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Autumn is just around the corner and there are plenty of things to look forward to. I personally love to spend the cool fall days baking or making soups and chili. I will look for reasons to get together...
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...
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...
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My kids’ latest favorites and obsessions seem to come and go like the tides. The exception to this would be my youngest, whose love for “Frozen” may never die. (I'm sure I'm not the only mom wishing they could...
We've all heard it: "Breakfast is the most important meal of the day." It's also the meal most of us skip the most, and I'm no different. I’ve always struggled with eating breakfast. I don’t like milk, I don’t like...
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...

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