August Dinner Menu Ideas

August Dinner Menu Ideas - An Oregon Cottage

Note: for 2015 I am republishing our monthly menus from 2014 and adding in new published recipes when appropriate. I hope you are able to use these seasonal menus as a starting point for your own family menus. August is full-on summertime here in the Pacific Northwest – school doesn’t start back until Labor Day […]

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Easy Grilled Vegetables

Easy Grilled Vegetables- a spring mixture of snap peas, carrots and onions

I don’t usually post two recipes in a row, but I’m sneaking this update of our classic grilled vegetables in because we seriously eat these almost daily in the summer. And this needed an update since being published almost 4 years ago – it’s near and dear to my heart and I wanted to bring […]

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Three Things 7.25.15: Weekend Weddings, Porch Contest, Favorite Paint Brush

Weekend Weddings

Happy Saturday! Welcome to our weekly ‘Three Things” post where you’ll find a peek into my week and some things that are making me happy. Three things is just how I start and organize this, though – I throw in bonuses and often links to some fun recipes, diy projects, and garden ideas that I find inspirational or […]

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Smashed Garlic Burgers with Jalapeños {Brew Pub Style}

Brew pub style burgers are easy to make at home using this smashed garlic grilling technique (bonus saving money!)_650x900

If you like burgers, you’re going to love this easy smashed garlic burger with jalapeños – with its special technique Brian came up with to infuse the meat with garlic flavor, just like his favorite burgers from brew pubs. You don’t have to top them with the jalapeños if you don’t want, but pickled jalapeños add […]

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DIY Liquid Foaming Soap (+FREE Dr. Bronner’s Soap at ePantry!)

DIY Castile foaming (or regular) soap with essential oils - you won't believe how easy this is and how nicely it foams!

I have been meaning to share some of the homemade cleaning recipes I use with you for awhile (meaning: years…sheesh), so when I learned that ePantry had added Dr. Bronner’s Castile soap to it’s product list and was offering a way to get a 32-oz. bottle FREE (remember how I share only what I love? I […]

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Tuesday Garden Party 7.21.15

Tuesday Garden Party Featured Posts 7.21.15

Welcome to our weekly Tuesday Garden Party! Check out the host and links for all things garden, including great recipes using your harvest (our tomatoes are starting, yeah!), tips for keeping up with it all, decor, and more. There are things I learn every week from this wonderful community! The “summer of watering” continues for […]

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