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Blood Orange Marmalade, Three Ways

Shades of red: marmalade edition. Actually, I discovered, plain blood orange marmalade isn’t all that red; rather it’s a lovely shade of rich orange with the slightest pinkish hue. Like a sunset, really. But additions like extra ripe strawberries and deep red Chianti wine enhance the color, creating a marmalade gradient that is really quite...

Chocolate Strawberry Oasis Pie

“It could solve all the problems of the world, that pie… it’s a thing of beauty — how each flavor opens itself one by one, like a chapter in a book. First the flavor of an exotic spice hits you, just the hint of it. And then you’re flooded with chocolate, dark and bittersweet, like...

Win a Signed Copy of The Cookie Dough Lover’s Cookbook!

Yes, you read that right. I just so happen to have two extra copies of my book. Sitting in front of me. And I’ve decided to give them away. Not some ethereal concept of a book floating in cyberspace. Not an advance copy. An actual, physical copy. Two lucky (very lucky!) folks will win them,...

I Heart Cookie Dough T-Shirts

Put your heart on your sleeve, er, chest. Show your undying love for cookie dough with an I (Heart) Cookie Dough T-Shirt, now available for pre-order in the L&OO Shop! Only $19.50, shipped. Printed on soft chocolate brown Alternative Apparel tees with eco-friendly inks, shirts are available in men’s and women’s styles. Pre-orders will be...

Strawberry Kiwi Tartlets

Some things belong together. Bacon and eggs. Peas and carrots. Peanut butter and jelly honey. Strawberry and kiwi. You know it’s true. As a recent curd-convert I started to wonder if I could throw in other fruits. I’ve seen mango curd, passion fruit, other citrus. But I’ll admit I’ve never seen a kiwi curd. It...

Peanut Butter & Honey Ice Cream

There are two types of people in this world: peanut butter and jelly people, and peanut butter and honey people. (Ok, so there are probably anti-peanut butter people too, but for the purposes of this post we’ll pretend they don’t exist). Me? I’m the later. I’ll take a peanut butter & honey sandwich over stupid...