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Valentine’s Day



Chocolate Brownie Scones

Posted on Jun 24th, 2009 - By Anna - 17 Comments

These are like a cross between brownies, biscuits and shortbread – sweet (but not too sweet), flaky, crumbly around the edges and overall just…

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Chocolate Covered Cherry Pie

Posted on Jan 2nd, 2010 - By Anna - 9 Comments

If there's a chocolate covered cherry lover in your life, here's a pie you should know about. It's like a chocolate covered cherry in pie form.  …

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Oat ‘n’ Toffee Grahams Recipe

Posted on Jan 3rd, 2010 - By Anna - 9 Comments

This recipe is adapted from the Better Homes and Gardens All-Time Favorites 2010 Cookbook, a supplement to the magazine. It’s a spin-off of one of…

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Secret Promises Cookies

Posted on Jan 29th, 2010 - By Anna - 23 Comments

It’s a cold and windy day here in Austin, and after taking Lizzie for a long walk I was quite ready for a cup of coffee and one of these cookies.…

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pots de creme

Top 5 Last Minute Valentine’s Desserts

Posted on Feb 12th, 2010 - By Anna - 8 Comments

Pots de Creme is the perfect easy yet elegant dessert, and this old recipe from Epicurious is my favorite.  I made a half batch the other night, but…

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Heart Shaped Chocolate Chip Cookie

Heart Shaped Chocolate Chip Cookies

Posted on Feb 8th, 2011 - By Anna - 7 Comments

Last night I fell asleep thinking about Valentine's Day themed cookies. This is one of them. I thought I'd posted it here on the blog, but…

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Valentine Cone

Red Velvet Cupcake Cones

Posted on Feb 8th, 2011 - By Anna - 25 Comments

Fuzz's class is having their Valentine's Day party this week and I offered to bring some treats. The problem is, I can't decide what. Fourth graders…

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red velvet cheesecake cup

Red Velvet Cheesecake Cups

Posted on Feb 12th, 2011 - By Anna - 10 Comments

Yesterday I made a batch of black bottom cupcakes and red velvet cupcakes before it occurred to me that I could have just made these. I'd forgotten…

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Lime Filled Pastry With Mixed Berries

Posted on Feb 14th, 2011 - By Anna - 11 Comments

I don’t know what it was about this particular Valentine’s Day, but I felt more stressed over it than usual and had trouble coming up with a…

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Cut Out Cookie Hearts

An Old Cut-Out Sugar Cookie Recipe

Posted on Dec 2nd, 2011 - By Anna - 16 Comments

I didn’t get my holidays mixed up. Fuzz needed something edible and red for a school project and the first thing that came to mind was a batch of…

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Heart Shaped Chocolate Chip Cookie

Can’t Miss Valentine’s Day Picks

Posted on Feb 12th, 2012 - By Anna - 10 Comments

Need more suggestions for Valentine's Day? Here's a handy list! It's based on family favorites and things we've enjoyed through the years. I may add…

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Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Cookies

Chippy Peanut Butter Cookies

Posted on Nov 24th, 2013 - By Anna - 13 Comments

I needed an excuse to try out my new bag of Trader Joe's Peanut Butter Chips, and Katrina gave it to me in the form of this cookie! The…

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Three Layer Chocolate Cake

Three Layer Chocolate Cake With Frosting

Posted on Dec 28th, 2013 - By Anna - 7 Comments

It’s been a while since I posted a chocolate layer cake, but I promise you this recipe will make up for lost time. It's our new favorite. At…

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Peanut Butter Filled Cupcake

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cupcakes Version Two

Posted on Jan 28th, 2014 - By Anna - 9 Comments

If you want to find us on a Sunday afternoon, check Trader Joe's. We're there on a pretty regular basis, stocking up on a few of our favorite items…

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Cupcake Top Cookies

Frosted Cupcake Top Cookies

Posted on Jan 31st, 2014 - By Anna - 8 Comments

The tops are the best part of a muffin, and in my opinion the same goes for cupcakes.  Of course a good "stalk" is the mark of a great baker, but…

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Pink and Whites

Chocolate Pink and Whites

Posted on Feb 6th, 2014 - By Anna - 7 Comments

We had another two hour school delay this morning, so Fuzz was on hand to help me with this variation on Black & White Cookies. My plan was to do…

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Heart Shaped Chocolate Bran Breakfast Cake

Posted on Feb 9th, 2014 - By Anna - 0 Comments

In honor of Valentine's Day, here's a recipe for a breakfast-worthy chocolate cake. It's super simple and can be made in one bowl. The idea…

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Chocolate Cake Roll With Cappuccino Cream

Chocolate Cake Roll With Cappuccino Cream

Posted on Feb 13th, 2014 - By Anna - 4 Comments

It's a jelly roll cake, and I'm so excited to share this recipe! Every time I post one I have to mention that I find jelly rolls intimidating, and…

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Published on February 8, 2014

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