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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....