valentine’s day

Sorbet & Chambord Kir Royale

February 1, 2017
Sorbet & Chambord Kir Royale |

If you know me well, you know that the one thing you can *always* find in my fridge is a bottle of champagne. This probably makes me sound much more sophisticated than I really am; truthfully I just drink it like most people drink red or white wine, because bubbles make everything better (says me). I’ve […]

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Sugar Cookie Dough Truffles

February 10, 2015
Sugar Cookie Dough Truffles: Bite-sized balls of sugar cookie dough wrapped in a rich coating of chocolate - the perfect treat for your sweet someone! |

Things have gotten to the point where I’m now getting constant suggestions from friends and family re: what to bake, and it’s kinda awesome. It’s like I have my own personal think tank so that even in the moments where my creativity level is at ZERO, I have bunches of ideas to fall back on. […]

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Dark Chocolate Espresso Cupcakes

January 29, 2015
Dark Chocolate Espresso Cupcakes - moist chocolate cupcakes frosted with whipped ganache make a rich chocolate treat with a bold coffee kick! Perfect for Valentine's Day| #GhirardelliVday #CG

I hope I never run out of ways to put as much chocolate as possible in a cupcake, because… let’s be real here… chocolate makes everything a million times better. And if you follow me on Instagram or know me at all, you have to know that coffee and chocolate are two things I absolutely […]

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40+ Sweet Recipes for Valentine’s Day

February 10, 2014
40+ Sweet Recipes for Valentine's Day - a collection of pink, chocolate-y, and perfectly indulgent recipes for #valentinesday|

Although I had every intention of sharing another dessert for Valentine’s Day with you all, time got away from me and I can see now that it’s just not going to happen. The recipe will be up here sometime (hopefully sometime soon because it’s so crazy good), but for now it’ll have to wait. Instead, I realized […]

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Double Chocolate Cupcakes with Strawberry Cream Cheese Frosting + Minted. Giveaway! (Giveaway Closed)

January 27, 2014
Double Chocolate Cupcakes with Strawberry Cream Cheese Frosting + a $100 Minted. #giveaway! |

Rose cupcakes and a Valentine’s Day Minted giveaway… I’d say Monday is off to a pretty sweet start, wouldn’t you? There’s all kinds of good stuff going on here today: perfect chocolate-chocolate chip cupcakes, an incredible strawberry cream cheese frosting that will knock your socks off, and $100 towards Valentine’s Day cards from Minted. – because […]

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Confession #109: I Buy Too Much Chocolate… Strawberry Bundt Cake with White Chocolate Ganache

February 11, 2013
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Truth: I buy a lot of chocolate. Too much? Well that’s just crazy talk. But a lot – yes. I chalk it up to savvy shopping. I don’t want to go to the store every week just to stock up on chocolate, so instead I go once a month or so, buy a whole bunch […]

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Raspberry Truffle Brownies

February 9, 2013
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I hereby interrupt the talk of chocolate-covered strawberries and cake to bring you Raspberry Truffle Brownies. Sorry?  It is, after all, almost Valentine’s Day, and I still have a couple recipes I’m trying to cram in to share with you guys before then. These aren’t just any recipes, they’re recipes with chocolate, chocolate, and more chocolate. […]

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How to make Chocolate-Covered Strawberries

February 8, 2013
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I’ve always had a soft spot in my heart for Chocolate-Covered Strawberries. Plain strawberries are good, strawberries in baked goods are even better, but strawberries enrobed in bittersweet chocolate are swoon-worthy. Set a tray of chocolate-covered strawberries in front of me and I’m practically in heaven. I just have two rules: use good chocolate and don’t […]

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Confession #107: I’m a Lousy Cake Froster… Chocolate Rose Cake

February 1, 2013
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Generally speaking, I would tell you that I can’t frost a cake to save my life. And since I’m a semi- complete perfectionist, it drives. me. nuts. Me decorating a cake means me spending at least half an hour smoothing and re-smoothing a layer of frosting, constantly telling myself that “it’s almost perfect”. Not. But […]

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