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Greek Lemon Soup with Chicken and Orzo

When you first see the recipe for this soup, you may think it sounds weird. After all, egg yolks aren’t exactly a typical ingredient in soup. And let me assure you the resulting soup isn’t ‘eggy’ tasting at all. Rather, the acidic lemon cuts through the rich yolks and savory broth, making for a perfectly...

7 Years Ago Today…

…I first said hello to the world under the banner of Love & Olive Oil. It’s a special day for us, for obvious reasons. Two years ago to celebrate 5 years of blogging, I threw a birthday bash. And last year, I shared with you some of the very first images, showing just how far...

Dark Chocolate and Caramelized White Chocolate Cupcakes

I’ll admit, it’s been a while since I posted a cupcake recipe. I know that was my “thing” for a while; but lately I’ve found myself choosing cookies and brownies and fancy layer cakes over cutesy cupcakes. I still think there’s something to be said for a good, solid cupcake, however, and by no means...

Chocolate Truffle Crème Brûlée

Sometimes, things don’t quite turn out as you intended. They turn out better. Like this recipe for instance. I wanted a chocolate creme brulee. Silky smooth, creamy, and deep, dark chocolate. I was going to call it “Brownie Batter Crème Brûlée” and it was going to be brilliant. While I succeeded in getting about as...

Vitamix 5200 Blender Giveaway

‘Tis the month for fabulous giveaways, apparently. I sure don’t hear anyone complaining. (You guys love giveaways as much as I do, that much is obvious). And speaking of, don’t forget that today is the last day to enter the DeLallo giveaway for your chance to win a year’s worth of whole wheat pasta. Carbolicious....

Honey-Roasted Peanut Butter Banana Cream Pie (No Bake!)

Proof that pies don’t need heat to be spectacular. I challenged myself to create a pie—a decadent pie—highlighting the multi-talented Vitamix® blender (in fact, I’d argue that it is way more than just a blender). This recipe uses the Vitamix for each of the four mixtures that ultimately come together into one singularly fabulous pie....