Olivia Mack McCool

Olivia is a food stylist, recipe developer and mom based in NYC. If she’s not on set making recipes come to life in front of the camera, she’s developing them in her tiny kitchen. All of her recipes have passed a few tests: easy, delicious, and approachable — on occasion baby-approved as well!
Take a Break from Holiday Baking and Fry Struffoli Instead
Struffoli is not only a fun word to say. The classic Italian dessert, also known as Italian Honey Balls, is a festive that’s traditionally served during Christmas time, just like panettone, pizzelle, and pignoli. Tiny balls of dough are fried until golden-brown. Crunchy on the outside and soft on the inside, they’re then tossed in a sticky-sweet honey syrup and decorated with rainbow sprinkles.
Jan 4, 2024
This Easy Chateaubriand Is the Most Delicious Way to Impress Someone
It's truly restaurant-worthy.
Nov 2, 2023
Turkey Noodle Soup is the Coziest Way to Use Up Thanksgiving Leftovers
It takes only 20 minutes.
Nov 1, 2023
Why We're Loving Haricot Verts, France's Fancier Green Bean
Especially when they're sautéed in lots of butter.
Aug 31, 2023
Turkey à la King Is a Rich and Creamy Way to Use Thanksgiving Leftovers
The perfect solution once you're tired of day-after sandwiches.
Sep 29, 2022
Taco Pasta Is as Dreamy as It Sounds
It's the perfect mash-up of tacos and mac and cheese.
Sep 4, 2022
The Ultimate Summer Salad Is NOT in a Bowl
Fire up the grill and grab the skewers!
Jun 9, 2022
Creamy, Crispy Scalloped Corn
The crispy, buttery Ritz cracker topping makes it totally irresistible.
Dec 19, 2021
Classic Chicken Vesuvio
It's a braised chicken dish that can help you fall in love with cooking again.
Dec 19, 2021
Best-Ever Braciole
Is it worthy of your holiday dinner? Absolutely.
Dec 9, 2021
Homemade Cheese Ravioli
1,000% worth the time and effort.
Dec 6, 2021
Cheesy Sausage Dip
Meet your new favorite way to eat breakfast sausage.
Dec 5, 2021
Best-Ever Chocolate Milk
Pro tip: It makes an excellent coffee creamer.
Dec 4, 2021
Rainbow Cookies
Our love runs deep.
Dec 3, 2021
Lemony Ciambella Is the Best Way to Start the Day
Think like an Italian and serve it with a foamy cappuccino or freshly made espresso.
Nov 9, 2021
Roasted Jerusalem Artichokes Deserve the Spotlight This Fall
They taste like a cross between a potato and a parsnip.
Nov 7, 2021
In the World of Doughnuts, Nothing Compares to Nutella-Stuffed Bomboloni
Fluffy bombolone + cappuccino = heaven.
Nov 3, 2021
This Holiday Sangria Is the Best Way to Stretch a Bottle of Wine
It's the easiest party cocktail.
Nov 2, 2021
This One Ingredient Is Key to Perfect, Melt-in-Your Mouth Biscochitos
There's a reason they're the state cookies of New Mexico.
Oct 4, 2021
Use Whatever You Have for This Creamy French Vegetable Soup
It's a cozy, comforting fall staple
Sep 26, 2021
Your New Favorite Air Fryer Recipe: This Extra-Crispy Falafel
Hot, crispy, golden-brown falafel without a huge pot of oil.
Sep 18, 2021
You'll Fall in Love with This Cozy French Stew
(No, it's not beef bourguignon.)
Sep 15, 2021
Perfect Chocolate-Covered Tartufo Is Shockingly Easy to Make at Home
Make it for the ice cream-lover in your life.
Aug 22, 2021
Chicken Scarpariello with Sausage Is the Ultimate Sunday Supper
When the crispy roasted potatoes soak up the savory pan sauce, magic happens.
Aug 21, 2021
Creamy Chicken Roll-Ups Are the Retro Dinner You'll Love
These are a HUGE hit at my house.
Apr 20, 2021
Air Fryer Greek Chicken and Potatoes Is an Easy Dinner Win
Garlic, lemon, dill, and oregano add tons of flavor to a simple chicken dinner.
Feb 5, 2021
Recipe: Mediterranean Breakfast Pitas
It’s easy to become rigid about what flavors are appropriate at breakfast time. Although cinnamon is delicious, it’s not the only spice on the morning market. Bringing your favorite Mediterranean-flavored sandwich from lunch to breakfast is as easy as putting an egg on it. This protein-packed combination of egg and hummus is a surefire way to start your day on the right note. Wrap it in a piece of foil, and you’re out the door with a portable breakfast.
Feb 3, 2020
Recipe: Crème Fraîche Scrambled Egg and Smoked Salmon Sandwiches
Everyone likes to dress up now and again, right? Well, scrambled eggs feel the same way. Don’t deny them the opportunity to be adorned with some silky crème fraîche and aromatic herbs. This sandwich will raise your standard breakfast sandwich routine to the height of elegance. These eggs also look — and taste — sophisticated, cloaked in pink slices of smoked salmon. Serve them for brunch with a glass of sparkling wine, or even for dinner (wine still included).
Feb 3, 2020
Recipe: Vegetarian Biscuit and Gravy Sandwiches
Mushrooms duxelle is just a fancy French term that refers to sautéeing finely chopped mushrooms, onions, and herbs for a long time until they form a paste-like texture. The creamy mushrooms are delicious when spread over crusty bread. But an even better use is to add some sour cream and make a sumptuous gravy to pour over a warm, buttery biscuit.
Jan 31, 2020
Recipe: Waffle Egg Sandwiches with Spicy Maple Butter
I’m a huge supporter of using store-bought ingredients and making them special. As if using two waffles as your breakfast sandwich bread wasn’t awesome enough, this super-impressive spicy maple butter will knock this meal out of the park. Whipping up a special butter right after you’ve crawled out of bed may seem to you like climbing Mount Everest with one leg, but you can make it ahead, and I promise you it is so worth it.
Jan 21, 2020
Recipe: Blistered Tomato Toasts
With a simple breakfast toast like this one, you want to use the best ingredients available to you. Get a really good bread, brush it with really good olive oil, buy some bright ripe tomatoes, and use nice anchovies packed in olive oil. Every bite will be worth it. This savory breakfast toast, with its mellow sweet roasted tomatoes and briny anchovies, could really be a meal for any time of day. But if you wake up one morning in need of something delicious and easy, this meal is for you.
May 1, 2019