Tag Archives: baking

celebration rum cake

Salutations Cottage Fix friends! How’s things? We’ve been enjoying some serious time off here with the family all on holiday. Our days have been filled with lots of long walks, cooking, games, and hikes on the trail. With the air starting to cool, the trails have been all a flutter with birds of all kinds—my favorite to spot are the redheaded woodpeckers. We’re keeping it simple for New Year’s Eve this year and staying in with a couple of appetizers, […]

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buttermilk pie

Have you heard of buttermilk pie? I never had until only recently, and let me tell you, it’s a secret that needs to be shared! It’s a delicate custard pie that’s both sweet and tangy, and whips up in a jiff. Imagine if a buttermilk pancake was a pie, this would be it. Or if a buttermilk pound cake and a custard pie had a baby, this would be there delicious little baby buttermilk pie.   Ingredients: 1/2 cup butter melted […]

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Uncle Allen’s chocolate pie – heirloom recipes

Salutations! With Valentine’s Day coming this weekend, I thought I’d share one of my all time favorite chocolate recipes. This is an heirloom recipe from my Uncle Allen and whenever I think of him this rich, luscious chocolate pie comes to mind. I have fond memories of many of my grandparents and relatives that involve their signature recipes. They probably didn’t know they had a signature recipe, but to me they did. My grandma Lillian made me a fresh orange coconut cake […]

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rosemary and onion focaccia bread

Hola Cottage Fix friends! I’m trying my best to focus on blogging while there’s a warm rosemary and onion focaccia bread waiting for me in the other room. It’s hard. This is one of those recipes I think about often, it’s simple and so delicious. It’s full of fresh flavors, but rich enough to really satisfy if you’re craving something on the naughty list. When your out of ideas for the perfect potluck take-along appetizer, this focaccia recipe also travels […]

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cream cheese pound cake – heirloom recipes

Hello there Cottage Fix friends. We’re gearing up for a beach trip to the Outer Banks—take two. Looks like we might actually make it there this time; I’m feeling better, honey has off from work, and the kiddos have Fridays off from their summer school programs. I’m baking a couple of cakes to take along on our road trip—the banana bread I always make and this cream cheese pound cake from my grandmother’s handwritten cookbook. I grew up on pound […]

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strawberry jello cake

Hola fine ladies of blogland! I’m blogging in today with a super strawberry -y jello cake that’s just as pretty as it is delicious. We’re not only celebrating Mother’s day this weekend, but also our son’s sixteenth birthday. When I asked him what kind of cake he wanted he requested a strawberry birthday cake with strawberry icing. It’s made with a doctored up box mix, which I mostly steer clear of because of the additives. I decided to give myself […]

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easy overnight sticky buns for Christmas morning

Every season I try to come up with an easy treat to whip up for the family on Christmas morning. A few years ago I tried already prepared frozen treats that thaw overnight and you bake in the morning. Another year I made Belgium yeast waffles that had to be started the night before. I started this yummy confection last night and this morning just popped it in oven to bake at 350 degrees F (175 C for the rest […]

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fresh lemon layer cake

Salutations!  I brought home some cute little lemons last week mostly for decoration for our kitchen table. I also wanted to make a lemony something or other out of them too, but I just wasn’t sure what. I whirled around some ideas in my head — lemon chicken or lemon pasta maybe — something on the healthy side.  But instead of something leaning towards the healthy side I went with a cake, a fresh lemon layer cake from scratch. The recipe is […]

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