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hand holding jar of tomatillo salsa
24
Sep

Tomatillo Salsa Recipe for Canning

I love a good batch salsa. Sure, you can buy salsa at the store but it is so much tastier when you make it at home. Tomatillo Salsa is a fun change from traditional salsa made with tomatoes. Let’s dive in and I’ll teach you how to can tomatillo salsa. This recipe is a hot...
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thee wire lid carafe bottles of orange second ferment kombucha with oranges and cherries in the bottom
21
Sep

How to Make Kombucha

Have you been hearing the buzz word, Kombucha, EVERYWHERE lately?! It’s high time that I teach you how to make kombucha at home. Spoiler alert: it’s easier than you think, you don’t need special equipment, and it’s inexpensive! This recipes makes 1/2 gallon every 5-7 days. How to Make Kombucha First of all, what in...
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snapped green beans in strainer
17
Sep

How to Freeze Green Beans

Who knew that one day canning supplies would be so hard to come by! They are out of stock in many grocery stores across the country right now. However, I am going to show how to freeze green beans the easy way. You all know that I love to preserve the harvest. One perfect way...
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removing frozen apricots from baking sheet
14
Sep

How to Freeze Apricots

Learning how to freeze apricots is a quick and easy method to enjoy fruit all through the winter. Is there anything worse than having a big batch of fruit go bad because you just couldn’t eat them in time? Apricots typically only last 1 to 3 days on the counter. Instead of letting those yummy...
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rolled dried fruit leather
08
Sep

Homemade Fruit Leather Recipe

Making fruit leather in the oven is a fun and simple way to preserve seasonal fruit and one of your favorite treats to make for traveling, hiking, or school lunches. You don’t need a dehydrator for this simple fruit leather recipe, just your oven! A blender makes quick work of the pureeing and you can...
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close up of gluten free cookie bars
29
Aug

Gluten Free Almond Flour Chocolate Chip Cookies Bars

Looking for a soft and chewy gluten free chocolate chip cookie bar recipe? I have the perfect chocolate chip cookie recipe that is made with almond flour! They are soft and chewy without being crumbly, just like a traditional cookie bar. They’re so good in fact, your friends who can eat gluten won’t even know...
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plate of colorful veggies with dip in a bowl
27
Aug

5 Snacks with 3 Ingredients or Less That Your Kids Can Make by THEMSELVES!

Looking for some really easy AND healthy snack ideas? I have a few for you today, and they get even better than just healthy! These snack ideas are made with 3 or less ingredients and your kids (depending on age) can even make all of these great snacks on their own. When it comes to...
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german pancakes cut and served on white plate with strawberries and whipped cream on top
20
Aug

Easy German Pancake Recipe

Looking for an easy breakfast to make that only takes 4 ingredients? German pancakes are my go-to because the recipe just uses the staples: eggs, milk, flour, and a bit of butter! German pancakes or Dutch Babies are a favorite at our house and will be at yours too. I think what I love most...
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jar of pickles with text overlay
10
Aug

Easy Fermented Pickles

Looking for a great homemade fermented pickle recipe? Look no more! This recipe makes lacto-fermented dill and garlic pickles that last ages and are so full of flavor. New to fermenting? I’ll be your guide. Naturally fermenting pickles in brine is an old tradition that I’m happy to show you how to do – it’s...
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cluster of close up cherry chip cupcakes with maraschino cherries on top of each on
31
Jul

Cherry Chip Cupcakes

Homemade Cherry Chip Cupcakes, not only are they absolutely delicious but they are just gorgeous to look at too. If you like the boxed cherry chip cake mix you will just love this recipe because it takes all the flavors you love and turns them into homemade goodness. Cherry chip cupcakes are pink and fun...
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close up of sweet potato tacos in white pan
29
Jul

Sweet Potato Cassava Tortillas

Looking for a simple tortilla recipe that’s easy to make, extra nutritious, and great at meeting dietary needs of you or someone you are cooking for? Look no more, sweet potato and cassava flour tortillas are here to save the day. You won’t need a tortilla press to make these simple tortillas. They only have...
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sourdough banana bread in speckled white and blue bread pan
27
Jul

Sourdough Banana Bread

Homemade sourdough banana bread is a simple classic banana bread recipe with a twist. It uses a sourdough starter or sourdough discard in addition to classic banana bread ingredients. This is a great way to use some of your sourdough starter and makes for a moist and sweet banana bread with the pleasant tang of...
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Bless This Mess - About Me

I’m Melissa, and I want to help you feed your family wholesome food.

As a hobby farmer and mom of five, I’m all about keeping it simple in the kitchen. I want healthy meals that feed my family well, and then I want to get back to my (messy) life. Let’s work together to find something yummy for your dinner table.