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Ultimate Scratch-Made Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwiches

You might think it ridiculous that I’m posting a peanut butter and jelly sandwich here. I mean, really, who doesn’t know how to make a PB&J? But this version just so happens to be made entirely from scratch. I’m talking homemade white sandwich bread, freshly ground peanut butter, and homemade strawberry jam (plain-ass strawberry jam,...

Golden Blossom Honey Recipes + a Giveaway!

It’s been a sweet year here in the Love & Olive Oil kitchen, that’s for sure. And one big reason for that has been our ongoing partnership with Golden Blossom Honey. We’ve developed a series of 7 recipes over the course of the year for the Golden Blossom website, and figured it was high time...

Basic Peach & Strawberry Jam (plus FREE Printable Labels)

As a food blogger, I’m always trying to give things a new and unique twist, much to the chagrin of my husband, who would much rather just have something basic. “Honey dearest, what kind of jam should I make with all these peaches/strawberries?” “Just plain peach/strawberry. Don’t do anything weird.” “Please, you know I’m not...

Fine Dining on the High Seas: Carnival Foodie Cruise Wrapup

I’ll admit, when I got invited on a 7-day cruise aboard the Carnival Sunshine, I wasn’t quite sure what to expect. I’d never been on a cruise before, afterall. Maybe I was assuming I’d be incapacitated by seasickness and confined to my cabin the entire 7 day trip, and so the fact that I wasn’t...

Spicy Italian Meatball Sandwiches

These sandwiches… what can I say? They’re beautiful. Inside and out. The meatballs themselves are so incredibly tender, made from a mix of ground beef, bison, and pork and freshly made breadcrumbs. They’d be fabulous on their own or perched atop a mound of fresh spaghetti. But nestled inside a cocoon of crusty baguette, and...

The Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap 2014

It’s the most wonderful time, of the year: cookie swap time! I am so excited to announce the launch of this year’s Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap, hosted by myself and Julie of The Little Kitchen. This will be our 4th annual event (gosh, it seems like only yesterday we started this thing, with little...