Shredded summer squash can be baked into a delicious quick bread or muffins. A snack that's a dessert with a vegetables mixed in. Make it for your family and enjoy it yourself.

Summer Squash: Quick Bread and Muffins Recipe

The summer is coming to a close and so is my summer squash plant. Our vegetable garden had two squash plants this year one summer (yellow) squash and one zucchini. My zucchini plant did not make it, but the summer squash plant did fabulously. My boys and I planted these squashes from seed in spring and have been enjoying the fruits of our labor. This recipe for quick bread and muffins is so tasty, it’s a perfect addition to our Tasty Tuesday recipes. 

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DIY art smock is an easy craft to complete from an upcycled t-shirt. A frugal sewing project that is quick and functional.

DIY Art Smock from a T-Shirt

Do you have drawer of old t-shirts? So do I. I also have two boys who are starting school one had an art smock on his supply list. He really didn’t like the plastic one I pulled out of the art bin in the basement. To be honest, I didn’t either. So I got to thinking, what could I use for a art smock that I won’t have to go out and buy? It’s just going to get paint and whatever else all over it. I can upcycle a t-shirt and make it work as an art smock.

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Get your nut free candy corn at dollar tree to make a quick, easy and safe Halloween trail mix. Save your labels if you are making this for a family that has food allergies, please save the label.

Nut Free Candy Corn Trail Mix

I am a mom of a boy who has severe food allergies, including nuts. Do you know how exciting it is to fine a NUT FREE product around holiday time? Well it is terrific! I found it! It’s peanut free, tree nut free, dairy free and wheat free. On top of that it is manufactured in a facility that does not process any of these allergens. This is terrific and it gets even better, because of the place where I found it. It’s very reasonably priced and if there’s not one near you can order it online.

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Tahini free homemade garden hummus is a great recipe to make with ingredients from your garden. This is tahini free due to sesame seed allergy. Try this dip or spread to increase your families flavor options.

Tahini Free Homemade Garden Hummus

Today I made myself tahini free hummus. Hummus it is one of my favorite dips. But alas, we cannot have traditional hummus in our home due to my son’s food allergy. You see tahini is made with roasted sesame seeds. My son is allergic to sesame seeds. Instead we make tahini free hummus and this time we used some ingredients from our garden to add to it’s flavor.


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Easy homemade oven roasted tomato paste is a great way to preserve your tomato harvest. This tasty paste is so much better than the store bought tomato paste. It is freezable and if stored correctly can last very long in the fridge.

Easy Homemade Oven Roasted Tomato Paste

It’s mid August and my tomato plants are producing, are yours? What do you plan on making with ALL THOSE TOMATOES? Oven roasted tomato paste is an easy way to use up a ton of the tasty fruits while holding onto that great fresh tomato flavor. This year I only planted Roma tomatoes, this recipe works great for these. It can also work for your basic fleshy tomato. The majority of the time to make this recipe is hands off oven time, otherwise it’s about 15 minutes of hands on time. 

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