Valentine’s Day

Pizzelle Linzer Hearts

2024-02-14T09:35:59-05:00February 14th, 2024|Categories: Cookies and Biscotti, Desserts, Valentine's Day|Tags: |

No time to bake cookies for your sweetheart?  No problem! With a package of Reko Pizzelle on hand, you’ll be able to whip up these gorgeous and tasty treats in no time. Wishing all a Happy and Healthy Valentine’s Day! 7- ounce package Reko Pizzelle 3 ounces bittersweet chocolate ½ stick butter or margarine [...]

Black and White Heart Cookies

2024-02-13T10:44:16-05:00February 13th, 2024|Categories: Cookies and Biscotti, Desserts, Valentine's Day|

Looking for something special to make for your sweetheart on Valentine’s Day?  Since cookies are a surefire way to just about anyone’s heart, why not show your love with some sugar cookies? While sugar cookies have a long and distinguished history dating back to 7th century Persia, it was the Protestant settlers in the colony [...]

Heart Coffee Cake

2024-02-13T10:28:01-05:00February 13th, 2024|Categories: Cakes, Desserts, Valentine's Day|Tags: |

One of my family’s favorite and most requested cakes is a scrumptious coffee cake that I make in a loaf pan.  For Valentine’s Day, I bake the cake in a 9 x 2-inch heart pan with great results.  I love to serve this cake with a steaming cup of coffee or cocoa, accompanied with little [...]

Red Fondant Heart Cake

2024-02-12T13:12:31-05:00February 12th, 2024|Categories: Cakes, Desserts, Valentine's Day|Tags: |

On February 14, we celebrate Valentine’s Day.  It is a day for lovers and sweethearts, but also a fun day for children and family.  Valentine’s Day traditions abound. We exchange cards and small gifts, chocolate, candy, jewelry, and flowers. Since I like to bake, my favorite Valentine’s Day endeavor is preparing a heart-shaped cake.  Below [...]

Marble Chiffon Cake

2022-02-01T10:14:56-05:00February 1st, 2022|Categories: Cakes, Desserts, Food Columns, Valentine's Day|

Looking to impress on Valentine’s Day? Make Marble Chiffon Cake! It’s my new favorite go-to cake. Light and airy with a velvety texture—it’s simply divine. Happy Valentine’s Day! 2 cups flour 2 teaspoons baking powder ½ teaspoon salt 7 eggs, separated 2 cups plus 1 tablespoon sugar, divided ¾ cup canola oil ¼ cup [...]

Hazelnut Semifreddo with Gianduja Ganache

2024-02-23T13:38:24-05:00February 1st, 2016|Categories: Desserts, Food Columns, Ice Cream and Frozen Treats, Valentine's Day|

In the fall of 2015, my husband and I took a three-week trip of a lifetime to beautiful Italy.  We started our adventure in Rome, then flew south to Sicily and north to the Piedmont region; we then journeyed east to Venice, west to the Tuscany region and concluded our extraordinary voyage in the Umbria [...]

Ratatouille Tarte

2024-02-07T14:32:28-05:00February 1st, 2015|Categories: Dairy, Food Columns, Pies, Tarts and Tortes, Valentine's Day, Vegetables, Vegetarian|

Ratatouille is a classic French vegetable stew with origins in the city of Nice located in the Provencal region of southern France.  It almost always contains a savory mélange of garlic, onions, eggplant, peppers and zucchini, which are first sautéed in olive oil and then simmered together with tomatoes and an aromatic blend of Provencal [...]