Chili Cheese Nachos with Avocado Jalapeño Crema

Chili Cheese Nachos with Avocado Jalapeno Crema

Nachos can be for grown ups, too 🙂

Cooked up on July 6, 2016

More like this: appetizer | dinner | misc | party | summer

Homemade Vanilla Extract

Homemade Vanilla | PDXfoodlove

This is a post that has been in the works for literally months! I started making homemade vanilla in November, thinking I would use it as holiday gifts. Instead, I ended up using at our PDX Food Swap last weekend! It was quite the hot commodity. I will definitely be doing more batches for upcoming […]

Cooked up on January 30, 2014

More like this: baking | boozy | cookies | dairy free | DIY | etc | favorites | food swap | fun | meatless | misc | pantry | Uncategorized | vegan | vegetarian

Homemade Brown Sugar Pop Tarts

Homemade Brown Sugar Pop Tarts

Everyone has a few guilty pleasures when it comes to food. Cheese, wine, heavy carbs and such. I don’t really feel guilty about eating a rich dessert if I (or someone I know) worked hard making it. But what I do feel guilty about is eating foods that are engineered to have enormous shelf lives […]

Cooked up on August 27, 2013

More like this: baking | breakfast | brunch | dessert | DIY | fun | misc | snack | Uncategorized

My Favorite Corn & Black Bean Dip/Salsa/Salad

No-Cook Black Bean, Corn & Lime Dip

How was everyone’s weekend? It is still unseasonably warm and sunny in Portland. Usually we have to wait until the July 4 weekend for the rain to be gone until October and for the temperatures to really reach summer levels. This year, however, we are having a warm, dry spring. I sound like I’m complaining. […]

Cooked up on June 9, 2013

More like this: dips | dips and spreads | entertaining | frugal | fun | gluten free | healthy eating | lunch | misc | pantry | party | salad | side | snack | Uncategorized | under 1 hour | vegetarian

Pickled Red Onions Redux, plus an amusing “then-and-now” look at my photography

While making holiday party food last weekend, I made a constant favorite that I posted on the blog a little more than a year ago: pickled red onions. The delicious condiment is usually served with Greek/Middle Eastern/Mediterranean style foods, but often makes its way onto pub-style burger plates, pickle appetizers and more. I decided to […]

Cooked up on December 18, 2012

More like this: appetizer | misc | side | six ingredients or less | Uncategorized | under 1 hour | vegan | vegetarian

Date Butter

We got the idea to make this fun condiment/treat when we went to a really cool pizza-making class at Lincoln (one of my favorite PDX restaurants) with Chef Jenn Louis, which was really fun and very informative and also very yummy. A few takeaways: there is a TON of olive oil in professionally-made pizzas… and […]

Muddled Strawberry Lemonade

If I had to sum up the past weekend in one picture, this would be it: Everything about this weekend was great. We worked so hard in the garden. We walked to the library. We had a great dinner out Saturday night at Fire on the Mountain- this fun little wings place – we were […]

Cooked up on April 9, 2012

More like this: drinks | misc | six ingredients or less | Uncategorized | vegan | vegetarian

Field Report from the Portland Food Swap

I had such a great time at my first food swap that I accidentally shouted at my husband when I got home (with enthusiasm, not with anger). What a great time! I loved meeting so many local foodies and seeing what everyone has made! Brigette and I are already planning our offerings for the next […]

Cooked up on March 26, 2012

More like this: DIY | food swap | frugal | misc | pantry | portland

Artisan Pickles at Home

You know, “at home” is kind of the point of this blog. Maybe I should stop adding it to titles? Anywho, this is part of what I’m bringing to the PDX Food Swap tomorrow. I hope people like/want them! The initial taste test was quite promising! Brigette came over a couple of nights ago and […]

Cooked up on March 24, 2012

More like this: DIY | frugal | garden | healthy eating | misc | pantry | side | six ingredients or less | snack | under 1 hour | vegan | vegetarian

Cool Trick: How to Make Perfectly Flat Bacon

Why might you need perfectly flat bacon, you ask? Because it’s cool. And, well, you might want to cover it in chocolate. You might just prefer to eat it that way. And if you’re photographing it, flatter is definitely better. Even if it’s something just to spruce up your brunch party, making flat bacon is […]

Cooked up on March 13, 2012

More like this: baking | breakfast | brunch | misc | side | Uncategorized | under 1 hour