A Decorative Sugar Bowl and my two year blog-o-versary

March 15, 2012

It’s my blog-o-versary today. Eat the Love turns two years old. It seems like yesterday that I was just tentatively clicking that “publish” button and then waiting for what ended up being the deafening silence of no one reading it. Undeterred, I soldiered on with the blog, and who would have thought that my life […]

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The Food Blogger’s Guide to Google+

March 12, 2012

Recently I was on Twitter (okay, I’m constantly on Twitter, so that’s a ridiculous phrase for me write out) and the topic of Google+ came up. My friend Winnie of Healthy Green Kitchen asked if people were using Google+ and nearly every response was “No, can’t be bothered” which is fine EXCEPT that Google+ has […]

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Banana & Green Tea Milk Chocolate Chunk Muffins and my entry into the Nuts About Oats contest

March 8, 2012

Every now and then I have friends ask me how I come up with the recipes that I do. They assume that I have tons of time on my hands to be constantly baking and that I spend loads of money on groceries tracking down the fancy ridiculous ingredients I have in the pantry. However […]

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Carrot Cake Marshmallows featuring Carrot Marshmallows and Cream Cheese Marshmallows

March 5, 2012

Have I mentioned how much I love my food blogging friends? I’m not talking about the ones I chit-chat with on Twitter late at night but haven’t met in real life yet (though I love them as well, and I hope that we can all meet sometime soon). I’m talking about the ones that I […]

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For Your Consideration: Gingerbread Toaster Pastries with Bourbon Pear Filling

February 27, 2012
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FOR YOUR CONSIDERATION COLD OPEN/TEASER The San Francisco kitchen is surprisingly large and tidy for the amount of equipment stuffed into it. The large windows fill the room with warm gray light, typical of San Francisco. The oven is turned to 350˚F and the smells of wintery spices like ginger, cloves and allspice waft pleasantly […]

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White Chocolate Pistachio Dark Chocolate Chunk Cookies and day two of my trip to Columbus, Ohio

February 23, 2012

Last year I had a wonderful opportunity to travel to Columbus, Ohio to experience the best culinary delights that the city had to offer. Though I was dubious about the trip (which I talked about in an earlier post) I found myself consistently surprised at all the city to have to offer. Don’t get me […]

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Cherry Pistachio Meyer Lemon Cornmeal Muffins with Streusel Topping & a dream of penguins

February 20, 2012

A couple of weeks ago I had one of those random dreams where everything seemed to make sense in dreamworld logic, only upon awakening, to discover that it was complete nonsense. I’m not sure if it was the NyQuil I had taken to get myself to sleep (just as I was finally getting better from […]

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WORDLESS RECIPES #3 Valentine’s Day Edition – Molten Chocolate Lava Cake

February 13, 2012

Pin It Download a PDF of Eat the Love’s Wordless Recipe #3 Valentine’s Day Edition Molten Chocolate Lava Cake (2.4 MB file) Previous Eat the Love’s Wordless Recipes:#1 – How to Make Your Own Ice Cream “Magic” Chocolate Hard Shell #2 – Halloween Edition – Haunted Honey Caramel Popcorn  Recipe adapted from Savory Sweet Life […]

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Rocky Road Rice Krispies Treat: a taste of the midwest

February 2, 2012

It was the sort of invite that I couldn’t ignore. “Come over for dinner and we’ll dine on treats inspired by St. Louis and the Midwest!” AJ and I discussed the invitation for a brief three milliseconds before we texted back to our friend Peter and Grant in the affirmative. Peter and I had met […]

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Black Forest Chocolate Crinkle Cookies that are obscenely good (and gluten free)

January 30, 2012

I was taken aback, while mingling at my annual holiday party in December, when my friend Matthew accosted me and pointed out a cookie that I had made for the festivities. It wasn’t the fact that a friend of mine liked my baked goods (this happens on occasion). Nor was it the fact that he […]

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Caramel Egg Custard Tart, a twist on the classic Chinese dim sum treat

January 26, 2012

This past Monday was Chinese New Year, and I had every intention of posting something “Chinese-y” in celebration. However, I did not expect my ridiculous cough that I got from around the time of the Western New Year to have persisted until the other new year – the Chinese New Year. Obviously I didn’t have […]

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Apple Cookie Recipe – Caramel Apple Snickerdoodle Cookies & a trip to the Indianapolis Museum of Art

January 23, 2012

I’ve had this terrible cold that morphed into a cough that morphed into sinus infection that’s morphed back into a cough. Or, at least, that’s what I think is happening to me. AJ has told me I should go to the doctor since it’s been so long since I’ve been hacking up nasty stuff, and […]

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Pomegranate Dark Chocolate Tart

January 19, 2012

I’ve been meaning to post about my pomegranate dark chocolate tart for ages, especially after Saveur Magazine picked me as their Site We Love and mentioned it in their post. A few people asked me about it, but I just haven’t had a chance to write it up yet. I created it a couple of […]

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White Chocolate Funfetti Birthday Cake from scratch for my two year old niece

January 16, 2012

Back in November I hosted Thanksgiving with AJ and made a huge dinner with all the fixings for us two, my brother and his wife, and their utterly cute daughter (my niece) who I absolutely adore. It also happened to be her second birthday so, of course, I had to make her a birthday cake. […]

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Photo Friday: Pacari Chocolate, Top Shelf Whiskey & Photobooth

January 13, 2012

This past Wednesday, I was invited to a sneak peak preview of a private tasting event that is happening in conjunction with the upcoming Fancy Food Show here in San Francisco. This coming Monday, January 16th, Pacari Chocolate is having a tasting that is open to the public. The $20 ticket includes tastings of a […]

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Blackberry Peppermint Chocolate Striped Cookies & the 18 Reasons DIY Dessert Holiday Cookie Swap

January 9, 2012

So is everyone completely over Christmas, New Year’s and the Holidays? Your tree is pulled down, all the ornament’s put away, the bright twinkly lights wadded into a ball, to be detangled next year, and your “seasonal” plateware stored in the back of the closet, not to be seen for 11 more months? Yeah, well, […]

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Spicy Caramel Popcorn Mexican Chocolate Brownies & Dinner at Annie & Kenton’s place

January 2, 2012

My friend Annie isn’t a huge dessert enthusiastic, which is an oddity in my group of friends. In fact, sweets aren’t her thing at all, though she absolutely loves food. Salty and savory, tends to be what she swoons over, as she can consume massive amounts of burritos, burgers and pho at any given time. […]

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