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Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cupcakes

Yes, you heard me. Cookie dough cupcakes. Could there be anything more perfect? It was my birthday yesterday, and in my mind, the world’s best birthday that consisted of these decadent cupcakes and a heart-racing new episode of Lost. Oh I love Wednesdays. Especially when it’s my birthday. (Also take note of the lovely new...

Chocolate Peanut Butter Brownie Bites

What defines a cupcake? Is it the shape? The texture? The frosting? Because while these might look like mini-cupcakes, I don’t think I’d consider them cupcakes. They are brownies, through and through. With that in mind, it must be a combination of hand-held shape and cake-like texture that truly makes something a cupcake. But these,...

Tequila Sunrise Cupcakes

Ok, is it just me, or do I tend to bake cupcakes modeled after drinks? Chai Latte, Hot Chocolate, Strawberry Lemonade… see a pattern developing? Well, I’ve got another one for you. Tequila Sunrise cupcakes. For those of you unaware of the concoction, it is simply orange juice, a dash of grenadine (sweet pomegranate syrup),...

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...