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Easy 10 Minute Baked Tortilla Chips

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Tortilla chips are definitely one of those things that a few years ago I wouldn’t have ever thought to make. Think of all the time they would take – all those little triangles! And the mess – oil everywhere from deep-frying! Much easier to open a bag…and eat too many. But here’s the thing: I […]


Monday’s Menu {And Featured at BlogHer Food}

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I’m honored to share with you that An Oregon Cottage is being featured this week over at BlogHer Food! For those visiting from BlogHer, Mondays are always the day I share our menu- plus whatever else I feel like talking about {wink}. Today I thought I’d highlight a couple of our most popular food posts […]


Guest Posts & A Few Favorite Links

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Hi all! I hope you have a great weekend planned…and for any extra computer time you have (a-hem) I thought I’d share some links you might be interested in: Here are a few guest posts I’ve done in the last few weeks: 6 Simple And Easy Laundry Tips at About One 7 Things To Stop […]


Example Of A Daily Schedule (for Blogging, Gardening, Cooking, Working, & Living)

A few readers have asked about my daily schedule and how to accomplish making food from scratch, gardening, and homemaking while working part time and blogging. I’ve hesitated to write about this because, honestly, each of us is so different and our lives rarely look the same. Plus, I firmly believe that some people just […]


Homemade Ketchup With Honey {Updated Pantry Basic}

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A Pantry Basic is anything we normally use and have in our pantries that most people buy from the store- and some (like me!) didn’t even know could be made at home! See more pantry basics here. Homemade ketchup was one of the first things I wrote about when I started blogging. I loved the […]


Pantry Basic: Baked Chewy Granola Bars

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Note: A Pantry Basic is anything we normally use and have in our pantries that most people buy from the store- and some (like me!) didn’t even know could be made at home! See more pantry basics here. After trying a million granola bar recipes.. Hey, wait a minute- we’re not going into that again, […]


Pantry Basic: Ultimate No-Bake Chewy Granola Bars

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  Note: A Pantry Basic is anything we normally use and have in our pantries that most people buy from the store- and some (like me!) didn’t even know could be made at home! See more pantry basics here. I’ve hesitated to post a granola bar recipe since there are a million out there. But […]


Top 10 Things From 2010 That Changed My Life

How’s that for drama? Now that I have your attention, what I really want to talk about are the things that impacted my life the most from last year. Stuff that was hard. Stuff that was wonderful. And one thing that was both hard and wonderful. But first I must say I’m blessed that the […]


Pantry Basics: Frugal Pesto {with a Secret Ingredient}

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Okay, I know what you’re thinking: “Frugal pesto – huh?” Let me explain. This is the pesto I make every year with our garden basil – enough to last us all winter by storing it in the freezer. We use it on artisan bread instead of butter (if you haven’t tried this, you really should- but […]


Blog Hop ’10

Robin at Pensieve is hosting her annual Blog Hop and I thought it would be fun to join in, so here are ten things about me that you may (or may not!) find interesting: I’ve never participated in a Blog Hop before. My favorite color is green. Or purple. Depends on the day, but definitely […]


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