Entertaining

The Cocktail Diaries: Lavender Bees Knees

Cocktail Diaries: The Bees Knees | PDXfoodlove

Happy Sunday eve, everyone. We are watching Game of Thrones and I feel an addiction coming on. Dave and I had a very busy and fun weekend. We had our first u-pick trip of the season. We went up to Sauvie Island and picked blueberries, strawberries and two kinds of raspberries. The strawberries have already […]

The Cocktail Diaries: Cuba Libres

Cuba Libres | PDXfoodlove

Consider this blog post the first in a series. I’ve been thinking a lot about cocktails lately. Not that I would ever neglect my beer and wine pursuits, but cocktails to me are especially interesting right now. I love the nuances and depth of flavor. I love the amount of time and care that goes […]

Cooked up on January 26, 2014

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

Mango Dark and Stormy

Mango Dark and Stormy | PDXfoodlove

I’m starting the week off with an easy recipe. We had a very fun and productive weekend, but I think I’m still suffering from a little bit of jet lag. Every night, 8:30 or 9 p.m. rolls around and I’m falling asleep in my chair. Right now I am drinking Tazo’s “Awake” English Breakfast Tea. […]

Cooked up on January 5, 2014

More like this: boozy | cocktail | date night | dinner | drinks | entertaining | fun | six ingredients or less | Uncategorized | under 1 hour

Homemade Egg Nog

Homemade Egg Nog | PDXfoodlove

Homemade egg nog is something that I have wanted to make for years. I think the first time I had some store-bought egg nog that I actually liked, it was from Oberweis in Aurora, Il – everything that comes from Oberweis is excellent, so this might not be a surprise. But since I’m doing this […]

Cooked up on December 17, 2013

More like this: boozy | date night | dessert | dinner | DIY | drinks | entertaining | fun | holiday | party | Uncategorized | vegetarian | winter

Bacon-Wrapped, Blue Cheese Stuffed Dates

Bacon Blue Cheese Dates | PDXfoodlove

Hi friends, I am going to make this a quick one because it’s been a very busy day. I’ve only been back in Oregon for about 30 hours from an amazing work trip to LA. It was a very fun time – we ate great food, went on a fun tour and went to a […]

Cooked up on December 15, 2013

More like this: appetizer | date night | dinner | entertaining | fun | gluten free | party | side | six ingredients or less | snack | Uncategorized | under 1 hour

Peanut Butter Oreo Cookie Balls

Peanut Butter Oreo Cookie Balls | PDXfoodlove

And now for something completely different! When I got an email from Yummly and Oreo asking if I was interested in playing with their classic Oreo cookie ball recipe, I had a few ideas. Maybe I could make them look like ornaments? This was “Plan A” until I realized that instead I could turn the […]

Cooked up on December 10, 2013

More like this: Candy | dessert | entertaining | family | frugal | fun | holiday | sponsored

Moscow Mules with my favorite new PNW obsession

Moscow Mule | PDXfoodlove

If you follow me on Instagram, you probably already know that I can’t stop talking about Rachel’s Ginger Beer. I’ve had ginger beer plenty of times, but this stuff is my favorite. It’s zingy in a way that puts a smile on your face, both because it tastes good and because it makes your mouth […]

Cooked up on December 2, 2013

More like this: boozy | cocktail | date night | dinner | drinks | entertaining | fun | holiday | party | seattle | under 1 hour | vegan | vegetarian

Mint Grapefruit Vodka Sour

Mint Grapefruit Vodka Sour

It’s almost the time when we will have non-citrus forms of fruits in the stores again. And I can’t wait for that time. But in the meantime, I’m trying to make citrus still be fun. It’s kind of hard – it’s still VERY early spring. There are some strawberries at the store but besides that […]

Cooked up on April 29, 2013

More like this: boozy | cocktail | date night | drinks | entertaining | fun | Uncategorized

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 […]

In Which We Build a Backyard Oven, Part I

So, I’ve been posting on the various social medias about this oven project. I figured it was time to go into a little more detail! Every year for our anniversary (so, all two so far 🙂 ), Dave and I get each other a new toy to share. Last year’s fun toy was the beautiful […]

Cooked up on August 2, 2012

More like this: DIY | entertaining | home improvement | Uncategorized