Cupid's Cherry Cheesecake

Cupid’s Cherry Cheesecake

In classical mythology Cupid is the son of the love goddess Venus and it is said that a shot from Cupid’s bow and arrow will fill the person with uncontrollable desire. This Valentine’s Day if Cupid isn’t available to shoot the target of your affection, these cheesecake cups are the next best thing! The cherries […]

Beet Hearts with Goat Cheese

Beet Hearts with Goat Cheese

It’s pretty easy to find Valentine’s or other love themed dessert recipes, if you’re looking for one you can check out my Valentine’s No-Bake Raspberry Swirl Cheesecake and Panna Cotta with a Hint of Mint. What is a little more challenging to find are appetizers that have a love theme, but check out these gorgeous […]

Valentine's Panna Cotta with a Hint of Mint

Valentine’s Panna Cotta with a Hint of Mint

This is a really yummy dessert, is super easy to make and by utilizing a silicon mold in the shape of heart, it is perfect for your romantic Valentine’s Day dessert. Any time a recipe calls for vanilla I always prefer to use pure vanilla instead of the artificial kind however the pure vanilla typically […]

No bake raspberry swirl cheesecake

Valentine’s no-bake raspberry swirl cheesecake

Last summer I was browsing through some of my older Polish cookbooks looking for a light summer dessert when I came upon an interesting no-bake cheesecake recipe.  Cheesecake isn’t known as a light dessert, but the fact that it was no-bake piqued my interest in trying it out.  Traditional cheesecakes are baked in the oven […]

Raspberry and ricotta Valentine's crepes

Raspberry and Ricotta Valentine’s Crepes

Do you want to surprise your sweetheart with a unique Valentine’s breakfast?  This recipe combines French crepes and Italian ricotta which is then kissed with the sweetness of a raspberry sauce.  This recipe makes quite a few crepes, 5-6, but any extras can easily be frozen and later defrosted at room temperature. Raspberry and Ricotta […]

Kirkland Appletini with a Valentine's Raspberry Heart

Kirkland Appletini with a Valentine’s Raspberry Heart

Some of the best foods and drinks are those with only a few ingredients as it allows the individual characteristics of each to really stand out.  A good example of a simple drink is the Appletini, which consists only of apple juice/cider and vodka.   Here I used Kirkland’s Vodka, which many on the internet speculate […]