I know, us foodie bloggers tend to over-do the holidays. I just may be the biggest culprit of all. But, since we are all in the same red hearted boat my friends, I have decided to do a round up BECAUSE I have found some gorgeous and tantalizing things out there, and perhaps you have not run across these posts of perfection so here they are…red, hearted and delish!
Cali from Offally Tasty knocked my socks of with these Red Velvet Cheesecake Brownies. I need to see how I can work them into my life between today and Tuesday and you should too!
Then Linda over at Savoring Every Bite made me swoon and left me a little light headed with her Chocolate Raspberry Tiramisu. I am already planning to bring that to our Academy Award get together among my friends. I know this may even get more attention than Brad Pitt or George Clooney…maybe.
When I saw Courtney’s (Misadventures in Cooking) Molten Chocolate Cookies, I went a little crazy. These are the cookies of my dreams folks. I can’t imagine any cookie more wonderful than a dark, devilish cookie oozing with more chocolate. I am planning to whip these babies up tomorrow to send to school on Tuesday with my kids and perhaps for my lucky, lucky coworkers.
Greg, at Rufus’ Food and Spirits Guide, has a different spin on the perfect Valentine’s Dessert…something fresh, creamy and not quite so heavy. He is in the mind set that dessert should be a prelude to the rest of the evening’s “festivities” and what could be more inviting than a plate of Stuffed Strawberries with Chocolate and Ricotta?
And for the the non-chocolate lovers out there (WTF?!), Caroline of Sweet Carloline’s Cooking has baked up some dreamy Lemon Cupcakes with Blackberry Puree and Blackberry Buttercream. Are these not the prettiest cupcakes you have ever seen? Don’t you think they would make such a sweet and dainty dessert to finish a gourmet dinner?
And I have my own bevy of Valentine’s inspired desserts if you just scroll down through my posts, but one I have made recently again went over with ecstatic reviews at my recent book club. It was devoured, and women who rarely eat carbs went back for seconds. It is my Fallen Chocolate Cake with Dark Cherry Sauce, and I think it is quite sinful and sexy but also happens to be from Cooking Light so it won’t kill you with calories.