Italian Adventure Part II: Food & Gelato in Bologna

After leaving Umbria and embarking out on our own, we headed north to Bologna. Smack dab in the middle of a region famous for its cheese, cured meats, and balsamic vinegar, birthplace of lasagne,...

Castiglione del Lago, Italy

Italian Adventure Part I: Cooking in Umbria

I’m having a hard time coming up with the words to describe this trip. It’s hard enough sorting through 1,700 photos to pick just a few that best represent such an amazing experience, but...

17 Days and 18 Gelati Later…

Need I say more? Actually, I do. I have lots to say about food and sights and travel. But right now, my brain (and my stomach) are still on Italian time. I’m afraid if...

Fried Green Tomato BLTs

As you are reading this Taylor and I are off gallivanting in the Italian countryside, eating our way through the country. So please forgive me if I don’t respond to your comments/emails right away,...

Preserved Mission Figs and Fig Jelly

As you are reading this Taylor and I are off gallivanting in the Italian countryside, eating our way through the country. So please forgive me if I don’t respond to your comments/emails right away,...

Mango and Macadamia Chicken

As you are reading this Taylor and I are off gallivanting in the Italian countryside, eating our way through the country. So please forgive me if I don’t respond to your comments/emails right away,...

Seared Rib-Eye Steak with Tomato-Caper Relish

Seared Rib-Eye Steak with Tomato-Caper Relish

As you are reading this Taylor and I are off gallivanting in the Italian countryside, eating our way through the country. So please forgive me if I don’t respond to your comments/emails right away,...

Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup Cookies

Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup Cookies

And we’re off! Off to Italy, that is! We’ve been planning this trip for months (though planning is maybe an overstatement, considering we just booked our hotels a few days ago. Oops!) It’s the...

Mexican Chocolate and Almond Ice Cream

Mexican Chocolate and Almond Ice Cream

I have a thing for Mexican chocolate. That gritty textured chocolate with a hint of almond and a punch of cinnamon and spice, how can you not? I’ve done cupcakes (which, after all these...

Butternut Squash and Noodles with Coconut, Lime and Cilantro Sauce

Butternut Squash and Coconut Curry

It’s officially fall. Unfortunately, summer didn’t seem to get the memo. It’s a balmy 94-degrees outside. And here we are, eating butternut squash soup. Hot and spicy butternut squash soup. Not exactly the cool...

And the Winner Is…

And the Winner Is…

Congratulations to Katie R, the lucky winner of the set of reusable produce bags from Reuseit.com! Enjoy your bags, Katie! And don’t forget, Reuseit is offering an exclusive coupon for L&OO readers, but it...

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Ice Cream

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Ice Cream

Fact: even cookie dough can’t save bad ice cream. It only took one bite of that flavorless and icy mistake for me to learn this valuable lesson. I hate seeing a perfectly good batch...