ENTER TO WIN the Ultimate Stand Mixer Bundle (a $1,200+ value!)

Enter to Win the Ultimate KitchenAid® Stand Mixer Bundle!

The next amazing prize in our birthday giveaway extravaganza is an Ultimate Stand Mixer Bundle from our generous friends at KitchenAid. Not only could you win a KitchenAid® Artisan® Series 5 Quart Tilt-Head Stand...

Cinnamon Swirl Layer Cake with fluffy vanilla buttercream

Cinnamon Swirl Layer Cake

It’s not a proper birthday party without cake. So even though I was throwing a brunch birthday party, I decided there needed to be cake. As for what kind of cake is appropriate for...

Enter to Win a Year’s Supply of White Lily Flour!

The birthday week festivities continue… and I figured, it might be my blog’s 10th birthday, but why shouldn’t you get a little something something (or, um, a big something) out of it too? So...

Celebrating 10 Years of L&OO!

10 years. TEN years, you guys. That’s like, 120 in blog years. Ten years, 1,165 posts, 69,226 comments, 2 cookbooks, 4 different kitchens and more than a few dozen donuts later… here we are,...

Nashville Eats: Date Night Edition

I’m back, with another installment of Nashville Eats & Treats series. Just in time for Valentine’s day, I’m sharing the best date night restaurants in Nashville. These are fancier spots (by Nashville standards at...

Grandma's Matzo Ball Soup Recipe

Grandma’s Matzo Ball Soup

For this first time this past December, I hosted a Hanukkah dinner at our house for a few close friends. While I’m not observant, I can acknowledge and appreciate the culture that that side...

Rainbow Farro Salad with Blood Orange Vinaigrette

Rainbow Farro Salad with Blood Orange Vinaigrette

Eating the rainbow has never been easier (or prettier) with this healthy and hearty rainbow farro salad. It’s all about combining flavors and textures for the ultimate salad experience. We topped a bed of...

Dark Chocolate Fudge Pecan Pie

Chocolate Fudge Pecan Pie

This recipe was created in partnership with White Lily®. Thanks for supporting us and the brands we love! I’d like you to meet my new favorite pie. This, my fellow chocoholics, is pecan fudge...

Spicy White Queso with Chorizo and Pickled Jalapenos

Spicy Chorizo Queso Dip

Cheese, glorious cheese! What is there more handsome? This white queso is particularly dashing… ultra creamy with a ton of flavor coming from the crispy spicy chorizo, green chiles, and pickled jalapenos. May I...

Bittersweet Chocolate Budino

Bittersweet Chocolate Budino

What do you do when your dinner guests are slated to start Whole30 the following day? You go all out, that’s what. Call it a last supper, of sorts, with as much cream and...

Caramelized Fennel Mac 'n Cheese

Caramelized Fennel Mac ‘n Cheese

I thought I had my mac and cheese recipe perfected. With a combination of five cheeses for ideal flavor and texture, it really is the mac to end all macs. And then I went...

Love an Olive Oil's Best Books of 2016

Beyond the Kitchen: Best Books of 2016

Another year, another book post. It appears we have ourselves a January tradition. For the past 3 years (read the 2016, 2015, and 2014 editions here), I’ve shared a few of my favorite books...