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Valentine’s Day

Beverages/ Blog Recipes

Blood Orange Vesper Martini

The blood orange vesper martini is a dramatic cocktail inspired by a classic espionage love story. * Recipe on GoodieGodmother.com

The blood orange vesper martini is a dramatic cocktail inspired by a classic espionage love story. When it comes to this time of year and the focus on all things pink, red, and love, I think of James Bond. I know,how romantic, but follow me here. If you put his vices and tendency to get himself into dangerous situations aside, James Bond exhibits qualities one would find really attractive: he’s a…

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Blog Recipes/ Cakes and Cupcakes/ Desserts and Sweets

Chocolate Covered Strawberry Cupcakes

Have your cake and a strawberry too! These chocolate covered strawberry cupcakes are two different takes on one classic sweet treat. * Recipe on GoodieGodmother.com

Have your cake and a strawberry too! These chocolate covered strawberry cupcakes are two different takes on one classic sweet treat.  Darlings, it’s time for another episode of “random Godmother food confessions”. When it comes to strawberries mixed with other flavors, I’ll take strawberries with cream any day over a chocolate covered strawberry. This makes me a minority I’m sure, especially since I do like both strawberries and chocolate and…

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Cakes and Cupcakes/ Desserts and Sweets

Fresh Raspberry Mini Cakes

Fresh Raspberry Mini Cakes - A perfect Valentine's Day dessert without chocolate! These are so easy to make, even for a novice baker. They're the perfect size for eating alone, sharing with someone you love, or they package beautifully for a thoughtful gift. Recipe on GoodieGodmother.com

Fresh raspberry mini cakes are a beautiful dessert you can customize for many occasions. Even novice bakers can achieve stunning results! I’m so in love with mini cakes right now, especially if they’re layered with open sides (i.e. – the “naked” cake style). I think they’re so much fun. They’re the perfect size for either eating alone or sharing with someone you love, with zero guilt about overindulging because you…

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Blog Recipes/ Desserts and Sweets

Salted Caramel Rolo Brownies aka “Brolos”

Mini Salted Caramel Rolo Brownies #brolos - Easy 1-bowl recipe to make these cute and portable mini lava cakes, brownies, whatever you want to call this deliciousness!

Brolos (aka Rolo brownies) are one of the many reasons I run. For years now I’ve been what I call a “pretend runner” – I’m out when the weather is reasonably nice (i.e. – I sprint for the treadmill in the winter). I never joined any groups or ran with anyone regularly, but I was desperate for friends when we moved to Virginia and found the local chapter of Moms…

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Blog Recipes/ Miscellaneous

Valentine’s Day Cookie Decorating Party

Everything you need to know to plan a STRESS FREE Valentine's Day cookie decorating party for toddlers. This play date party is a sweet way to celebrate Valentine's Day and a fun indoor activity for winter weather.

Had I read today’s post as little as 3 years ago, I would have thought I had lost my mind. Who invites 8 toddlers over to their house to play with frosting and sprinkles??? Apparently, I do. And it was fabulous. Even with making the cookies and frosting from scratch and dipping strawberries in chocolate for mamas, the whole Valentine’s Day cookie decorating party came together so easily, and everyone had…

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Blog Recipes/ Cakes and Cupcakes/ Desserts and Sweets

Salted Caramel Chocolate Lava Cake

Make salted caramel lava cakes at home with this easy recipe! A delicious Valentine's Day dessert idea brought to you by GoodieGodmother.com

This post updated January 2016 as part of the #ThrowbackThursday photography project where I add delicious new photos to already delectable recipes. Enjoy! The Godfather and I have always stayed in for Valentine’s Day… remember the 17 hour key lime cheesecake I mentioned in this post? That was from our first Valentine’s Day together. At first we alternated years cooking for each other, but it’s devolved into us just making…

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