Valentine's Day
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The 9 Most Valentines-y Groceries at Trader Joe’s
Groceries
Heart-shaped jelly beans! Rose chocolate! And more!
Feb 6, 2020
These Adorable Mini Dutch Baby Pancakes Are the Perfect Shape for Holding Syrup
Tasty and cute — a winning combination!
Feb 6, 2020
How to Make the Best-Ever German Chocolate Cake
Chocolate cake, toasted nuts, and shredded coconut. What could be better?
Feb 5, 2020
This Trick for Making Heart-Shaped Cupcakes Without a Special Pan Is Ingenious
The secret is in your pantry.
Feb 5, 2020
Cookies & Cream Rice Krispies Treats Is the Dessert Mash-Up You Need
This takes the classic treat to a whole new level of deliciousness.
Feb 4, 2020
Dinner Recipe for Two: Duck Breast with Pomegranate-Citrus Glaze
Is duck breast a meal you ever make at home? No? Why? Is it too unfamiliar? Is it associated with fancy restaurant meals — too intimidating to make in your own kitchen? Let me help dispel those fears and say that duck breast is a delicious, special meal to make at home. If you’d like to try something a little different this weekday Valentine’s, why not try duck? Read on for my go-to duck recipe, and step by step photos of cooking duck breast.
Feb 3, 2020
8 Heart-Shaped Kitchen Tools That Are Not Cheesy At All
Shopping
Not one bit. Promise!
Jan 29, 2020
Recipe: Kale with Apples, Currants, and Warm Pancetta Vinaigrette
The warmth of the vinaigrette softens the kale and adds a richness to this hearty salad. Here I use Tuscan kale, as I prefer its soft ridges to the sharper edges of the more classic variety. What I love about kale salads is that they hold up in the fridge, so feel free to make this salad in advance or enjoy leftovers the next day. → Buy Ashley’s Book!
Jan 29, 2020
Recipe: Beet Hummus
If you only associate hummus with the classic beige variety, here’s one that is sure to surprise you. This fun version, with its bright-pink hue, is sweet and spicy and totally unexpected, thanks to one colorful ingredient: beets! While chickpeas are the traditional base for hummus, we’ve loosened the rules a bit and opted for steamed beets instead. Not only does this give the dip a deep-pink hue, but it also lends an earthy sweetness to each bite.
Jan 29, 2020
A Valentine’s Day Recipe: Raspberry Pancakes
Valentine’s Day is only two weeks away. Thinking about breakfast in bed for your Valentine, kids, friend? (Or maybe even for your own sweet self?) Then a plate of raspberry heart shaped pancakes will do just fine.Heart–shaped anything delights me (remember these cookies I wore as a necklace? What was I thinking?), so it’s a wonder it took me so long to work my cookie cutters into a pile of pancakes.
Jan 22, 2020
Valentine’s Recipe: Bananas Foster Crêpes
I often wonder what would happen if I could pursue all of the ideas and dreams that churned within my brain. I might be a Nobel prize winner, best-selling author, philanthropist, olympic athlete, or a beauty queen by now. I would definitely be a better girlfriend, daughter, sister, and friend. I would listen harder, talk less, and love more.
Jan 21, 2020
Recipe: Bittersweet Brownies with Salted Peanut Butter Frosting
A Valentine’s meal is not complete without a bit of chocolate. Here we end with chocolate in the form of a rich, fudgy brownie topped with a whipped peanut butter frosting and finished with flaked salt to tame the sweetness and round out all the flavors. By the time we get to these brownies, we usually skip the plates and just grab a couple forks. The best way to end a special meal.
Jan 21, 2020
Recipe: Goat Cheese, Honey & Pistachio Mini Cheesecakes with Meyer Lemon Cream
Looking for a romance-worthy dessert to impress your main squeeze? These individual goat cheese and honey cheesecakes with Meyer lemon cream are a delicious way to prove your culinary prowess and your love. Valentine’s Day — whether you like it or not — can be a great excuse to whip up a delicious dinner that’s beyond your everyday reach.
Jan 21, 2020
How To Make Sprinkles for Cupcakes, Cookies & Cakes!
Stella, the blogger at BraveTart, blew my mind. She said 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. Now, you may be asking already: Why in the heck would anyone want to make their own sprinkles? Here are three reasons I can think of, off the top of my head: 1.
Jan 21, 2020
Recipe: Valentine’s Day Breakup Cupcakes from Libbie Summers
Why can’t breakups be a little more fun? Didn’t you think everything he or she said and did was “so inspiring” just a few months ago anyway? With these fun-to-make Valentine’s Day breakup cupcakes, you have the option to end a relationship with that not-so-special someone in a creative way. They are a “see how cool I am, flip of the hair, blow a bubble, and walk out the door” kind of sweet kiss-off.
Jan 21, 2020
Recipe: Slow Cooker Chocolate Lava Cake
If Valentine’s Day had a mascot, it would be the chocolate lava cake. Luxurious and bittersweet, this dessert is Valentine’s Day in a mouthful. And while I enjoy a romantic night out, there is no love lost for me in avoiding overcrowded dining rooms packed like the most elegantly lit tin can of sardines on February 14. Instead, I will spend Cupid’s finest hour at home spooning a strikingly decadent molten chocolate cake out of the slow cooker.
Jan 21, 2020
Sweet Recipe: Dark Chocolate Brownies with Raspberry Goat Cheese Swirl
To me, brownies are the Plain Jane of the dessert table. I’ll usually pass over those stodgy squares for something more pert, like lemon squares or a cup of pudding. But add something creamy to the top of a brownie, or perhaps some tart fruit, and I’m all in. These brownies are all dressed up and ready to catch someone’s eye: Their thick, fudgy bottom is studded with raspberries and topped with a sweet, creamy goat cheese swirl.
Jan 21, 2020
How To Make the Best Flourless Chocolate Cake
Everyone should know a flourless chocolate cake by heart. Let us explain why this is the one for you.
Jan 21, 2020
Recipe: Super-Thin Chocolate Brownies
These intensely fudgy brownies may be thin in stature, but they’re hefty in rich, chocolate flavor. This sheet pan-sized batch is great for feeding a crowd. (Pro tip: Freeze the pan before cutting the brownies into slices for perfectly clean edges.
Jan 21, 2020
Recipe: One-Bowl Caramel Skillet Brownie
I believe my heart sunk right into this skillet’s fudgy middle even before it was cool enough to cut a square. These are brownies that satisfy like no other; they’re intensely chocolatey, chewy yet still fudgy Bake them when you want to make a friend smile, or simply when you discover that pint of vanilla ice cream that got pushed to the back of your freezer.
Jan 21, 2020
How To Make Paleo Brownies
I admit that I don’t subscribe to any particular diet — not Paleo, not keto, and I’m not even doing a Whole30 this year. However, I’m always looking to lower the amount of refined flour and refined sugar that my family eats every week because for us, moderation is the key to sustaining a healthy diet. Now, I’m not going to try and sell you on any health benefits from a brownie because these brownies are just damn delicious.
Jan 21, 2020
Recipe: Rosemary Apple Turnovers with Honey
This Valentine’s Day I have two hot dates: my husband, Maxwell, and our daughter, Ursula. And since Monday is neither the sexiest night of the week, nor a night when we usually eat dessert (especially the little one), it seemed like a nice excuse to come up with something different for this year’s Valentine’s present, which is always something homemade.
Jan 21, 2020
Valentine’s Day Recipe: Almond Scones with Grand Marnier Glaze
Get your Valentine’s Day started on a sweet note: a batch of fluffy, heart-shaped scones is the ultimate breakfast treat. Whether served as breakfast-in-bed with a teapot for two, or tucked into a bag for an out-the-door treat, homemade baked goods are a sure-fire way to your sweetie’s heart. The glaze for these almond scones is flavored with Grand Marnier — what’s more romantic than dessert liqueur? — and then amped up with the zest of an entire orange.
Jan 21, 2020
7 Flowers That Are Better than Roses
We’re not going to say that we’re anti-roses; after all, these iconic perennials may be the most classic expression of romance (especially on Valentine’s Day). In fact, it’s estimated that growers will produce 250 million roses just for this lovers’ holiday! And while a dozen long-stems are never a bad idea, there are more thoughtful, not to mention more affordable, alternatives.
Dec 17, 2019
Why You Should Drink Rosé All Year, Even in Winter
For our over-the-top girly, Cheesy Valentine’s Day to-do, we knew we wanted to go pink for our color scheme — and I have to hand it to Ariel: My apartment looked like my five-year-old niece’s dream come true. (If only Princess Sparkle had been there, it would have been perfect). But I digress … to go with the balloons and streamers and overall profusion of fuchsia- and flamingo-colored decor, we also wanted to serve pink drinks.
Dec 17, 2019
A Sweet (Non-Edible) Valentine’s Day Gift for Your Sweetie
Are you feeling stumped about what to get for your S.O. this Valentine’s Day? Chocolate and flowers feels so predictable, but you’re still suffering from a serious gift-giving holiday hangover. So while you really want to think of something totally original that’s going to make your loved one feel all the feels, what you really want is for someone else to think of that something for you. Allow us to help.
Dec 17, 2019
Delta Air Lines Passengers Are in for a Sweet Surprise
Are you traveling on Valentine’s Day? Maybe you’re taking a cross-country flight to surprise your honey? If you’re flying Delta Air Lines, you may be in for a super-sweet surprise. Passengers on select flights between JFK and SFO or LAX will get a mini bottle of La Marca Prosecco with a cute striped straw and … A box of Vosges Haut-Chocolat chocolate truffles! This sweet deal isn’t just for first-class passengers either.
Dec 17, 2019
What Is Vintage Champagne, and Should You Pay More for It?
This time of year, when chocolate hearts line the drugstore aisles, roses fill the flower shops, and love is in the air, it feels fitting to drink something fizzy. I would argue that even if your romantic situation is, like mine, somewhat nebulous, it’s just as appropriate to pick up a bottle of bubbles and make a big deal out of a Tuesday night. But perhaps this year is an extra-special occasion.
Dec 17, 2019
The Right Bubbly Wine for Your Relationship Status This Valentine’s Day
It’s Valentine’s Day and if you, like me, have not yet figured out what you’re drinking tonight, there is no shame. There is still time to choose something special — and by special, we mean bubbly. There really is nothing like the fizzy stuff when you want to feel festive. The real question is: Which bubbles should you drink?
Dec 17, 2019
These (Stress-Free) Shortcut Cookies All Start with a Box of Cake Mix
All of your favorites — from gooey butter cookies to chocolate crinkle cookies — and they only need four ingredients each.
Nov 21, 2019
5 Easy, No-Cook Ways to Dress Up a Steak
If you’re going to invest in an expensive steak , you’ll want to focus all of your attention on cooking this steak, especially if you don’t do it very often. But what if you want to make this steak just a wee bit more special without committing to a complicated pan sauce?
Jun 13, 2019
The Best Milk Chocolate Treats for Grown-Ups
When you write a book about bean-to-bar chocolate and go on tour to talk about it, everyone assumes you’re one of those Snooty Chocolate Society Members Only-type people who slowly nibble a sole square of dark chocolate after dinner. Inevitably before each event, some poor dessert-deprived soul would come up to me and whisper, “I like milk chocolate.” The truth is that I gobble up all types of chocolate — including milk chocolate.
Jun 9, 2019
A Deliciously Bitter Valentine’s Menu from Jennifer McLagan
Valentine’s Day provides you with an opportunity to cook a special meal for that important person in your life. However, too often suggested menus are full of heavy sauces, sugary red candies, and sweet chocolate and berries. Why such childlike tastes? This year, eschew those saccharine suggestions and be daring. Embrace bitterness, a flavor that combines danger and excitement. It’s the perfect way to spark romance.
Jun 9, 2019
13 Sweets to Share with Your BFF This Galentine’s Day
Valentine’s Day isn’t always about couples. Sometimes your best pals are the ones you want to be with on February 14 for fun, laughter, sparkly drinks, and, of course, lots of sweets. You can keep it simple and low-key with a chocolate sheet cake, fancy it up with riesling rhubarb crisp cake, or make fun favors with little bags of raspberry-coconut French macarons. However you do it, celebrate friendship this Valentine’s Day!
Jun 8, 2019
5 Chocolate Treats for Your Zodiac Sign: Virgo
This month we partnered with the Astrotwins to reveal the ways your zodiac sign informs your chocolate preferences. According to the Astrotwins, “Each zodiac sign has a distinct set of personality traits — and believe it or not, there’s a chocolate recipe out there to match every horoscope sign.” You pride yourself on being at the top of your health and wellness game, so for you, Virgo, chocolate is about wholesome decadence, with a touch of sensuality.
Jun 8, 2019
5 Chocolate Treats for Your Zodiac Sign: Aries
This month we partnered with the Astrotwins to reveal the ways your zodiac sign informs your chocolate preferences. According to the Astrotwins, “Each zodiac sign has a distinct set of personality traits — and believe it or not, there’s a chocolate recipe out there to match every horoscope sign.” You, daring Aries, thrive on physical adventure, but when it comes to chocolate the tried-and-true, reliable classics that conjure nostalgic memories are what win your heart.
Jun 8, 2019
5 Chocolate Treats for Your Zodiac Sign: Pisces
This month we partnered with the Astrotwins to reveal the ways your zodiac sign informs your chocolate preferences. According to the Astrotwins, “Each zodiac sign has a distinct set of personality traits — and believe it or not, there’s a chocolate recipe out there to match every horoscope sign.” You, Pisces, embody traits from all signs of the zodiac, and as such, chocolate is all about endless depth and layers of sweetness.
Jun 8, 2019
5 Ways to Keep Your Heart Healthy This Valentine’s Day
This time of year, hearts are abundant in every way, shape, and form. There are the classic heart-shaped candies, of course, but also cookies, cupcakes, and pizzas. Even breakfast gets in on the action with heart-shaped eggs and bacon! (See all the heart-shaped things here.) But it’s rare we actually stop to think about our real heart — and I’m not talking about in the emotional sense.
Jun 8, 2019
A 5-Step Recipe for Taking Care of Yourself on Valentine’s Day
When the daily grind has worn me down and I’ve spread myself too thin, I like to take a U–turn from my work routine and jump back into bed. And stay there all day with a few key ingredients. Join me as I pamper myself in celebration of Valentine’s day. Yes Valentine’s Day can be about sharing red sparkly things with loved ones, but it can also be about honoring perhaps the most critical (and often overlooked) relationship of all, the one I have with myself.
Jun 5, 2019
11 Grown Up Cocktails Without the Alcohol
Maybe you’re still eating light, or maybe you just don’t like drinking that much. Either way, it can be tough to find non alcoholic cocktails that have complex flavors and feel grown up. So as you plan your Valentine’s Day celebration consider these mixed drinks that skip the alcohol but are still every bit as festive:• Basil Lemon Syrup: a great starter for lots of drinks.
Jun 4, 2019
Recipe: Red Velvet Cookies
They're equal parts easy, festive, and delicious.
Jun 4, 2019
Show Your Valentine Some Meaty Love with Bacon Roses
Ah yes, Valentine’s Day: the holiday of chocolate, flowers, and cute cards. But this year, instead of keeping things traditional, switch things up with a homemade bacon bouquet. These delicious creations, often referred to as “man-bouqets” (gag), might be kind of ridiculous, but that’s kind of why I love them. You’ve probably seen a couple of these bacon bouquets floating around on Pinterest.
May 30, 2019
Feeling Bitter? Some NSFW Valentine’s Day Ideas from S%!# Food Bloggers Say
Feeling a little burned out on the food bloggers’ version of Valentine’s Day? One too many heart-shaped pepperoni, perhaps? This week we are asking experts to share their ideal Valentine’s Day menus and today the blogger behind the Tumblr and Twitter handle, S— Food Bloggers Say, gives voice to the bitter, the burned out, the ones who just don’t buy into this holiday. No candles. No roses.
May 30, 2019
My 3-Step Plan for Celebrating an Elementary School Valentine’s Day
Valentine’s Day is my favorite small holiday as a parent. We don’t make a big deal about celebrating it as grown-ups (we’re more likely to have a date night at home), but we do make a big deal about celebrating our kids and showing them our love on Valentine’s Day.
May 30, 2019
Here’s How to Make Easy Heart-Shaped Pizza at Home
A few years ago I ordered a heart-shaped pizza from a big pizza chain, and boy was I disappointed; I paid something like $14 for a pizza that was barely big enough to feed me and my two preschoolers at the time and was more oblong than heart-shaped. I vowed to never order a holiday pizza again and set out to find the best method for making heart-shaped pizza at home.
May 30, 2019
20 Recipes to Cook in February
February is a month of mixed emotions. On one hand, it feels a bit celebratory because we made it through January, but on the other hand, it’s the very middle of winter and spring still tends to look pretty far away. Luckily the kitchen can provide comfort during this chilly month to make it not only tolerable, but also delicious and fun. Here are 20 recipes we can’t wait to make this month. For many of us, February is the coldest month of the year.
May 29, 2019
10 Valentine’s Day Classroom Treats for Kids
Odds are that sometime this week you’re going to need a festive Valentine’s Day treat for a crowd. Maybe your first-grader volunteered you for the class party, or the office is having a potluck, or you just want to bake as an excuse to celebrate your favorite friends. Whatever the reason, here are 10 of my favorite Valentine’s Day treats that make a big batch, store well, and are allergy-friendly.
May 29, 2019
This Is the Super-Romantic Dessert Ina Garten Is Making Jeffrey for Valentine’s Day
Ina and Jeffrey Garten are the embodiment of #CoupleGoals. They’ve been married since 1968, and in December they’ll celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary. Somehow, after being married nearly half a century, they still seem to be as ridiculously in love with each other as a pair of 20-something newlyweds. They make eyes at each other at red carpet events, drink wine on the sofa, and generally just adore spending time in each other’s company.
May 24, 2019
Here’s What Giada De Laurentiis Makes Every Year for Valentine’s Day
Giada De Laurentiis loves foods that make holidays special. Every year at Christmas she makes the same Italian struffoli she learned to make as a child. And in a recent interview with Wonderwall, De Laurentiis revealed that she always makes the same Valentine’s Day meal every year: heart-shaped ravioli. De Laurentiis is a master of Italian cooking. In fact, she was the go-to expert Prince William called when he tried to make lasagna to impress Kate Middleton and failed royally.
May 24, 2019
Ina Garten Gave Jeffrey a Box of Chocolates for Valentine’s Day
Valentine’s Day is Ina Garten’s day. She seems to live her whole life in a state of romantic bliss, as “twitterpated” as all the animals in Bambi when they wake up in spring and suddenly fall in love with each other. Ina and her husband, Jeffrey, have been married 49 years and they still seem overwhelmed with glee to have found each other. So if there’s anybody I’d trust as an expert on romance, it’s Ina.
May 24, 2019
Champagne for One: Michael Procopio’s Ideas for a Blissfully Solo Valentine’s Day
Will you be cooking a romantic dinner for a loved one this Friday? Or perhaps treating yourself to a special solo meal, no partner necessary? This week we are talking to chefs, food writers and bloggers about their ideal Valentine’s Day menus, and whether you’re married, single, or it’s complicated, we’ll be sharing ideas for all kinds of cooks, from the hopeless romantic to the die-hard cynic.
May 24, 2019
Ashley Rodriguez’s Tips for a Romantic Valentine’s Day at Home (Even Without a Babysitter)
If you are a fan of Ashley Rodriguez’s award-winning food blog, Not Without Salt, then you know she has a commitment to sharing date nights with her husband that are romantic yet realistic, and always special. It isn’t easy to create that atmosphere with a longtime partner, especially when you have kids, so we turned to Ashley for her advice on sharing a memorably romantic meal at home, even when you can’t find a babysitter.
May 24, 2019
Waffles & Chocolate: Maria Lichty’s Ideas for a Special Valentine’s Day Breakfast
Will you be cooking a romantic dinner for a loved one this Friday? Or perhaps treating yourself to a special solo meal, no partner necessary? This week we are talking to chefs, food writers and bloggers about their ideal Valentine’s Day menus, and whether you’re married, single, or it’s complicated, we’ll be sharing ideas for all kinds of cooks, from the hopeless romantic to the die-hard cynic.
May 24, 2019
A Former Maître d’ Explains Why You Should Stay Home on Valentine’s Day
Are you planning on going out to eat for Valentine’s Day this year? You may want to reconsider. Even though a restaurant seems to be the easy, romantic option, that couldn’t be further from reality. Valentine’s Day is, in fact, a nightmare for everyone involved in the restaurant business. I’ve worked front of house at three high-end restaurants in New York, including one three-Michelin-star restaurant where I was head maître d’hotel.
May 24, 2019
I Got Dumped by My Boyfriend and He Ruined My Favorite Soup
In January 2011 my partner of nine years and I were just finishing up dinner, a chipotle chicken chowder adapted from a Cooking Light recipe. It’s a soup I had made many times before because I loved its spice, smoky flavor, and creaminess. On a cold winter’s night like that one, it was like an extended hug in a bowl. As I scraped the last remnants of the dish, we started talking about our relationship.
May 24, 2019
Here’s What Assorted Chocolate You Are, Based on Your Zodiac Sign
Reading your horoscope is like a box of chocolates — you never know what you’re gonna get. Sort of. We looked to the stars to find out which chocolate-covered surprise is most like you inside. Are you mushy? Brittle? Crunchy? Oozy? Unexpected? Do you take a bite out of every single one, hate them all, and put them back? These are the assorted chocolates that most define you this Valentine’s Day. Now go on, eat your heart out!
May 24, 2019
Aldi Is Coming Out with Heart-Shaped Cheese for Valentine’s Day
Mark your calendars! No, not for Valentine’s Day — for January 30. That’s the day that Aldi stores will start carrying its special Valentine’s Day cheese assortment. What’s a Valentine’s Day cheese assortment? Oh, you know, just some cheese that’s made specially for Valentine’s Day! Keep reading to learn more.
May 24, 2019
Costco’s $30 Chocolate Valentine’s Day Tower Is True Love
There are nine boxes in the tower, and they include things like Bavarian pretzels, peppermint crunch Oreos, and fudge dipped in chocolate.
May 24, 2019
Aldi Has Chocolate Wine for Valentine’s Day — We Tried It and Here’s What We Thought
Valentine’s Day came early in my house — because Aldi sent me a box of heart-shaped treats, pink things (Millie, my pup, especially loved the pink dog toys!), and chocolates. I felt so loved! And also … so intrigued by the $7 bottle of chocolate wine. For starters, because it’s called “Petit Chocolat Wine Specialty,” which is not the best name. (There’s also a bottle of Chocolate Cellar Chocolate Red Wine that I didn’t get.
May 24, 2019
The Only Chocolates to Buy at Costco
Maybe you loved the Valentine’s Day card exchange as a kid and go all out with a fancy dinner every February 14, or maybe you’re over the commercial holiday and its pushy marching orders for “romance.” Either way, I think there’s one thing we can agree on: Any excuse to buy some chocolate is always welcome. And if you want to stock up on loads of chocolate, well, you know where to go.
May 24, 2019
These Are the Most Valentines-y Groceries at Trader Joe’s
My heart exploded when I spotted my local Trader Joe’s Valentine’s Day offerings out in the wild. It might be kind of cheesy, but any excuse to eat copious amounts of chocolate all day (by yourself?) is my kind of holiday. I filled up my basket with literally every single thing on the display and had a sweet little party with some of my coworkers (for less than $35!). Here’s what I tried and what I thought of each thing.
May 24, 2019
The Best Way to Quickly & Safely Thaw Frozen Steak
Remember this rule as we head into grilling season.
May 15, 2019
Recipe: Strawberry Yogurt Lassi
It’s not officially summer quite yet, but the recent temperatures here in New York say otherwise. I decided to take advantage of the early days of strawberry season and cool off with an icy strawberry lassi. A lassi is a traditional Punjabi drink made with yogurt. The most traditional forms are salty, rather than sweet, and are believed to aid digestion. Sweet lassis often feature mango, sometimes with rosewater.
May 3, 2019
Cherry Heering 2 Ways for Valentine’s Day Straight Up Cocktails and Spirits
Looking for something a little special for the 14th? A dark, luscious liqueur with an all-natural black cherry taste, Cherry Heering pairs with chocolate as beautifully as it does Champagne, making it a sweet choice for Valentine’s Day.Still made today from the original 1818 recipe, this old Danish favorite has been enjoying a bit of a cocktailian revival lately.
May 3, 2019
Recipe: Nutty Chocolate Tart
Two days and counting until Valentine’s Day. For me, cooking for someone is love and love is cooking for someone and my love certainly isn’t limited to one day a year. But I’m no grinch either. February 14th is a sweet little opportunity to make something extra lovely and so this year my Valentine gets this fancy-pants nutty chocolate tart.
May 2, 2019
The Easiest Raspberry Tarts You’ll Ever 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.So, here’s the story on the cookbook.
May 2, 2019
Breakfast Recipe: Cranberry Muffins with 7-Minute Marmalade
Send your valentine off with a sweet start to the day with these cranberry-orange muffins.One of my favorite ways to show love, whether to friends, family or a special someone is through the kitchen. Whether it’s a special dinner in, a favorite cookie – still warm out of the oven – or these muffins surreptitiously tucked into a work bag, ensuring a sweet surprise in the morning, it’s the edible gifts that wins hearts – and stomachs.
May 2, 2019
Pink Lady Recipe (and a Boozy Valentine from Satchmo) Straight Up Cocktails and Spirits
Looking for an sweet, old-fashioned way to toast Valentine’s Day this year? Why not do it 1930s style, with this old-school cocktail that was all the rage among all the stylish ladies of the day? (And if you scroll down, there’s a little musical treat served up for you by Louis Armstrong as a chaser too.
May 2, 2019
Recipe: Steak with Drunken Mushrooms & Roasted Blue Cheese Potatoes
The lure of steak is simply irresistible. Add in beer-soaked mushrooms, caramelized onions, and some fingerling potatoes roasted with blue cheese, and you’ll have every neighbor within 300 feet of your front door standing in your kitchen. So lock ’em out, or welcome them in — either way, this 30-minute meal will knock the socks off your local steakhouse. I love to indulge in a great cut of meat and a few rich flavors to go with it.
May 2, 2019
Recipe: Steamed Chocolate Pudding Cakes
When I set out to write my first book, one of the first recipes I knew I wanted to include was one for individual steamed pudding cakes. I ended up doing a lemon cakelet after a pregnancy-inspired double-order at a neighborhood eatery called Mary’s Fish Camp. The chef there walked me through the magic of a pudding cake; how, thanks to an imbalance of wet to dry ingredients, a creamy smooth pudding layer forms on the bottom and a layer of fluffy sponge cake blossoms on top.
May 2, 2019
Classic Dessert Recipe: French Silk Pie
I have a romantic history with chocolate pies. It doesn’t matter if it’s my grandmother’s microwave chocolate pie, chocolate chess pie, chocolate pudding pie, or brownie pie. I never discriminate. However, this satiny, creamy, light-as-a-feather French silk pie may have just nudged itself to my winner’s circle. French silk pie, unlike the name suggests, is quite American.
May 2, 2019
Think Pink! 5 Valentine’s Day Mocktails
Abstaining from alcohol this Valentine’s Day? There’s no reason you can’t enjoy a cheery pink cocktail — or make that mocktail. These five drinks are refreshing and festive, and you’ll find something for everyone, whether you’re spending the holiday with a partner, your kids, or a group of friends.
May 2, 2019