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Caprese Pasta Salad

Before we start, I have big news! Tune in this Sunday, July 14th at 12pm EST. I’ll be appearing on QVC’s In the Kitchen with David, promoting Breakfast for Dinner! (Nervous? me? gulp). I don’t know precisely what time I’ll be on yet, but the show runs from 12 to 3pm. If you follow me...

Christie Cookie Giveaway

If my brief mention of a cookie factory in yesterday’s chocolate chip cookies and cream ice cream post caught your attention, well, you’re in luck. Because today I want to introduce you to The Christie Cookie company, a Nashville-based purveyor of delicious cookies and other tasty gifts for 30 years. Now, I’m not one to...

Chocolate Chip Cookies & Cream Ice Cream

Sometimes, a seed of inspiration takes years to grow into a final recipe. Other times, the stars align and that initial spark coincides with a tour of a local cookie factory, and the result is truly incredible. There’s really no gray area when it comes to the ubiquitous cookies-n-cream, it’s always been purely black and...

Breakfast Tacos

After a mere 3-days in Austin for BlogHerFood, I returned home with a severe case of taco-withdrawal. Indeed, I had tacos on the brain. Despite the fact that I didn’t feel nearly cool enough for the vibrant city, its all-encompassing taco-culture was something I could certainly get behind. The breakfast tacos, especially. For obvious reasons....

July Kitchen Challenge: Bagels

Yeast. Some people fear it. If you’ve had less-than-stellar results with breads in the past, know that it’s probably a result of old and long-dead bargain yeast than anything you did to kill it. So don’t blame yourself; instead, pick up some new yeast and try, try again. This month we tackle one of the...

Silpat & Roul’Pat Giveaway

A quick housekeeping note: if you follow this blog via Google Reader, you probably know the service is shutting down as of July 1st. In order to continue to follow L&OO and other blogs you love, be sure you have a replacement lined up BEFORE this date. I might recommend Feedly or Bloglovin‘. And remember,...