A delicious snack or breakfast food! The Mandarin olive oil and vanilla give this granola a surprising flavor. Delicious served over Greek Yogurt, ice cream or eat by the handful for a healthy snack
Light and Fluffy Lemon Ricotta Pancakes with Blueberry balsamic sauce are the perfect addition to special brunches for Easter, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day or other special breakfast celebrations!
Melanie Cedargren, owner of The Spicy Olive, was on Living Dayton with Delicious Ideas for Brunch to surprise your mom on Mother’s Day! The Spicy Olive’s fresh and flavored olive oils and balsamic vinegars add wonderful flavors to our recipes and ease to preparing a meal sure to delight mom on her day! Melanie prepared a Mimosa featuring our Cara Cara Orange Vanilla balsamic to give the cocktail a hint of an orange vanilla creamsicle! The Cara Cara Orange Vanilla balsamic was also used to dress a fruit salad. We also made moist Lemon Bread with our Lemon olive oil. Rounding out the brunch is a Wild Mushroom and Smoked Cheese Omelette.
2 1/2 cups unbleached all purpose flour
1 cup granulated sugar
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 cup sour cream
2 large eggs
1/2 cup lemon agrumato olive oil + 1 tablespoon
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon finely grated lemon zest
2 cups washed and dried blueberries (1/2 cup reserved)
For the Simple Syrup Lemon Glazed Blueberries
1/2 cup granulated sugar
2 tablespoon fresh lemon Juice or the juice of 1 large lemon
Preheat the oven to 350 F.
Grease an 8 cup bundt pan with lemon olive oil, or 8- 1 cup mini-bundt pans.
In a large bowl, beat the sugar and eggs together until light yellow and thickened. Add the olive oil, lemon zest, vanilla, and sour cream.
In another bowl, whisk together the dry ingredients. Add to the wet ingredients and whisk until no dry spots of flour remain. Fold in the blueberries reserving 1/2 cup for decoration.
For the glaze, mix together the lemon juice and sugar in a microwave proof bowl. Heat for 1 minute on high. Whisk, and allow the glaze to sit until all the sugar is dissolved and the glaze has become transparent.
Bake the full size bundt pan for 45- 50 minutes, and the mini-bundt pans for 25-30 minutes or until a tester inserted in the center comes out clean. Allow to coll for at least 20 minutes before inverting.
Allow the cake to cool fully. Add the blueberries to the cooled clear syrup and toss to coat. Decorate the top/center of the bundt with the blueberries allow the glaze to run down the sides and soak into the cake. Serve immediately.
A delicious dinner for a cold January day:
4 Tbsp The Spicy Olive’s Tuscan Herb olive oil
1 4 lb. beef chuck or pot roast
1/2 cup red wine or beef broth
1/2 cup water
1 shallot, minced
4 potatoes, cubed
1 cup carrots, in chunks
1 1/2 cups portabella mushrooms
2 tsp. A 1 Sauce
1- 28 oz. can crushed tomatoes
1 clove garlic, minced
sea salt & pepper to taste
Place the Tuscan Herb olive oil in a heavy dutch oven pan and heat over medium high heat. Place beef roast in pan and brown on all sides. Add shallots and garlic and allow to lightly brown, then add mushrooms and cook until tender. Add red wine or broth, water, A-1 sauce, tomatoes, potatoes and carrots to dutch oven. You can finish the roast three ways: Stove top over low heat for 3-4 hours, Crock pot on low for 8 hours or Oven set at 300 degrees for 2-3 hours. Roast will be very tender when done. Serve with red wine, a salad and a crusty loaf of bread with Tuscan Herb olive oil for dipping.
This recipes uses January’s Flavor of the month, Honey Ginger balsamic!
4 chicken thighs
2 Tbsp The Spicy Olive’s Garlic olive oil
1 onion, minced
1 tbsp garlic, minced
1 1/2 cups rice
3 1/4 cups chicken broth
1/4 cup The Spicy Olive’s Honey Ginger white balsamic
Brown chicken thighs in a large, oven proof, straight sided skillet. Remove chicken and saute onion and garlic, add more Garlic olive oil if needed. Stir in 1 1/2 cups rice and coat with olive oil. Add 3 1/4 cups chicken broth and 1/4 cup Honey Ginger balsamic. Bring to a boil and return chicken to skillet. Cover and bake in a 375 degree oven until chicken is cooked through and liquid is absorbed about 25 minutes. Drizzle with a little Honey Ginger balsamic before serving.
uses the January oil of the Month : Butter Olive oil
( a great family activity for a cold weekend day)
5 cups all-purpose flour
1/3 cup granulated sugar
1 tablespoon salt
2 packages rapid rise yeast
2 cups warm water
¼ cup The Spicy Olive’s Butter Olive Oil
2 large eggs
2 tablespoons The Spicy Olive’s Butter Olive Oil
1/2 cup chopped walnuts (optional)
1/2 cup raisins (optional)
½ cup brown sugar
1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
1/3 cup The Spicy Olive’s Butter Olive Oil
1/2 cup brown sugar
In a small bowl, dissolve yeast in warm water and set aside. In a large bowl mix the water, sugar, butter olive oil, salt, and egg. Add 2 cups of flour and mix until smooth. Add yeast mixture. Mix in remaining flour until dough is easy to handle. Knead dough on lightly floured surface for 5 to 10 minutes. Place in well-greased bowl, cover and let rise until doubled in size, usually 1 to 1 1/2 hours.
When doubled in size, punch down dough. Roll out on a floured surface into a 15 by 9-inch rectangle. Spread butter olive oil all over dough. Mix sugar and cinnamon and sprinkle over “buttered” dough. Sprinkle with walnuts and or raisins, if desired. Beginning at the 15-inch side, role up dough and pinch edge together to seal. Cut into 12 to 15 slices.
Preheat the oven to 350
Coat the bottom of baking pan with 1/3 cup butter olive oil and sprinkle with 1/2 cup brown sugar. Place cinnamon roll slices close together in the pan and let rise until dough is doubled, about 45 minutes. Bake for about 30 minutes or until nicely browned.
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