Valentine’s Day is one of those holidays that most people either love or hate. I guess I’m somewhere in the middle. While the sentiment is certainly nice, it’s hard not to be bombarded by all the retail hype and built-up expectations for the most perfect celebration. I choose to ignore all that silliness and instead focus on what’s really important, the CHOCOLATE!!
As you might imagine, the Internet is flooded with recipes for Valentine treats. Several of my favorite food bloggers have posted some mouth watering options. Perhaps you’ll don your apron and meet me in the kitchen this week to bake up some treats for the special people in your life.
One of the best food blogs I follow is Joy the Baker. Not only are her recipes divine, her writing style is equal parts funny and touching. If you like pie, you might want to whip up a batch of these lemon raspberry pie crusts hearts. Adorable and though not of the chocolate variety, I’m sure they are pretty darn tasty.
Here’s a fun twist on an old favorite from our childhood, Valentine inspired cream-filled chocolate heart shaped ‘ding dongs’. I can practically taste these darlings right now.
When I first started this blog, one of my earliest posts was a recipe from Sheri Silver, of donuts, dresses and dirt. Never one to disappoint, Sheri’s contribution to Valentine’s Day are these heart shaped whoopee pies. I say whoopee and yummy!!
Last, but not least is a lighter treat from my good friend and food blogger, Lorie Hopcus at Savory Nest. Last Valentine’s Day Lorie posted these scrumptious heart-shaped Palmier cookies. So delicate and light, the perfect accompaniment to a latte or cappuccino.
Happy Valentine’s Day!