Hello friends! We are so excited to be starting a weekly linky party! You may have seen our Living With Style Blog Hop that is the last Wednesday of each month. We share ideas for crafts, recipes, DIY and other awesome things. Now, it’s your turn, we want to see what you are up to. Do you have an idea, project or recipe you would
So, by now you know how much I like cumin. In fact, it’s one of my favorite spices – maybe my favorite! I’ve already shared with you my recipe for taco seasoning. Well, with just a little modification, you can turn that taco seasoning recipe into a recipe for chili seasoning! But, this isn’t just any chili seasoning recipe. It’s a copycat recipe for Skyline
Summertime in my house means we (I) like to cook foods that are easy to prepare and don’t require I slave over the stove for hours. I mean, who wants to spend a beautiful summer evening in the kitchen? I’d rather be outdoors or spending time with my family. Summer is no time to slack off into old eating habits, either. So, I thought I’d
Welcome to our June Blog Hop! This month we are focusing on Summertime and Family Fun activities. Get ready for some great ideas, inspiration and how to as you move along through the blog hop. You may just be starting the blog hop or may have come from Rhonda at MultiTaskingMaven on our Living with Style Blog Hop. If you get off track at any time, the full lineup below will
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
Will Write for Food: A Book Review! On the rare occasion when I find myself with nothing urgent that needs to be tended to, no crisis that needs to be diverted, and no place we “have” to be, I like to read. Actually, I like to read anytime I’m idle and I like to read before I go to bed at night. I used to
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?
Happy Monday friends! What a privilege for me to start out the week by sharing another DIY project with you! As you know, summer is around the corner here and it’s the perfect time to be thinking about brightening your home decor with a little chalk paint magic aka refinishing furniture with chalk paint. I’m extra excited this Monday because I’ll be guest posting over at Kenarry: Ideas
It’s quite amazing to me to think that my “little girl” is on an enormous ship and is sailing somewhere in the Pacific Ocean as part of a mission of the United States Navy. Still doesn’t register with my mind that this is real or possible. In fact, our sailor girl just recently paid a visit to Hong Kong! Who would have ever thought?! Our sailor
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!
Father’s Day 2015 will be here before you know it – Sunday, June 21st! It’s time to find some DIY: Father’s Day gift ideas, if you haven’t already. If the dad in your life is anything like the my Lenny, then what he’d really love for Father’s Day is something from the heart. I’ve scoured the web in pursuit of some homemade or handmade Father’s
Do you remember how old you were when you first started using a computer? Well, for those of you who are younger than me, they’ve probably always been a part of your life. But, for me, I remember when I first began using a computer on my job and eventually in my home. I thought I would share some of my favorite computing gadgets with