Holiday

Pumpkin Maple Bundt Cake

Maple Glazed Pumpkin Bundt Cake | PDXfoodlove

This stunner belongs in your holiday get-togethers!

Cooked up on November 18, 2017

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Cauliflower Rice Gratin with Kale and Leeks

Cauliflower Rice Gratin with Kale and Leeks - the perfect easy, vegetarian Thanksgiving side | PDXfoodlove

This cheeeeeeeeeesy (but VEGGIE-PACKED!) side belongs on you holiday table!

Cooked up on November 1, 2017

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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