The Cocktail Diaries: The Painkiller

Painkiller Cocktail | PDXfoodlove

This delightful tiki concoction is perfect for any day of the year! It has all my favorite things.

Cooked up on November 7, 2016

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Pineapple Strawberry & Coconut Smoothie

What do you do when you have tiki party leftovers? Make smoothies! Without the rum.

Cooked up on October 17, 2016

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The Cocktail Diaries: Vacation Vibes

Vacation Vibes: An easy Mango Cocktail For a Mini Getaway

A not-too-boozy, fruity, floral sip of happiness. I’m really proud of this one, from the mango juice to the pineapple sage garnish.

Cooked up on October 10, 2016

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The Cocktail Diaries: Piña Coladas

Frozen Piña Coladas | PDXfoodlove

Here’s how you know it was a good weekend: I am almost nodding off as I type this. IT’S 9:45 P.M. College me would not recognize me. Dave and I spent the weekend cooking delicious foods, as usual, and cleaning house – every once and a while we need to cleanse some accumulated junk. Well, […]

Cooked up on August 17, 2014

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Pineapple Upside Down Cake

Dave made this cake for a July 4 celebration at our friends’ house, and I am pretty sure it is the most beautiful thing to come out of our kitchen, ever. Making a pineapple upside down cake has several steps to it, but the one that scared me the most was transferring the cake from […]

Cooked up on July 23, 2012

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Peachy Pineapple Greek Yogurt Smoothie

Also known as Friday breakfast. At some point on Wednesday, a ripe peach was left on my desk. I have no idea from whence it came, but it smelled delicious and I took it home. And then, a few days later, I made it into this smoothie. I was also able to use the last […]