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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

Two St. Patty’s Day Cocktails For Your Imbibing Pleasure!

Two St. Patrick's Day Cocktails featuring IZZE Sparkling Juice | PDXfoodlove

A pair of suuuuper easy drinks featuring IZZE Sparkling Juice!

Cooked up on March 16, 2016

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The Cocktail Diaries: Blackberry Margarita

Blackberry Margarita | PDXfoodlove

A summery take on one of my favorite cocktails

Cooked up on July 13, 2015

More like this: berries | boozy | cocktail | cocktail diaries | drinks | entertaining | oregon | pantry | party

The Cocktail Diaries: Spiked (or not) Agua Frescas

The Cocktail Diaries: Agua Fresca Tequila Cocktails |PDXfoodlove

Delicious fruity drinks that are great on their own or spiked!

Cooked up on July 4, 2015

More like this: boozy | cocktail | cocktail diaries | drinks | entertaining | family | fun | holiday | make ahead | party | summer

The Cocktail Diaries: The Sidecar

Sidecar Cocktail | PDXfoodlove

An easy-drinking classic cocktail that uses cognac as a base.

Cooked up on April 5, 2015

More like this: boozy | cocktail | cocktail diaries | drinks | entertaining | party | under 1 hour | vegetarian

The Cocktail Diaries: Rose Collins

Rose Collins Cocktail | PDXfoodlove

The calendar says it’s February, but this weekend in Portland sure felt like spring. Today the high was 63 degrees. There wasn’t a cloud in the sky. It was amazing. Dave and I spent hours outside working on the yard. We headed to Home Depot (their garden section might be my favorite smell. Besides tomato […]

Cooked up on February 15, 2015

More like this: boozy | cocktail | cocktail diaries | drinks | entertaining | fun | party | under 1 hour

The Cocktail Diaries: Clover Club

Clover Club Cocktail | PDXfoodlove

A tangy, simple and classic gin cocktail.

Cooked up on February 10, 2015

More like this: cocktail | cocktail diaries | date night | drinks | entertaining | fun | party | under 1 hour

The Cocktail Diraires: Cranberry French 75 with Doug Fir Eau de Vie

Holiday Cranberry Champagne Cocktail | PDXfoodlove

I suppose this drink doesn’t really resemble a French 75 that much anymore. But that’s where I started, so I’m keeping the name. Also, hooray! It’s my first cocktail recipe in several weeks, featuring local cranberries and a fun local spirit as well. I created this recipe with an eye to the holidays. On Thanksgiving […]

Cooked up on November 9, 2014

More like this: boozy | cocktail | cocktail diaries | date night | drinks | entertaining | holiday | oregon | party | Uncategorized | under 1 hour | winter

Roasted Padron Peppers

Charred Padron Peppers | PDXfoodlove

One of the things that I think I’ll miss most about going into the fall and winter season is the simplicity of summer food. I am sure there are simple winter foods as well. But right now when I can throw some adorable peppers under the broiler for five minutes, it’s hard to think about […]

Beet Purée with Yogurt and Za’atar

Beet Purée with Yogurt and Za'atar | PDXfoodlove

I have been planning to make this gorgeous beet paste forever. I have a brand new bag of za’atar and I was really excited to use it… except I left it on my desk at work for almost a week. And I would get home, and note that I still had my roasted beets in […]

Cooked up on August 25, 2014

More like this: appetizer | date night | dinner | dips | dips and spreads | frugal | healthy eating | lunch | meatless | party | side | spreads | Uncategorized | under 1 hour | vegetarian