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

Have I Told You Lately, That I Love You?

You should totally vote for me and my Chocolate Olive Oil and Blood Orange Cupcakes. You know, because the secret ingredient is olive oil and all… if I’m going to win a Cupcake Hero this would be the one. :) You’re the best!

Celebrating Three Years of Love and Olive Oil

Three years ago today, I took a picture of my dinner. And posted it. And hoped that people would care. And sure enough, three years later, you really do care. About food. And cupcakes. And kitty cats. And us. The reason this blog is still around and going strong is because of you. Our readers....

Homemade Tagalongs (Peanut Butter Patties)

You’d think that come girl scout cookie season, there is not much you can do to avoid buying a box or two. I’m sure in most neighborhoods, brownies run rampant, and it’s not like you can say no to a sweet face and the promise of even sweeter treats. But if you live in a...

Q&A w/ L&T: The Answers!

What is your day job? Good question! It’s easy to believe that we just sit around baking cupcakes all day, but that’s not the case. In fact, we work from home (yes, together, all day, every day). We run two web businesses, Purr Design, web and graphic design, and Pattern & Paw, handmade cat and...

Ravioli Gratins with Goat Cheese and Basil Pistou

I think I set myself up for a cheese overload. As you may know, we don’t eat a lot of dairy. Or, should I say, I don’t. While I’m not technically lactose-intolerant, something about the richness of dairy just doesn’t sit right with me much of the time. For a few years I was virtually...

A Manly Cake plus Q&A w/ L&T

Now that’s a manly cake if I ever saw one. So what if it’s girly. And flowery. And sparkly. That didn’t stop be from bringing it to our neighbors Super Bowl party. I think it’s the perfect super bowl cake, don’t you? :) It is, in fact, my second (successful) attempt at a fondant covered...