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The dough is easy to make and is basically fool-proof meaning you can’t go wrong with them. The pastry is buttery and soft and perfectly compliments the creamy strawberry and cream cheese filling. The pastries are simply delicious and taste like the sweet pastries bought from the local bakery, minus all the nasty additives, preservatives and ingredients no one’s ever heard of before. Can it get any better than that?

Strawberry cream cheese squares

These strawberry cream cheese squares are a delicious, surprising treat. Delicious because the creamy, tart cream cheese blends beautifully with the sweet and sticky strawberry jam. Delicious because the pasty is flaky, buttery and simply melts in your mouth. And they’re surprising because of what the pasty is made of. You see, it’s a cream… 

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How to clean a chicken coop naturally

I’m going to shoot straight with you, friends. I don’t clean my chicken coop but 3 or 4 times a year. Tops. Simply ain’t no need.First, let me show you our coop, then I’ll explain a tried-and-true-all-natural-coop-cleaning regimen that will take you less than 30 minutes. Our coop is the perfect size for 4-6 birds,… 

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Easy goat cheese, caramelized onion and tomato pastries

  Today I am eager to share with you this match made in heaven: goat cheese, caramelized onions, cherry tomatoes, fresh basil and salty olives; wrap in a puff pastry and you get a hand-sized dish that’s perfect as an appetizer or a meal in itself. There’s something about goat cheese that just draws me… 

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Mostly Homemade Mondays – Week 133

Homemade Mondays is a series for people that are on a journey to better living, via healthier eating and a more natural lifestyle. We realize that there are different paths that we all take to get to that place, and this bloghop celebrates that. Whether you’re a seasoned raw foodist who has banned all things… 

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My Summer Bucket List

The other day I teased you. I’m so sorry, I left you hanging! I wrote a post about my ambassadorship with Goddess Garden Organics and all of the fun things that my family plans on getting done this summer, but I’ve yet to share my list. My goal for this summer (and for always) is… 

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Hands-on-Prints Books

I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Influence Central for Hands-on-Prints books. I received books to facilitate my review.   We’re halfway through May and just a few weeks away from school ending, but homeschool is on my mind more than ever as I watch all of my daughter’s friends enroll for the… 

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Buttery, crumbly apple bars with sticky caramel sauce. These are a cross between apple pie, apple bars and apple crumble. Perfection!

Caramel apple pie bars

Buttery, crumbly apple bars with sticky caramel sauce. These are a cross between apple pie, apple bars and apple crumble. Perfection! These apple bars are the true definition of perfection. They’re a combination of an apple pie, apple bars and apple crumble. The base is buttery and flaky; the tart, crisp apples make the filling;… 

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