Poppy Seed Pasta Salad

When it’s treacherously hot, slaving over the stove or grill to put a meal on the table is the last  thing anyone wants to do.

That’s where the quintessential summertime favorite known as pasta salad enters the equation.

There’s something appealing about having a giant bowl of cold pasta salad sitting in your refrigerator. It can save the day.  If you throw one together for lunch, then dinner is easily taken care of too…. 

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Small Batch Homemade Grape Jam

Jam is to peanut butter what the sun is to the sky.

It’s the fizz in your soda pop.

The ying in the yang.

You can’t have one without the other. It’s just not right.

Never in my wildest dreams did I ever see myself making my own jam. Wasn’t that for farmers and pioneer women?

Now, I can’t imagine not. With an abundance of fresh fruit at my fingertips and a secret hoard of glass jars to store it in, I have no excuse not to…. 

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