Red Velvet Black and White Cookies

January 13, 2013

In the bowl of an electric mixer on medium – cream butter and sugar, adding eggs one at a time to fully incorporate all of the ingredients and break up the butter. Turn mixer off and add red food color, cocoa, vanilla and salt – then turn mixer on medium low. Add baking powder and […]

Red Velvet Pudding

January 30, 2013

Homemade pudding takes so little time and yet is such a long, lasting memory I have of my mother making vanilla pudding. For my mother, this was a treat since she worked full-time and managed a household with three, busy kids underfoot. Her recipe is timeless and is a treat no matter how old you […]

Shades of Love Cake

February 22, 2012

Shaded or gradual tones as seen in the world of fashion and textiles for centuries, here fashioned into a cake. This version is done in lilac for Spring! This recipe is fashioned for two, with leftovers for later…. Out of the ordinary tools for this project are my 6″ cake pans and I use Americolor […]

Apothic Red Velvet Cake

January 20, 2013

From the moment I tried this wine I instantly thought about how it could be used to make a cake. The lush, blackberry notes were intoxicating and although it has taken me a while to get around and actually make a cake with it – I am so so happy with the result.  It is […]

Remy XO Valentine’s Day Cake for Two with Piper Heidsieck Champagne Truffles

January 11, 2010

Many desserts make a large amount and Valentine’s Day calls for something smaller, more special. I decided to make a tiny cake adorned with truffles. The cake is moist chocolate cake that has been infused with Remy XO in the recipe. I baked it in two 6″ cake pans. I also infused jam mixed with Remy […]

Faux Bois XO Red Velvet Graham Crackers

January 22, 2013

So I decided to make a new take on my graham cracker recipe and try and do red velvet. Making graham crackers is super easy. I had done XO S’mores a few years back using my made-from-scratch graham crackers and vanilla-bean marshmallows. I also got another spark of inspiration and decided to see if I […]

SHOP – Decoupage Love Pendants

January 23, 2011

Inspired by one of the deepest desires within all of us, my decoupage love pendents collection is sure to bring some attention your way.  Each piece is artfully decoupaged by hand using similar techniques Maria Antoinette and Queen Victoria used centuries ago.  It takes three days to complete the process for each pendent, truly each […]

Valentine’s Day S’mores

January 12, 2011

Tell them of your love with this cheeky version of the famous childhood treat.   I readily admit that the graham crackers are slightly time consuming, but they are not hard to make.  In fact, you could make the graham cracker dough on day – roll it out and stick in the freezer on day one, then […]

Burning Love (Brennende kjærlighet)

January 14, 2013

Burning love is a Norwegian comfort food that I originally heard about through my friend Marianne a few years ago.  It’s like a main dish of mashed potatoes, infused with butter, vegetable stock, buttermilk and cheese – topped with salty, crispy bacon, onions, mushrooms and chives. How can you go wrong with this combination? I […]

Red Velvet Crinkle Cookies

January 13, 2013

A ‘love-inspired’ version of the traditional classic, these cookies are crunchy on the outside and chewy on the inside.  There really is nothing complicated about how to make these cookies.  My only must-have techniques are to make sure and chill the dough before you scoop it into balls, scoop and roll all the balls before […]

Red Velvet Baked Donuts

February 8, 2013

Quick, fun and easy – either plain or dunked in powdered sugar. It won’t matter how you do these – everyone will love you for it. This recipe will work with either the regular-size donut pan or the mini-donut pan by Wilton. All you need to do is adjust the baking times, which are listed below. […]

Heart Home Cupcakes

January 29, 2011

Who doesn’t love the cupcake of our childhood, moist and chocolately, filled with a delicious creamy, vanilla center and then iced with decadent chocolate with that signature twirly icing finish.  I wanted to try and make a cheeky version of this for Valentine’s Day and surprise my daughter with them.  I started by using this […]

Soft Sugar Cutout Cookies

January 25, 2013

What better way to show your sweets that you are sweet on them, than with my soft sugar cutout cookies? 1/2 c. butter-flavored vegetable shortening 1 c. sugar 2 eggs 1/4 c. heavy cream 1 tbsp. vanilla-bean paste + 1 tbsp. vanilla extract OR 2 tbsp. vanilla extract 1/2 tsp. baking soda 1/2 tsp. baking […]