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A baking tray with frozen asparagus

How to Freeze Asparagus

Learning how to freeze asparagus is a great way to preserve this short season vegetable. A freezer stash of frozen asparagus opens the door to amazing and speedy meals. As an Amazon Associate, I earn...

colorful spring flowers.

Scattered Sundays

Friends, I'm keeping today's post short. I'm beat. It's been one heck of a busy week! I think the lowest number of steps I had was 19,700.

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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...

a scoopful of chicken fajita casserole hovering over a cast iron skillet.

Chicken Fajita Casserole

This Chicken Fajita Casserole is a simple one-pan dinner of delicious homemade comfort food. Even better, this chicken and rice bake is incredible as leftovers.

colorful flowers.

Scattered Sundays

My dad's apartment is done. I repeat: my dad's apartment is done. It has been restored, no flood damage remains, and not a single contractor, plumber, or electrician will need to come through my...

Air fryer roasted beets on a tan plate with a fork

Air Fryer Beets

These Air Fryer Beets are an easy and delicious side dish that is ready in a flash! Perfectly caramelized in the air fryer, these simple roasted beets will become a go-to recipe. As an...

a glass bottle of green mint syrup with fresh mint and limes on a white board.

Mint Syrup

Learn how easy it is to make your own Mint Syrup for desserts, cocktails, tea, and other recipes. You’ll love the amazing flavor of mint simple syrup for drinks and more.

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Scattered Sundays

We've now come full circle with our solar panels and have had them online/producing energy for almost one full year. I thought it would be fun to do a little update on how they're...

a dark blue bowl filled with cloves of garlic and 2 heads of garlic.

Freezing Garlic

Learn all the tips and tricks for Freezing Garlic to save yourself time and money. A stash of frozen garlic in your freezer can easily be added to main dishes, soups, and sauces for...