Love and Olive Oil

A Peek Inside our Kitchen (and a Win a Box of Homemade Goodies!)

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You may have been reading this blog of ours for days, weeks, or even years (yay! and thank you!) Sure, we post a picture here and there, or a video of our hands… but after all that time I figured it was about time we gave you a bit more of a peek inside our kitchen. Let you get to know the people behind the words and pictures and recipes that you see here every week.

As we’ve been wanting to do more with video on the blog, we took a digital video class this fall at a local art school. Just for fun. And as our class project, we decided to create an “about video” for the blog. For you. So rather than just reading about us, you actually get to see and hear us in all our awkward glory.

You’ll have to excuse our quirks, like the lumpy cake batter, mixer explosion, side talking and begging cats. Because that’s who we are, really and truly. No gimmicks. No special effects. Just us.

I hope you like it (and us!)

On, and if you’re hungry after watching that, check out the Classic Reuben Sandwich recipe and the recipe for the Yellow Cake with Chocolate Fudge Frosting that we prepare in the video.

About Lindsay & Taylor

In other news – this weekend has been designated COOKIE BAKING BONANZA. I’ve got a few dozen boxes of cookies to send out to friends and relatives…

And I want to send a box to YOU, too!

One lucky reader will win a box of homemade goodies from yours truly. What’s inside? Well, I don’t really know yet. Cookies for sure (and lots of them), and most likely some homemade jam, but probably some other goodies I decide to throw in there too. Surprise!

This is a quickie – I’ll be drawing the winner this Monday morning – so don’t delay! Click through for your chance to win!

Giveaway is now closed. Thanks for entering!

Congratulations to Charlsey, comment #160, our randomly selected winner!

Disclaimer: The goodies in this giveaway are homemade, made in my own (non commercial) kitchen. I’ve personally sampled all the edibles contained in the gift box prior to sending them and I’m still here. However, should you win, you consume at your own risk. Please don’t sue me. Thanks!

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406 Comments Leave a Comment »

  1. nice giveaway! truly, any sweets that i don’t have to make are excellent sweets. :)

  2. Baked goods make THE BEST holiday gifts, no competition. Thanks for the giveaway :)!!

  3. How fun! Thanks for doing such a great giveaway!

  4. I Love Love Love the video. I want a sandwich. And cake. Now :)

  5. I love your cookie recipes.  I wish I would have found your site sooner!  Thanks.

  6. I just found your blog a few weeks ago, and I’m completely enchanted! Also, those brownies look AMAZING! 

  7. Love the video! Been following your blog for a while now because of my dear friend, Julie (your cousin!). So glad she told me about it. Always look forward to your updates. Oh, and my favorite recipe which I make often is your baked shrimp and Israeli Cous Cous!!

  8. I never watch videos but I watched yours and I love it! You guys make THE most adorable couple. Wow. And the video, so fun. That cake you made, Lindsay, I cannot believe you’re just whipping up a cake like that, with the camera rolling, but definitely say you’re ‘not chefs’. Oh yes, you most definitely are!  

  9. While I’m waiting for the remaining cookies from the cookie swap, an extra box would definitely make the holidays more exciting! Thanks for the giveaway :)

  10. I’d love to get these goodies!

  11. What a fun giveaway! :)

  12. Haven’t been reading your blog very long, but I am loving it and you guys! Would love to sample some of your goodies!

  13. We have a cat that thinks he is a kitchen helper too! I love seeing you include them in pics. Thanks for such a personalized giveaway.

  14. Loved the video !!!  You guys are adorable. Thank you for the chance to win some cookies.  I

  15. Yum. Did I say yum? I would live a cookie right now with my morning coffee or later with tea  or by itself  or after dinner. There is no wrong time!!!!!!! Thanks. 

  16. A box of homemade goodies would be awesome!

  17. Could you two be any cuter? :) Also, I’ve always been envious of your kitchen! Such spaciousness! Thank you for sharing. 
    I hope the kitties got to sample the Reuben. :)

  18. Ohh…what a wonderful, yummy gift!

  19. What a fun giveaway! And that video is adorable! Hope I win!

  20. What a great giveaway! I would love to get a box of treats :)

  21. Homemade cookies by you? I would LOVE a chance for those. :D

  22. Holiday baking is the best!

  23. Such a great video! So professional – that class must have really paid off! And that cake – where can I find the recipe for that??? 

  24. What a different thing to give to your readers – something you made not something you were given from a company.  Thanks so much for being so thoughtful!

  25. This is one prize I would really love to win – your food always look so amazing! Thank you for the giveaway!

  26. I have never commented on your blog before, but that video was too cute! I love when you said even if cooking dinner takes an hour, we are doing it together and spending time together. This is the very reason I love to cook with others; people can bond so much over food. 

  27. What a treat that would be! Thanks.

  28. You are adorable. Thanks for sharing!

  29. one word. adorable.

  30. The two of you are lovely!

  31. Home made is the best! 

  32. I love cookies!

  33. You guys are so cute! :) Thanks for inviting us in!

  34. A box of homemade goodies would be the perfect energy boost to get me through finals week! Happy Baking :)

  35. Love your blog! Sweet treats are always such a fun surprise – especially during exam week :-)

  36. missing out on my baking this year due to a trip next week…  would love to win!

  37. Thanks so much for offering this giveaway! It would be such a treat to try your own homemade treats- I know my attempts at your baked goods are always a hit with my family and at work!

  38. Yummy!!! Thanks for the giveaway!!!

  39. You all did a wonderful job on the video! Only slightly awkward, but it was the endearing type of awkward..haha. Thanks for the chance to win some cookies!! Yum!

    Amber W

  40. You guys are so freaking cute.  And majorly talented.  Loved this!  

  41. Awesome giveaway! I would love nothing more than to win cookies… I’m pregnant and have been craving cookies (for the first time in my life!). I actually told my husband last night that I want cookies but I want someone else to make them for me, haha. 

  42. I love the video. It’s so much more personal than a regular old “About Me” page. You guys are the cutest.

  43. Your video is adorable! I’ve been a follower for about two years. My favorite recipe ever is the blueberry basil jam. Keep up the great work you two!

  44. What a fun giveaway! Fingers crossed!

  45. Love the video….especially the cats! 

  46. What a fun giveaway! I love surprises and homemade goodies :)

  47. I ADORED this video. Really shows your and Taylor’s personality shine through, even though I’ve already met both of you several times ;) it just gives the audience who haven’t had the chance to meet you two the opportunity to get more personal. A few comments:

    1. Love your mint cardigan. I want to steal it. Maybe not steal, borrow? ;)
    2. Mixer explosion cracked me up!
    3. You two are seriously so cute. Haha, closet-full of dish soap.

  48. You guys are awesome and fun to follow!  What a great, personal give away!!

  49. This is awesome!

  50. Such a beautiful video full of love, food and laughter!! Your kitchen is beautiful. Thank you for giving us an inside look!

  51. I do so love homemade goodies!  Thanks for such a great giveaway:)

  52. What an original idea for a giveaway! Loved the video and I love you site. Keep up the great work. 

  53. you are lovely and I’d love to win!

  54. I love your simple and elegant approach to elevated simple eating. Enjoy all your posts. Thank you.

  55. Love the video! So great to get to know you guys a bit! Happy holidays!

  56. Good job on the video!  You did so well!!!

  57. great video and love homemade gifts

  58. Great video.  You look so happy together.  I bet your cookies are wonderful.

  59. Yum!  What a nice giveaway!

  60. Who wouldn’t love a package full of edible stuff?? Your video was awesome…so genuine!! Love it!

  61. Nice video:)  Love your recipes.

  62. What an awesome giveaway. The video was so adorable! 

  63. I want a box of baked goodies!!! I LOVE your blog! And you – y’all are SO friggin adorable together :)

  64. LOVED the video. You two are absolutely adorable. Honestly. Thanks so much for sharing with us… <3

  65. What a wonderful fun giveaway.  Thank you 

  66. I just baked some Christmas cookies, but I would love to try yours!

  67. I just started following you guys–you are great. Such an original idea for a giveaway too. Happy Holidays!!!!

  68. I love this idea! I would love to get a box of cookies from you! Great video :)

  69. I got milk . A box of cookies for the holidays,! Simply wonderful. 

  70. Cookies make the best gifts. Delicious idea for a giveaway!

  71. Great give-a-way! A little love baked in the form of a cookie.

  72. I would love to win some of your cookies! 

  73. Freshly baked goodies?! Count me in! Thanks for being so thoughtful and doing this!! 

  74. We have our holiday party next weekend. Your treats would be the talk of the town. 

  75. What a great gift–thanks for your thoughtfulness!

  76. I love the video…so much fun to see you in action :).  Love the idea of sending cookies boxes as gifts for the holiday.

  77. I’ll never say no to baking.  I breathe to bake!

  78. I love your kitchen! I’ve made a few of your recipes but it would be so neat to taste the goodies straight from the creators.

  79. I would love a box of homemade cookies!

  80. Love your blog!!!

  81. I think baking is in my future this weekend as well. I love holiday baking. 

  82. Sounds totally awesome. =o] I’m sending out some goodies to friends..all the way in Canada!

  83. My sister’s cookie exchange party had to be canceled this year, so winning this would be fun! And tasty!

  84. Love you blog … and recipes! 

  85. Great giveaway!

  86. Y’all are adorable!

  87. That’s adorable! I love it. But it does need more kitties. I’m surprised Kalypso didn’t make an appearance on the counter. ;-)

  88. Post more cat pictures!  I hope I win the goodies.  Thanks!

  89. I have been coming here for a while and love all of your work and recipes.

  90. This video is so cute!! What a great idea for an about me page. So welcoming and makes me want to eat from your kitchen everyday! So fun :)

  91. What a charming video! And I love the cats! I have a gray one, too, name of Tweeter!

  92. Flipping adorable. I have a closet full of dish soap! well okay, an entire dish soap shelf…
    “deserted islands have cake?!” cracking up.

  93. Treats for the holidays are the best gifts.

  94. Love your recipes and blog! I’d love to try your fantastic cookies!

  95. Thanks for all of the awesome recipes! Thanks for the giveaway!

  96. Love this video and learning more about you both – you guys are adorable!

  97. What a great idea for a giveaway!  Thanks :)

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