Valentine Recipes

Valentine RecipesWe’re serving up some Cupid-approved recipes! After all, it wouldn’t be Valentine’s Day without a few special indulgences, would it!?  Enjoy and don’t forget to add the love! 

 

Chocolate Decadence -Tiramisu

  • 2  3-ounce packages  ladyfingers, split
  • 1/4  cup  brewed espresso or strong coffee
  • 8-ounce carton  mascarpone cheese
  • 1- cup  whipping cream
  • 1/4  cup  powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon  vanilla
  • /3 -cup  chocolate liqueur
  • 1 ounce  white chocolate baking squares or white baking bars, grated
  • 1 ounce  bittersweet chocolate, grated
  • Unsweetened cocoa powder
  • Chopped chocolate-covered coffee beans (optional)

 Directions

1.    Line the bottom of an 8x8x2-inch baking pan with some of the ladyfingers, cutting to fit as necessary. Drizzle half of the espresso over ladyfingers; set aside.

2.    In a medium mixing bowl, beat together the mascarpone cheese, whipping cream, powdered sugar, and vanilla with an electric mixer just until stiff peaks form. Beat in the chocolate liqueur until just combined. Spoon half of the mascarpone mixture over ladyfingers, spreading evenly. Sprinkle white chocolate and bittersweet chocolate over the mascarpone mixture. Top with another layer of ladyfingers (reserve any remaining ladyfingers for another use). Layer with remaining espresso and mascarpone cheese mixture.

3.    Cover and chill for 6 to 24 hours. Sift cocoa powder over top of dessert. If desired, garnish with cocoa beans.

4.    Makes 12 squares

 Source:  BetterHomes&Gardens.com

Drinks, Please!

Pink Passion — Cosmopolitan

Ingredients

  • 10  ounces (1 1/4 cups) citrus-flavored vodka 
  • 1/2  cup  Rose’s lime juice
  • 2  cups  cranberry juice
  • 4  ice cube trays

Directions

1.    Combine vodka, lime juice, and cranberry juice in a pitcher

     with 2 cups water and stir to blend.

2.    Divide between ice cube trays

and freeze at least 4 hours or overnight.

(The drink cubes will freeze only partially).

3.    Just before serving, empty trays into a large bowl and using a fork,

break up cubes to loosen ice crystals (the ice will be slush-like).

4.    Spoon slush into tall stemmed glasses

and serve immediately.

Source:  Myrecipes.com

Cupid’s Arrow — Chocolate Martini

Ingredients

  • 2 ounces base spirit (vodka, light rum or brandy)
  • 1/2 ounce chocolate liqueur
  • 1/2 ounce white creme de cacao
  • Chocolate syrup to coat rim of martini glass

Directions

Coat rim of martini glass with chocolate syrup.

Mix all the ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice and strain into a martini glass.

 Sweet on You! — Snack Mix

Ingredients

  • 1 package (12.7 ounces) Valentine’s M&M’s
  • 1 can (9-3/4 ounces) whole cashews
  • 1 package (8 ounces) yogurt-covered raisins
  • 1 package (3.53 ounces) dried cranberries
  • 1 cup miniature pretzels
  • 1 cup chocolate bear-shaped crackers

 Directions

In a large bowl, combine all ingredients. Store in an airtight container. 

Source:  Tastebook.com

Turn Up the Heat!  — Authentic Restaurant Style Salsa

Ingredients

  • 1 can (28 Ounce) Whole Tomatoes With Juice
  •  2 cans (10 Ounce) Rotel (diced Tomatoes And Green Chilies)
  • ¼ cups chopped onion
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 whole jalapeno, quartered and sliced thin
  • ¼ teaspoons sugar
  • ¼ teaspoons salt
  •  ¼ teaspoons ground cumin
  • ½ cups cilantro (more to taste!)
  • ½ whole lime juice

 Directions

1.    Combine whole tomatoes, Rotel, onion, jalapeno, garlic, sugar, salt, cumin, lime juice, and cilantro in a blender or food processor.

2.    Pulse until you get the salsa to the consistency you’d like — about 10 to 15 pulses. Test seasonings with a tortilla chip and adjust as needed.

3.    Refrigerate salsa for at least an hour. Serve with tortilla chips or (even more yummy) cheese nachos.

Source:  Pioneerwoman.com/Ree Drummond

Puppy Love Pretzels

Ingredients

  • 20 small mini pretzels
  • 20 chocolate covered caramel candies
  • 20 pecan halves

 Directions

1.    Preheat oven to 300 degrees F (150 degrees C).

2.    Arrange the pretzels in a single layer on a parchment lined cookie sheet. Place one chocolate covered caramel candy on each pretzel.

3.    Bake for 4 minutes. While the candy is warm, press a pecan half onto each candy covered pretzel. Cool completely before storing in an airtight container.

 Source:  Tastebook.comTop of Form

 XOXO! — Brownie Hearts

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter
  • 2 ounces unsweetened chocolate
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla      
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1-1/2 cup Valentine’s Day M&M’S® milk chocolate candies or M&M’S®
  • peanut chocolate candies
  • Medium size heart-shaped cookie cutters
  • 1- 8 x 8-inch pan
  • Cooking spray

 Directions

1.  Spray cooking spray into an 8 x 8-inch pan and preheat oven to 350 degrees.

2.  Place butter and unsweetened chocolate into saucepan over low heat and melt. Stir

     to make smooth, set aside to cool, about 5 minutes.

3.  Add sugar and vanilla, stir to incorporate.

4.  Add eggs, one at a time, stirring to combine after each addition.

5.  Add the flour, stirring to mix thoroughly.

6.  Add 1 cup of the M&M chocolate candies and stir to combine.

7.  Place into prepared pan, making sure the mixture is level and smoothed.

8.  Sprinkle 1/2 cup of the candies onto the top.

9.  Place into the oven and bake 20-25 minutes, or until it tests done.

10. Let cool completely and cut with heart-shaped cookie cutter.

 TIP: Use leftover brownie pieces to top your favorite ice cream, or mix them into a milkshake.

 Source:  brightideas.com

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41 Responses to Valentine Recipes

  1. Phyllis Marr says:

    I like your newsletter. Keep them coming! Once a month would be good. :)

  2. Vico Hemsi says:

    Recipes are a good idea for San Valentine Day.

  3. Vicki Burrier says:

    Happy Valentine’s Day

    Love you

    Carlo and Loly

  4. Marilyn C. Keener says:

    Thanks for the recipes

  5. Rosario says:

    Good ideas!! thanks

  6. Annette Krapf says:

    Looks like some yummy recipes- I plan to use some of them – many thanks!

  7. I love and like the recipes. Thank you.

  8. Nancy says:

    Recipes sound great. Love the idea.

  9. Susan says:

    The recipes sound good. Thank You!

  10. Erma Gajewski says:

    Thank you. I will make the Sweet on you Snack Mix to take to my nephew’s
    birthday party. Like this idea.

  11. Frances says:

    I have made the Puppy Love Pretzels before. They are great fun and sooo good!!

  12. Tracy Golka says:

    Hey Grace, I’m so proud of you! Your site looks great! The recipes look yummy, I will definitely try some for my loved ones, especially myself.

  13. Brenda says:

    Enjoyed your news letter very much, the recipt also.

  14. Joyce says:

    Thanks for the recipes – I have “Grands” in college and know they will love getting a heart tin full of Heart Shaped Brownies, Sweet on You-Snack Mix and Puppy Love Pretzels.

  15. Edith says:

    Thanks, great ideas,yummy and easy to make.

  16. Bill Tolson says:

    The Recipes sound great. I will use for guest I have coming. Thanks again

  17. Jo says:

    I love the recipes. Please continue to send them.

  18. Virginia Dingman says:

    Wonderful info. Looking forward to your news letters. Being this is my birthday
    I’ll try the recipes. Then surprise my neighbors and friends. Thank you

  19. J. Rock says:

    restaurant salsa: suggest add a note to jalapena in ingredients list. If you like it hot, include all the seeds

    Thanks!

  20. Martha Jordan says:

    You are doing a wonderful job in keeping your web site updated with lots of great offers in your newsletter. Thanks so much. Happy Valentine’s Day to you and your staff.
    Martha

  21. Helen Lilly says:

    Some lovely recipes here, thanks very much.

    Helen

  22. Linda Riley in North Carolina says:

    Many thanks for the Recipes…I always love to read new recipes. The recipes you sent sound yummy! I hope you keep them coming. Happy Valentines Day to You!

  23. The newsletter is FUN. Love the recipes, the quiz, all information.
    “THANKS” for your efforts. :)

  24. Jan and Don says:

    I love your cookie recipe. I haven’t tried the drink recipes yet because I don’t have all the ingredients but I will as soon as I get to the store. The snack mix recipe looks good; I might try that one this summer. Thank you for the newsletter; it’s good to hear from you. I love going to your website. Have a Happy Valentine’s Day (to all of you at Blue Mountain). Don and Jan

  25. Sylvia White says:

    These recipes are wonderful, I am sending them to all my friends. Thanks, and Happy Valentines Day…..

  26. June J says:

    Loved the Newsletter. Thanks

  27. Mary Foster says:

    Thank you for the wonderful recipes, they will make Valentines day extra special.

  28. Dimone says:

    Very nice and look forward to perhaps a monthly newsletter and maybe more recipes!

  29. Nancy says:

    love this site, great ideas~! keep up the good work, and HAPPY VALENTINES DAY!!

  30. MARY ELMA SOLIZ says:

    WONDERFUL RECIPES……I LIKED THE BROWNIE RECIPE!

  31. Bonnie Mohrhusen says:

    Thank you for the recipe collection. I will indeed try several of them. Please keep this going. Bonnie

  32. Diane of Oklahoma City says:

    Loved your Valentine Recipe Blog! What a great idea!

  33. CAROLYN says:

    LOOKING FORWARD TO TRYING SOME OF THESE RECIPES, GREAT IDEA! I CAN JUST SEE MY GRANCHILDREN’S FACES WHEN THEY SEE THE TREATS! ALSO LIKE THE IDEA OF AN OCCASIONAL NEWS LETTER.

  34. Cheri says:

    The recipes look good, but not very Heart Healthy!

  35. nina gilland says:

    Love your blog. New to me. Going to try the Sweet On Me for my club meeting. Thanks alot

  36. Bev says:

    Great recipes – not only for Valentine’s Day. Good newsletter, too. Keep ‘em coming.

  37. Some truly interesting points you have created.Solved the problem a great deal, precisely what I had been searching for

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