Valentine’s Day

5-Ingredient Graham Cracker Toffee | #dessert #chocolate

5-Ingredient Graham Cracker Toffee

This year, the Christmas season around my place is a little simpler than usual.  And I am loving it. Don’t get me wrong, I still love the season as much as ever.  But instead of going into auto-pilot this year with all of the parties, the decorating, the spending, the...

Strawberry Shortcake with Coconut Whipped Cream (Vegan) -- 4 ingredient biscuits, plus juicy strawberries, plus easy coconut whipped cream.  Delish! | #dessert #vegan

Strawberry Shortcake with Coconut Whipped Cream (Vegan)

I’m pretty sure that as long as I live, I will always get a little bit giddy when strawberry season rolls back around each spring. I. Love. Strawberries. Especially after a long winter, there’s something about those vivid, sweet, juicy, and yummy berries that just sing of summertime.  So accordingly,...

Skinny No Bake Mini Cheesecakes |

Lighter No Bake Cheesecake

This post goes out to all of you lovebirds for Valentine’s Day. But it especially goes out to all of you single lovebirds — just as lovable, if you ask me — this Valentine’s Day.  I made this recipe for you.  :)  And with nearly half of the U.S. adult population being...

Rose Cake Recipe - made with fresh (edible!) roses |

Rose Cake

Friends, I made you a rose cake! And yes, those are real roses. And yes, they are edible! I know, it was news to me too.  I have been hearing everyone rave about the edible flowers trend right now, so decided to do some investigating.  And it turns out...

Strawberries and Cream "Heart" Cake |

Strawberries & Cream Cake

Conversation heart cake success!!! I have been dreaming about making this cake ever since conversation hearts first landed in the stores this season.  I mean, what could be better — you can have your cake, and eat it too, and read it too!!  ;) Although I have a bit of an...

Valentine's Popcorn (White Chocolate Popcorn) |

Valentine’s Popcorn (White Chocolate Popcorn)

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner!  And for all of you out there who “heart” popcorn as much as I do, I have the quick and easy perfect snack for you — Valentine’s Popcorn! This is actually just a simple recipe for white chocolate popcorn, gussied up a...

Mexican Spiced Dark Chocolate Tarts |

Mexican Spiced Dark Chocolate Tarts

Ok, I couldn’t resist starting off the new year with a bit of chocolate too.  ;) These easy little Mexican Spiced Dark Chocolate Tarts are one of my favorite new desserts to make!  They literally come together in under 10 minutes and are sure to please a crowd.  You...

Butterfinger Ice Cream

Butterfinger Ice Cream

  The name says it all.  :) All of the goodness of homemade vanilla ice cream + one of my favorite candy bars in the entire world = the best Butterfinger ice cream. YUM. So give in to the temptation of that beautiful orange-and-blue-wrapped candy bar calling your name...

Blackberry Cabernet Sorbet

Blackberry Cabernet Sorbet

**Click here to enter this week’s gift certificate giveaway from Chocomize!  Ends May 28, 2010.** ‘Tis the season to break out the best invention of the 21st century — my ice cream maker!! That’s right!  80 degree weather has finally hit Kansas City this week.  And, delicious blackberries have...

Bailey’s Chocolate Cheesecake

Bailey’s Chocolate Cheesecake

In honor of St. Patty’s Day next week, I’m stoked to introduce… favorite cheesecake!!! Oh yes.  This Bailey’s chocolate goodness has long been the go-to cheesecake recipe in my kitchen, partly because it’s (truly) so simple and foolproof to make, and partly because it’s…um…AMAZING!  By now, I think nearly...

Red Hot Jello

Red Hot Jello

This post goes out to my friend, Andrew, who I have to thank for reuniting me this year with one of my blast-from-the-past childhood favorites — hello, red hot jello!!! For those of you who’ve never heard of this fabulousness, the name perfectly describes it — a marriage between...

Mexican “Hot” Chocolate Molten Lava Cakes

Mexican “Hot” Chocolate Molten Lava Cakes

Hello…chocolate!! For Valentine’s Day this year, thought I’d post a classic favorite from my kitchen — these adorable little chocolate molten lava cakes!  Little did I know when I first tried them years ago (at Chili’s…yes….) that they are so simple to whip up.  Just 7 minutes of prep,...

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