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Thanksgiving Day: 11:15 AM

Thanksgiving morning… We begin by baking a pie, because who doesn’t love the smell of pumpkin pie at 8 in the morning? I tried out a new crust here, inspired by the Vodka Pie Crust over at Smitten Kitchen. Instead of vodka, amaretto. The crust was stickier than typical pie crusts (to account for the...

‘Twas the Night Before Turkey Day…

The first official Love and Olive Oil Thanksgiving has begun! Needless to say, this is our favorite holiday of the year. We’re not letting the fact that we’re only two get in the way of a fabulous feast… Starting with our 11.5 pound turkey. (we briefly contemplated the shrink wrapped packs of breast cutlets and...

Moroccan-style Potato and Egg Sandwiches

Taylor LOVED these sandwiches. We made way too much, but he ate them for 3 meals in a row. I agreed that they had a good flavor and texture, but I thought they needed something more. Like a ‘cooling’ type of sauce. Next time I’d add maybe a cumin/honey/lime/yogurt sauce, even something like we used...

Salmon over Creamed Leeks with Apple Butter Sauce

This sounded interesting, so we thought we’d try it. We had apples leftover from last weeks Pork that needed to be used, so why not? It was an involved recipe, to think that this guy made this for a ton of people under pressure is really unbelievable (the show Dinner Impossible on the Food Network...

Peanut Curry Noodles with Seared Shrimp & Scallops

In my obsession with all things pumpkin, I found this recipe. When we went to make it, however, we made an executive decision to leave the pumpkin out. We felt there were TOO many things going on in this recipe, and decided that simplifying it would be in our best interests. The results were delicious....