Category Archives: Valentine’s Day

The Magic of Cream Puffs

In our family, we have had some lofty goals as far as what we wanted to be when we grew up.  My sister wanted to be an Avon lady, and my daughter wanted to be a pink kitty. When I … Continue reading

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Sprinkle Cookies That Can Be Customized for Any Celebration

I made these cookies for Easter, and really enjoyed them for many reasons.  For one thing, they tasted great.  The dough is similar to chocolate chip cookie dough without the chocolate chips.  The cookies are buttery and moist and just … Continue reading

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Cappuccino Muffins With Chocolate Chip Espresso Cream Cheese

What is it about heart-shaped things?  I just love them.  I guess I’m just a mushy girl.  But even if you took away the heart shape of these muffins and made them in normal cupcake papers, these are wonderful.  They … Continue reading

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Chocolate Pretzel Hearts – A Quick and Easy Treat for Valentine’s Day

With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, this week I decided to experiment with chocolate, pretzels, and sprinkles to create a quick, inexpensive gift for family and friends.  Chocolate and Valentine’s Day just go together, but add in pretzels and … Continue reading

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Raspberry Lemon Muffins

I have really been enjoying all the summer fruit, especially the berries that are sweet and ripe and less expensive right now. Most of the time I just eat them by the handful, but these raspberry lemon muffins are another … Continue reading

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Creamy Vanilla Cheesecake with Fresh Raspberry Sauce

This is a guest post of sorts.  I am writing the post, but my sister did the baking.  We went to Santa Barbara, CA for my nephew’s high school graduation this last weekend.  Afterwards, there was a party to celebrate … Continue reading

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Chocolate Covered Cherry Brownies

If you like chocolate covered cherries, you are going to love these bars! They start with a layer of homemade brownies, topped with a maraschino cherry butter cream frosting, and that is covered with a rich chocolate. This dessert was for an installment of … Continue reading

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Valentine Cheese Board

I was in Trader Joe’s the other day when I was inspired to create a Valentine’s Day cheese board.  The thing that made me think of it were 2 incredible cheeses that I ran across.  They were giving out samples … Continue reading

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Rich and Decadent Chocolate Mousse

Have you ever made homemade Chocolate Mousse before?  It is one of my favorite desserts.  It is rich and chocolaty, and at the same time airy and light.  It looks and tastes very decadent, therefore is great for special occasions, … Continue reading

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Pasta Puttanesca

Pasta Puttanesca is one of my favorite recipes I found in the last couple years.  It is such an easy recipe to make, but has so much flavor.  It is a little bit spicy, but not too much.  It would make … Continue reading

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