Stovetop Whole Wheat Mac and Cheese

Stovetop Whole Wheat Scratch Mac and Cheese | PDXfoodlove

This one goes out to all my fellow Blue Box Junkies.

Cooked up on September 21, 2016

More like this: dinner | DIY | frugal | fun | lunch | meatless | pasta | vegetarian

Homemade Mascarpone

Homemade Mascarpone | PDXfoodlove

I’ve been talking up my homemade mascarpone for over a week, teasing you all with a Strawberry and Mascarpone Tart, and this Grapefruit Arugula Toast. Well, the wait is over. I’m finally writing about the cheese itself! I can’t believe how easy this was, and how much better the homemade version tastes. Or how inexpensive […]

Cooked up on April 8, 2014

More like this: dessert | dips | dips and spreads | DIY | fun | meatless | six ingredients or less | Uncategorized | vegetarian

Homemade Vanilla Extract

Homemade Vanilla | PDXfoodlove

This is a post that has been in the works for literally months! I started making homemade vanilla in November, thinking I would use it as holiday gifts. Instead, I ended up using at our PDX Food Swap last weekend! It was quite the hot commodity. I will definitely be doing more batches for upcoming […]

Cooked up on January 30, 2014

More like this: baking | boozy | cookies | dairy free | DIY | etc | favorites | food swap | fun | meatless | misc | pantry | Uncategorized | vegan | vegetarian

Blood Orange Marmalade

Ah, the last throes of winter. It’s too early for strawberries. It’s too late for anything but oranges. It’s not a great time to run out of homemade jam. Unless you should decide that maybe it’s time to make marmalade. I made a small batch of this in the hopes that I would soon be […]

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

Homemade Almond Butter

Make your own almond butter

Do you have a food processor? Does it work? Then you can make your own almond butter at home! I remember the first time I bought some fresh almond butter – it was at a Sunflower Market in Boulder, which I think has been bought out by Sprouts nowadays. I miss that grocery store! They […]

Easy Caesar Dressing

Easy Caesar Dressing

The best way to go about eating right is to take great care with your food and use fresh ingredients. So for those of us who will be putting more salads on the schedule, that means both fresh, seasonal produce and the underrated pleasure of homemade salad dressings – which are easier than you think! […]

Cooked up on January 1, 2013

More like this: dinner | gluten free | healthy eating | pantry | salad | side | under 1 hour

Making your own ricotta

It all started with about a half gallon of 1 percent organic milk. It expired the day we got back from vacation. Generally Dave and I tend to still drink milk if it passes the smell test. But this time there was a lot of milk left, and there was no way we’d finish it […]

Cooked up on September 18, 2012

More like this: DIY | fall | frugal | fun | gluten free | six ingredients or less

Homemade Mayo

Have I mentioned how much I adore mayonnaise? Here’s a good way to illustrate. P-Dub- the Pioneer Woman – she LOVES butter. The Pioneer Woman : Butter :: Rebekah : Mayo I actually used to not love it. I think it’s because I was eating Miracle Whip or something. Not real mayo. At some point, […]

Cooked up on August 13, 2012

More like this: dips and spreads | lunch | pantry | sandwich | spreads | under 1 hour | vegetarian

Vanilla Ice Cream

Not that there’s a season where ice cream is not appropriate, but in the summer, ice cream is especially warranted, don’t you think? However, we almost never make our own ice cream in the winter. But it’s not winter anymore, or even spring, thank God – because in Portland spring is also known as the […]

Cooked up on June 29, 2012

More like this: dessert | fun | gluten free | party | six ingredients or less | vegetarian