Valentine’s Day


Chocolate Covered Raspberries

Posted on Feb 1st, 2014

It seems that chocolate covered strawberries get all the attention when Valentine's Day rolls around. And for good reason. They're beautiful and…

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Chocolate Raspberry Layer Cake with Ganache Frosting

Posted on Feb 6th, 2013

I should be clear right off the bat.  Layer cakes are not my forte.  Not at all.  But this cake turned out beautifully.  Baking the cakes in…

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cinnamon caramels

Cinnamon Valentine Caramels

Posted on Feb 9th, 2011

I'm not a big candy maker, mostly because of all that waiting and stirring.  I didn't even own a candy thermometer until I saw these caramels over…

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Homemade Strawberry Shortcakes

Posted on Aug 2nd, 2012

These are hands down the best strawberry shortcakes I've ever made. I'm so glad my oldest spotted the recipe and asked to have it for dessert. I cut…

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molten chocolate cake

Molten Chocolate Cakes

Posted on Dec 30th, 2009

I confess, I have had limited success making these with the muffin papers.  If you decide to go with 12 cakes, I recommend the foil muffin papers…

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No-Bake Cheesecake Mousse

Posted on Feb 7th, 2014

If you're looking for an easy yet impressive Valentine's Day dessert, look no further. Really, this no-bake cheesecake mousse is perfect any time of…

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oreo truffles

Oreo Truffles

Posted on Feb 6th, 2010

These are really easy to make, as long as you skip the chocolate dipping and just roll the truffles in sprinkles or crushed cookies.  If you are…

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Raspberries and Cream Cookies

Posted on Feb 9th, 2012

When I saw Hershey's Raspberry Hugs in with all of the other Valentine candy, I grabbed a few bags, knowing I was going to bake them into…

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raspberry buttercream filled brownie bites

Raspberry Buttercream Filled Brownie Bites

Posted on Feb 7th, 2012

I think chocolate and raspberry has to be one of my favorite flavor combinations.  Which is really saying something, because there are a lot of…

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Raspberry Mousse Pie Bars

Posted on Jan 25th, 2013

These raspberry mousse pie bars are absolutely amazing!  The flavor and texture are just perfect--sweet, but not too sweet, and incredibly smooth…

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Red Velvet Crinkle Cookies

Posted on Feb 13th, 2013

If you need a last minute Valentine's Day treat, then this is the cookie for you.  Using a box cake mix is a fabulous shortcut, especially when it…

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Let's Dish Red Velvet Cookies

Red Velvet Sandwich Cookies

Posted on Jan 27th, 2011

Valentine's day is right around the corner, and these sandwich cookies are a perfect red and white treat.  They're also really, really good!  You…

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Strawberry icebox cake

Strawberry Icebox Cake

Posted on Jun 12th, 2012

This strawberry filled no-bake dessert has summer written all over it.  Not only is it loaded with fresh strawberries, but you don't have to turn…

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Sugar Cookie Bars

Posted on Jan 31st, 2012

I first shared this recipe back in 2010, but with Valentine's Day coming up, I thought it was worth repeating.  I don't know about you, but I hate…

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swedish pancakes

Swedish Pancakes

Posted on Feb 16th, 2010

The cookbook I adapted this recipe from calls these "crepe-like" pancakes.  I'm not sure what the difference is, or if there even is one, but my…

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Twelve Tempting Valentine Treats

Posted on Feb 8th, 2013

Looking for a special treat for your Valentine?  Or perhaps a fabulous dessert to end a romantic dinner.  Or maybe you prefer a Valentine themed…

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