Chocolate & Cookie Covered Strawberries

Chocolate & Cookie Covered Strawberries | From My Sweet Heart

“FORGET LOVE, I’D RATHER FALL IN CHOCOLATE.”  Sandra J. Dykes These beautiful Driscoll’s strawberries took a tumble in some chocolate.  Lucky strawberries! Chocolate covered strawberries are a popular gift on Valentine’s Day.  I’m always surprised at how much they cost when you buy them already made.  Because it only costs a fraction of that to…

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Mini Strawberry Swirl Cheesecakes

Mini Strawberry Swirl Cheesecakes | From My Sweet Heart

“THE ONLY WAY CHEESE IS DESSERT IS WHEN IT IS FOLLOWED BY THE WORD CAKE.”  Michele Gorman. If it were up to me, every meal of the day would be followed by dessert! Now having said that, sometimes you just want a smaller bite.  These little strawberry cheesecake cupcakes are just that.  Fresh strawberry puree…

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Vanilla Bean Cheesecake with Strawberries

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“PURITY AND SIMPLICITY ARE THE TWO WINGS WITH WHICH MAN SOARS ABOVE THE EARTH AND ALL TEMPORARY NATURE.”  Thomas Kempis. I am a purist at heart.  And I firmly believe that vanilla is under rated.  Would I turn away a piece of oreo snickers triple chocolate mousse turtle pecan double caramel chocolate chip pumpkin dulce…

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Iced Berries in Warm White Chocolate Cream

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“SIMPLICITY IS THE ULTIMATE SOPHISTICATION.”  Leonardo DaVinci. Sometimes the simple pleasures are the best.  And there are some things in their natural form that just can’t be improved upon.  Like biting into a peach on a hot summer day and feeling the juice trickle down your chin onto your favorite white tee shirt!  Well this…

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Chocolate Strawberry Slab Pie

Chocolate Strawberry Slab Pie

“FOOD IS NOT ABOUT IMPRESSING PEOPLE.  IT’S ABOUT MAKING THEM FEEL COMFORTABLE.”  Ina Garten. It’s always great when a fussy dessert turns out really well.  But I am even happier when I am able to casually throw a few ingredients together and the result is just as satisfying.  This month, Roxana, of Roxana’s Home Baking…

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Pie Fries with Strawberry Ketchup

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“LEFTOVERS IN THEIR LESS VISIBLE FORM ARE CALLED MEMORIES.  STORED IN THE REFRIGERATOR OF THE MIND AND THE CUPBOARD OF THE HEART.”  Thomas Fuller. I often find that most food tastes better as leftovers, when it’s had time to sit and let the ingredients and flavors meld.  But what I am really finding, as I…

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Peanut Butter and Jelly Ice Cream

Peanut Butter & Jelly Ice Cream | From My Sweet Heart

YES!  Peanut butter and Jelly in ice cream!  Because…..it’s the Improv Cooking Challenge! I took a short break and some much needed time to catch my breath; and I wasn’t sure I’d be able to participate in this month’s challenge.  But I just love this group.  And I couldn’t resist!  And so I admit…..I kept it…

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