In honor of Taco Tuesday, I thought I’d share with you my recipe for taco seasoning. But, first, it’s confession time here at The Birch Cottage…. I just love the taste and aroma of cumin. Seriously. You add a little bit of cumin to soup, meat, sauces or dips and yum! I like it so much that I always make my own homemade taco seasoning. This
Lenny and I used to love to watch Good Eats on The Food Network. Good Eats was a TV show where the host, Alton Brown, decoded culinary customs, explored the origins of ingredients and explained why you cook certain foods a certain way. The what, when, why and how of cooking. I have always been interested in how and why. How do you do that?
The boys men in my family love pork. Pork chops. Porkloin. Loin. Bacon. Bacon. Pork roast. Pulled pork. Barbecue pork. Roast pork. Well, you get the idea. I like pork, but I definitely don’t have the love for it that they do. But, I do enjoy cooking for them and trying out new recipes. Well, have I got a Grilled Pork Tenderloin Recipe for you!
I have always been a BIG fan of salsa, pico de gallo and, of course, cilantro. My taste buds just come alive thinking about cilantro! This Pico de Gallo Recipe is my all time favorite. I use it as a base for so many dishes. Every since Lenny and I made our road trip out to California last summer and experienced “Taco Tuesday” at the Rockin’ Baja
Our sailor girl will be coming home for what I’m sure will be the fastest six days ever. Lenny and I are so excited to have her home. I can’t even begin to tell you how proud we are of her. She is all of 19 years old and taking the Navy by storm! She is an Air Traffic Controller onboard one of the finest
Strawberry Vinaigrette Dressing just might be the best dressing for spinach salads! This weekend was absolutely beautiful here in Grove City, Ohio. I even got to be outside a little bit yesterday and mow the lawn. Beautiful day! All that sunshine made me hungry for something fresh and fruity. My solution, Strawberry Spinach Salad with my homemade recipe for Strawberry Vinaigrette Dressing. Perfect! This salad
Zucchini Frittata Recipe is the perfect way to eat healthy and use up some of that zucchini! Spring has arrived in Central Ohio and brought with it much rain. But, the rain can’t keep me down because I know warmer, sunnier days are ahead. With those warmer sunnier days, comes fresh vegetables and fruits. One of my favorite vegetables is zucchini and this Zucchini Frittata
Healthy and tasty Shrimp Stuffed Avocado recipe! My husband and I first discovered this dish while vacationing in Mexico. It’s quickly become one of our favorite dishes. If you like shrimp, avocados or Mexican food, you’re bound to love this light, flavorful and oh-so-good-for-you Shrimp Stuffed Avocado recipe! Lenny and I really enjoyed the meals we had in Puerto Morelos. The dishes were prepared
This Roasted Garlic Aioli recipe will take your burger to the next level! Roasted garlic aioli is perfect on burgers, vegetables or even fish! Lenny and I don’t eat out very often, but one of the restaurants we love to go to is Red Robin. Their burgers are just absolutely mouth-watering! When our daughter was home from San Diego, we went out to eat at Red Robin and they
Well, how many times have we seen various chefs, moms, and bloggers claiming to possess the “Best Chicken Enchilada Recipe Ever”? But, guess what? I concede, my recipe – or the recipe I’ve used for years – may not be the best. (I hate to admit that! Sigh…) I just read a recipe on Ali’s blog over at Gimme Some Oven for a Homemade Red Sauce that sounds
I love pizza. I love whole wheat pizza dough. So, it’s no surprise that one of the very first recipes I’m sharing here on The Birch Cottage blog is my favorite whole wheat pizza dough recipe. My husband, Lenny, and I took a trip to Niagara Falls, Canada a few years ago and while there, we ate at Wolfgang Puck‘s restaurant. I’ve been told that
These Healthy Chocolate Chunk Muffins are not just a healthy alternative to chocolate muffins, but they taste amazing! Part of my quest for eating healthier means trying to find alternatives – especially those that help satisfy a sweet tooth. I found this recipe which happens to be a Whole Foods Vitatop Muffin copycat. I found similar recipes all over the web. Also, various sites claimed