Desserts · pies · valentine's day

Homemade “Hostess” Cherry Hand Pies

If you have been a reader of my blog for any amount of time, then you know one thing to be true. I. Love. Pie. Which is why it is very fitting that my only pie press is shaped like a heart. I bought this little baby back around Valentine’s Day at Target for $5.… Continue reading Homemade “Hostess” Cherry Hand Pies

cookies · valentine's day

Pink Iced Pumpkin Cookies – for Valentine’s Day

Well, tomorrow is Valentine’s Day, and usually, I make a nice cut out sugar cookie for the day and let my two year old go nuts with sprinkles. Unfortunately, the business of life got in the way and we had to do something simpler.  I had promised her we would make Valentine’s Day cookies though,… Continue reading Pink Iced Pumpkin Cookies – for Valentine’s Day

pies · valentine's day

Strawberry Hand Pies

I was at Target last week and I saw the most adorable little heart shaped pie press for $5.00.  Just in time for Valentine’s Day.  I knew I was going to have to take it home and do something delicious and cute with it. I settled on Strawberry hand pies.  I used my recipe for… Continue reading Strawberry Hand Pies

Cakes and Cupcakes · valentine's day

Red Velvet Cupcakes with "Whipped Cream" Frosting

This is far and away my favorite homemade cake recipe.  Rich, chocolaty red-velvet cake just can’t be beat.  A lot of people (including me, a few years ago) are intimidated by the thought of making a from-scratch Red Velvet cake, but as long as you follow the very simple instructions to a T, it is… Continue reading Red Velvet Cupcakes with "Whipped Cream" Frosting

cookies · valentine's day

Fudge Filled Shortbread Hearts

Fudge Filled Shortbread Hearts for Valentine’s Day Ahhh, shortbread.  A delicious, flaky, buttery cookie that I love to hate.  First off, it simply can’t be good for you.  After all, this recipe calls for almost a POUND of butter.  Second, it’s such a pain in the butt to work with.  *Not* the kind of cookie… Continue reading Fudge Filled Shortbread Hearts

cookies · valentine's day

Sugar Cookie Necklaces

Sugar Cookie Necklaces I’m always looking for two things: Fun things to bake with my 2 year old daughter, Daphne, and fun crafts to do with her. This awesome idea for sugar cookie necklaces combined the two perfectly. I made Lofthouse Style Sugar Cookies today, and used the scraps of the sugar cookie dough to… Continue reading Sugar Cookie Necklaces

cookies · valentine's day

Lofthouse Style Sugar Cookies

Lofthouse Style Sugar Cookies People are passionate about the way they like their sugar cookies. Take my husband.  He likes thick, soft cookies, and the frosting has to be pink. That’s right.  Pink.  He claims that the frosting tastes better if it’s pink. I’m not sure if he understands about food coloring. 😉 I found this… Continue reading Lofthouse Style Sugar Cookies