Fregula Sarda Salad with Tart Cherries and Smoked Trout

Taylor has decided that dried tart cherries are his new favorite thing this side of Disney World. “If you didn’t need these for a recipe,” he told me, “I’d have devoured the entire bag...

Double Chocolate Peanut Butter Stuffed Cookies with Sea Salt

The hardest part about food blogging is writing about food that’s long gone, dredging up feelings and flavors past and knowing that you’ve long since eaten the last one. Recalling the flavors and textures...

Horchata Ice Cream

Horchata is my home girl. Seriously. It’s second only to ginger beer in my personal ranking of favorite things to drink. Creamy, spicy, and refreshing, it’s everything I want in a beverage. I was...

Beef Taco Salad with Homemade Tortilla Bowls

I honestly can’t tell you the last time I had taco salad. Oh wait, yes I can… two weeks ago. When we made these. But before that I mean. Taco salad was always this...

Pan-Fried Trout with Garlic, Lemon, & Parsley

Our weekly menus are not always as complicated as they might seem. While we’ll find a few recipes or plan a few more involved dishes a week, we’ll often plan free-form nights where we’ll...

Vegan Chocolate Coconut Cupcakes

Wait, wait, don’t go! I’ll admit, I’m guilty of it too: seeing the words VEGAN or DAIRY FREE or GLUTEN FREE and immediately skipping ahead to the next post. Because, ew, that stuff is...

Tiramisu Waffles

File under: proof that you can ‘waffle’ just about anything. In this case, tiramisu. The waffles themselves are made from ladyfinger batter. Instead of piping into fingers it’s heaped into a Belgian waffle maker...

Nashville Eats & Treats: Brunch Edition

I’m starting a brand new feature here on Love & Olive Oil featuring local eats and treats in our hometown of Nashville, Tennessee. A few of you expressed interest in hearing more about local...

Chicken & Goat Cheese Enchiladas

In our house, I usually make the grocery lists, so I’m responsible for making sure we don’t accidentally use something up that we’re going to need later in the week. Especially when I know...

2015 Reader Survey Results

2015 Reader Survey Results

I couldn’t have been more pleased with the response to my first annual reader survey. A total of 418 of you responded to my (lengthy) questionnaire, telling me your hopes and dreams (and, of...

March Kitchen Challenge Results: Homemade Yogurt

Homemade yogurt. What can I say? I was unimpressed. While it was (once I worked out a few kinks in the process) surprisingly easy to make, I didn’t find the flavor of my homemade...

Muscovado Chocolate Chip Cookies

I’ve had a sweet revelation. A dose of sugary inspiration. A life changing discovery. And it’s called dark muscovado sugar. If you thought sugar was entirely flavorless, think again. I feel like I’ve discovered...