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Apple Cinnamon Pull-Apart Bread

Sunday, February 10, 2013

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Apple Cinnamon Pull-Apart Bread

My family loves monkey bread. This time we mixed grated apple into the cinnamon-sugar syrup and baked it in a heart pan for a festive and comforting Valentine’s Day treat. With or without apple, this sweet gooey cinnamon pull-apart bread is sure to make your Valentine happy.

Happy Valentine’s Day Heart Rolls

Saturday, February 9, 2013

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Happy Valentine’s Day Heart Rolls

These naturally-dyed pink beet rolls are a festive Valentine’s Day treat. And they double as a fun activity because the vibrant-colored dough (reminiscent of playdough) should keep your kids entertained for a while. Happy Heart Day!

Raspberry Macarons

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

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Raspberry Macarons

Well, I finally did it. I broke down and made macarons. They have only been on my “to-do” list for more than ten years, ever since I visited LadurĂ©e {Maison de Macarons in Paris}. These natural macarons with pink raspberry buttercream filling taste deliciously like raspberries and are the perfect bite-sized melt-in-your-mouth raspberry almond treat for Valentine’s Day or any other day.

Peppermint Kiss Cookies

Monday, January 28, 2013

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Peppermint Kiss Cookies

Inspired by the peanut butter chocolate kiss cookies that, to me, have always seemed so fitting for Valentine’s Day, these little Hershey’s kiss gems even fit the color scheme for the big day of hearts. And the melt-in-your-mouth vanilla sugar cookie makes a neutral base that can work with any color or flavor of Hershey’s kiss, for any time of year.

Strawberry Banana Pancakes

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

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Strawberry Banana Pancakes

These strawberry-banana-oatmeal-buttermilk pancakes are perfect for Valentine’s Day {or any other day!}. The oatmeal adds some whole grain to the pancakes; the mashed bananas make them extra tender; and the mashed strawberries {or strawberry jam} provide some sweetness and a light reddish hue

Grapefruit Granita

Friday, February 10, 2012

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Grapefruit Granita

Grapefruit is refreshing any time of year but it turns out that this beautiful pink granita is perfect for Valentine’s Day! The key to making granita is to agitate the ice crystals by beating them vigorously with a whisk or a spoon, breaking down the large ice chunks into soft, fluffy ice crystals.

Heart Cake Pops

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

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Heart Cake Pops

These heart-shaped cake pops are the perfect treat for your Valentine. They also make a fun Valentine’s Day project for your kids.

Heart Lasagna

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

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Heart Lasagna

This lasagna is a hearty, comforting meal that is perfect for a special Valentine’s Day dinner. It’s easy to do by simply cutting heart shapes out of the cooked lasagna noodles.

Mini Heart Ice Cream Cakes

Sunday, January 29, 2012

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Mini Heart Ice Cream Cakes

I had some some beautiful pink peppermint ice cream so I decided to transform it into little ice cream cakes for a Valentine’s Day treat. In miniature form these cakes are basically ice cream sandwiches with cake instead of cookies for the crust.

Peppermint Ice Cream

Monday, January 23, 2012

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Peppermint Ice Cream

Peppermint ice cream has a reputation of being a Christmas flavor but it doesn’t have to be reserved for the winter holidays. Its beautiful pink color is just right for Valentine’s Day and its cool peppermint flavor makes it a refreshing choice when you’re trying to beat the summer heat.

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