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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...

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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...

a beige bowl with ham fried rice topped with sliced green onions.

Ham Fried Rice

Make this easy Ham Fried Rice for a meal that the whole family will love! This takeout-style fried rice pairs well with so many dishes and is ready in a flash.

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Scattered Sundays

Happy Easter! If you were Lutheran and in church with us, the pastor would say “He is risen” and you’d repeat back “He is risen indeed”. And then we’d all stare at our feet...

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Chocolate Peanut Butter Overnight Oats

These Chocolate Peanut Butter Overnight Oats are a healthy and simple make-ahead breakfast. Packed with chocolate flavor, they’re made without yogurt and are vegan by default.  As an Amazon Associate, I earn from qualifying purchases....

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How to Dry Sage

Learn how to dry sage four ways - in a food dehydrator, in the oven, in the microwave, or air drying. Drying sage is a simple way to preserve this delicious pantry staple!

Margherita flatbread topped with basil on a wooden tray.

Margherita Flatbread

This Margherita Flatbread Pizza is a simple dinner of pure delicious homemade comfort food. Crispy flatbread, homemade pizza sauce, basil, and creamy mozzarella cheese come together in a tasty quick homemade pizza recipe.