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My 10 Favorite Ways to Preserve Fruits and Vegetables

Today I’m sharing – in one place – My 10 Favorite Ways to Preserve Fruits and Vegetables. After already “putting up” rhubarb, jalapeno peppers, peaches, and zucchini for the blog this year, I thought I’d share a list with some of my other favorites. It’s that time of year – our gardens are overflowing, and we’re in the throes of preservation. As I’ve said before, it’s so much fun to enjoy a bit of summer sunshine in the middle of a cold, snowy Minnesota winter. Here are some of my favorite things to can and freeze.




Marinara Sauce


Peach Jam


Frozen Green Beans


Frozen Corn


Hot Bath Tomatoes


Frozen Cole Slaw


Turmeric Pickles


Uncooked Jam


Grandma’s Tomato Soup




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Happy Father’s Day!

Happy Father’s Day to all you rad dads out there! (Rad is my oldest daughter’s word – not mine!)

The photo I’m sharing today is of me and my dad and it looks like we’re working on putting something together! He always let us help with whatever he was working on.

Happy Father’s Day!

Love you, Dad!


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Happy Memorial Day!

Happy Memorial Day, everyone!

For those of you who have served, or have had family members who served in the military, we thank you for that service! We appreciate you!

My dad was in the Army and was stationed in Turkey when I was born. When he came home for good, I was 2 years old.

Thanks, Dad!



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Happy Mother’s Day!

Happy Mother’s Day to all you mothers, grandmothers, and special people!

Enjoy this, might I say, adorable photo of me with my mom when I was about 6 months old.

Happy Mother’s Day, Mom!

Love you!



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5 Great Snacks for Your Super Bowl Party

Today I’m sharing 5 Great Snacks for Your Super Bowl Party. These are oldies but goodies, and I’m sure you’ll find something here to try and impress your guests! We were very disappointed that our Minnesota Vikings are NOT in the Super Bowl here in Minnesota this year, but it was fun to see them in the playoffs. It was a great year anyway and fun to watch. Enjoy the game and your party!

Poppy Seed Buns

Cajun Chex Mix

Marinated Chicken Wings

Cheese Ball

Dry Beef Dip


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Happy New Year!

Happy New Year 2018!!

Wishing you all the best in the new year!


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Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas, everyone!

I wish you all the happiest of holidays and all the best in the New Year 2018!

Thank you for supporting me and Plenty Sweet Life!

I do so appreciate each and every one of you!



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7 of My Favorite Scandinavian Christmas Recipes

Today we’re exploring 7 of My Favorite Scandinavian Christmas Recipes. These particular recipes are ones that I’ve been eating, enjoying, and making my whole life. Grandma was great about making sure we would love all of those heritage recipes as much as she and her family had. These are a wonderful tradition to hand down as each generation comes along. I LOVE that my kids enjoy all of these recipes and are experts at making them, too!


Swedish Sausage





Spritz Cookies


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My 5 Favorite Thanksgiving Pies

Today I’d like to share My 5 Favorite Thanksgiving Pies that I’ve made on Plenty Sweet Life. It’s just that time of year when we make pies – comfort food pies. You know, the ones that make us feel oh so good and warm inside, bringing memories of Thanksgivings past and making new ones. Here they are – I hope you’ll check them out and find one that’s just right for your Thanksgiving dessert table.

Pumpkin Cream Cheese Pie

Cranberry Pineapple Pie

No-Bake Pumpkin Cream Pie

Apple Pie with Old-Fashioned Pie Crust

Pumpkin Pie – the Chiffon Kind









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Happy Father’s Day!

Happy Father’s Day to all you dads and grandpas out there!

I’ve shared these photos before, but I’m thinking of my dad and my grandpas today!

My dad and me in an inner tube on the lake!

Me and my Gramp!

Bugging Grandpa while he was trying to take his noon nap at the farm!

I love them all and miss them so much!

Thanks, guys!


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