Easy Homemade Fruit Roll-ups!!

all rolled up and ready to go!

There’s just something about summer that makes me think of dried fruit. Probably because my mom would always buy huge cases of fruit in the summer from local farmers and then we would can and dehydrate the fruit.  This summer I have been making a lot of fruit strips.  The kids love them, and my husband likes to take them in his lunch for work.

My kids go crazy for fruit, and of course they LOVE fruit snacks and fruit roll ups.  I am not a fan of those and I don’t like to give them the kind from the store because generally they are full of sugar or fruit juice.  Not that fruit juice is horrible, but if I can make my own fruit roll ups at home without any added sugar or fruit juice?  Um, yeah!  awesome!
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Homemade Soft Butter!

look at that ingredients list!

I don’t know about you guys, but in our house (I live with all boys), we go through a lot of butter!  I love soft butter for using on toasts, waffles, pancakes, potatoes, etc.    I was kind of getting sick of paying around $8 for a tub of smart balance, and looking at the ingredients list was depressing as well.

Have you ever looked at the ingredients on one of the soft butters at the store? They are full of weird ingredients and hydrogenized oils.

I decided to try to make my own and I’m very happy with the results!  It’s yummy and healthy and easy to make!  Oh, and cheap!! 🙂
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