Merry Christmas!

December 25, 2014
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The Black and Orange Russian Cocktail [Sponsored Post]

December 22, 2014

The classic Black Russian gets an update with a touch of citrus orange in the Black and Orange Russian Cocktail! Christmas is almost here, with the New Year just around the corner and I know I’m suppose to be freaking out. I’ve not done my Christmas shopping at all. I’m still cleaning up from our […]

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Pomegranate and Orange Leg of Lamb

December 20, 2014

My partner AJ totally got excited when I told him I was making a leg of lamb for my last Anolon recipe. It’s been a fun past six weeks creating recipes for an awesome company like Anolon and I have to say that this might be my all time favorite recipe that I’ve created for […]

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Eggnog Cookies

December 15, 2014

These eggnog cookies are easy to make and have a crispy crunchy sugar coating that makes them a great holiday treat! It seems like a cruel joke but when I went to check to see how much eggnog I had left, I noticed one something. The expiration date was December 24th, the day BEFORE Christmas! […]

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Polpettone, Italian Beef and Veal Meatloaf in Dry Vermouth [Sponsored Post]

December 13, 2014

Though I’ve made meatloaf plenty of times before, I’ve never even heard of Polpettone, an Italian-style meatloaf, before I started chatting with my friend Sean who goes back and visits his extended family in Italy once a year. My idea of Italian tends to lean more toward the tomato-based heavily sauced Italian-American style pasta but […]

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Holiday Cookbooks 2014 Roundup – Day 3

December 12, 2014

I feel like I’ve been talking about cookbooks forever here on Eat the Love, but this is my third and final roundup! Part of the reason I’ve had to split my cookbooks up into three different roundups is that sheer amount of awesomeness in all the books that were released this fall. This final roundup […]

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Holiday Gift Guide – 2014 Edition (plus giveaway!)

December 11, 2014

Every year the holidays sneak up on me and I look around surprised that people are playing Christmas music and shopping for presents. I have yet to even put our Christmas tree up! But that hasn’t stopped me from compiling my annual holiday gift guide for you all! This year my friends at OXO are […]

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Holiday Cookbooks 2014 Roundup – Day 2

December 10, 2014

Being obsessed with cookbooks is absolutely relative. When I think about the number of cookbooks I have versus the average person I’m probably bordering on hoarder level. But when I think about some of my friends who have thousands of cookbooks I feel like my stack of books are just a drop in the bucket. […]

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Chocolate Kahlua Cake with Orange, Cinnamon and Cloves [Sponsored Post]

December 9, 2014

This deep, dark and dense chocolate Kahlua Cake has orange, cinnamon and cloves making it the perfect cake for the holidays! One of my partner’s favorite childhood birthday cakes was a rum cake. A peculiar cake for a small child if you ask me, even more so since my quirky partner AJ didn’t really start […]

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Holiday Cookbooks 2014 Roundup – Day 1

December 8, 2014
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Is it possible to have TOO many cookbooks? Many of my fellow cookbook obsessed friends will say no but my partner would probably disagree. Especially seeing the towering stack of books on my desk, threatening to fall over on me. But this fall was an amazing time for cookbooks with some brilliant ones being released and that […]

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Dukka Encrusted Pork Loin [Sponsored Post]

December 6, 2014
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I had never heard of dukka before, an Egyptian spice blend, until a friend of mine mentioned how it was wonderful in hummus. The traditional blend of hazelnuts, coriander and cumin sounded like a great addition to pretty much anything I could add it to and once I was told what dukka was – and […]

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Eggnog Pancakes with Cinnamon Nutmeg Rum Swirl

December 1, 2014
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These easy and fun eggnog pancakes have a swirl of cinnamon nutmeg rum brown sugar cooked right into them! I’m on the fence when it comes to eggnog. I want to like, with it’s rich nutmeg flavor and holiday ambiance that inevitably comes with a pouring of it. But then I’m presented with a glass […]

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Bacon and Leek Arancini (fried risotto balls) [Sponsored Post]

November 29, 2014
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The first time I tasted the Arancini a deep-fried risotto ball filled with cheese I was at a dinner party potluck. A fellow food blogger had brought them and my partner AJ and I immediately gravitated toward them. How I lived my life without them in my life I have no idea because clearly my […]

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Happy Thanksgiving!

November 27, 2014
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Photo Essay: A Food Tour of the Mission with Negra Modelo & Rick Bayless [Sponsored Post]

November 24, 2014
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I’ll fully admit that I’m not a huge beer drinker. In fact, I’m not a huge drinker of alcohol. But that doesn’t mean I can’t appreciate a good beer, especially when it’s paired with awesome food. So when Negra Modelo reached out to me for a food tour of the San Francisco Mission (my neighborhood) […]

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Rosemary Honey Orange Glazed Roasted Rainbow Carrots [Sponsored Post]

November 22, 2014
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My mom is obsessed with the sweet earthy carrots that I make every Thanksgiving. I often offer to give her the recipe but she always just waves her hands, saying that she’d rather have me make them for her. It’s something to look forward to each year. But the years roll by and every time […]

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Mocha Hot Chocolate Recipe with Kahlúa Especial [Sponsored Post]

November 20, 2014
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This easy recipe for mocha hot chocolate adds a touch of rich Kahlúa to the drink and the whipped cream for the best mocha you’ve ever had. In former life, when I was still living in the Midwest, I was a bookseller at a small independent bookstore. It’s still in existence (which is more than […]

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