Easy Baked Lemon-Pepper Tilapia

Fish is a great change of pace from our usual beef/chicken/pork dinner routine. It really breaks up the monotony. My go-to recipe is a delicious skillet blackened tilapia served over yellow rice and topped with a mango salsa. YUM! But it's a pain in the butt when I'm exhausted already. So instead of my normal recipe, I thought I could bake the tilapia and put my feet up for a while.


White Bean & Ham Soup

I have been posting a lot of critter stuff lately, and I've neglected to post some of the yummy recipes I've been concocting. A couple weeks ago, I was beaten down by a massive head cold. I'm not sure where it came from, but it ambushed me that Monday morning. And I mean "hit by … Continue reading White Bean & Ham Soup

Some Time Away…

I would first like to apologize to the few reader that I have so far. I made a commitment to this blog, and I've failed it the past couple of weeks. But I'll be jumping back on this week with some awesome articles! Here's what's been going on with the Cozy Cottage Clan the past … Continue reading Some Time Away…

I Can’t Make This Up: Stories from a Dog Mom, Part 1

As a fur parent to two small dogs, sometimes I feel like I'm in a room full of toddlers. And I've actually been in a room full of toddlers, so I know what it's like. Never again, y'all. These two keep me hopping on a daily basis. When I post on my personal Facebook, all of my friends love reading the "puppy mom" stories. They love hearing about their antics. And, y'all, these are the honest to gosh truth. I really can't make this mess up.

Chocolate Covered Strawberry Bundt Cake

It's Valentine's Day!!¬†And for you ladies out there, it's difficult to find something to give a man for the "holiday of love" that isn't ridiculously girly. I, like you, can't stand that things are covered in hearts and pink when my man is covered in dirt and grease. So I go with a tried and … Continue reading Chocolate Covered Strawberry Bundt Cake

Adulting: You’re Doing it Right

Many folks think I have it all together. Me, I have my doubts. A lot. I'm in my late 20s and I'm nowhere near where I had planned to be at this age. I worry constantly about bills and food...anything that an expense. I stress just like the rest of you, and sometimes it feels … Continue reading Adulting: You’re Doing it Right

5 Tips to Manage Your Curly Hair

If you have curly hair, don't move to the South. I love the South and it's deep history and rich traditions (we came up with eating black eyed peas, by the way!), but it is not a friend to curly hair. It's hot, it's humid, it's unbreathable, and it makes you look like a poodle … Continue reading 5 Tips to Manage Your Curly Hair

Southern Mom-isms

My mother's birthday was this week, so in honor of her I'm writing this article on Southern Mom-isms. My mom was actually grew up in rural Pennsylvania. When she married my father, they moved to his home state of Georgia. She adapted very well and I grew up with one of the most Southern "transplants" … Continue reading Southern Mom-isms