Holiday

Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Glaze and Candied Carrots

Easter/Spring Carrot Bundt Cake | PDXfoodlove

Who needs layers? Keep things simple with a bundt cake for Easter!

Cooked up on April 6, 2017

More like this: breakfast | brunch | cake | dessert | entertaining | spring

Stout Brownies with Irish Cream Ganache

Stout Brownies with Irish Cream Glaze for St. Patrick's Day | PDXfoodlove

Chocolate, cream and whisky… need I say more?

Cooked up on March 12, 2017

More like this: baking | boozy | brownies and bars | chocolate | dessert | spring | under 1 hour | whisky

The Cocktail Diaries: Pomegranate Mule

A fun twist on the Moscow Mule that’s easy enough for the most festive occasion.

Cooked up on December 22, 2016

More like this: boozy | cocktail | cocktail diaries | drinks | entertaining | under 1 hour | winter

Old-School Boozy Punch

Old-School Boozy Punch | PDXfoodlove

I’ve been thinking about making this punch for a while. I’m getting ready to speak on a radio show about cocktails for the holidays, and I think that making an old school punch is the perfect accompaniment to a modern Thanksgiving – especially in the midst of a craft cocktail resurgence. I like the idea […]

Cooked up on November 13, 2014

More like this: boozy | cocktail | cocktail diaries | date night | DIY | drinks | entertaining | fall | holiday | Uncategorized

The Cocktail Diraires: Cranberry French 75 with Doug Fir Eau de Vie

Holiday Cranberry Champagne Cocktail | PDXfoodlove

I suppose this drink doesn’t really resemble a French 75 that much anymore. But that’s where I started, so I’m keeping the name. Also, hooray! It’s my first cocktail recipe in several weeks, featuring local cranberries and a fun local spirit as well. I created this recipe with an eye to the holidays. On Thanksgiving […]

Cooked up on November 9, 2014

More like this: boozy | cocktail | cocktail diaries | date night | drinks | entertaining | holiday | oregon | party | Uncategorized | under 1 hour | winter

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

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

Green Bean Casserole from Scratch

Green Bean Casserole From Scratch | PDXfoodlove

About a week ago I posted on Facebook about my favorite Thanksgiving food of all time. Not turkey. Not cranberry sauce. Not even sweet potatoes or even pumpkin pie (it doesn’t qualify because I would *never* confine pumpkin pie to just Thanksgiving). Green bean casserole is it. Salty, creamy, mushroomy green bean casserole. In college […]

Cooked up on December 3, 2013

More like this: entertaining | fall | family | favorites | holiday | meatless | side | Thanksgiving | Uncategorized | under 1 hour | vegetarian | winter

Spicy Mashed Sweet Potatoes with Greek Yogurt

Spicy Sweet Potatoes with Greek Yogurt | PDXfoodlove

Today we did something totally crazy. We sawed our box spring in half. Or should I say, Dave sawed our box spring in half, and only the pieces of wood, not the metal or cloth. The idea was that at that point, you could actually fold it in half by bending the metal, and thus […]

Lemon Sage Martini

Lemon Sage Martini

Some may disagree with me on this, but I, an avowed beer lover, feel that even though beer is almost always appropriate, New Year’s Eve calls for something a little more fancy. Either champagne or cocktails. This year, we’re cooking up a delectable culinary adventure of a meal that involves salmon, cheese puffs, green beans […]

Cooked up on December 31, 2012

More like this: boozy | cocktail | drinks | entertaining | fun | holiday | six ingredients or less | under 1 hour