Valentine’s Day Treats!

Here are some delicious treats for your Valentine’s Day.  If you’re like me and you’re watching your weight, but want a little something sweet, try making mini red velvet cupcakes or cutting small hearts out of Weight Watcher brownies or cakes.

For parents looking for a last-minute treat for your kid’s class party buy OREO Cakesters and a heart cookie cutter and make small heart-shaped treats in minutes.  Place heart-shaped cakes in cellophane and tie with red ribbon.  You can find cellophane and ribbon at any craft store.

Strawberry Heart Cut Out Cupcakes

I used Duncan Hines Strawberry Cake box mix, but here is a great recipe featured on Apron of Grace.

I baked a minute less than the box directions for cupcakes to make them moister.  I placed the cookie cutter on top of the cupcake and removed the cut out heart.  Add cream cheese frosting, I used Duncan Hines Whipped Cream Cheese, to the hollowed cupcake and placed the heart cut out upright onto the cupcake.   Glorious Treats demonstrates another way by cutting the entire top off first.

I also made flower shaped cupcakes using a baking mold and topped them off with cream cheese frosting, fresh strawberries, and red sprinkles.

Red Velvet Mini Cupcakes

I used Duncan Hines Red Velvet Cake box mix and followed directions for cupcakes.  Bake 5 minutes less than directed to get desired moist mini cupcakes.  Frost cupcakes with cream cheese frosting, I used Duncan Hines Whipped Cream Cheese.  If you want to bake them from scratch here is a great recipe from Recipe Girl that you can also use for pancakes.

Super Bowl Eats: Grand Finale

There are so many fun and delicious treats out there for the Super Bowl.  I wanted to share a few of them with you for the BIG GAME.  Enjoy!

Super Bowl Eats Part II

Pull bread is delicious finger food and if you use oval shape bread and corn beef you can make it look like a football for your Super Bowl party.  I like to use two petite oval loafs of bread instead of one large one.  You can also use turkey or other meats instead of corn beef to stuff your bread football.

Ingredients: Makes 12

  • 2 Petite oval loafs of sourdough or wheat bread
  • 1 Cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1 Pound corn beef thinly sliced
  • 2 Tablespoons light butter
  • 4 Tablespoons honey
  • 4 Tablespoons mustard
  • 5 Slices Munster cheese

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Sear bread in both directions making small square wedges.  Do not cut through the bottom crust.  Stuff half of the Munster cheese and half of the corn beef into the wedges of the bread.  Repeat for second loaf. Drizzle 1 tablespoon of butter over bread.  Repeat for second loaf.  Add 1/2 cup of shredded mozzarella cheese to both loafs of bread. Wrap the loafs of bread in foil and place on a baking sheet. Bake for 15 minutes. Unwrap loafs and bake for an additional 10 minutes, or until cheese is melted.

Blend the honey and mustard until it becomes a dressing.  Drizzle honey mustard dressing over both loafs of bread.   Add arugula to serving plate and place the loaf on top.  If you want to make it into a salad add vegetables such as multi colored tomatoes to the side and serve.