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Happy Valentine’s Day!

Happy Valentine’s Day!

In honor of the holiday I wanted to post these heart-shaped linzer sandwich cookies that I made for the Animal Acres Valentine’s Bake Sale yesterday.  I’ve been wanting to test this recipe out for a while now, and the bake sale gave me the perfect excuse to try them out. These were really tasty – [...]

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Chocolate Raspberry Cake

Chocolate Raspberry Cake

For a long time, I was really afraid of cakes, even when I made them at the bakery.  When I was probably 5 or 6 years old, I slipped carrying my Dad’s birthday cake.  I was so excited to bring his cake in to him, and dropping it upset me so much that it’s haunted [...]

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Aphrodisiac Salad

Aphrodisiac Salad

Last year I made an Aphrodisiac Pasta dish for Valentine’s Day, and this year I wanted to make something else that also incorporates foods with aphrodisiac qualities.  This would make a great start to your main meal, or a nice light lunch to get you ready for the big night.  It’s pretty effortless to throw [...]

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Chocolate-Cherry Slices

Chocolate-Cherry Slices

I had my eye on a recipe for Chocolate-Peppermint Slices (from this book that my Mom gave me many years ago), and with Valentine’s Day right around the corner I thought I might make a Chocolate-Cherry version for the holiday. It was my first time making this kind of cookie, and even thought it takes [...]

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Pine Nut & Anise Cookies

Pine Nut & Anise Cookies

When I think of desserts for Valentine’s Day, what comes to mind more often that not are over-the-top-decadent chocolate concoctions.  And while I’m all for that (who isn’t?), I wanted to craft a unique meal that ends with something more unexpected.  And let’s face it, there ain’t gonna be no “romance” on Valentine’s night if [...]

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Creamy Penne Pasta – Aphrodisiac Style

Creamy Penne Pasta – Aphrodisiac Style

I know Valentine’s Day is supposed to be a huge deal, with a killer meal that’s absolutely perfect.  As I explained in yesterday’s post, we sometimes celebrate and sometimes don’t (usually depending on how busy we are at the time), and since our time off is precious, the last thing we want to do is [...]

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Creamy Mushroom Soup

Creamy Mushroom Soup

Neither my husband nor I are really into Valentine’s Day.  We’ve done some fun stuff in the past and some years decide to do gifts, but the idea of going out for dinner on one of the busiest nights of the year just doesn’t appeal to us.  Why does it have to be that one [...]

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