Love and Olive Oil - Eat to Live. Cook to Love.

A Winner, a Birthday, and a Big Event

First of all, congratulations to Hannah, comment #433, who was randomly selected as the winner of the Eat Boutique gift box! Hooray Hannah! I know you’ll love all these fabulous goodies. And I agree, something made with love is truly the best Valentine’s day treat. :) For those who didn’t win, the February gift box...

Toffee Chocolate Chip Cookies

My dad loves English toffee. It’s my fallback gift for him when nothing else seems quite right. And seeing that he’s tough to shop for in the first place, he gets his fair share of toffee. Birthdays… toffee. Father’s Day… toffee. Christmas… oh here dad, I thought you’d like some more toffee! Hey, at least...

My Foodie Valentine (and a GIVEAWAY!)

I’m all about boutique eats. You know, the little guys. The local companies producing amazing and delicious products. The beauty is that they are not name brands; they feel like your own little secret that you just want to share with the world (or hoard all for yourself, depending on the day). There is a...

Grasshopper Brownie Bars

Looking for an easy way to score some major points? Try these. I mean, they are called brownie points for a reason, right? But these aren’t any ordinary brownies either. Inspired by the traditional grasshopper cocktail (which, although I had never heard of it before now, is something I definitely need to try), with a...

Curried Sweet Potato Soup with Goat Cheese Biscuits

One cannot live on cupcakes and cookies alone (though I’d sure be willing to give it a try), which is why, to prove that we do, in fact, eat dinner, I’m posting this healthful soup. Not to mention it’s good cold weather grub. Which we’ve had a lot of lately. Too much in fact. We...

Nutella Chip Cookies

Apparently today is World Nutella Day. Forget Valentine’s and President’s Day, we need more holidays like this. Because Nutella really is something to celebrate. As good as it is right out of the jar, these cookies really are something special. Soft and chewy like your favorite chocolate chip cookie, but with an extra jolt of...

Crispy Pan-Fried Chicken Flautas

I know, I know. This weekend is the super bowl and all that jazz. To be honest, we’ll probably have the game on. Maybe watch a few commercials. But it’s really not our thing. But I know for many of you, the superbowl is a big deal. And so is the food. And I can...

Cookie Dough Cream Pie

We went four days with no dessert in the house. I managed to scrounge two little squares of Olive & Sinclair chocolate the first night. Then there was nothing. Well, except ice cream. But it was so damn cold I couldn’t bear the thought. So there I sat, in full-on sugar craving mode, drooling over...

Black Forest Cake

I started calling this cake the “Sloppy Drunk Cake” shortly after I started making it. Because whoowhee, that’s a heck of a lot of booze in one little 6″ layer cake. But the term sloppy drunk took on a whole new meaning when I attempted to garnish the thing with chocolate curls. What you can’t...

Pumpkin Scones with Cinnamon Sugar Glaze

I don’t think I’m the only one that went a little crazy with the canned pumpkin this year. All this talk about the great pumpkin shortage was something I didn’t take lightly. I picked up a can or two (or three, if Taylor was with me) every time we spotted it in the store, and...