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. I would love to receive a box of sweet treats!

  2. i always appreciate homebaked goods because i’m an awful baker myself. terrific idea for a giveaway.

  3. Adorable! I love the video :)

  4. Love the video. Keep up the great work!

  5. Such a wonderful gift to offer! Thank you!

  6. Love the picture of the cat!!   Thanks for having this contest.  Merry Christmas!!!

  7. Love the video! Thanks for the lovely giveaway!

  8. what a fun giveaway! 

  9. Eeeeep I would love to win some goodies from you! And PS- Love the kitty in the photo! Oh cats.

  10. Great giveaway! Your site is one I visit everyday. Thanks for all your recipes!

  11. Great video!  Thanks for inviting us in!!

  12. well can you fit some chocolate stout in the goodiebox?? I adapted your moohoo recipe a bit and BIAB’d it, xlnt! making 2nd batch right now!! more dessert beers plz!!!

  13. My kids love cookies and would love to receive a box of your goodies in the mail.

  14. This is such a FUN giveaway! Thanks for all of your great blog posts! YUM!!

  15. Such a great idea for a giveaway! Who wouldn’t want a box of cookies in the mail?

  16. What a sweet giveaway! I just found your blog a month or so ago and it’s been wonderful to follow. Thank you.

  17. LOVE your video!  As you know, I have been following your blog for years and it was great to meet you live in Napa!  Wishing to win this great give-away!  Happy Holidays!!!

  18. I really like your blog and discovered it while searching for gift tag templates.  Your recipes look delicious and your pictures fabulous.  I’m looking forward to reading more posts.

  19. Thx for the giveaway-love this blog!!

  20. The two of you are adorable together! The video captured your love for each other and your personalities! Well done!

  21. Aw, I love this sweet giveaway! It seems so nice and personal :)

  22. Oh I so wish the hubs and I  were in the same city as y’all! I think that the 4 of us would be fast friends with all the awkwardness :)  

  23. Homemade goodies? There’s nothing yummier! What a kind thing to do, thank you:)

  24. I could go for some cookies right now :)

  25. Nothing better than homemade cookies :)

  26. What a great giveaway!! Any mail is great, but baked goods make the best mail!

  27. I enjoy reading your blog and would LOVE a box of homemade goodies! :)

  28. Love the video. You are such a cute couple.

  29. What a great holiday give away. 

  30. What an awesome giveaway!  Thanks for the chance to win. 

  31. Yum, sounds delicious! :)

  32. Great blog!

  33. Fun giveaway! Hope to win! 

  34. Man, winning this giveaway would make my WEEK.

  35. Just came over today from pinterest you guys seem like you are having so much fun.

  36. I loved being a part of the cookie swap this year – thanks so much for putting it together! And what a fun giveaway!

  37. Oh My Goodness, you guys are absolutely adorable!! I Loved the video, you had me smiling and laughing from the beginning to the end! Thank You so much for sharing and Thank You for the wonderful giveaway!!

  38. What an amazing opportunity!  Thanks for sharing – in so many ways.   Truly enjoy your blog and musings.  

  39. You guys are really cute! Loved the video! And now I’m craving chocolate cake and a sandwich

  40. That was such a great video! Thanks so much for sharing it with us!

  41. OMG you guys are ADORABLE.

  42. I would love to try your cookies! I envy anyone who can bake. I’ve never been very successful.

  43. Homemade is the best

  44. Even though can’t participate in the giveaway, I’ll just like to tell you that the blog and recipes are amazing. Keep Rolling!

  45. Such a cute video and a fabulous cake! Will have to break out my baking pans and give it shot!

  46. Great video! So awesome of you to send a reader some homemade goodies. 

  47. I would love to win some of your cookies! Sounds delicious!

  48. What a wonderful video! Love the idea! And thanks for a great giveaway!

  49. Loooonnnnngggg time reader, first time poster, but love your site/blog. Thanks for the great video, and all the terrific recipes/posts!

  50. Love the blog and thanks for the giveaway! 

  51. You two are adorable :) thanks for the giveaway! 

  52. Love your site! Just made the mango fish tacos last night and they were delicious :) Homemade cookies sound great right about now!

  53. I love this site not just for the food, but the pictures of your cats!  I hope that doesn’t sound too weird.

  54. I am in love with this site (: 

  55. Will be baking up a storm to spread some cheer, here, there, and everywhere :)

  56. Cute video…very approachable.

  57. Love just about any kind of cookie. At this time of year, shortbread is one I always make. Saw a recipe today for lavender shortbread, so that my be my next baking after the banana bread I am getting ready to start.

  58. I love cookies! Would love to sample anything you bake!

  59. I would love to have this box to share with my family…I usually bake tons, but we moved recently and I’m just not up to baking like I usually am.  The next best thing to a bunch of baked goods you made is enjoying what someone else made without the work!

  60. I absolutely LOVE the delicious simplicity of that cake you were baking Lindsay!  Thank you so much for sharing your passion and the message that you don’t have to be a chef to create beautiful food.

  61. Love! And Homemade goodies what an awesome giveaway.

  62. The video was fun and thanks for the neat giveaway!

  63. We would love to win this! :) It sounds lovely.

  64. You guys are the cutest! I’d love to taste some of your homemade goodies :)

  65. Happy Holidays! I can’t wait till finals are over and I can start baking :)))

  66. I’ve loved following your cooking and baking adventures, Lindsay, and would love even more to get to try them!

  67. Great giveaway! I am trying homemade goodies for my first time this year.  Those peanut butter swirl brownies will be PERFECT to give to friends and family. Thanks!

  68. Loved the video! Homemade gift are the best. That’s a great idea for a giveaway. Thanks!

  69. Your recipes are so inventive! I love your blog and would love to win the giveaway!

  70. How do you keep your cats out of the kitchen?

  71. What a great giveaway. I loved watching your video and learning more about you both. It would be a “sweet” treat to win this giveaway. :)

  72. Enjoyed the recipies and sure hope I win!

  73. Great video!  Have been a longtime reader, it is nice to see the “personal” side of Love and Olive Oil.  

  74. I couldn’t stop thinking about that lemon cake with chocolate frosting either. It looks beautiful and delicious!

  75. That cake looks amazing! I’m jealous; I cannot bake to save my life 

  76. Thanks for the great giveaway! There’s nothing nicer than receiving homemade gifts. 

  77. Brilliant idea for a giveaway!! Might just have to do one like this myself!! 

  78. What a fun peek into your kitchen!! And what an awesome idea for a giveaway!! I love it!!

  79. Your cats are just like my cat. He sits about 12″ from my feet when I’m in the kitchen and occasionally stretches up to my waist, begging like a dog, no matter what I am doing. Even if I am cooking cranberry sauce or doing dishes. He’s so funny! I’ve stepped on his tail more than once. :(

    Thank you for this give-away. Have a Joyous Holiday!

  80. What a nice kitchen! 

  81. That cake looked amazing I am a huge chocolate lover.

  82. Great video, the yellow cake looks amazing! 

  83. I just love your blog! I so wish my husband & I had time to come home & cook together. We’ll get there, things are just nuts at the moment. The video was great! Can’t wait to see more!

  84. Well done. Very cute video :-)

  85. I think you guys are so sweet! I actually just made a batch of cookie dough truffles from your book and thought I would check out the blog to see what you are up to! 

  86. This is the “Sweetest” giveaway 
    Love this idea !!

  87. I’ve been traveling for the past four days–so glad I got to your email before it was too late! Thanks for the giveaway. 

  88. Ahh, what an amazing giveaway! :)

  89. You guys are wonderful! Love this blog. 

  90. Cookie care packages are always welcome at our house!

  91. You two are super cute…and your kitchen in big! (well, compared to my 700sf house anyway ;p) Cheers!

  92. Thank you for doing this, it would be so awesome to win!

  93. I Love Love Love the video.

  94. What a nice idea! I love getting packages in the mail :)

  95. Lovely giveaway!

  96. Yum! What a delicious prize! :)

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