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The Cocktail Diaries: Mint Juleps

Derby Day Mint Juleps | PDXfoodlove

Attention please! I would like the world to know that for ONCE in my blogging life, I made an event-appropriate recipe AHEAD OF TIME. The Kentucky Derby is a full week away and I made a mint julep for this week’s cocktail diaries post. Behold: I have to admit, I was a little skeptical about […]

Cooked up on April 27, 2014

More like this: boozy | cocktail | cocktail diaries | drinks | entertaining | fun | holiday | party | special occasion | Uncategorized | under 1 hour

PDXfoodlove’s First Video: How to Make a Pie Crust

Well, this is terrifying! I made a video. I have to be honest, I’ve been sitting on this one for a while. It makes me really nervous to share it! I put a lot of thought and work into this, and it wasn’t easy. I’m thankful that I have a very supportive husband who was […]

Cooked up on December 22, 2013

More like this: baking | dessert | DIY | fall | family | fun | holiday | video | winter

Cranberry Streusel Coffee Cake

Cranberry Streusel Coffee Cake | PDXfoodlove

Well, I think all of the presents are wrapped that aren’t going out of state. But that is just the tip of the iceberg. There’s much to do (and much fun to be had) before we can take a break for the holidays. I’m a little worried about keeping everything straight. If only I could […]

Cooked up on December 19, 2013

More like this: baking | breakfast | brunch | cake | coffee | dessert | holiday | winter

Homemade Egg Nog

Homemade Egg Nog | PDXfoodlove

Homemade egg nog is something that I have wanted to make for years. I think the first time I had some store-bought egg nog that I actually liked, it was from Oberweis in Aurora, Il – everything that comes from Oberweis is excellent, so this might not be a surprise. But since I’m doing this […]

Cooked up on December 17, 2013

More like this: boozy | date night | dessert | dinner | DIY | drinks | entertaining | fun | holiday | party | Uncategorized | vegetarian | winter

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

More like this: Candy | dessert | entertaining | family | frugal | fun | holiday | sponsored

Homemade Butterscotch Sauce

Homemade Butterscotch | PDXfoodlove

Whew! I don’t know where the time goes these days. My new job has been very busy and fun, and it’s had me in Seattle twice already and soon I’m off to LA. I used to live in the Seattle area when I was very young, and I loved it then. It’s been really fun […]

Green Bean Casserole from Scratch

Green Bean Casserole From Scratch | PDXfoodlove

About a week ago I posted on Facebook about my favorite Thanksgiving food of all time. Not turkey. Not cranberry sauce. Not even sweet potatoes or even pumpkin pie (it doesn’t qualify because I would *never* confine pumpkin pie to just Thanksgiving). Green bean casserole is it. Salty, creamy, mushroomy green bean casserole. In college […]

Cooked up on December 3, 2013

More like this: entertaining | fall | family | favorites | holiday | meatless | side | Thanksgiving | Uncategorized | under 1 hour | vegetarian | winter

Moscow Mules with my favorite new PNW obsession

Moscow Mule | PDXfoodlove

If you follow me on Instagram, you probably already know that I can’t stop talking about Rachel’s Ginger Beer. I’ve had ginger beer plenty of times, but this stuff is my favorite. It’s zingy in a way that puts a smile on your face, both because it tastes good and because it makes your mouth […]

Cooked up on December 2, 2013

More like this: boozy | cocktail | date night | dinner | drinks | entertaining | fun | holiday | party | seattle | under 1 hour | vegan | vegetarian

White Chocolate Cherry Almond Teacakes

White Chocolate Cherry Almond Teacakes | PDXfoodlove

It is the day after Thanksgiving and I’m already making Christmas cookies. I am totally OK with that. This recipe is actually a special one that I’m testing for a contest! My friend Missy Maki asked people to send in their best holiday cookie recipe way back in October. We all received a recipe from […]

Cooked up on November 29, 2013

More like this: baking | cookies | dessert | entertaining | holiday | party | Uncategorized | under 1 hour | winter

Under 1 Hour Thanksgiving Ideas

Piquillo Pepper Dip

SO, you’ve been invited to Thanksgiving. You’re supposed to bring something. Thanksgiving is tomorrow, or today, depending on when you are reading this, I guess. The problem is, you have no idea what to do. Panic sets in. I have never, EVER, done that myself, no siree. Of course I have. But not this year. […]

Cooked up on November 27, 2013

More like this: appetizer | dessert | dinner | entertaining | fall | holiday | party | Thanksgiving | Uncategorized | under 1 hour