Red Velvet Sandwich Cookies for Valentine’s Day


I LOVE red velvet cake. Eric doesn’t get it, “Isn’t it just chocolate cake with red food coloring?”  That may be so, but I still swoon over pictures of it every time.  That’s why when I saw pictures of red velvet sandwich cookies, I had to make some for Valentine’s Day.  I had the perfect excuse, the 17 hungry teenage boys staying at our house for the weekend!

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Parmesan Crusted Chicken Recipe


One of our favorite salads ever is at Dave and Buster’s, the arcade for adults.  It’s a chicken caesar salad but what makes it spectacular is the crispy parmesan crust on the chicken.  While I won’t claim any similarity to the Dave and Buster’s chicken caesar salad, after a few years of experimenting I’ve come up with a parmesan crusted chicken recipe that leaves us equally satisfied.

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Raspberry Chocolate Tart Recipe: The Perfect Valentine’s Day Dessert

Imagine a buttery chocolate pastry crust so crisp you hear it snap as you cut into it with the side of a fork.  It’s filled with sweet yet tangy homemade raspberry jam that’s smothered in a rich chocolate ganache filling tasting  like the most expensive chocolate pudding in the world.  The creamy chocolate goodness is topped with plump and juicy raspberries that spurt juice into your mouth with every bite, and finished with the finest dusting of powdered sugar, like the sprinkling of the last snow of the season.

Now stop imagining, because I promise, you can make this!

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Sirloin Steak with Shiso Scallion Mashed Potatoes and Almost Dying Christmas Day

Eric and I typically have two kinds of memorable dates.  The first kind are really romantic ones involving fancy food and lots of making out.  The second kind are ones where one or both of us almost dies.  I thought I’d give you a little taste of both kinds of dates we have since we experienced them both Christmas week.  First of all an amazing romantic dinner recipe, Sirloin Steak with Shiso Scallion Mashed Potatoes.

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