Special Occasion

Crispy Chicken Thighs & Chanterelles in Cream Sauce

Crispy Chicken Thighs with Chanterelles and Cream Sauce

Crispy chicken, chanterelles and a decadent cream sauce make this dinner one you will be putting on repeat!

Cooked up on October 16, 2016

More like this: chicken | date night | dinner | fun | gluten free | oregon | special occasion | under 1 hour | winter

Perfect Bolognese Sauce

Perfect Bolognese Sauce | PDXfoodlove

Simple ingredients plus a little time equals one amazing tomato sauce.

Cooked up on January 19, 2015

More like this: date night | dinner | make ahead | pasta | special occasion | Uncategorized

Pulled Pork Waffle Toasts

Pulled Pork Waffle Toast | PDXfoodlove

I was going to make these sliders, but I think they are better eaten with only one waffle after all. When we made last week’s savory cornbread waffles, the breakfast part was great. But my original idea had been to make them into a savory dinner dish. It’s hard to believe that was more than […]

Cooked up on May 19, 2014

More like this: dinner | entertaining | fun | party | side | snack | special occasion | Uncategorized | uses for leftovers

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

Citrus Almond Cake

Citrus & Almond Cake | PDXfoodlove

Happy belated Easter, everyone. I hope you had an opportunity to celebrate with friends or family. We were fortunate enough to spend Easter with our friends Callie and Aaron in Corvallis, where we had some great meals, drank delicious beer and went to such a nice Easter church service. It was nice to have a […]

Cooked up on April 21, 2014

More like this: baking | cake | dairy free | date night | dessert | special occasion | Uncategorized

Homemade Soft Pretzels

Homemade Soft Pretzels | PDXfoodlove

One of my favorite things about writing this blog is discovering how much better homemade versions of some things are. Case in point: I can think of a few others. Pizza. Nachos. Muffins. Okay, maybe I can think of a lot of others. I’m definitely not saying I don’t ever like to enjoy a meal […]

Cooked up on January 9, 2014

More like this: baking | bread | DIY | entertaining | fun | meatless | party | special occasion | super bowl snack | Uncategorized | vegetarian

Miso-Glazed Salmon

Miso-Glazed Salmon | PDXfoodlove

Everything about today’s recipe seems like it turned out better than expected. Take the salmon, for instance. When I moseyed over to the Montavilla Farmers Market on Sunday I was NOT expecting to find salmon for $5/lb. I’m pretty sure that’s what we usually pay for ground beef. So yeah, I bought 2 lbs. But […]

The Best Chicken Ever

Chicken in Milk | PDXfoodlove

Hi friends. It has been quite the weekend! Dave and I had our annual holiday bash Saturday night and once again the bubbly was poured, the snacks were demolished, Mariah sang and the cookie decorating was fierce. Last year, Lady Gaga made an appearance. This year Sarah and I decorated Miley and Robin Thicke, and […]

Cooked up on December 8, 2013

More like this: date night | dinner | fall | favorites | gluten free | special occasion | Uncategorized | winter

White Cake with Fresh Strawberry Buttercream

White Cake with Fresh Strawberry Buttercream

I love making cakes! Especially old-school cakes. And especially birthday cakes, so I can make them a little fancy. So when it was Maxine’s birthday right before she came to stay with us, I jumped at Dave’s suggestion to make her a birthday cake. Maxine let us know that strawberry is one of her favorite […]

Cooked up on August 22, 2013

More like this: baking | cake | dessert | entertaining | fun | holiday | party | special occasion | Uncategorized

Pan-Roasted Peach Bruschetta

Peach & Ricotta Bruschetta

I’m a little late today! This week is flying by and so busy. And I’m only home for a few hours before we head out again. Whew. At least we had a half day off! Our managers at Girl Scouts threw us a picnic. We got off work at 12:30, had a tasty barbecue in […]