Easy & Healthy Spiced Nuts

Easy Spiced Nuts - An Oregon Cottage

Welcome, I’m glad you’re here! If you’re new, you may want to subscribe to get our email updates so you won’t miss any of our easy recipes & diy projects! Thanks so much for visiting! If you have read about my real food weight loss, then you won’t be surprised to know I have a […]

Tuesday Garden Party 03.25.14

Front Garden Beds Before and After - An Oregon Cottage

Well, looking at some of the posts linked up to last week’s Tuesday Garden Party, it seems like there’s a lot of seed starting going on as well as early spring blooms. I hope those of you in the northeast who are still getting some of the white stuff get a break soon and can […]

Eclectic Spring Mantel & Updates

Eclectic 2014 Spring Mantel - An Oregon Cottage

I’m definitely doing some spring decorating this year – I’m ready to wave goodbye to the cold & gray weather and welcome the spring blooms and sunshine, aren’t you? So I shopped the house, crafted a sweet banner, got out a few Easter-themed decorations, added greenery and flowers, and – voila! An Eclectic Spring Mantel. […]

Cranberry, Walnut & Feta Broccoli Slaw

Cranberry Walnut-Feta Broccoli Slaw - An Oregon Cottage

I’m excited to share with you one of our family’s new favorite salads, Cranberry, Walnut and Feta Broccoli Slaw. This salad was created on the fly after finding a clearance sale package of the shredded broccoli stem-carrot mixture that’s sold as broccoli slaw (a brilliant way to use up broccoli stems, I think). You know […]

Tuesday Garden Party 03.18.14

Tuesday Garden Party

You guys are sure inspiring me with the posts you linked up at last week’s Tuesday Garden Party! From a way-to-cute garden shed, to March garden updates and sprouting seedlings, you seem to be getting in the gardening groove. Except those in the south who have been in the groove for a while now! (A […]

Garden Chores By Month: March

Garden Chores by Month-March - An Oregon Cottage

March is probably one of the most exciting months of the gardening season for us in the north (where the last frost is usually sometime in April) – when everything starts waking up, there are some sunny days and the dreams of a perfect garden are still fresh and within the realm of possibility. Hey […]

Add Old-House Character with Easy DIY Door Trim

Add Character to a Doorframe with Molding - An Oregon Cottage

One of the simplest ways to add old-house character to a newer house is to add moldings to interior windows and doors that are only painted sheetrock. Well, duh – I’m certainly not giving you any new information there, am I? Why write this, then? To give you the permission freedom to go ahead with […]

Chocolate Chip Cookie Cups

Chocolate Chip Cookie Cups - An Oregon Cottage

I first made these delicious chocolate chip cookie cups years ago for a dinner and our guests were completely impressed with the “ice cream bowl made from a chocolate chip cookie!” Little did they know it took about 10 minutes to prepare – and that I baked them way in advance which made the dessert […]

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Slow Cooker Chicken with Artichokes Dried Tomatoes and Olives - An Oregon Cottage

So, I did something spur-of-the-moment over the weekend that I’ve never done before… I entered a recipe contest. Where readers can vote for their favorite. Eeek! What was I thinking? Anything remotely resembling a popularity contest I usually run screaming from because I don’t like failing (though who does?) and it always just seems weird […]

Tuesday Garden Party 03.11.14

Trays of seedlings 3.14 - An Oregon Cottage

Happy Tuesday Garden Party friends! I’m happy to say that I’ve updated the first in my vegetable gardening series: How to Start Plants From Seeds with lots of new photos! This baby has been on my to-do list a long time (though not as long as the cottage tour – sheesh, do I feel like I’ve […]

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