What’s Cookin’ on the Web – Love Edition

Inspired by Valentine’s Day, many of my favorite blogs were cooking up a lot of love this week. It was like a chocolate feast! Thank goodness photos are calorie and fat-free. Enough with the writing, lets talk dessert.

Lori, over at RecipeGirl, shared her recipe for Nutella Ravioli. Heart-shaped, wonton wrappers filled with Nutella, fried and sprinkled with powdered sugar. Can it get any better than that for a quick treat? I don’t think so.

Haniela, over at Haniela’s Food & Photography, took a traditional recipe and made it Valentine’s Day perfect. Her Boston Cream Pie Hearts will be a dessert to remember and isn’t that what all bakers really want?

Jen, over at My Kitchen Addiction, makes sure that we have a perfect little love shack for Valentine’s Day. But her love shack is built out of gingerbread. Pop over to her site and see how she built a cozy and adorable Gingerbread Love Shack. Be sure to check out the heart candy walkway. Love it!! I’m so making one next year.

Now to be totally blown away and be warned, you are going to want to have ganache prepared ahead of time because you will want to make this dessert. Shawn, from Shawn’s Plate, showed us how to prepare a Heart Shaped Box Cake that is simply beautiful. A work of art. And it’s not hard to make. Serve this on Valentine’s Day, on an anniversary or anytime you want to show someone how much you love them and they will be blown away. And having a “wow” dessert in your recipe box is always a nice thing to have.

Before I go, I’d like to remind you that last year I posted my favorite Red Velvet Cupcake recipe.


Whatever you decide to make this year to celebrate Cupid’s day, know that you aren’t just serving up food. When we are in our kitchen preparing a meal, a dessert or even a snack for the people in our lives there is one thing the written recipe doesn’t include but it’s in every stir and that is love. We don’t just set down food on our tables, we present our hearts to those we love.

Happy Valentine’s Day.

The Cookbook Diva


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