The Cocktail Diaries: French 75s

French 75s | PDXfoodlove

I can’t believe the crazy amount of stuff we accomplished today and this weekend. We finished up some homemade orange liqueur. We made cake, scones, fish tacos, corn fritters, and of course, a cocktail. And, I got a ton of laundry done. But it’s been a hot one. The windows are all open and they […]

Cooked up on August 10, 2014

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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

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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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Perfect Buffalo Wings

Perfect Buffalo Wings

What a crazy busy time it is. We have many projects going at the Hubbard house right now. As you may have seen on Twitter or Instagram, we bottled our first-ever batch of beer this weekend. We are also working on building some furniture. And we made a natural wood stain that kind of looked […]

Cooked up on January 28, 2013

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Al Fresco Dinner Party

Last weekend I was so happy to have my friends Diane and Lisa spend the day in Portland. Lisa’s husband, my husband and Lisa’s sweet son joined us for a day-long adventure. We began at the huge downtown farmer’s market, enjoying the zen atmosphere and purchasing lots of beautiful produce for our dinner later in […]

Cooked up on July 26, 2012

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Pesto Pasta Salad

Our friends’ invitation to barbecue this weekend was the perfect opportunity to use our homemade pesto in a different application. I’ve used it in so many great ways that I can’t wait for my basil seedlings to become full-fledged plants (fingers crossed). Right now they are pretty tiny. I don’t think pasta salad qualifies as […]

Cooked up on April 16, 2012

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Bacon-Wrapped Dates

What a fun New Year’s weekend this has been. We’ve been enjoying some true relaxation at home – as I’m writing this it’s 2:30 p.m. and I am still in my pajamas. I’m reading about how to use my new toy, a Brother sewing machine. I’m excited to sew a lot of things, but I […]

Cooked up on January 2, 2012

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Cake Pops, People!

You’ve been putting it off, you’re afraid of the commitment, and you haven’t tried making cake pops yet. Well I’m here to tell you to get yourself to Michael’s for some candy melts, because YOU CAN DO IT! Just look at how cute they are (it helps if you happened to pick up the Disney […]

Cooked up on July 11, 2011

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