. No longer do you have to choose between cream...

a wooden bowl full of dried rosemary.

How to Dry Rosemary

Learn how to dry rosemary in a food dehydrator, via air drying, in the microwave, or in the oven. Drying rosemary is a simple way to preserve this delicious pantry staple! As an Amazon Associate,...

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Strawberry Simple Syrup

Learn how easy it is to make your own Strawberry Simple Syrup for desserts, cocktails, tea, and lemonade. You’ll love the amazing flavor of strawberry syrup for drinks and more. Enjoy this delightful strawberry simple syrup...

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Scattered Sundays

Hey, good news! Unlike last week, our house didn’t almost burn down this week. Everything else after that is just gravy. House not burning down > everything else.

a grey bowl with vegan aioli topped with sliced green onions with a plate of vegetables.

Creamy Vegan Aioli

This creamy Vegan Aioli recipe is an egg-free garlic miracle! It is a deliciously easy healthy sauce that goes with everything. Looking for an egg-free mayonnaise that is perfect as a dip, spread, or...

stacked jars of strawberry freezer jam with fresh strawberries on a white board.

Strawberry Freezer Jam

The freshest tasting jam you’ve ever had, this Strawberry Freezer Jam Recipe is so simple to make. Just three ingredients and 20 minutes, and you’ll have homemade strawberry jam made by your very own hands. As...

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Confessions

If you’re new around here, confessions is 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...

a kid eating a piece of kale.

Scattered Sundays

Watching the news come out of Uvalde, TX was as horrific as these situations are. And yet, they’re now so common in the US that it seems rote. A friend of mine who teaches...

a white and blue bowl with garlic rice topped with chopped parsley.

Garlic Butter Rice

Garlic Butter Rice is a fast weeknight side dish that the whole family will love! Made in the Instant Pot or on the stovetop, this garlic rice is great for meal prep. As an...