I smell sex and Candy, By Marcy Playground is playing right now as I type this, coincidence?? It’s funny because this is my ode to Valentines Day post….
Aside from my music playing in the background, The sweetest holiday (maybe the saddest for some), is this Friday. I’m pretty simple to please when it comes to Valentines day and this is why: I don’t really like box chocolates like I used to. Most are overpriced and have too much sugar and other artificial crap in them. I don’t care to dine out for dinner on Valentines day because even if I were able to get a reservation, the place would be too busy for me, lots of loud noise and slow service. Also, lets not forget I work in a kitchen and will be stuck working on Friday anyways. While I do love flowers, I don’t really care to receive them because after about a week they begin to look sad as they slowly die and that makes me sad.
So if you’re going to do anything for me on Valentines day to win my heart and make me happy, make me something sweet from your kitchen. I love cookies and chocolate, hint, hint. I’ve put together a list of some of the desserts from my blog that are excellent to make for your sweetheart this weekend. If you want my advise for giving the best gift, make a card from scratch, write the nicest message to your love, and tie it to a box of one of these specially made home goods with love. Anything from scratch automatically wins my affection ❤
For The Love of Sweets!
I don’t know about you, but I am always down to get into some good pie and or cake even when it’s not my birthday!
–Pie Dough: There is nothing wrong with baking a pie for the one you love. Use this recipe for your basic pie dough and fill it with your favorite flavors. Bake me away!
–Grain Free Crust: If someone you love has a Gluten allergy or is 86ing gluten from their life, no worries, use this crust instead!
–Spiced Carrot Cake: I absolutely LOVE carrot cake. I LOVE it so much this is the recipe being used for my wedding cake! If your looking to blow the mind of your sweetheart, bake this cake. Moist and very tasteful!
–Angel Food Cake: A very heavenly treat! I love eating this cake with fresh cut strawberries, ice cream and or whipped cream! You’ll feel like your on cloud 9 after one bite!
–Snickerdoodles: (GF/Refined Sugar Free/Vegan) These little guys are made from almond flour, but that’s okay because they are still pretty great!
–Thin Mints: If you missed your local girl scout this year, don’t worry, I got you covered! & seriously, who doesn’t LOVE thin mints!?!?
–Peanut Butter Blossoms: Peanut butter and chocolate, nuff said!
–Cocoa Cookies: This is my fiance’s personal favorite cookie.
–Macarons: This recipe is a bit harder to make, but once complete they are worth the struggle. These also make awesome ice cream sandwiches!
–Truffles: (Dairy Free/Vegan/GF) This is probably the easiest and fastest recipe on here. 2 of my favorite kinds!
–Almond Joys: (Gluten Free/Vegan) My favorite candy and this is my number 1 pick for Valentines day. Just like the candy except way way better for you!
–Coconut Rice Pudding: (Vegan/GF/Dairy Free/Refined Sugar Free) Another really good dish to make! Carmelized bananas really make this dish!
–Cannolis: No caption necessary!
Happy Valentines day to all my followers out there!
Love, Amanda! xoxo