The butterflies have been all over the flowers at the front porch. This morning, I noticed one of my cats trying to hunt them! Seriously. I think that idea had to have come from the birds….

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My New Favorite Way to Make Tortillas


You can cook more tortillas, faster! And I like the grill marks.

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