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Halibut with Grapefruit Beurre Blanc

You have to know we didn’t just eat banana tarts for Valentine’s day. We’re not that crazy. We actually ate a delicious dinner, something fancy enough it could have been at a fine dining restaurant. Unfortunately for us (and you, I guess) this fancy dish just didn’t photograph well. It’s very, well… yellow? Yellow sauce,...

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cupcakes with Brown Sugar Buttercream

Whoops, another sugar craving. I needed to bake something. But what? Flipping through some of my old recipes usually helps. I came across a recipe for my mom’s Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cake, something that sounded scrumptious but honestly I could never remember actually eating, let alone baking. Since cake takes far too much effort, a...

Caramelized Banana Tart with Bittersweet Chocolate Sauce

Valentine’s day is always a special time of year for us here at Love and Olive Oil. Not just because we love being in love, but also because February 16th is the anniversary of our very first post. Yes, two years ago to this day, we said “hello, world!” and let you all in to...

Baked Panko Chicken Tenders with Basil Aioli

Call it a random desire to make chicken strips, paired with my gut’s disgust of fried foods, and you get an easy baked variation on a childhood favorite. Crunchy. Flavorful. Delicious. So good, in fact, that chicken just might be making a more regular appearance in our kitchen, but only as panko-crusted tenders. If you...

Adventures in High Altitude Baking

You might have heard that Taylor and I are getting married this June. You probably saw that he proposed to me entirely in cupcakes. And you’ve likely read that I’m crazy enough to try to bake my own cupcake wedding cake. No bakery, no professional cake decorator – just me (and maybe a few helpers),...

Israeli Couscous with Olives and Roasted Tomatoes

Israeli (aka Pearl) Couscous is something I haven’t tried before. I’ve seen it used in recipes and heard about it, but have never actually eaten it. So when we saw a box of it for sale at Trader Joe’s, I snapped it up, and began searching for recipes in which to use my unique find....