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Dark and fudgy, this Italian Chocolate-Almond Flourless Cake is perfect for any chocolate lover. Top each slice with whipped cream and berries for a restaurant quality dessert at home.

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Photos Updated February 2015


Originally posted April 22, 2008 – Every year, I get caught up in the red velvet love for Valentine’s Day, and forget that there are other great desserts for the holiday of love. So I’m glad to be bringing back this delicious flourless cake from the archives. It is a perfect dessert if you are having a Valentine’s Day in (which is what we always do!) I think this is more of a special occasion cake, and it’s definitely worthy of being served to your loved ones!
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These Tomato Basil Waffle Fry Crostini are a fun way to serve an addictive dip. My husband said they are good enough to be served at a restaurant!

Have fun with your food with these Tomato Basil Waffle Fry Crostini!

Let’s talk Valentine’s Day, because it’s sneaking up on us!!

Do you go out, or do you stay in?

As much as my husband and I enjoy going out to dinner, Valentine’s Day is not a day that we usually go out. In fact, in the 11 years that we have been together, I don’t think we have ever been out on Valentine’s Day.

Why? Well, first of all, neither of us are big on crowds, or on waiting 2 hours to get into a restaurant. Which is why when we do go out, we usually go to eat around 5pm (sometimes a little earlier!!) so that there will be no waits, and the restaurants are practically empty. Yes, it’s like we are 80 years old. :)

And now that we have kids, finding a babysitter on Valentine’s Day is practically impossible.

So what do we do? We ditch the restaurants and create our own fancy restaurant-inspired meal at home!! Read the rest of this entry >>

Red velvet goes frozen in this rich and creamy Red Velvet Ice Cream with Marshmallow Swirl. This ice cream recipe is super easy and perfect for anyone who loves homemade ice cream!

Rich and creamy Red Velvet Ice Cream with Marshmallow Swirl

Red Velvet Week 2015 Giveaway at the bottom of the post!!


Is anyone else seeing red everywhere they look yet? Just me???

I can’t believe we have come to the end of Red Velvet Week 2015. The 5th annual Red Velvet Week. I don’t think anyone can question my love of red velvet. (Ahem – have you bought my cookbook yet?? wink, wink) It’s always bittersweet when I come to the end of the red velvet treats, but the anticipation can already start building for next year. Because I’m already thinking about it!!

I’m hoping that I’ve brought you a recipe or two (or 5) that you’ll want to make for your Valentine sweetie. Or for a Thursday night. ;)
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The perfect cookie for 2 – this XL Red Velvet Cookie Recipe is what you need when that craving hits for a cookie!

XL Red Velvet Cookie Recipe - one giant cookie loaded with red velvet flavors.

Red Velvet Week 2015 Giveaway at the bottom of the post!!


You guys – I have the perfect Valentine’s Day dessert recipe for you. Perfect because it’s just what you need, regardless if you are single or attached.

Perfect if you are attached, because it’s the perfect size for 2 people. When I first envisioned this red velvet cookie recipe, I was thinking it would be a great single serving cookie. But it’s pretty big!! But this is the perfect size to whip up at home at night for when you are going to be spending some time at home watching a movie together.

And yes – perfect if you are single, as well. Because I spent many a day without a significant other on Valentine’s Day, I know it can get wearing to hear all of the love stories and gushing. So yes – sometimes, you just need an xl cookie all to yourself, and this XL Red Velvet Cookie Recipe will definitely hit the spot.
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This easy cream cheese danish goes red velvet! A creamy red velvet center is surrounded by crescent dough and baked to perfection. An easy glaze finishes off this danish that is perfect for breakfast or brunch.

Easy Red Velvet Cream Cheese Danish - a great breakfast or brunch!

Red Velvet Week 2015 Giveaway at the bottom of the post!!


I have had danishes on the brain. For over a month now.

It all started over New Years. My family rented a cabin/house in northern Utah for a little family vacation. When we all stay together, we divide up the meals. Sometimes we are sharing responsibilities with another family, and sometimes we are on our own.

Well, for one of my solo meals, I had a breakfast. And I was stumped as to what I wanted to make. My mom was doing pancakes one day, my brother was doing French toast casserole, and my sister was doing muffins and a Mexican-ish potato hash. I wanted to do something that was fairly easy so I wasn’t cooking all day, and I needed something that everyone would like – from the babies to the grandparents.
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Red velvet brownies are layered with a cream cheese filling in these layered Oreo Cream Cheese Stuffed Red Velvet Brownies that are perfect for any red velvet lover.

Oreo Cream Cheese Stuffed Red Velvet Brownies - the ultimate red velvet treat!

Life with a toddler is interesting. To say the least.

Camden turned 2 a few months ago, but he has been go-go-go pretty much since the day he was born. And he always keeps me on my toes. He’s independent and strong willed and wants to grow up way too fast.

Sometimes, getting my kids to help with the chores is like pulling teeth, but there are a few things that they always want to help with. One of those things is the laundry. Camden can’t do much on his own (hello – only 2 years old!) but he does like to help take clothes out of the washer and put them in the dryer.

But then, one day I made a fatal mistake. I showed him how to turn the dryer on by pushing a button. And now my laundry is never safe.
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