Lemon Olive Oil Cake

I made this lemon olive oil cake as a dessert to go with the herbed balsamic chicken with blue cheese I made the other day. I wanted something light and refreshing to go with dinner. I was very surprised by the list of ingredients. No baking powder or baking soda, but there were a lot…

Peach Tart with Olive Oil Crust

I made a promise to myself this summer that I would make more desserts with fruit.  Now that peach season is upon us, I thought I’d try another peach dessert.  This time a tart.  I found a great recipe from food52 that makes a shortbread crust with olive oil and almond extract.  I loved the…

Olive Oil Brownies w/M&Ms and Peanut Butter Chips

I’m finally at the bottom of the bag of m&m’s. This last recipe featuring m&m’s was the result of a combination of using the rest of the candy and cleaning out my cupboard. I knew I wanted to make brownies with m&m’s, but I didn’t know that I had a box of brownie mix in my cupboard. Miles…

Meyer Lemon Bars with Olive Oil

This is my second creation from my great Saturday bake-off last weekend. I actually bought Meyer lemons and oranges weeks ago thinking that I would have time to bake. How wrong I was! While I hope to change that soon, I’m going to savor the day that I spent the day in my happy place…

Olive Oil Banana Bread

A couple of weeks ago Bon Appetit published a “Best Ultimate Classic Perfect Recipes” article online.  All of the recipes looked very interesting and I decided that I would spend the next couple of weeks trying the baking recipes to see if they really were perfect.  My first was Julia’s Best Banana Bread. I have…

Greek Mac and Cheese

I love mac and cheese! When I saw this recipe on Saveur.com, my mouth started to water and I knew I had to make this. I wasn’t disappointed. I was however a bit concerned about the pasta to liquid ratio. It seemed like way too much liquid, but most (all) of it was absorbed by…

Lamb Kofte

I tried this recipe in an effort to expand my son’s palette.   He loved it–said it tasted like taco meat.  Yay. One point for mom.  Eh,  I’ll take it.  I’m just happy that I won’t have to make two meals on “Kofte Night”.  It’s now in our rotation, and on a lazy Saturday (I…

Lemon-Olive Oil Cake

I was intrigued when I saw “olive oil” in the title.    I tried it.  It was good.  I might make it again.  I was a pretty uneventful process.