A few days ago Stella, the blogger at BraveTart, blew my mind. She said that you could make sprinkles easily in your own kitchen. Crazy, I thought — brilliant! I obviously had to try it. Here's how it turned out for me, documented step by step.
Yesterday we showed you some really awesome heart-shaped pans for Valentine's Day; they're great for whipping up something special for your loved ones. Here's another option to dress up cupcakes — always a go-to baked good. A great way to make them look even better is to pick up a Valentine's cupcake set.
Chocolate is mandatory this time of year. The weather is bleak; we could all use a little nibble of chocolate to sweeten things up. And then of course chocolate goes hand-in-hand with Valentine's Day; it's pretty clichéd to talk about them together. But why shake it up? We all love chocolate, and we don't need to get too fancy with it: Here are 10 of our favorite chocolate desserts from the archives. Chewy cookies, fudgy brownies, and a root beer cake. This is homey chocolate at its best.
If you're looking for a show-stopping dish for Valentine's Day, consider these six stunning recipes for pasta with beets. We tried to include something for everyone in this roundup; a few of these pink and red creations require a pasta machine (or a dedication to rolling) while others can be made with store-bought pasta or wonton wrappers. There's even a raw and vegan recipe, too.
The delights of meringue lie in its delicate texture, its airy structure, and the way it snaps in the mouth then melts away on the tongue. But eaten alone sometimes it seems too austere — a nonfat sweet for dieters. But not in this recipe from the February issue of Martha Stewart Living. Here the charms of meringue are deepened by a gilding of caramel and a pool of crème anglaise.
For most people, Valentine's Day is when you call up all the best restaurants in town and scramble for a reservation — any reservation. In our house, the exact opposite is the case, as you'll find us with knives and skillet in hand, and preparing our own feast! My husband and I have our very own Valentine's tradition: We brave the unknown and test out an all-new recipe!
Many people have strong opinions about mints, especially those of the wedding variety. But those who have either been on the fence or a little shy about them — you've never had a real, melt-in-your-mouth butter mint. Bonus: they're easily customizable for any party and a snap to make!
This recipe started out on a splattered, stained note card in my grandmother's kitchen, and it has made its way into a lovely cookbook that's very personal to me (more on that below). The filling could not be easier to make. You can use it several different ways, but I think these two-bite tartlets would be perfect for Mother's Day or a little girl's baby shower.