Easy Appetizer

Chorizo JalapeƱo Poppers

Chorizo Jalapeno Poppers | PDXfoodlove

An ode to one of my favorite cuisines – Tex Mex – with a little upgrade in the form of chorizo and more cheese.

Cooked up on April 10, 2017

More like this: appetizer | easy | entertaining | gluten free | side | six ingredients or less | snack | under 1 hour

Cheddar and Asiago Poppyseed Crackers

Cheddar & Asiago Crackers | PDXfoodlove

Well, it’s been another crazy week! I am loving my new job – I feel like I’ve learned so much and I’ve only been here for five business days. I’ve already been on a quick trip up to Tacoma and Seattle where I ate all of the foods, and then bought the ones I couldn’t […]

Cooked up on November 21, 2013

More like this: appetizer | baking | entertaining | frugal | fun | holiday | party | snack | Uncategorized | under 1 hour | vegetarian

Orange, Pomegranate and Walnut Lettuce Wraps

If there was any room to deny it before, it’s all gone. The holidays are in full swing! I’m happy, excited and very tired. Last night we had a great holiday party at our home. It was definitely a success, with somehow just the right amount of food and every piece of stemware in our […]

Easy, Tasty Appetizer: Tapenade Toasts

Ok, so this technically isn’t a traditional tapenade. It’s chunkier, and doesn’t use capers (this is the perfect level of salty already). But these were delicious and I immediately wanted a glass of red wine to go with them (and the ridiculously good pizza that was part of the meal – coming soon to a […]

Cooked up on May 7, 2012

More like this: appetizer | cocktail | date night | six ingredients or less | under 1 hour | uses for leftovers

Easy Peasy App: Stuffed Jalapenos

Taking a quick lunch break to snarf some veggies and rice, and post a delicious appetizer inspired by an evening at Breakside Brewery not too long ago. For reasons that I will not get into, my relationship with heavy jalapeno use has been pretty bad for a few years. But I decided to take a […]

Quick Hit for Sunday: Hummus at Home

I love hummus. It pretty much got me through my days studying abroad, when I had a tiny, goofy little London kitchen with approximately three pots and a half-size fridge shared between six girls (although, I look back on that kitchen, that apartment and that experience with nothing but nostalgia). Let’s just say it wasn’t […]

Cooked up on February 19, 2012

More like this: appetizer | DIY | frugal | gluten free | healthy eating | six ingredients or less | snack | super bowl snack | vegan | vegetarian

Skinny Swap: Spinach Dip using Greek Yogurt

Spinach dip is easily one of the most tempting, most delectable appetizers around. Unfortunately, most recipes call for at least a block of cream cheese, if not more. Maybe also some sour cream, mozzarella, parmesan – I’ve had many combinations of these dips, and all of them were good. And while I frequently like to […]

Cooked up on February 10, 2012

More like this: appetizer | dinner | gluten free | healthy eating | party | side | six ingredients or less | snack | super bowl snack | Uncategorized | vegetarian