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This made-from-scratch brookie recipe (a layered brownie and cookie bar) has potato chips, pretzels and two types of chocolate chips that my friends loved.

Brookie Recipe (brownie and cookie) with potato chips, pretzels and double chocolate chips. Photo and recipe by Irvin Lin of Eat the Love.

“Well, if you can bring a bar or cookie or something, that would be great. You know, anything you might have around the house or in the freezer.” said my friend Peter when I asked if there was anything I could bring to his Super Bowl party. It’s not unusual for me to have random baked goods floating around in the freezer but actually this time I didn’t really have anything worth bringing over. And being as it WAS a Super Bowl party, I decided to play to my audience. Usually I go for the super sophisticated dessert flavor combination, but this isn’t the sort of party theme that a pear and blue cheese tart would work. Nope. I went with a crowd pleaser: a brookie recipe with salty sweet snack treats mixed in. (Jump directly to the recipe.)

Made from scratch Brookie Recipe (brownie and cookie) with potato chips, pretzels and double chocolate chips. Photo and recipe by Irvin Lin of Eat the Love.

Now the idea of a brookie (a layered brownie and cookie) isn’t anything new. There are hundreds of recipes that you can find around the web. But this one, with a mix of thick cut potato chips, a mix of dark and milk chocolate chips, and mini pretzels is perfect for a big party, especially one that is all about sports.

Brookies Recipe (brownie and cookie) with potato chips, pretzels and double chocolate chips. Photo and recipe by Irvin Lin of Eat the Love. [click to continue…]

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50 Chicken Wings Recipes (A Roundup!)

by Irvin on February 1, 2016 · 3 comments

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Looking for a chicken wings recipe? Here’s a roundup of 50 chicken wings recipes from around the web!

50 Chicken Wings Recipes! A Roundup by Irvin Lin of Eat the Love.

I’m going to be dead honest. I have little to no interest in football. Which makes living in San Francisco right now a bit crazy. Because the 50th Super Bowl is happening here in San Francisco! Well, close to San Francisco, it’s actually about 45 miles south of San Francisco but for whatever reason there’s tons of Super Bowl and football stuff happening here in SF. But What I DO love is the food that is associated with football and the Super Bowl. Did you know that 1 1/4 billion chicken wings are eaten on Super Bowl weekend? BILLION! That’s 8 million pounds of chicken wings. And if you haven’t already figured out what sort of wings to make for the big day, I’m here to help you out! Here’s a roundup of 50 (FIFTY) different chicken wings recipes from around the web (as well as on my blog Eat the Love) for your pleasure. Happy footballing! Just don’t ask me who I’m rooting for. I haven’t a clue who’s even playing….

5 Awesome Chicken Wings Recipes from Eat the Love's 50 Chicken Wings Recipe Roundup!

Eat the Love’s Korean Fried Chicken Wings (baked not fried!)
The Beerness’ IPA Sriracha Chicken Wings
Whole Yum’s Tandoori Baked Crispy Chicken Wings
Hezzi-D’s Books and Cooks’ Grilled Wings with Coca-Cola BBQ Sauce
Nutmeg Nanny’s Spicy Peanut Butter Chicken Wings

5 Awesome Chicken Wings Recipes from Eat the Love's 50 Chicken Wings Recipe Roundup!

The Roasted Root’s Easy 3-Ingredient Chicken Wings with Herbs and Honey
Sugar Dish Me’s Hot Honey Mustard Wings
Joyful Healthy Eats’ Baked Asian Chicken Wings
Chocolate Moosey’s Saucy Taco Baked Chicken Wings
Eat the Love’s Pok Pok Wings

5 Awesome Chicken Wings Recipes from Eat the Love's 50 Chicken Wings Recipe Roundup! [click to continue…]

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This oatmeal chocolate chip cookie recipe is one of the absolute best ever because of a few special tips and tricks! Seriously. The best ever.

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookie <- The Best EVER! Photo and recipe by Irvin Lin of Eat the Love.

AJ is always telling me that his favorite cookie is the oatmeal chocolate chip cookie. But surprisingly I almost never make them. It’s funny because I went looking through my cookie archive here and it turns out I’ve never bothered to even post my recipe for my favorite oatmeal chocolate chip cookie. So when I was approached from Macy’s San Francisco to participate in their Blogger and tastemaker event to do a baking demo, I knew exactly what I was going to do. This oatmeal chocolate chip cookie recipe is basically the traditional cookie on steroids! (Jump directly to the recipe.)

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookie <- The Best EVER! Photo and recipe by Irvin Lin of Eat the Love.

My partner AJ is absolutely obsessed with oatmeal. He has steel cut oats pretty much every single day in the morning with my homemade granola along with his French press coffee. He’s a man of habit, and he’s also a bit of a snob when it comes to food. People are always scared to serve me food, but honestly I’m not picky about what I eat. AJ absolutely is. And that means when he says he loves something, he’s LOVES it.

The Best Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookie! Photo and recipe by Irvin Lin of Eat the Love. [click to continue…]

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Teriyaki Chicken Wings

by Irvin on January 22, 2016 · 1 comment

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This addictive and easy to make teriyaki chicken wings recipe is perfect as an appetizer for a party, picnic or just at home for an easy snack!

Teriyaki Chicken Wings. An easy and addictive recipe from Eat the Love.

It’s been five days of chicken wings here at Eat the Love and today, the last day of chicken wings week, had me trying to figure out what I should make. I had a million ideas for recipe but in the end, I decided to make one of my all time favorite wings, teriyaki chicken wings! Sweet and sticky, these wings are the classic party wings for pretty much any occasion. (Jump directly to the recipe.)

Teriyaki Chicken Wings recipe. This easy and addictive recipe also has homemade teriyaki sauce! Recipe and photo by Irvin Lin of Eat the Love.

Now, when I think chicken wings, even though I clearly make and like a wide range of wings, I usually think of teriyaki chicken wings. Maybe it’s that sort of nostalgia I have from when I would order them by the pound at the grocery store deli case in college. Maybe it’s because my friend Ben used to bring them to any and every picnic we had here in San Francisco when I first moved here. Or maybe because they’re just so darn good.

Teriyaki Chicken Wings. An easy recipe from Eat the Love. [click to continue…]

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BBQ Chicken Wings Recipe

by Irvin on January 21, 2016 · 2 comments

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This tangy, sweet and spicy BBQ Chicken Wings Recipe is super easy to make in the oven, even if the BBQ sauce itself is made from scratch!

BBQ Chicken Wings Recipe. Photo and recipe by Irvin Lin of Eat the Love.

“Aren’t you sick of wings yet?” I asked AJ. He looked at me as if I were crazy and said “Of course not!” I was on day four of wings week and was testing my BBQ Chicken Wings Recipe. He reached for a third helping of barbecue wing just to prove a point. And then a fourth. When he was done, his face was smeared with thick red sticky sweet sauce in that sort of adorable child-like way and I kind of fell in love with him all over again. (Jump directly to the recipe.)

BBQ Chicken Wings, spicy and sweet with homemade BBQ sauce! Photo and recipe by Irvin Lin of Eat the Love.

I have a soft spot for barbecue, having grown up in St. Louis. According to Wikipedia, St. Louis consumes more barbecue sauce than any other city in the US. And if it’s in Wikipedia, it must be true! Ha! But honestly I can believe it. Growing up, barbecue was everywhere and friends were always grilling out.

Barbecue Chicken Wings. Made with homemade spicy and sweet barbecue sauce. Recipe and photo by Irvin Lin of Eat the Love. [click to continue…]

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Vietnamese Caramel Chicken Wings

January 20, 2016

These sticky sweet, salty savory Vietnamese Caramel Chicken Wings are easier to make than you think! Every year AJ and I go to the big Meals on Wheels fundraiser gala where we get dressed up in black tie and sample food from some of the best restaurants in the city. But there was one time […]

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Peruvian Chicken Wings with Peruvian Green Sauce

January 19, 2016

These easy to make Peruvian Chicken Wings are served with a spicy and herbaceous creamy green sauce that is just fantastic and have you craving “just one more…” I’ve been slightly obsessed with Peruvian roasted chicken for years, ever since I tasted it at a local restaurant here in San Francisco called Limon Rotisserie. But […]

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General Tso’s Chicken Wings

January 18, 2016

These sticky sweet and spicy General Tso’s chicken wings are inspired by the classic Chinese-American General Tso’s Chicken. Seriously addictive! Years ago I read a book called The Fortune Cookie Chronicles which explores Chinese-American cuisine. I was fascinated by the stories about how Chinese-American cuisine that you get at a restaurant isn’t really Chinese food. […]

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Potato Rolls

January 11, 2016

These yeast-risen potato rolls are easy to make and don’t require any kneading at all! The addition of orange zest really brings them to the next level. “Please tell me this recipe is on your blog!” said my sister as she took a bite of my potato roll. I laughed in that sort of exhausted […]

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Sponsored Post: Champagne Cake with Gin Buttercream Frosting

December 28, 2015

This gorgeous celebratory cake is made with sparkling wine and gin in the buttercream frosting, making it perfect for a New Year’s Party! New Year’s eve has always been closely linked to bubbly and champagne so nothing scream a New Year’s celebratory dessert like a champagne cake! Though I don’t drink very often, I love […]

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Merry Christmas!

December 25, 2015
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Sponsored Post: Spinach Salad with Candied Walnuts and Bacon Vinaigrette

December 24, 2015

This hearty spinach salad has candied walnuts and a warm savory bacon vinaigrette! As much as I am a carnivore, sometimes you need a little balance. A hearty spinach salad is always nice change of pace for me. Of course, for those of you who need convincing, a warm bacon vinaigrette and maple glazed walnuts […]

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Sponsored Post: Rabbit Stew

December 23, 2015

This rabbit stew with root vegetables is perfect for a cold winter dinner! When she was a child, my partner’s mom ate some rabbit and declared to the person who served it that “This is the best chicken I’ve ever eaten!” When she was told it was rabbit, she panicked and dropped the food onto […]

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Sponsored Post: Flakey Rosemary Biscuits

December 22, 2015

These buttery and flakey rosemary biscuits are super easy to make! I’m a huge biscuit fan. HUGE. If it was up to me, I’d eat biscuits every single day. And though I often opt for a simple drop biscuit because it’s super easy to make, there is something really special about a flaky biscuit. It’s […]

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Pistachio Cranberry Cookies with Brown Butter (slightly salty, slighty funky, super tasty cookies!)

December 21, 2015

These slightly salty and funky Pistachio Cranberry Cookies are made with brown butter and a secret ingredient that makes them super addictive! Everyone has his or her own traditions for the holidays. For me, it’s throwing our annual holiday party, completely with numerous baked goods and a glazed ham. This year, we opted to go […]

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Sponsored Post: Crab and Bacon Beignets with Harissa Aioli

December 18, 2015

Deep fried savory Crab and Bacon Beignets with Harissa sauce make a perfect appetizer! Though my ethnic heritage is Taiwanese-American, I’m a Midwest boy at heart. I grew up in St. Louis, Missouri and that means I’ve got a weakness for deep-fried anything. So when I had an opportunity to develop a recipe for savory […]

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Best 2015 Cookbooks Roundup – Part 3

December 17, 2015

I realize that I’m a little cookbook mad. After all I’ve already done two other cookbook rounds ups of some of my favorite cookbooks in 2015 but there’s still some great ones out there that I didn’t cover! Here’s my final roundup of cookbooks that I got this year. And like my previous two posts, […]

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