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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.

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Scattered Sundays

On Tuesday, this dude turns 14. It happened in a flash and at the same time, it also has somehow been the slowest 14 years in the history of the world.

artichoke salad in a white bowl topped with chopped basil.

Artichoke Salad

This delicious Artichoke Salad is a healthy and simple recipe that is the perfect make-ahead side dish. Canned artichokes, feta, tomatoes, and fresh herbs pair beautifully with a flavorful marinade.

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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 all...

6 ham and cheese pinwheels in a white baking dish.

Ham and Cheese Pinwheels

This baked ham and cheese pinwheel recipe is perfect for a party or get-together. Learn how to make ham and cheese puff pastry for a great appetizer, lunch, or dinner.

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Ham Pasta

This Ham Pasta is a simple meal that is delicious homemade comfort food. It's a great way to use leftover ham, and this one-pan dinner makes incredible leftovers.

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How to Freeze Spinach

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