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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

More like this: Candy | dessert | entertaining | family | frugal | fun | holiday | sponsored

Cheddar and Asiago Poppyseed Crackers

Cheddar & Asiago Crackers | PDXfoodlove

Well, it’s been another crazy week! I am loving my new job – I feel like I’ve learned so much and I’ve only been here for five business days. I’ve already been on a quick trip up to Tacoma and Seattle where I ate all of the foods, and then bought the ones I couldn’t […]

Cooked up on November 21, 2013

More like this: appetizer | baking | entertaining | frugal | fun | holiday | party | snack | Uncategorized | under 1 hour | vegetarian

Apple Ginger Smoothie

Apple Ginger Smoothie | PDXfoodlove

Bleh, I have caught the plague that’s been going around. I even had a flu shot. Weeks ago. This must be a different strain. I haven’t been incapacitated, just feeling generally gross for 4-5 days. I’m hoping that by tomorrow this thing will be gone for good so I can function properly again. I even […]

So Easy Parmesan Zucchini Bites

Parmesan Zucchini Bites

Well, day two of being 27 is so far not too crazy. For a little while I was worried. It’s the first birthday where I’ve ever thought to myself “whoa, not really? That’s how old I am?” At this point I can no longer say I’m in my “mid-twenties.” It’s officially “upper twenties” now. But… […]

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chunk Oatmeal Bars

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chunk Cookie Bars | PDXfoodlove

Well, my big work project is finally (near) finished – I’ve been busy designing a 24-page magazine-style publication of all of our fall programs, and it turned out to be beautiful! I’m so happy. I have been working really hard on it and shutting myself in a temporary workspace alone at the office for the […]

Cooked up on September 12, 2013

More like this: baking | dessert | entertaining | fun | snack | under 1 hour

Easiest 48-hour Fridge Pickles

48 Hour Fridge Pickles

This is the first year we’ve ever grown cucumbers in our garden. They’re actually kind of convenient in that the vines can just grow over the edge of the garden beds, not taking up too much precious square footage. And we have already harvested quite a few! This brings me a little peace of mind […]

Bourbon Chocolate Zucchini Bread

Bourbon Chocolate Zucchini Bread

What’s that? You still have an excess zucchini problem? It seems like even one zucchini plant will make more than a family with kids could eat. A few weeks ago, when walking down a street in our neighborhood, we encountered a pile of zucchini in front of a house. Next to it was a note […]

Cooked up on September 5, 2013

More like this: baking | bread | breakfast | brunch | cake | dessert | fun | garden | Uncategorized

Homemade Brown Sugar Pop Tarts

Homemade Brown Sugar Pop Tarts

Everyone has a few guilty pleasures when it comes to food. Cheese, wine, heavy carbs and such. I don’t really feel guilty about eating a rich dessert if I (or someone I know) worked hard making it. But what I do feel guilty about is eating foods that are engineered to have enormous shelf lives […]

Cooked up on August 27, 2013

More like this: baking | breakfast | brunch | dessert | DIY | fun | misc | snack | Uncategorized

Pan-Roasted Peach Bruschetta

Peach & Ricotta Bruschetta

I’m a little late today! This week is flying by and so busy. And I’m only home for a few hours before we head out again. Whew. At least we had a half day off! Our managers at Girl Scouts threw us a picnic. We got off work at 12:30, had a tasty barbecue in […]

Non-Scary Green Smoothies

Green Smoothie

Ever since I’ve begun to widen my culinary horizons – I’d put the start date somewhere in high school – I’ve had one rule for myself: eat everything – even if I think I won’t or don’t like it (the only exception: insects/worms/slugs will be decided on a case-by-case basis). I’ve found that usually if […]