scenes from summer

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Can you believe we’re already in the throes of August and talking about the kids going back to school? The summers always seem to scurry by in a flash, and I just go with the flow. Adding stuff on top of stuff to our calendar until it looks like a complicated math problem. We say…

mama’s easy hamburger spaghetti

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Some days you just need to get dinner on the table fast. No need to skimp on flavor while doing so. Just make up a batch of my go-to hamburger spaghetti sauce. No muss, no fuss. A tasty, healthy dinner on the table in less than 20 minutes! 2 Tablespoons olive oil 1 medium onion,…

refrigerator dilly beans

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As long as Jeff and I have been married I’ve heard about his mom’s legendary dilly beans. I’ve never perfected the art of canning, as she has, so I’ve never attempted making them. Until I came across a recipe in an old magazine for refrigerator dilly beans. Oh my gosh. Could it be? Is it…

almond joy smoothie

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In lieu of ice cream… perhaps you’d like something a bit more healthy? As much as I love a good ice cream cone in the summer, 3 or 4 (or 6) a week is too much. Too much of the wrong sort of fat and sugar for sure. That’s why, when the craving strikes, I…