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Cocchi Americano-Gin Spritz

Cocchi Americano-Gin Spritz

Cocchi Americano is an Italian aperitif wine that is wonderful on its own and in cocktails. Its spicy, floral aroma pairs really nicely with gin in this refreshing spritz-y cocktail. Print Cocchi Americano-Gin Spritz Servings 1 cocktail Ingredients 1.5 oz Cocchi Americano 1.5 oz Gin […]

Zucchini & Blossom Fillo Tart

Zucchini & Blossom Fillo Tart

We’ve been eating squash blossoms for a couple weeks now but the first of my zucchini just grew big enough to pick and eat this week. I wanted to do something special with the inaugural zucchini and this zucchini & blossom fillo tart was the […]

Summer Berry Tiramisu

Summer Berry Tiramisu

This summer berry tiramisu is fun to make and is great for feeding a crowd! My friends and I do a weekly cooking night where we get together and each make part of a meal, usually Italian, usually delicious and always with good wine. We […]

Florentine S’mores with Homemade Marshmallows

Florentine S’mores with Homemade Marshmallows

We love camping in the summertime. Hiking, swimming, sitting around the fire and of course cooking outdoors! Nothing says summertime outdoors quite like roasting marshmallows and making s’mores. In fact, when I was in college and hosting Japanese exchange students, I wanted to show them […]

Chocolate Peanut Butter Peek-a-boo Cookies

Chocolate Peanut Butter Peek-a-boo Cookies

As a brewing QA manager, my job revolves around accuracy and consistincy. All of my measurements need to be spot on when running chemical or microbiological analysis and I’m constantly harping on the brewers to ensure they’re doing everything they can to make this batch […]

Strawberry-Basil-Mint Cocktails

Strawberry-Basil-Mint Cocktails

Strawberry season is here and I couldn’t be happier! I have a 5’x5′ bed of Mt. Hood strawberries, which are small and have a quick season but they produce a ton and they’re full of flavor! Half of the strawberries we grow usually get eaten […]

Cherry Crumble Bars

Cherry Crumble Bars

  Print Cherry Crumble Bars It’s cherry season, which means red stained cutting boards and aching fingers (from pitting so many damn cherries)! These cherry crumble bars are a compromise between me and my husband. My husband, Paul, loves pie! I on the other hand, […]

Grilled Tofu & Zucchini Banh Mi

Grilled Tofu & Zucchini Banh Mi

  Print Grilled Tofu and Zucchini Banh Mi If I have to label myself diet-wise, I would be an ovo-lacto-pescatarian. I’d rather not call myself that since it makes me sound like a tool but it’s probably helpful to know where my recipes come from. […]

Easy Weeknight Carrot-Top Pesto Rigatoni

Easy Weeknight Carrot-Top Pesto Rigatoni

  Print Easy Weeknight Carrot-Top Pesto Rigatoni This dish can be made with fresh pasta or for an easier weeknight dish just use store-bought pasta. The pesto is made from the leafy green tops of carrots and toasted pumpkin seeds. The pasta is topped with […]

Garden Gimlet

Garden Gimlet

  Print Garden Gimlet I love using really seasonally ingredients in my recipes and that includes cocktails. The combination of mint, cucumber and lime make this a super refreshing drink and perfect for a warm day. Prep Time 5 minutes Servings 2 people Ingredients 12 […]