Posts Tagged ‘Valentine’s Day’

Two-Ingredient Dark Chocolate Fondue {Paleo}

Friday, February 14th, 2014

2-Ingredient Dark Chocolate Fondue

I know it’s last-minute, but I got you a Valentine’s Day gift.

(You knew I wouldn’t forget about you, right?)

I think you’ll forgive me for being fashionably late when you find out what it is. (more…)

Pecan Linzer Cookies with Cherry Filling

Monday, February 10th, 2014

Pecan Linzer Cookies with Cherry Filling

Does anyone else remember being in elementary school and literally spending days hunting around for the perfect Valentine’s Day cards for your classmates?

Everyone used to have to give a card to everyone – boy or girl – no matter if we liked them or not.

(Which of course was good so that no one felt left out…but it left serious problems when it came to choosing the perfect card. It was a fine line between finding a pretty, flowery card for the girls without having it be too sappy and endearing for the boys. Ahhh, to have the problems of a fifth-grade girl again, lol.) (more…)

Valentine’s Day Dessert — Red Velvet Macarons

Wednesday, February 8th, 2012

I had to save the best for last with my Valentine’s Day meal. 

After my white hot chocolate, your dessert cravings will probably be satiated, but there’s always room for a pretty little mac or two, right?  ;) (more…)

Valentine’s Day Dessert — White Hot Chocolate

Monday, February 6th, 2012

If you’re like me and have a the-darker-the-better mindset when it comes to chocolate, you’re probably wondering why on earth I used white chocolate to make this drink.  I’m with you, trust me, I am.  Although I don’t enjoy white chocolate on its own (it’s just so sweet!), somehow in this drink it really works.  Make it and you might be a convert. (more…)

Valentine’s Day Main Course — Spiced Sirloin Roast for Two

Saturday, February 4th, 2012

If you’ve been following my blog for a while you probably know that I’m not the biggest meat eater; in general I really don’t make roasts (except roast chicken, which is a specialty of mine).  For the most part I gravitate towards fish or veggie-based meals, so I don’t blame my hubby at all for being completely impressed (actually, shocked is probably a better word) when he came home to this lovely roast beef one day. (more…)

Valentine’s Day Side Dish — Baby Hasselback Potatoes

Thursday, February 2nd, 2012

One of the things I love most about food blogging is checking out my fellow bloggers’ sites.  I am inspired to no end by you guys!  When I first started blogging (which feels like forever ago) I came across a recipe for hasselback potatoes on Sea Salt with Food.  I thought they looked pretty fantastic and jotted the site down on a piece of scrap paper…and thus began my “to-make” list, which is now 12 typed pages long and ever-increasing. (more…)

Valentine’s Day Menu & First Course — Bean & Barley Salad

Tuesday, January 31st, 2012

I don’t know about you, but I prefer a romantic Valentine’s Day meal at home over a meal at most restaurants.  That way you get to enjoy a quiet meal with your loved one in the comfort of your own home without any waiting or traveling…and I’m guessing the food is just as good (or better!), not to mention cheaper.  The only downside is the clean-up, but that’s where enlisting your Valentine’s help comes in.  ;)

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Chocolate-Covered Marzipan Hearts

Sunday, February 13th, 2011

Most of us agree that it just wouldn’t be Valentine’s Day without chocolate…but for me, it wouldn’t be Valentine’s Day without Chocolate-Covered Marzipan Hearts.  I discovered them even before I met my real Valentine (and no I don’t mean dark Swiss chocolate…I’m talking about my hubby ;) ). (more…)

Valentine’s Day Menu: Dark Chocolate Mousse

Saturday, February 6th, 2010

This is the final course of our homemade Valentine’s Day meal.  And it really goes out with a bang.  It’s not your typical mousse, since you won’t find any eggs here.  Instead I used Greek yogurt to make it a little healthier (let’s face it, this meal was not light on calories, so we might as well make up for it a little bit ;) ), and also because with this method the dessert is literally made in minutes.  This mousse is so decadent you won’t miss the eggs. 

 

I’m sending this mousse over to Natasha of 5 Star Foodie for her 5 Star Mousse Makeover!

 

If you haven’t done so yet, head over to All Through the Year Cheer for our Valentine’s Day event! 

 

A Note on the Sweetness:  This mousse isn’t overly sweet, so before you serve it make sure to taste it so you can add more sweetener to taste.

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(Yield:  2 to 4 servings)

 

1 (3.5 oz) good quality semi-sweet chocolate bar (I like to use 60% cacao), chopped

1/2 c heavy cream

7 oz plain Greek yogurt

2 TB honey or other sweetener (or more to taste)

Strawberries for garnish (optional)

 

Strain the Greek yogurt in the fridge overnight to make it extra thick.  Melt the chocolate either in a double boiler or in the microwave and let it cool slightly.  Whip the cream and in a separate bowl, whisk together the cooled chocolate and honey, and then whisk in the yogurt.  Gently fold the whipped cream into the yogurt mixture, being careful not to over mix (it’s okay if there’s some white spots left).   Serve garnished with strawberries if desired.

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Valentine’s Day Menu: Blush Pasta & Individual Beef Roulades

Friday, February 5th, 2010

Here’s the next part of our Valentine’s Day meal, the blush pasta and individual beef roulades.  (For the full recipe, see my post here.)  To finish off our Valentine’s menu, soon I’ll posting my recipe for dark chocolate mousse!  :)

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Hello! I’m Faith and I write An Edible Mosaic. This is my recipe collection of international favorites and updated American classics, with an emphasis on seasonal dishes. I focus on real foods that sustain body and mind, bring people together, and make a house a home. Welcome to my mosaic of recipes.

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