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...