Parmesan Puffs Recipe

Parmesan Puffs

Another gem from Grandma’s recipe box… This one would make a perfect party snack. Not that we actually threw a party or anything (just who do you think we are?) and yet, we had...

Fig Rosé Jam Recipe

Fig Rosé Jam

Figs make some of my favorite preserves, and this recipe is no exception. I’ve been planning it since last fall when I received a glut of figs from the California Fig Advisory Board. While...

Sweet Potato Bread with Pecan crumb topping and cinnamon swirl

Sweet Potato Crumb Cake with Pecan Cinnamon Swirl

Cake or bread? That is the ultimate question. Technically, this is a sweet potato quick bread. Think banana bread, but with sweet potato instead of banana (in fact, I used my own banana bread...

Love & Olive Oil's Kitchen Essentials: Tools Every Kitchen Should Have

Kitchen Essentials: Tools Every Kitchen Should Have

I often get asked about my essential kitchen tools: the things we absolutely couldn’t cook without. Now that’s not an easy task: we’ve got a lot of things in our kitchen… how on earth...

Date, Almond & Cashew Energy Bars Recipe with Egg White Protein

Chocolate Sea Salt Protein Bars

I need snacks. I can’t physically make it from breakfast to lunch without one. Maybe that means I’m eating the wrong thing for breakfast, or maybe it’s just my body, but I have to...

Clips & Quips: Get Healthy Edition

Is it fall yet, is it, is it? Desmond wants to know. (He also knows you’re hiding cookies behind that screen of yours… he can smell them.) Today is technically the first day of...

Authentic Italian Focaccia Bread Recipe topped with Potato & Rosemary

Potato & Rosemary Focaccia Bread

It’s a beautiful sunny day in the picturesque city of Vernazza, on the Ligurian coast of Italy in an area known as Cinque Terre (or Five Lands). We’ve just gotten off the train that...

Homemade Elderflower Syrup Recipe made from fresh elderflowers

Elderflower Syrup

In addition to bringing back a bundle of fresh elderberries from our recent trip to California, a few fragile sprays of pale ivory flowers managed to make the trip too. I’m not sure if...

Tokyo Disney Sea: Alien Mochi Dumplings with Custard Filling

Tokyo Disney: Land and Sea

My husband is a Disney nut. Not so much the movies and characters, but the parks themselves. He fell in love a few years ago when Disneyworld in Orlando hosted us for the Food...

Homemade Oreos 3 Ways: Original, Creme de Menthe, and Cookie Dough

Homemade Oreo Sandwich Cookies: 3 Ways

When it comes to bake sales, not all baked goods are created equal. You want something sturdy enough to be transported, stable enough to survive without refrigeration, and something that will taste just as...

Sweet Relief Food Blogger Bake Sale

It’s hard to believe that it’s been over 7 years since the first Sweet Relief bake sale. That event raised over $1,000 for the Nashville flood relief efforts, and as an unexpected bonus, essentially...

Elderberry Jelly Recipe with Elderflower Syrup and St. Germaine

Elderberry Jelly

In case you were wondering, I know why they are called elderberries. Because they take so long to prepare that you’ll be elder by the time you’re finished. Seriously. These tiny berries are tedious,...