Pantry Basic: Frugal Homemade Pesto {with a Secret Ingredient}

Pesto becomes a pantry staple when made inexpensively with this delicious alternative to pine nuts

Our special pesto recipe is an AOC classic showcasing how adapting things to make them do-able for whatever your level is (in this case frugality) sometimes ends up being the better thing. I wouldn’t make this with pine nuts now even if I did want to spend the money on them! This recipe deserved to […]

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Three Things 8.15.15: Library Audiobook App, Book Reviews & The Secret to Easy-To-Peel Hard-Cooked Eggs

Life-changing magic of tidying up--The gluten lie

Happy Saturday! Welcome to our weekly ‘Three Things” post where you’ll find a peek into my week and some things that are making me happy. Three things is just how I start and organize this, though – I throw in bonuses and often links to some fun recipes, diy projects, and garden ideas that I find inspirational or […]

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Tuesday Garden Party 8.11.15

Tuesday Garden Party features 8.11.15

Well friends, my garden has exploded since returning from our California trip! If you follow me on Instagram (please do- I love connecting there!) you saw the bowls and bowls of tomatoes already covering our counter, which usually doesn’t happen until September. Whew. I’ve canned 11 pints of salsa already and plan to try a […]

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23 Recipes for Preserving Fruits

Recipes for Preserving Fruits- Freezing, Drying, and Canning

For the month of August I am sharing new recipes for preserving fruits (September will be all about vegetables!) and I thought I’d start this mini-series out with a list of the fruit recipes that have already been published on AOC (you can see all the preserving recipes here or in the recipe index). To round them out, I […]

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3 Easy Ways to Add Curb Appeal in Late Summer

Easy ways to add curb appeal in late summer

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Gilmour for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. By the time August rolls around our initial excitement over the gardening season may be…lacking. It’s hot. We’re tired. The weeds may have taken over areas. It would just be nice to float in the river […]

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Tuesday Garden Party 8.04.15

Feature-Photos- Tuesday Garden Party 8-4-15

Welcome to the Tuesday Garden Party! I know many of you have been preserving a lot already, but I’m coming into our season of major harvesting and am gearing up for canning, freezing, and drying things like plums, tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers and green beans- and baking with our loads of zucchini, a-hem. If you’re looking for […]

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