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Lindsay Landis and Taylor Hackbarth

About Lindsay Landis and Taylor Hackbarth

Husband and wife team LINDSAY LANDIS and TAYLOR HACKBARTH are entrepreneurs by day, running a web and graphic design business out of their home in Nashville, Tennessee. By night they cook, bake, and eat all manner of delicious things. Their food blog, Love & Olive Oil (http://www.loveandoliveoil.com), chronicles their culinary adventures in and around the kitchen. Lindsay is the author of The Cookie Dough Lover's Cookbook (June 2012, Quirk Books), and their next book, a joint endeavor entitled Breakfast For Dinner, is set to be published in February of 2013.
Lindsay Landis and Taylor Hackbarth

Creamy Eggnog Pudding

Sometimes I feel like it is my personal mission to add booze to just about everything I bake. And more often than not, that booze is bourbon. Perhaps it’s my Southern surroundings, or more likely, it’s the lovely notes of … Continue reading

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Gingerbread Floats

Most of my holiday memories revolve around gingerbread in one way or another. My go-to gingerbread cookie recipe comes from my grandma, Bettie. Her cookies are satisfyingly spicy, and soft and chewy, just the way I like them. Granted, the … Continue reading

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Spiced Cranberry Spritzers

So much of the holidays are heavy – creamy pies and potatoes and thick gravies and rich eggnogs and robust spiced ciders. But sometimes during the days and weeks full of heavy foods and even heavier drinks, you just want … Continue reading

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Mini Chicken-Ricotta Phyllo Pies

The holidays are all about entertaining. The key is making it look easy while actually having it be effortless. That means quick and fancy-seeming appetizers, much like these little bundles of joy. Inspired by Greek spanakopita (or spinach phyllo pie), … Continue reading

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Panna Cotta with Meyer Lemon Black-Pepper Marmalade

Panna cotta is one of the easiest, most impressive desserts you’ll ever come across. You can make it a day ahead of time and stash it away in the fridge, and then pull it out at the perfect moment to … Continue reading

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Taco Seasoning

Tacos. The ultimate crowd pleaser. Both for those on the receiving end, as well as for those in the kitchen, as there are few things easier to prepare. What’s even better is the versatility, especially for a big group when … Continue reading

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Double Chocolate Chipotle Cookies

Sugar and spice and everything nice: that’s what these cookies are made of. Think of them as dark, delightfully chewy chocolate cookies, but with a kick. It’s the kind of spice that you don’t recognize right away, but rather a … Continue reading

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Asian Niçoise Salad with Seared Black Sesame Tuna

How many times, in the midst of the endless food of the holidays, have you wished for a simple salad? After a second helping of turkey, bowls of creamy mashed potatoes piled high with rich gravy and a larger-than-you-really-needed slice … Continue reading

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Sicilian Pan Pizza with Sun-Dried Tomato Pesto

Homemade pizza is the perfect dish to please a crowd – large or small, young or old. This recipe makes one half-sheet, pan-sized pizza with a thick and chewy Sicilian style crust, a spicy sun-dried tomato pesto in place of … Continue reading

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Coconut Beef Stir-Fry Rice Bowls

For all the thought and planning we put into the holiday meals, we put surprisingly little effort into the before and after, often throwing together mishmashed cheese plates or frozen pizzas, or simply ordering out. In our house it’s no … Continue reading

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