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Goat Cheese & Avocado Toast

This recipe is so simple it almost doesn’t count as a recipe, but it was too good not to share, jazzing up a basic avocado toast with crumbled goat cheese, red pepper flakes, and my new favorite finishing salt, Hawaiian black lava. We don’t eat avocados often, primarily because really good ones are rare here...

Chocolate Covered Potato Chip Macarons

I was convinced these would fail. It was a wild idea – mixing actual crushed up potato chips into an already finicky macaron batter. I envisioned melting puddles and greasy shells and Lindsay sobbing in the corner and Taylor washing mounds of dishes and wondering why on earth I’d try such an absurd thing. But...

Greek Lemon Soup with Chicken and Orzo

When you first see the recipe for this soup, you may think it sounds weird. After all, egg yolks aren’t exactly a typical ingredient in soup. And let me assure you the resulting soup isn’t ‘eggy’ tasting at all. Rather, the acidic lemon cuts through the rich yolks and savory broth, making for a perfectly...

7 Years Ago Today…

…I first said hello to the world under the banner of Love & Olive Oil. It’s a special day for us, for obvious reasons. Two years ago to celebrate 5 years of blogging, I threw a birthday bash. And last year, I shared with you some of the very first images, showing just how far...

Dark Chocolate and Caramelized White Chocolate Cupcakes

I’ll admit, it’s been a while since I posted a cupcake recipe. I know that was my “thing” for a while; but lately I’ve found myself choosing cookies and brownies and fancy layer cakes over cutesy cupcakes. I still think there’s something to be said for a good, solid cupcake, however, and by no means...