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A white bowl full of fried gnocchi, chicken sausage, and roasted veggies

Crispy Sheet Pan Gnocchi

Crispy Sheet Pan Gnocchi and Veggies is the best weeknight dinner around! This one-pan meal has it all. Using storebought gnocchi, convenient frozen veggies, and a 30-second homemade marinade, this will be your new...

a stuffed kitty with a towel on its head.

Scattered Sundays

I don't mean to brag, but on Tuesday I got to give a presentation on food blogging and air frying to an independent living retirement community. A member of our church who lives there...

A woman with a finger up to her mouth saying "shhhhh"


f you’re new around here, confessions are a time for us to all unburden ourselves of the silliness we’re feeling at the moment.

a white bowl of chicken fajitas

Air Fryer Chicken Fajitas

These juicy and flavorful Air Fryer Chicken Fajitas come together in just minutes with only a few ingredients. This easy one-pot wonder is a speedy and delicious dinner.

a boy with 2 cats.

Scattered Sundays

Thanks for your comments, emails, and good wishes, and healing thoughts on my wrist. It's feeling a lot better. It's not 100%, but I'm being a good patient and following orders. Mostly.

a stack of 4 whole wheat waffles on a plate topped with raspberries.

Whole Wheat Waffles

This Fluffy Whole Wheat Waffles recipe turns out perfectly every time. These easy waffles are light, crispy, and made from scratch. Only you will know they're 100% whole-grain. And secrets are fun!

Scattered Sundays

I'm taking a wee bit of a break this weekend with the full Sunday post. I've been dealing with some annoying wrist pain for a few weeks that flared up hard on Thursday and...

a spoonful of garlic butter being drizzled over air fryer steak bites topped with chopped parsley.

Air Fryer Steak Bites

These tender Air Fryer Steak Bites are so easy to make and are packed with tons of flavor. They are perfect for fast dinners and cook in under 10 minutes!

a kid in a box

Scattered Sundays

I ended up back at the doctor because my ear infection/eardrum that burst apparently never cleared up. My friends, it’s really really hard to be a toddler these days. What’s next, hand food and...