Special Occasion

Miso-Glazed Salmon

Miso-Glazed Salmon | PDXfoodlove

Everything about today’s recipe seems like it turned out better than expected. Take the salmon, for instance. When I moseyed over to the Montavilla Farmers Market on Sunday I was NOT expecting to find salmon for $5/lb. I’m pretty sure that’s what we usually pay for ground beef. So yeah, I bought 2 lbs. But […]

White Cake with Fresh Strawberry Buttercream

White Cake with Fresh Strawberry Buttercream

I love making cakes! Especially old-school cakes. And especially birthday cakes, so I can make them a little fancy. So when it was Maxine’s birthday right before she came to stay with us, I jumped at Dave’s suggestion to make her a birthday cake. Maxine let us know that strawberry is one of her favorite […]

Cooked up on August 22, 2013

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Easiest Lemon, Rosemary and Salmon Bake

Easiest Lemon Salmon Bake

Happy New Year, everyone! I’m excited to close the chapter of 2012 and make 2013 the best year yet – which if all of things already in place are any indication, it just might be. I don’t know if I’ve ever gone into a year with so many weekends, visits, travel plans and special occasions […]

Red Velvet Cake

Maybe Ash Wednesday wasn’t the best timing for this, but here goes: Cake. Yes. Ridiculous amounts of chocolate. Dutch-process cocoa, even. Real vanilla and decadent cream cheese icing. Now this is how you celebrate a three-day weekend.

Cooked up on February 22, 2012

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NYE Dinner Part Deux: Steak Au Poivre

As promised, here’s the second half of our delicious NYE dinner: Just looking at this thing makes me hungry all over again. Now, just as a disclaimer, we did not and do not know how to explain the whole flambe part of this, because our kitchen hood is not super tall and would have been […]

Cooked up on January 3, 2012

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