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Adventures in Home Canning: The Spaghetti Sauce Edition

I’ve gotten into canning and food preservation in the past few years.  As a child I remember my mother’s gigantic garden, with rows upon rows of vegetables.  She canned green beans, corn, carrots, tomatoes, peaches, pears, applesauce, jams and jellies, and even chicken and beef.  The low rattling sound of the pressure canner was a […]

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Grilled Pizza : A Summer Recipe You Won’t Regret Trying!

One of my favorite things about summer is grilling. One of my family’s favorite things to eat is pizza. That’s why last summer I began experimenting more with making pizza on the grill. I’m here to share some of my favorite recipes and secrets for making this meal that’s interactive and fun for the whole […]

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Sweet and Simple Mother’s Day Craft

As a kindergarten teacher, I have done countless craft and paint projects with my students as gifts for their parents that involved handprints, fingerprints, tearing paper, tracing, cutting, and so many other things.  Some of them have been easy and cute, while others have involved multiple steps across several different days. They always have turned […]

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Transforming Lunchtime

For three years I have been packing a cold lunch almost daily for my daughter. It’s become a hobby of mine… a bit of an obsession you might say. I have made countless themed lunches, but let’s get real for a second– It’s April! The school year is almost over and I’m already excited about […]

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A Magical Fairy Garden

Spring is here. The weather is getting warmer. The grass is getting greener. My Pinterest boards are filling up with landscape design and gardening tips. There is just one problem: my thumb is brown. I love the idea of a beautiful garden, but after years of failed attempts I needed to think of ways to incorporate natural elements […]

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