Sriracha Mac and Cheese

Stovetop Mega Creamy Sriracha Mac and Cheese | PDXfoodlove

The creamiest stovetop macaroni and cheese ever? Quite possibly.

Cooked up on March 1, 2017

More like this: cheese | dinner | make ahead | meatless | under 1 hour | vegetarian

Easy Broccoli Cheese Mac

Easy Broccoli Cheese Mac | PDXfoodlove

Oh, the midst of a remodel. It is a tough place to be sometimes. We can’t wait for it to be over. But one very important piece of progress has been made: our beautiful gas range has been installed. Dave and I have talked about getting a gas range for years. We love to cook, […]

Cooked up on October 1, 2014

More like this: dinner | frugal | fun | meatless | pasta | Uncategorized | under 1 hour | vegetarian

Savory Cheesy Chipotle Cornbread Waffles

Savory, Cheesy Chipotle Cornbread Waffles | PDXfoodlove

Ok, that’s a mouthful, but I couldn’t decide which component was lesser and should be left off the title. Savory waffles: how have we not tried these before? Allow me to expound for a second: A) there’s cornbread involved. I can’t imagine a situation in which I would not want some cornbread. B) cheese. Enough […]

Cooked up on May 15, 2014

More like this: breakfast | brunch | fun | lunch | meatless | Uncategorized | under 1 hour | vegetarian

Homemade Mascarpone

Homemade Mascarpone | PDXfoodlove

I’ve been talking up my homemade mascarpone for over a week, teasing you all with a Strawberry and Mascarpone Tart, and this Grapefruit Arugula Toast. Well, the wait is over. I’m finally writing about the cheese itself! I can’t believe how easy this was, and how much better the homemade version tastes. Or how inexpensive […]

Cooked up on April 8, 2014

More like this: dessert | dips | dips and spreads | DIY | fun | meatless | six ingredients or less | Uncategorized | vegetarian

White Cheese Pesto Mac

White Cheese Pesto Mac | PDXfoodlove

Oh my gosh. Where has the day gone? Sometimes I feel like things are so busy that I don’t even remember what happened during half the day. My brain was totally fried when I got home, but I love the way my new(ish, I guess) job has already involved me learning so much and really […]

Cooked up on January 15, 2014

More like this: dinner | favorites | fun | meatless | Uncategorized | under 1 hour | vegetarian

Broccoli Cheddar Chicken Rice Bowls

Chicken Broccoli Cheddar Rice Bowl

Standbys: we have them for a very good reason. I have this teal dress from Target that is my work standby outfit. It is a cute but simple dress and I have the perfect accessories to go with it. Any coworkers reading this are probably laughing to themselves right now because they know EXACTLY what […]

Cooked up on July 18, 2013

More like this: dinner | frugal | fun | gluten free | lunch | Uncategorized | under 1 hour | uses for leftovers

Cheddar Gougères

Cheddar Gourgères (cheese puffs)

Happy weekend, everyone. Even though it was short, that last week was much more difficult to get through than I thought it would be. My goal for the weekend is to do a couple of fun and restorative projects – probably sewing and blogging – and try to get my brain back into a place […]

Cooked up on January 5, 2013

More like this: appetizer | baking | bread | date night | dinner | holiday | Uncategorized | under 1 hour | vegetarian

Making your own ricotta

It all started with about a half gallon of 1 percent organic milk. It expired the day we got back from vacation. Generally Dave and I tend to still drink milk if it passes the smell test. But this time there was a lot of milk left, and there was no way we’d finish it […]

Cooked up on September 18, 2012

More like this: DIY | fall | frugal | fun | gluten free | six ingredients or less

Brown Rice with Broccoli, Cheese and Almonds

Broccoli and cheese is a classic combination for a reason. But even the classics could use a little mixing up now and then, which is why I’ve added some sliced almonds and a few aromatics to this simple dish. It’s easy to make and great for a filling vegetarian dinner, which is what we did […]

Cooked up on January 30, 2012

More like this: dinner | frugal | gluten free | healthy eating | lunch | party | side | six ingredients or less | uses for leftovers | vegetarian

A Birthday Dinner to Die For

On the night of my 25th birthday, I was savoring ricotta ravioli made with fresh pasta and coated with a sweet sage and brown butter sauce with mushrooms. I ate salty marinated olives and enjoyed a salad made with crisp, local apples and lettuce, and feta cheese. I sipped a glass of a perfect Oregon […]

Cooked up on October 10, 2011

More like this: dinner | fall | family | Uncategorized | vegetarian