Mini Chocolate Cheesecakes

Mini Chocolate Cheesecakes

It’s been over 3 years (that I can remember) since I’ve eaten cheesecake. And I didn’t miss it at all. I don’t remember craving it. Yearning for it. Wanting to bake, order, or eat...

Salmon With Brown Butter, Almonds, and Asparagus

Salmon With Brown Butter, Almonds, and Asparagus

Would you all hate me if I all I had to say about this dinner was… Yum. Ok, maybe I have some more to say, because this meal was so incredibly simple I think...

Chocolate Peanut Honey Cupcakes with Honey Vanilla Buttercream

Chocolate Honey Cupcakes with Roasted Peanuts (+ a Chef’n Giveaway!)

We have some really incredible locally-produced honey here in Tennessee. We pick up a giant jar of raw dark wildflower honey at the Farmers’ Market every few months or so, and use it in...

Sweet Potato Cakes with Mango-Pineapple Chutney

Sweet Potato Cakes with Mango-Pineapple Chutney

A lot of the recipes we try are unremarkable. Sure, they are editable. Good even. But nothing special. Just another dinner. But occasionally we stumble upon something great. And it doesn’t take us long...

Banana Cake with Praline Filling and White Chocolate Ganache

Banana Cake with Praline Filling and White Chocolate Ganache

This is officially my new favorite cookbook. Like, seriously. Every cake in there sounds like one I want to make. You know how typically cookbooks will have a handful of recipes that appeal to...

Thai Noodles with Ground Chicken and Crispy Shallots

Thai Noodles with Ground Chicken and Crispy Shallots

The other day I spent a good four hours flipping through our stacks of old food magazines. Mainly Bon Appetit and Cooking Light, with a few others mixed in. A solid 18 months of...

Brussels Sprouts with Proscuitto and Pecans

Brussels Sprouts with Prosciutto and Pecans (and meet my Adopt-a-Blogger!)

I’d like to introduce you all to Lisa (say Hi Lisa!) and her blog, Authentic Suburban Gourmet. I’ve “adopted” Lisa as part of Adopt-A-Blogger #4, organized by Kristen of Dine and Dish. The program...

Our New Kitten - Sgt. Pepper

Cupcake Notebook Winners (and Our New Addition)

First of all, can I just reiterate how much you all rock? Seriously. Not only did you massively support my Blood Orange Cupcakes in the February Cupcake Hero (Whoohoo! We won the vote! Now...

Favorite Pasta - Spicy Tomato Olive Penne

Favorite Tomato and Olive Penne

A while back I mentioned we have a go-to pasta recipe. When our usual recipe sources seem to fail us, and we just need one more meal to fill out the week, 9 times...

Have I Told You Lately, That I Love You?

Have I Told You Lately, That I Love You?

You should totally vote for me and my Chocolate Olive Oil and Blood Orange Cupcakes. You know, because the secret ingredient is olive oil and all… if I’m going to win a Cupcake Hero...

Block Printed Cupcake Moleskine Notebook

Celebrating Three Years of Love and Olive Oil

Three years ago today, I took a picture of my dinner. And posted it. And hoped that people would care. And sure enough, three years later, you really do care. About food. And cupcakes....

Homemade Girlscout Tagalong Cookies

Homemade Tagalongs (Peanut Butter Patties)

You’d think that come girl scout cookie season, there is not much you can do to avoid buying a box or two. I’m sure in most neighborhoods, brownies run rampant, and it’s not like...