Category Archives: recipes

eating key lime tart

Hola! Simon is on his way home from college even as I type! As much as I miss him while he’s living so far from home, it does make for quite the fun production on the rare occasion that he travels home for the weekend. Oh yes, there’s usually a couple of conversations about what will be on the menu while he’s here, and more importantly — what’s for dessert? The choice was between key lime pie and blackberry cobbler, […]

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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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Cottage Fix rustic vegetable and bean soup

Salutations! This is one of those chop, dump, and cook recipes. It’s fairly easy and makes a huge pot of soup. The broth is flavorful and delicious, especially with a sprinkle of Parmesan cheese, and the veggies add just the right amount of texture and sweetness. When the winter chill hits cozy up with a hearty warm bowl. Rustic Vegetable and Bean Soup 2 tablespoons of olive oil 1/2 yellow onion, diced 2 cloves garlic, minced 12 oz (1 can) […]

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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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limeade margarita recipe

Salutations! Around here, the summer season is also known as margarita season. As the weather starts to warm, Honey starts asking “wanna make margaritas?” A cold margarita on a hot, steamy summer afternoon has the power to make all things right in the world–a golden glass of magic! Grin. One of my favorite parts about making margaritas is Honey likes to be in charge of the whole production, from the liquor store to the blender. This recipe has a limeade […]

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