Hearts-Full-of-Love Pre-Valentine's Day
Carnival of the Recipes
This week for your gustatory pleasure we have a bevy of treats guaranteed to make your heart go pitter pat, whether you to cook, or to eat, or both!
Sweets for Your Sweetie (or your own Sweet Tooth)
Starting with chocolate, which is the staple of love ...
Shawn of Everything and Nothing ensures we won't go into chocolate withdrawal with her recipe for Chocolate Syrup Cake. This sounds absolutely decadent.
Anne-Marie gives us the ultimate in chocolate desserts: Valentine's Day - Julia Child's chocolate mousse. Anne-Marie suggests adding some coffee or vanilla-flavored liquor. Sounds like a MUST to me!
Kathy of startcooking.com offers up a recipe (with plenty of pictures and destructions) for Home-Made Chocolate Fudge. Heh, is there any other kind?
And be sure to check out my offering, a story of what went wrong, or the heart tart that never was: Ganache with Panache.
Marsha of A Weight Lifted presents 10 Minute Fresh Berry Dessert with Yogurt & Chocolate, shown in the picture here, giving us all a way to indulge without compromising our healthy living lifestyle.
Next is a special dessert recipe from KeeWee's Corner for Pavlova. I've never tried meringue and this recipe makes me wanna try. The photo sure looks delish.
Poor Stephanie of Stop the Ride! nearly lost her friend's recipe for Peanut Butter Chocolate Cake. Thank goodness she found it, and shared the recipe with us! Now if she loses it again, we can all send her a copy. :)
Here are some fun sweets, for when your sweeties are kids, or just the kid in your sweetie. More4kids presents Valentine Recipe Ideas - Heart Cookies, Valentine Pancakes and more. I love the pancakes!
Ideas for Romantic Meals and Such
For Valentine's Day breakfast, this recipe from Maureen at Trinity Prep School for Raspberry-Cinnamon French Toast Bake sounds LOVERLY! It's not your average french toast nor is it your plain egg bake.
Riannan from In the Headlights offers us a tasty dish: Grouper, Shrimp and Artichokes in Tarragon Cream. This recipe could serve 6, she says, but I bet you and your sweetie could feast, and then have leftovers at 1am.
Broke and busted? Make your Valentine's evening special, no matter your budget, by making spaghetti with love, and Cheap Homemadish Spaghetti Sauce from triticale, the wheat/rye guy.
Something to replenish body and soul, and that of your loved one, is Seriously Good Kevin's recipe for Pastitsio, a Greek meat and pasta pie Kevin refers to as "peasant food". Whatever it is, it sure sounds good.
DeputyHeadmistress at The Common Room has posted a great recipe for "tangy-sweet salad": Honey-Orange Bean Vegetable Slaw with good explanations and commentary. I love it when folx explain how they used or modified a recipe and why. For one-dot cooks like me, this is so helpful!
Erika over at Tradition offers three recipes in Cold Weather Recipes: Mulligatawny Soup, The World's Best Ever Biscuits, and last but not least, Fudgy Brownie Pudding. Sounds like a warm meal from the heart!
You could really WOW your sweetheart with this recipe for Succulent Lamb Kebabs from Daryl at Authentic Malaysian Cuisine & Food Recipes. Wonderfully exotic, and yet, so easy!
Jennifer Miner of Travel Articles says this is The World's Best Artichoke Dip: A great recipe for artichoke dip that'll be the hit of the party. This is a hot dip that Jennifer spruces up by sometimes adding crab, red peppers, and eggplant.
Now here's an idea from Andrea of Wisebread Frugal: Tortillas and Chilaquiles: Romance him with sports bar food?. If you met your hunny in a sports bar, what better way to celebrate the occasion!
The Hermit of The Ziggurat of Doom is whipping up some very special iced coffee. This is a MUST for after dinner, with a warm desert. I'm so THERE.
That's all for me on this one folx! I hope you all have a delicious and love-ly Valentine's Day! Next week's Carnival will be hosted at Techno Gypsy. Submit your recipes via email to recipedotcarnivalatgmail.com, or use the Blog Carnival submit form.