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

Sweet Potato Cakes with Mango-Pineapple Chutney

A lot of the recipes we try are unremarkable. Sure, they are editable. Good even. But nothing special. Just another dinner. But occasionally we stumble upon something great. And it doesn’t take us long to realize it. Like this dish. As we sat down and began to eat, Taylor looked up and said, “now this...

Banana Cake with Praline Filling and White Chocolate Ganache

This is officially my new favorite cookbook. Like, seriously. Every cake in there sounds like one I want to make. You know how typically cookbooks will have a handful of recipes that appeal to you, while the others are just, meh? Not this one. Every. Single. Cake. The pistachio petit-four cake? This book. Vanilla cake...

Thai Noodles with Ground Chicken and Crispy Shallots

The other day I spent a good four hours flipping through our stacks of old food magazines. Mainly Bon Appetit and Cooking Light, with a few others mixed in. A solid 18 months of back issues. You see, when we get a new magazine, I’ll flip through it once. Dog-ear any recipes that catch my...

Cupcake Notebook Winners (and Our New Addition)

First of all, can I just reiterate how much you all rock? Seriously. Not only did you massively support my Blood Orange Cupcakes in the February Cupcake Hero (Whoohoo! We won the vote! Now cross your fingers my cupcakes hold their own in the throwdown!), but you also wrote some of the nicest, most heartwarming...

Favorite Tomato and Olive Penne

A while back I mentioned we have a go-to pasta recipe. When our usual recipe sources seem to fail us, and we just need one more meal to fill out the week, 9 times out of 10 we’ll default to this recipe. Taylor has this thing down, in fact, I’ve learned that it’s better just...