2011

Eat the Love’s Year End Recap & a Giveaway!

December 29, 2011

Hey there folks! It’s the end of the year and all I can do is wonder how 2011 went by so fast. It seems like yesterday that I was entering the year, bright eyed, bushy tailed and excited to see where the year would lead and here it is, nearly at an end. One of […]

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Peppermint Candied Popcorn – Happy Holidays!

December 23, 2011

For the past month of December, just before Christmas, I’ve been helping a friend out at a fancy department store, working in their epicure section. In fact, I’ve been handing out cookies to rich people browsing and walking around in their designer jeans that cost more than my share of the rent for the month. […]

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The Last Minute, Don’t Panic, Holiday Gift Guide

December 20, 2011

Holy Crap! Christmas is in FIVE days. I haven’t bought any gifts yet. NOT. A. SINGLE. THING. Which has me in a bit of a tizzy. I know you feel my pain. So, even though I should be actually shopping, instead I’ve been staring at other people’s holiday gift guides and it got me thinking, […]

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Snappy Cinnamon Spice Bun Cookies with Honey Buttermilk Glaze and a Food Blogger Cookie Swap!

December 15, 2011

I was running late, working at the high-end department store (which is another story for another time) when I realize that I just wasn’t going to make it to both parties that I was scheduled back-to-back for that night. So, picking and choosing, I went with the one where cookies were involved. After all, I […]

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My Favorite Cookbooks of 2011

December 12, 2011

So let’s talk cookbooks for a moment – cookbooks addiction actually. I think I’d like to start a cookbook support group for those of us who constantly accumulate them, without any regard to where to store them, fiscal responsibility, or how they may impact our relationship. Case in point: AJ and I used to have […]

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Apple Brown Butter Bay Leaf Spice Cookies for the Gluten Free Ratio Rally

December 7, 2011

It’s been a bit of a stressful time for me lately. I won’t go into the details as that’s a post for another time, but thankfully I had plenty of excuses to bake, which is what calms me down the most. A quick look at the calendar and I realized that it was time for […]

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Pear & Dried Cherries Butterscotch Muffins and a Tour of Harry & David’s Farm

December 5, 2011

A couple of months ago I was invited up to Medford, Oregon to tour the Harry & David orchards. I personally love to do farm tours and the chance to tour the legendary Harry & David pear orchards was too good to pass up. I’m a fan of their pears ever since I received a […]

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Red Wine Caramel Apple Ice Cream & a Trip to Columbus Ohio

December 1, 2011

I have to admit that I was a bit dubious when I got the email. “Come join us and discover firsthand why Columbus, Ohio one of the nation’s fastest rising food destination.” But having grown up in the Midwest (St. Louis, Missouri – yay Cardinals!) I’m not one to automatically dismiss the idea that a […]

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Strawberry Black Pepper Chocolate Checkerboard Cookies

November 28, 2011

Thanksgiving is over, which means that I’m officially allowed to listen to Christmas music in the household. Apparently AJ can only listen to Dean Martin sing “Baby it’s Cold Outside” for about a month before he goes crazy. But every year, I look forward to the season, as I’m madly in love with Christmas and […]

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Happy Thanksgiving!

November 24, 2011

Hey guys, I want to wish you all a Happy Thanksgiving – at least to my U.S. readers. The rest of you Happy Fourth Thursday of November!  I’m taking the weekend off to hang out with family, friends and my partner AJ who I feel like I haven’t seen in ages. I’ll be back on […]

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Caramel Spice Super Pumpkiny Pumpkin Pie with Brown Butter Crust, or how I fought the ubiquitous pumpkin pie post and lost.

November 21, 2011

I’ve been avoiding the ubiquitous Pumpkin Pie post this entire month because I rarely bake one before Thanksgiving. However, having been to two back-to-back food conferences, where I learned that that food blogs are “lifestyle” magazines, I took out my calendar and decided to pay attention to the holidays coming up. Not that I could ignore the giant turkey staring […]

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Three things to do with leftover Vanilla Bean Pods: Vanilla Extract, Vanilla Sugar, Vanilla Salt

November 17, 2011

Vanilla beans are crazy expensive. They also come in a dozen varietals and picking and choosing a type of vanilla bean to use in a recipe is sort of like picking and choosing the right type of red wine in a beef bourguignon recipe. You know it’s going to effect the end result but really, […]

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Food Blogging 101 – How to Start a Food Blog

November 14, 2011

Even though my blog has only been around for less than two years (I started March 2010) people seem to think I know what I’m doing here. Because of this, I keep on getting asked the same questions by numerous people. How do I start a food blog? Do you have any advice for me […]

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Not Your Average Chips Ahoy Chocolate Chip Cookie (brown butter chocolate chip cookies)

November 10, 2011

“If you have time, would it be possible for you to whip up a dessert for my birthday?” asked my friend Glenn. Normally I would automatically answer “Of course!” but Glenn was celebrating a “milestone” birthday by throwing a big weekend getaway event down in Monterey, completely with a dinner banquet. I was concerned that […]

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Gluten Free Caramelized Cornflake Lemon Poppyseed Cookies and weekend with food bloggers but not making food

November 7, 2011

It’s been one of those weeks. I went to two different conferences, back to back. All day Thursday, as well as the morning and early afternoon of Friday, I attended the awesome Dieline Package Design Forum. Then from 5pm to 10pm on Friday (yep, I only got a 3 hour break in-between) as well as […]

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Double Butterscotch Apple Pie for the Gluten Free Ratio Rally

November 2, 2011

The gluten free ratio happens on the first Wednesday of the month and (when I don’t bail out) I am forced to make things gluten free for it. This month is pie. Though I was INSANELY busy (hello, I’m going to three friggin’ conferences in the next two weeks), I couldn’t skip it. I mean […]

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WORDLESS RECIPE #2 Halloween Edition – Haunted Honey Caramel Popcorn

October 31, 2011

Download a PDF of of Eat the Love’s Wordless Recipe #2 Halloween Edition Haunted Honey Caramel Popcorn (2.7 MB file) Previous Eat the Love’s Wordless Recipe #1 How to Make Your Own Ice Cream “Magic” Chocolate Hard Shell For a variant of this recipe (with words), please visit my guest post over at Eating Rules, […]

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