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 [...]

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 [...]

Black and White Heart Cookies

2024-05-15T13:28:05-04:00February 1st, 2018|Categories: Cookies and Biscotti, Desserts, Food Columns, 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 [...]

Muesli – Breakfast of Valentines

2024-04-16T19:17:53-04:00February 1st, 2017|Categories: Breakfast/Brunch, Dairy, Food Columns, Valentine's Day|Tags: , , |

Muesli is a nutritious breakfast dish composed of rolled oats, fresh and dried fruits, seeds, and nuts which are mixed with fruit juices and dairy products such as milk, cream, or yogurt.  The recipe for muesli was developed around 1900 by the Swiss physician and nutrition guru, Maximillian Bircher-Benner.  Dr. Bircher-Benner was ahead of his [...]

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 [...]