Chocolate Almond Chunk Biscotti

Chocolate Almond Chunk Biscotti

Hello! I have to tell you I am still recovering from my trip to Vermont last week – it was SO much fun but my internal clock is completely broken. And there’s lots more unusual time zones in store for us very soon. Of course, I’m totally going to use this as an excuse to […]

Cooked up on April 12, 2013

More like this: baking | breakfast | brunch | coffee | cookies | dessert | Uncategorized

Mocha Martini

mocha martini

So remember that coffee liqueur I made? I have been contemplating ways to use it, and I thought of at least one. I have to warn you in advance that this goes down VERY easy. Don’t worry, I’m not blogging while totally inebriated, but I am enjoying this martini very much as I write, and […]

Cooked up on February 26, 2013

More like this: cocktail | date night | DIY | drinks | six ingredients or less | under 1 hour | vegetarian

Banana Waffles

Banana Waffles

It has been another beautiful, sunny (?) February weekend in Oregon, and I am not sure I could be happier with how we spent it. On Saturday we planted a TON of gladioli bulbs and I can’t wait to see them come up this summer, and cut some of them and put them all over […]

Cooked up on February 24, 2013

More like this: breakfast | brunch | under 1 hour | winter

DIY Coffee Liqueur

DIY Coffee Liqueur

I learned how to spell “liqueur” just for this occasion. Really. This week I also learned how to spell “polyurethane.” But that was not for food. I promise. I love mixing my own cocktails, and I love even more when I can make them with ingredients I made myself (see also my Lemon Sage Martini). […]

Cooked up on February 11, 2013

More like this: boozy | cocktail | coffee | date night | drinks | entertaining | six ingredients or less | Uncategorized

Chocolate Birthday Cake with Coffee and Sour Cream and a few other things

Last weekend was my birthday, and I celebrated with so much food (shocking, I know) and time well spent with the people I love. Here’s a little taste (see what I did there!) of the celebration. That, my friends, is the easiest chocolate cake ever. And it is the perfect size! I made one layer […]

Cooked up on October 13, 2012

More like this: baking | cake | dessert | special occasion | Uncategorized

Great Coffee at Home: The Top Five Tips I Learned from Stumptown Roasters

I don’t know about you, but making really good coffee is so important to me.  We have at least three coffee machines, if you count the single cup, the standard drip and the espresso maker. We also have a stovetop espresso pot and a French press. This is more than we need. I am aware […]

Cooked up on September 26, 2012

More like this: breakfast | brunch | coffee | feast portland 2012 | Uncategorized

Make some iced coffee this weekend.

Iced coffee might be the biggest racket on the planet, but darnit if it isn’t super delicious and refreshing on a warm day. I’ll tell you a secret, though: it’s just coffee! Why not make a little extra one of these weekend mornings? Then let it cool down in a glass vessel of some kind […]

Cooked up on July 23, 2011

More like this: drinks | snack