Mini Caprese Puff Pastry Tarts

I’m a big believer that sometimes the best and tastiest recipes are the simplest.  This recipe is solid proof on that being true.

Mini Caprese Tarts! Mini bites of heaven with basil, balasmic, tomato, and mozzarella. YUM!We were looking for a simple and delicious appetizer to make for our first Valentine’s dinner as a married couple.  In the past we have always gone out, but this year is different.  This year we are finally married, finally own a home together, and are saving  money for a deck! 🙂  I don’t want our dinner at home to be lacking in any way, and these appetizers will add the perfect romantic, tasty, and easy touch to the meal!

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Chocolate Cake with Biscoff Icing

The combo of chocolate and peanut butter remind me of Frank Sinatra.  “Why?” you might ask.  Are you with me?  Ok, I’ll give you a clue.  The combination is so perfect, sort of like love and marriage.  Are you with me, yet?  Ok, I’ll give you the rest of the clue.  It is a song and here are some of the lyrics:

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Love and marriage, love and marriage
Go together like a horse and carriage
This I tell you brother
You can’t have one without the other

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My mom adapted this version of chocolate sheet cake from a recipe she has been using for years.  Its soooo good. This chocolate cake with any icing would be delicious but topped with peanut butter icing it is perfect.  Like the song says, “You can’t have one without the other“.  This marriage of chocolate cake and peanut butter frosting is just meant to be.

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Blackberry Mousse

I’ve found a new favorite sweet treat…Blackberry Mousse!blackberry mousse!! i love this.  fluffy and sooo yummy.I’ve made chocolate mousse before, but never made any kind of fruit mousse.  I was so pleasantly surprised with how this turned out.  It has a delicious flavor and smooth texture.  The perfect dessert for a romantic meal, or perfect snack for any day.  blackberry mousse!! i love this.  fluffy and sooo yummy.blackberry mousse!! i love this.  fluffy and sooo yummy. [Read more…]

White Chocolate Valentine’s Bark

Valentine’s Day is one of my favorite holidays.  Celebrating love is great and everything…but really its the delicious desserts that make the blogger in me excited!

White Chocolate Valentine's Bark, made with Cherry M&Ms and Raspberry Oreos.  YUM!Holiday desserts are best when they are easy and delicious, so this recipe is perfect.  It takes very little prep time, and makes enough to share.

White Chocolate Valentine's Bark, made with Cherry M&Ms and Raspberry Oreos.  YUM!

 

White Chocolate Valentine's Bark, made with Cherry M&Ms and Raspberry Oreos.  YUM!For this crave-worthy treat, all you do is melt your chocolate and pour it over your favorite add-ins.  There are so many great Valentine’s candies that would work well.  This would also be great for baby or wedding showers.  It can be made in almost any color combination or theme.  So fun!

White Chocolate Valentine's Bark, made with Cherry M&Ms and Raspberry Oreos.  YUM!This will be our first Valentine’s Day as a married couple! While we were dating, we would go to a great steak restaurant every year (my very favorite type of meal) and he would wine and dine me.  Now that we are married, life has slowed down a bit :).  We plan on grilling steaks in the backyard and just enjoying being home.  I think this would be the perfect sweet treat to have with my sweetie. (Valentine’s Day brings out the mushy in me, I apologize)

White Chocolate Valentine's Bark, made with Cherry M&Ms and Raspberry Oreos.  YUM!

 

White Chocolate Valentine's Bark, made with Cherry M&Ms and Raspberry Oreos.  YUM!This bark was the motivation I needed to sit down and write my Valentine’s card for Pat.  A little chocolate always helps with things like that.  So do pug cards…those never hurt. [Read more…]