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Halloween Confetti Cupcakes

Funfetti + Zombies = Un-deadtti cupcakes. I’ve been wanting to do a funfetti cupcake for some time, to make my favorite funfetti cake recipe in cupcake form. And considering the current season, I took the opportunity to do something I rarely do (in fact something I’ve only done once before with these pumpkin mummy cupcakes):...

Olive Oil & Pistachio Brownies

Have you ever wondered what would happen if you simply swapped the butter in a basic brownie recipe for olive oil? Amazing things, that’s what. Honestly, I’m surprised I haven’t made olive oil brownies before. For a blog called Love & Olive Oil, I feel like I’ve failed you (and myself) in that respect. Luckily,...

Zucchini Naan Flatbread with Lemon Ricotta

Taylor wants me to be clear with you: this is not a pizza. In his mind, anything that doesn’t have red sauce, mozzarella cheese, and pepperoni is most definitely not pizza. I don’t necessarily agree, but for the sake of argument, we’re calling this one a flatbread. We’ve recently discovered naan. I know I need...

The Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap 2015

It all started with a cookie craving. 5 years ago. Little did I know that the Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap would become what it is today, still going strong for the 5th year running. Hooray for cookies! I am so excited to announce the launch of this year’s Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap, hosted...

Kentucky Mudslide Cake

This cake is overloaded with good stuff. Or, more accurately, simply loaded. I took a few liberties with Jocelyn’s recipe for Mississippi Mudslide Cake from her new Grandbaby Cakes cookbook, swapping the Kahlua for bourbon, so I figured calling it a Kentucky Mudslide Cake was more appropriate. You could also use whiskey and you’d have...

Mini Angel Food Cakes with Fresh Whipped Cream & Berries

Angel food cake is one of those totally appropriately named foods if you’ve ever tried it, because the texture is truly heavenly. It’s what a cloud would taste like if baked into a cake. But I’ll readily admit that I’ve never made angel food cake before. I know, any baker worth their salt should have...

Clips & Quips: Not a drop to drink.

A few months back our neighbor noticed some waviness in his floors, which slowly grew to a small knoll in the middle of his living room, and finally split into a crevasse. While our own floors aren’t nearly as topographically noticeable, we do have some cupping (the edges of the boards are turning up causing...

Mango Passion Jam

Mango and passionfruit were made for each other. Together they become a tart and tropical superfruit of awesomeness. This jam was inspired by I similar concoction I picked up in Barcelona (of course me being entirely enthralled by anything and everything passionfruit). I’d done a Peach Passionfruit jam last year, and this one is very...

Mini Oatmeal Chocolate Chunk Skillet Cookies

I’ve been testing these cookies on and off for months now, trying to get the perfect chewy and gooey texture, one that melts in your mouth and tickles your palette, the perfect balance of chewy and gooey and crispy and melty, served warm right out of the oven. Easier said than done (isn’t it always?)...

Deconstructed Pesto Couscous Salad

It seems Taylor and I are getting pickier as we get older (I joke that it’s glad we found each other in high school because we might not meet each other’s ever-elevating standards today). But especially when it comes to food. Or maybe it’s just Taylor who seems to be getting pickier, since he used...