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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...

Spicy Italian Meatball Sandwiches

These sandwiches… what can I say? They’re beautiful. Inside and out. The meatballs themselves are so incredibly tender, made from a mix of ground beef, bison, and pork and freshly made breadcrumbs. They’d be fabulous on their own or perched atop a mound of fresh spaghetti. But nestled inside a cocoon of crusty baguette, and...