Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Valentine Cupcakes

Happy Valentine's Day everyone!  These are chocolate cupcakes that Husband  and I took to work for our co-workers! 

Monday, February 13, 2012

Cherry Blossom, Love Bird Cake

I have a picture of a Cherry Blossom tree hanging in our guest bathroom and I just love it and I have always wanted to make some cookies like it.  Well, I have never gotten around to it and then I decided I would make a cake with the said Cherry Blossom tree.  

I  am not a big "V-Day" person.  I like the history of Valentine secretly marrying the young men to their sweethearts (sadly he was later martyred for it).  That's where it ends; Husband and I do not buy into the hype. No dinner date, no dressing up, no gifts (usually,) no flowers, and no candy (unless I buy it for this blog).  However, I love pink and red and who doesn't like hearts?  So, I do make a lot of Valentine treats!

So here was the cake I made for our dessert! A Cherry Blossom tree with two little love birds!  

Friday, February 10, 2012

Red Velvet White Chocolate Chunk Cookies

Need something manly to give your significant other for Valentine's Day?! Okay, nothing given on V-day is manly, but it's still better!  I having been trying to think of a fun dessert to make for Husband! I have made him girly hearts in the past, as well as Whooppie pies, but I wanted something different.  So I settled on these cookies.  Most of the time everything I make is from scratch so when I have the opportunity to use a cake box and not pull out all the materials and dirty every bowl, measuring cup, and spoon in my kitchen - I am all over that! 

Red Velvet White Chocolate Chunk Cookies
1 Red Velvet Cake Box Mix
1 cup flour
1 cup butter (2 sticks)
1 egg
2 cups white chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350*. In a small bowl, mix butter until light and fluffy and then add the egg.  Once combined slowly add the flour and cake mix and mix until well combined.  Drop spoonfuls on a cookie sheet and bake for 8-10 minutes. You should have about 24 cookies!  

Enjoy, these are absolutely delicious!!

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Valentine Conversation Hearts Cookies

I decided to make some simple, Valentine cookies.  I divided the dough into quarters and dyed each quarter a different color, then rolled and cut out the hearts like normal.  These are really cute, easy, and fun to make!  Enjoy!