Happy Valentine’s Day

Happy Valentine's Day

I love you!
Your secret Valentine…

Rafaella (Photography Project 365 – Day 44)

dummy and crochet  flowers

Look! My Rafaella is already all dressed up for spring.

That girl, she just can’t wait. 🙂

Wishing you a happy day!


(The crochet patterns are from here and here.)


Cookie Crumb Chocolate Truffles

Cookie Crumb Chocolate Truffles Recipe


Here’s a little idea how to make Valentine’s day (or any day) even sweeter.

These chocolate truffles are rich and luscious and… just perfect for a romantic occasion.

This, my dear friends, is the food of love!

Would you like to make some? Then I definitely have the details for you…


cookie crumb chocolate truffles ingredients

This is what we need.


Cookie Crumb Chocolate Truffles Recipe

1. Chop the chocolate into pieces and place in a pot or saucepan with the coffee.


Cookie Crumb Chocolate Truffles Recipe

2. Place the saucepan over medium-low heat and stir until the chocolate starts to melt.

3. When the chocolate is melted and smooth, begin to add the butter, 1 tbsp at a time. Whisk gently until the butter is melted.

4. Then add the rum essence and vanilla.


Cookie Crumb Chocolate Truffles Recipe

5. Add the the pulverized cookies and stir them in.


Cookie Crumb Chocolate Truffles Recipe

6. Pour the chocolate mixture into a bowl and chill in the refrigerator until firm (overnight would be best).


Cookie Crumb Chocolate Truffles Recipe

7. When firm, scoop out the ganache with a spoon and quickly roll between your palms.


Cookie Crumb Chocolate Truffles Recipe

8. Roll the truffles in the cocoa powder (or sugar or sprinkles).

Store in an air-tight container in the fridge.



(This recipe was adapted from the amazing SprinkleBakes.com. It makes about 15 truffles.)


14 Recipe Ideas For Valentine’s Day

valentines recipe in progress


With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, things are getting a little serious here in this little household of mine.

The Day of Love is the Day of Love… and the Day of Love needs to be celebrated. Amen.

I prepared a yummy dessert full of chocolate today. Because Valentine’s Day and chocolate are meant for each other, right? My dessert needs a little time to firm up in the fridge before I will be able to show it to you in its full glory. And before that happens, I thought I might share a few cooking and baking Valentine’s Day ideas from my archives…

Sooo, fasten your seatbelts, I’d love to offer you…


cheesecake stuffed strawberries recipe

1. Cheesecake Stuffed Strawberries.


chocolate pancake cake recipe

2. Chocolate Pancake Cake.


chicken with heavenly paprika and cream sauce recipe

3. Chicken With Heavenly Paprika And Cream Sauce.


chocolate cake with chocolate buttercream frosting recipe

4. Chocolate Cake With Chocolate Buttercream Frosting.


fried ice cream recipe

5. Fried Ice Cream.


delicious brownies recipe

6. Delicious Brownies.

scrambled egg muffins recipe

7. Scrambled Egg Muffins.


individual peanut butter pies recipe

8. Individual Peanut Butter Pies.


chocolate covered frozen banana bites recipe

9. Frozen Chocolate Covered Banana Bites.


simple chicken soup with carrot hearts

10. Simple Chicken Soup With Carrot Hearts.

molten lava cakes recipe

11. Molten Lava Cakes.


heavenly berry parfaits

12. Heavenly Berry Parfaits.


chocolate silk pie recipe

13. Chocolate Silk Pie.


strawberry swirl cheesecake cupcakes recipe

14. Strawberry Swirl Cheesecake Cupcakes.


And have a sweet day!



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