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Olive Oil Rice Krispie Treats

We’ve reached the end of our lime green saga. I hope you’ve enjoyed it, and haven’t been too blinded in the process. Unless, of course, you’ve been blinded by desire to abandon the keyboard and go bake, immediately. Then that’s ok. And this final recipe would be (practically) instant satisfaction. In under 20 minutes you’d...

Pistachio Macarons

Another friendly contribution, this one from Nashville’s resident macaron expert. Tabitha has a knack for these complicated cookies, and I was thrilled when she offered to bring a green-hued version to the party. They’re much prettier than my first attempt, don’t you agree? She’s got the magic touch, I tell you. She’s tried to teach...

Olive Oil Granola

You may be surprised when I tell you that this treat was the first to disappear off the dessert table. Gone. All of it. My friend and fellow food blogger Erin of Erin’s Food Files offered to bring this addictive snack as soon as I revealed the theme of the party. And while it wasn’t...

Meyer Lemon and Olive Oil Chiffon Cake with Lemon Poppyseed Curd

The party favors might be gone (in just under an hour all 100 notepads were spoken for!) but I’ve still got plenty of delicious goodies to share. The centerpiece of our little party was this ruffled green layer cake and matching cupcakes. Light and airy lemon chiffon, filled with a rich and delicious lemon poppyseed...

Happy Birthday, Little Blog!

Five years. I’ve been filling this space with words and pictures for five years now. That’s like, 42 in blog years. We’ve come a long way since that very first post. Five years, 588 posts, 16,130 comments, and dozens of cupcakes later, I decided this was indeed a momentous occasion and we had to celebrate....

Spicy Thai Steak

I’ve made it my goal to sift through my skyscraper of food magazines. The ever-growing pile that sits in our living room. It had been nicely arranged on the shelf, but when my dishes and props collection rapidly expanded during the shooting of my cookbook, the magazines were relegated to the corner to make room...