Love and Olive Oil - Eat to Live. Cook to Love.

Toasted Marshmallow Swirl Ice Cream

Toasted Marshmallow Swirl Ice Cream from @loveandoliveoil

There’s marshmallow, and then there’s toasted marshmallow. Two entirely different beasts. Toasting brings out the best in an otherwise bland puff, caramelizing the sugars and giving the marshmallow a delightful crunch.

But how to get that tell-tale toasted flavor into ice cream?

Toasted Marshmallow Swirl Ice Cream from @loveandoliveoil

Turns out it’s as easy as throwing some toasted marshmallows into a blender with the warm custard base. Well, not quite that easy, there were some issues with my initial process I needed to resolve, but the result is a rich and creamy ice cream that tastes like it just came off a campfire.

Continue Reading

Bite-Sized Golden Beet and Goat Cheese Quiches

This mini pie pan from KitchenAid® is maybe my new favorite thing. I’m just envisioning all the fancy miniature pies that I can make with it. Funny, given my sweet-disposition, that the first thing I made with it was something savory. These mini quiches are filled with roasted golden beets, fresh thyme and rosemary, and...

Sandwich Club: Pastrami on Rye

If Taylor were to start his own food blog, it would most definitely, without a doubt, be about sandwiches. Or, maybe beer and sandwiches. But definitely sandwiches. However, since having two food blogs in one family is certifiably unpractical, we’ve decided to give him a space on this blog to share his love of sandwiches...

White Chocolate Funfetti Blondies

If springtime doesn’t make you want to run outside, dig in the dirt, and dye your hair blonde, I don’t know what will. Ok, maybe not that last part (I’m quite content with my dark chocolate tresses, thank you) but the warmer weather is enough to make me set aside my usual brunette confections for...

Chocolate Mousse Brownies

I can never settle for just a plain brownie. Instead, my mind is always thinking of what I can swirl, drizzle, frost, or fill them with next. No matter how fancy I might get, however, the base is equally as important as any toppings or add-ins. You can’t mask a bad brownie with frosting. While...