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November Kitchen Challenge: Crepe Cake

After a two month hiatus (was it just me or was October crazy for everyone?) Kitchen Challenge is back with a vengeance! For the first time, we’ve partnered with an amazing brand to make this challenge even more fun (hello PRIZES! see below for more details!) This month, we’re tackling crepe cakes. Which, really, is...

The Antioxidant (Aperol & Tangerine Cocktail)

Cocktail making is perhaps an under-appreciated art. While it seems simple, finding that perfect balance between ingredients is no easy task. This bright and citrusy vodka-based cocktail recipe features a quadruple dose of citrus, including fresh orange juice, lime juice, tangerine syrup, and Aperol (an Italian apertif made from bitter oranges). With that much citrus...

Ultimate Scratch-Made Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwiches

You might think it ridiculous that I’m posting a peanut butter and jelly sandwich here. I mean, really, who doesn’t know how to make a PB&J? But this version just so happens to be made entirely from scratch. I’m talking homemade white sandwich bread, freshly ground peanut butter, and homemade strawberry jam (plain-ass strawberry jam,...

Golden Blossom Honey Recipes + a Giveaway!

It’s been a sweet year here in the Love & Olive Oil kitchen, that’s for sure. And one big reason for that has been our ongoing partnership with Golden Blossom Honey. We’ve developed a series of 7 recipes over the course of the year for the Golden Blossom website, and figured it was high time...

Basic Peach & Strawberry Jam (plus FREE Printable Labels)

As a food blogger, I’m always trying to give things a new and unique twist, much to the chagrin of my husband, who would much rather just have something basic. “Honey dearest, what kind of jam should I make with all these peaches/strawberries?” “Just plain peach/strawberry. Don’t do anything weird.” “Please, you know I’m not...

Fine Dining on the High Seas: Carnival Foodie Cruise Wrapup

I’ll admit, when I got invited on a 7-day cruise aboard the Carnival Sunshine, I wasn’t quite sure what to expect. I’d never been on a cruise before, afterall. Maybe I was assuming I’d be incapacitated by seasickness and confined to my cabin the entire 7 day trip, and so the fact that I wasn’t...