Showing posts from February, 2016

No Taco Seasoning? No Problem!

You know the feeling.  You're all ready to start cooking, but when you reach for the taco seasoning...there's none!  No need to run to the store, just head for the spice rack.  This recipe has 5 ingredients that are sure to be in your spice stash: Taco Seasoning                                           1T chili powder                                           1T cumin                                           1 T garlic powder                                           1 T onion powder                                           1/4 T crushed red pepper                                            pinch of salt Mix in a small bowl and that's it!  I store it in a plastic zip bag. The thing I LOVE about this recipe?  No ingredients that I can't pronounce, so I'm pretty sure it's healthier for you and your family to eat. Here's a close-up: YUM! I just made a batch for dinner tonight.  It's a recipe that my daughter made while

Meet My Monster

The Monster Plant, that is!   Last summer a friend told me he had several jade plants and asked me if I would like one.  Being a plant-lover I said, "Yes!".  What I was expecting and what I received were very different.  I thought I'd get a plant that was, maybe, 6 inches's what came home with me: Let me give you some perspective by putting a Mason jar next to it: This jade plant lived all summer on my front porch and did grow...a little bit.  For the winter, it has taken up residence in the dining room and seems to be quite happy.  Over the weekend, I took off one of the pieces that was draped over the side of the pot and replanted it. I think I could repot a few more...let me know if you want one! It's going to be a quiet week around the cottage.  I'm having surgery for carpal tunnel, so, I have no projects planned, but, have no fear...I'll be back next week!   Have a wonderful week and thank you for stopping by the Cotta