Caprese Salad with Sweet Balsamic Reduction (Plus a Giveaway!) #FoodBloggerLove

When I think about Valentine’s Day, I think about chocolate and strawberries and… salad? Okay, I usually don’t think about salad… but what if it is a luscious, decadent caprese salad with a sweet balsamic reduction drizzled over thick slices of ripe tomato, fragrant basil leaves, and of course, fresh, creamy mozzarella cheese. Now that […]

Itty Bitty Strawberry Cheesecake Cups (Plus a Giveaway!) #FoodBloggerLove

Today, we’re celebrating Valentine’s Day with #FoodBloggerLove – all about showing our fellow food bloggers a little of the love they deserve (plus, there’s a giveaway too…keep reading!). Everyone participating switched names, and we were lucky enough to get matched up with Jessie Weaver aka the Vanderbilt Wife. I want to encourage you to show […]

Best Ever Authentic French Silk Pie (Plus a Giveaway!) #FoodBloggerLove

I first got to know Sheila from Life, Love, and Good Food during #Choctoberfest 2015, a little chocolate-themed virtual event we organized back in October. So, when we pulled her name for #FoodBloggerLove 2016… we got excited! 😀 #FoodBloggerLove is a virtual event for food bloggers where we spread a little love and introduce you […]

Old Fashioned Cream Cheese Dip

Looking for a great dish to take to a Super Bowl party this weekend? Look no farther! This Old Fashioned Cream Cheese Dip recipe was given to me by a family member over 30 years ago, and I still make it at least a few times every year. The dip reminds me of a thicker […]

Sweet Potato Pie: Date Night with My Southern Sweetheart

When I first started dating my now-fiance, I asked him, “What is your favorite dessert?” Hey, I’m a food blogger! It’s an important question. My heart sank when his answer was sweet potato pie, because I’ve never made a sweet potato pie in my life. Chocolate cake, sure. Apple dumplings, no problem. I’ve made dozens, […]

Easy Boston Cream Pie Cupcakes

My grandma likes making Boston Cream Pie, and I can remember fondly having a big slice during birthdays or holidays. Recently, I was having a few friends over for a night of board games and Rock Band (yes, we are super dorks, haha), and I decided that I was in the mood for some Boston […]

Zebra Shortbread Cookies

We like to keep things simple in the kitchen most of the time, but these Zebra Shortbread Cookies are perfect when you want to impress with something a little fancier. The cookie itself is a vanilla and chocolate swirled slice cookies, and if you want to get extra fancy, you can also use food coloring […]

Easy New England Clam Chowder in Toasted Bread Bowls

I’m a huge fan of semi-homemade recipes. You don’t have to cook everything 100% from scratch to give your family a tasty, satisfying meal. Life is too short to spend every waking moment in the kitchen. Sandra Lee is of course the queen of semi-homemade recipes. I picked up a few of her cookbooks, and […]

Slow Cooker Roast Chicken with Vegetables

This roast chicken recipe is easily one of the fastest, best meals I’ve ever made. Few things make a house smell better than a whole roast chicken being pulled straight out of the oven. Or in this case, a slow cooker. Plus, this is a super easy chicken recipe that is next to impossible to […]

Caramel Apple Cider Cookies

This was my first time being part of the Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap and it definitely won’t be my last. I had a hard time deciding what kind of cookie to send my three bloggers, but these Caramel Apple Cider Cookies ultimately won out. I’m a sucker for any cookie that includes caramel. So when I […]

Holiday Spice Chocolate Chip Cookies

It’s one of my favorite events of the year – The Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap! Every December, Love & Olive Oil and The Little Kitchen host this awesome event to raise money for Cookies for Kids’ Cancer, a national non-profit organization committed to funding new therapies used in the fight against pediatric cancer. And […]

50+ Drool-Worthy White Chocolate Cookie Recipes

My sister Jess is a HUGE fan of white chocolate. She must take after our dad, who also loves it. So, I decided to do a recipe round-up that would make her drool and post as many white chocolate cookie recipes as I could find! These white chocolate cookies would ALL be great for your […]

Chewy Caramel Pretzel Cookies

Caramel is the ingredient for the Monthly Ingredient Challenge. It was a great choice from Victoria from The DIY Foodie. What to make? With the holidays coming I knew I needed a new cookie to try, since I am known as the cookie lady. I started searching on Pinterest and came across a version of […]

Cinnamon Pumpkin Pancakes

The other day I made some pumpkin bread and I had some extra pumpkin puree left. Our family loves pumpkin bread, but I wanted to use the extra pumpkin to try something new. What to make with it? I only had a 1/2 cup left. Don’t you just hate that, when you only have a […]

M&M Blondies

I’m usually not a huge fan of blondies… but add some M&Ms and I’m sold! Blondies are kind of a cross between a cookie and a brownie, using vanilla instead of chocolate flavors. Traditionally, they have white chocolate chips, butterscotch chips, or nuts, but the little taste of chocolate in the candy works really well […]

Sour Cherry Almond Cake

This year my mom’s sour cherry tree was full of cherries. What to do with them all? My brother, his son, and Allison love, love, love cherry pie, so my mom freezes a lot of cherries to make the pie throughout the year. But since we had to many this year, I decided to go […]