All posts filed under: in the kitchen

things are finally cookin’

What a week! Where do I even begin? My parents arrived and we quickly made our way up to the Cottage.  I had a laundry list of projects I had hoped to tackle while they were in town. As you can see, the biggest project was the kitchen. Here’s a recap of what we did, what I learned, and what we used. I will be following up on the floors in a later post (I’m saving that for the big dining room reveal) THE BACKSTORY/ VISION: As you know, I am a big fan of white. It’s an easy way to instantly make any space feel fresh and updated (and boy did the kitchen need it.) I had already painted the kitchen cabinets last summer when I first bought the place and have been dreaming of taking down the ugly wallpaper and weird fake stone panels that adorned the main wall and backsplash ever since.  I wanted something classic and clean, and not too country. This was a DIY project from start to finish, and …

the quick breakfast

Well hello! I simply can’t believe it’s almost the middle of December! How the heck did that happen?! The holidays are in full swing and I made it up to the cottage this weekend to enjoy a quiet couple of days before the endless holiday parties and festive ensue. So, I did a quick update to the front sun porch and I whipped up a breakfast, that was total accident, but is now one of my favorites. Don’t worry, I have it for you below along with toast trick that was also a total accident. Isn’t that how the best things always come about?! Here you go… Scrambled Baked Eggs with Cherry Tomatoes It was Sunday morning and I realized there were only two eggs left and two  of us, which isn’t enough to just scramble, or so I thought. I still had some cherry tomatoes left over from the night before, so I pulled out my small cast iron skillet (they are perfect size for sides and small dishes) and got creative. What you need: …

Fixin’ and cookin’

I had big plans to tackle the front porch floors this past weekend, and even went as far as picking up all the materials. Yet, some of the smaller projects I had planned took a little longer than expected when you throw a dinner party into the mix. So, while I was in the yard attempting to plant bulbs ( I hope something grows); Erick tackled replacing the broken door knob in the bathroom. What a difference it made to change out the mis-matching fixture for brushed bronze – what do you think?! In the kitchen, I stuck with my favorite fall recipe – Pot Roast! The aroma filled the house and set the tone for a cozy fall evening. I made the mashed potatoes ahead of time, so all I had to do was whip up some broccoli rabe right before serving. Erick and I had the neighbors over for a casual Saturday dinner, which of course turned into a few rounds of Left, Right, Center (the perfect post dinner game when you might be drinking, and …