On a chilly winter day what is better than snuggling up by the fire with a cup of hot chocolate? This recipe is rich, if not completely decadent, and whats even better is that it only takes three ingredients! It’s almost as easy as opening up the packet of hot coco powder mix, which I also enjoy. We’ve been on a bit of a hot chocolate kick lately. It’s not every year that winter in Virginia gets so bitterly cold […]
Well, sometimes no matter how hard you look for comfortable, reasonably priced vintage chairs, you end up having to buy brand spankin new ones instead. We have been needing new dining chairs since we moved into our cottage. Our new dining room is smaller than the one we had before and the old wicker chairs just didn’t quite fit. In order to make everything feel like it fit, we would keep two in the corners of the room and pull […]
My dad dropped by a warm, fresh loaf of cinnamon raisin bread he baked using one of his bread mixes from Petley Grain. Topped with a pat of melted butter it made the perfect afternoon snack on a cold winter day. And because he uses only all natural whole grains I don’t have to feel guilty about going back for seconds!
According to Al Roker, Virginia, along with most of the country, is experiencing some of the coldest air we have seen in at least a decade. I find it kind of exciting! Yesterday I talked with a couple of people who both hate the cold and the short days that come along with winter around here. I used to hate it too. But it got me to thinking, I really don’t mind winter anymore. As long as the sun is […]
What’s up cottage fix friends? We are eating orange buttermilk bundt cake around here. It reminds me of my pound cake recipe and has just as much butter, eggs, and sugar, if not more. The fresh orange makes this cake taste extra flavorful and unique. I had some leftover buttermilk from the holidays and wanted to bake a buttermilk cake with it instead of just dumping it down the drain like I usually do – so wasteful. I found this […]
Out with the old and in with the new. I don’t know about all that, but I have managed to get all of the Christmas chachkis back into the attic. Thank you kiddos — you are great helpers! And I’ve been trying to refresh the living room and sun porch a bit. Our house looks dreadfully bare without all of the glitz and greenery of Christmas. In the living room I added a little tablecloth across the front of this […]