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Sweet Potato Pancakes with Cinnamon Cream Syrup

A ray of sweet potato in a sea of pumpkin. These pancakes were inspired by the one worthwhile menu item at Nashville’s famous Pancake Pantry: the sweet potato pancakes. (I know that may sound harsh but it’s my humble opinion that pancakes, even great ones, are never worth waiting hours in line for. Then again,...

Shakshouka (Poached Eggs in Spicy Tomato Sauce)

This recipe comes from our second book, Breakfast for Dinner. Sometimes I forget about the recipes in that book and how much we love them; we need to be better about revisiting them more often. Taylor especially loves this dish, and that’s no surprise, seeing as how it’s satisfying and hearty and chock full of...

Halloween Confetti Cupcakes

Funfetti + Zombies = Un-deadtti cupcakes. I’ve been wanting to do a funfetti cupcake for some time, to make my favorite funfetti cake recipe in cupcake form. And considering the current season, I took the opportunity to do something I rarely do (in fact something I’ve only done once before with these pumpkin mummy cupcakes):...

Olive Oil & Pistachio Brownies

Have you ever wondered what would happen if you simply swapped the butter in a basic brownie recipe for olive oil? Amazing things, that’s what. Honestly, I’m surprised I haven’t made olive oil brownies before. For a blog called Love & Olive Oil, I feel like I’ve failed you (and myself) in that respect. Luckily,...

Zucchini Naan Flatbread with Lemon Ricotta

Taylor wants me to be clear with you: this is not a pizza. In his mind, anything that doesn’t have red sauce, mozzarella cheese, and pepperoni is most definitely not pizza. I don’t necessarily agree, but for the sake of argument, we’re calling this one a flatbread. We’ve recently discovered naan. I know I need...

The Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap 2015

It all started with a cookie craving. 5 years ago. Little did I know that the Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap would become what it is today, still going strong for the 5th year running. Hooray for cookies! I am so excited to announce the launch of this year’s Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap, hosted...