35+ Pink & Red Valentine’s Day Desserts

Valentine’s Day weekend is finally upon us! Jeffrey and I are having a low-key weekend at home, but I something kind of fun this year. Every year, I make him some kind of yummy dessert for Valentine’s Day, and usually I just let him choose something from the blog or one of my Pinterest boards. […]

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 these Strawberry Cheesecake Cups and #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 […]

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

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 version of the dressing that is put on an Amish macaroni salad. It has diced onions, bell […]

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 […]