Matcha Chocolate Candy Bark

Chocolate Matcha Candy Bark | PDXfoodlove

This disappeared from our kitchen *so* fast. You’ll love this Christmas – or any day- ready candy.

Cooked up on December 24, 2017

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Chocolate Bourbon Swirl Meringues for #CalmandBrightCookieNight

Bourbon Chocolate Swirl Meringues | PDXfoodlove

I wasn’t always a meringue fan, but I sure am now. Chocolate and bourbon will do that!

Cooked up on December 11, 2016

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Chocolate Dipped Coconut Macaroons

Chocolate Dipped Macaroons | PDXfoodlove

Happy Sunday night/Monday, ya’ll. As you can see, this is not a Cocktail Diaries post. Sunday morning I had a small medical episode, and now I am on some medication that is not supposed to be mixed with alcohol. Booo 🙂 but yay to feeling much better. This weekend I had a pretty big asthma […]

Cooked up on April 13, 2014

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Peanut Butter Oreo Cookie Balls

Peanut Butter Oreo Cookie Balls | PDXfoodlove

And now for something completely different! When I got an email from Yummly and Oreo asking if I was interested in playing with their classic Oreo cookie ball recipe, I had a few ideas. Maybe I could make them look like ornaments? This was “Plan A” until I realized that instead I could turn the […]

Cooked up on December 10, 2013

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Chocolate Coconut Macaroons

chocolate coconut macaroons

One of the first things Dave did when he got back from New York last weekend was to start cooking. I think we made both these cookies and some ice cream in the same day – because after making an ultra-rich and delicious ice cream (recipe coming soon), we had EIGHT egg whites to use […]

Cooked up on March 6, 2013

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Homemade Caramel Corn

Those three little words probably don’t need much more convincing or explanation. Why would you not? This is a fun project when you have an hour to spare in the oven. We made it on a weekend afternoon, but you could also make it on a week night when you can get other stuff done […]

Cooked up on January 8, 2013

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Candied Ginger

Whew! I am back after a whirlwind weekend with family in Chicago. This will be the last of the posts about stuff we’ve made for our upcoming food swap. I thought candied ginger would be a nice treat heading into fall. It’s definitely not for the faint of heart – and it’s not really “candy.” […]

Cooked up on September 17, 2012

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Samoa “Touchdown Bars”

I may have mentioned that I work at the coolest place on the plant, Girl Scouts. I really, truly love my job. And also, it involves a lot of cookies.Which is why I thought it might be fun to get creative with some Girl Scout cookie recipes, seeing as it’s cookie season and all. I’m […]

Cooked up on February 27, 2012

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Easy Bark Two Ways: Traditional Peppermint and Chocolate-Orange

Easy? Common, even? Yes and yes. But well done, it’s delicious. And sometimes you can make it with a twist: Like chocolate-orange? Or traditional peppermint: This Christmas treat is one of the staples, if you ask me.  A fun, sweet treat that is ready  in minutes and usually also gone in minutes.

Cooked up on December 20, 2011

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Toll House Cookie Brittle

Recipes like this are why they call it “the most wonderful time of the year.” The recipe for this is surprisingly simple. It’s basically the Tollhouse chocolate chip cookie recipe but with the fats-to-flour ratio amped up and no leavening agents, which give is it a more candy-like texture. Cookies… except in brittle form. So […]

Cooked up on December 7, 2011

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