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Pasta with Spinach, Chicken, and White Bean Ragu

While I thought this recipe would be a bit more like a pasta-stew (don’t you think stew when you hear the word ragu?) it wasn’t at all disappointing! In fact, we’ve eaten it for 3 meals straight (read: it makes a lot) and are still raving about it. We added the leftovers from a grocery...

Pomegranate Sorbet with Chocolate Dipped Almond Wafers

On to dessert, and oh what a wonderful dessert it was! About a month ago, we attended a cooking class at the Viking Store nearby. A Christmas present from Taylor’s mom. This was the dessert that we were served during that class, and I instantly knew it’d be one I’d have to make at home....

Golden Brioche Bread

The breadmaking continues… I’m determined to flub my way into bread making success. This would be attempt #3 (score: decent – 1, not so good – also 1.) This bread, on the other hand, is a winner for sure. Time consuming, yes, but I’m starting to think that breadmaking is something than can’t be condensed...

A Day to Celebrate.

Today, (well, actually a combination of tomorrow and yesterday) is officially the one year anniversary of Love and Olive Oil. Way back on Valentine’s day of 2007, I got the wild idea to start a food blog. Inspired by our continuous search for recipes, and my newly acquired slr camera and macro lens, I sat...

Rustic Winter Minestrone Soup

It snowed yesterday. A rarity here in Tennessee, but we were pissed. Upset? Why? It’s just snow? Well, we grew up in the snow – 18 years of winters running from September through May. I’ve had one too many June snowstorms for my liking. So we left. Our 4 years in California was a safe...

Tuna & Artichoke Panini on Homemade Fennel Focaccia

Our panini maker has had a nice hiatus, but last night we brought it back into play. This recipe is what you call “winging-it”, a jumble of what was left in the cupboard at the time, and for once, I actually wrote it down as I went along. Maybe I knew it was destined to...