Love and Olive Oil - Eat to Live. Cook to Love.

Chocolate-Glazed Almond Horns

Back in college, I had my between-class routine down pat. After spending 3 hours in an art studio class, I needed a recharger (aka sugar fix) before my next class. But being that it was only 10am, it was too early for lunch. I think it was Taylor who originally discovered these generously-sized almond horns...

April Kitchen Challenge: Macarons

You had to know it was coming. With a series called “Kitchen Challenge,” macarons were bound to be the subject sooner or later. So let’s just get it over with, shall we? Technically I’ve attempted macarons before. I actually almost put a recipe for cookie dough-filled ones in the first book (but the fact that...

A Day in the Life

What does a normal day here in the Love & Olive Oil household look like? Working from home, we do have an ample amount of freedom if something comes up during the day, but for the most part, we stick to a pretty normal routine. I promise you, it’s not as glamorous as it may...

Loco Moco and Announcing the Breakfast for Dinner Enhanced E-Book

“So, if you had to pick, what’s your favorite recipe in the book?” Throughout this entire process, that question comes up over and over. And when I was promoting The Cookie Dough Lover’s Cookbook, I had a hard time answering it. I mean, it’s kind of like choosing a favorite child, right? For Breakfast for...

Roasted Garlic and Parsnip Soup with Sage Lemon Butter

Mother Nature is having a good laugh, that’s for sure. One weekend it’ll be beautiful, a perfect 70 degrees and a periwinkle sky. Then, in what feels like a cruel trick, Monday comes along complete with rain, dreary skies, and even threats of snow flurries. I thought I left the whole springtime-snow thing back in...

March Kitchen Challenge Results: Croissants

Mission, Croissants: Accomplished. What fun! And not nearly as difficult as I expected! Time consuming, yes, but actual level of difficulty was surprising in its straightforward simplicity. And the result is pure satisfaction as you dig in to your first warm croissant, in all its buttery, flaky glory. I am not going to re-print the...