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Valentine Dessert Roundup

I have been posting Valentine’s goodness for 2 weeks.  I have rounded all of them into one post for you.  I am helpful like that.  Aren’t you glad you are my friend?  There is so much goodness here to choose from.  

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Oatmeal Cherry Bars

Valentine’s Day is creeping around the corner and the stores are filled with love-themed ideas.  I went into Target, or rather “Tar-Jay”, and found myself in a Valentine wonderland.  Here is some inspiration for you.

I may have cried when I saw these.   #targetisdangerous

It was a given this little guy was coming home with me.

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Red Velvet Poke Cake

It’s the holiday season!  It’s party season!  It’s the season to eat!  It’s CAKE season!!  Oh my I love this season.  I had a party this past weekend, have two parties this week, and I have a party and a luncheon next week.  All of these events require a cake that easily transported.  That means…..a 13″ x 9″ cake…lots of them.  This cake will be partying quite a bit with me.

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Chocolate Dipped Oreos

The “Love” day is right around the corner!  I love everything pink, red and covered in sprinkles.  Sometimes I think I hear the sprinkles talking to me saying things like, “Hey Jody, we need to party, sprinkle on!”  “Hey Jody, we need to make these cupcakes cute today, sprinkle on!”  “Hey Jody, we can make this bad day you are having better, sprinkle on!”  I tend to get way to attached to my sprinkles.  Who am I kidding,  I am on a first name basis with every appliance, ingredient, cupcake liner, and utensil in my kitchen.  I mean, my oven is my BFF!!  As a food blogger, I am constantly looking for the latest, greatest and newest food item in my grocery store.  As I walked down my favorite aisle, a light started shining brightly guiding me to the very end of the cookie aisle.  I kept hearing a voice saying “Go to the Oreo…..the Oreo…..go to the Oreo.”

This is where the light was shining. This is where the great grocery store voice was leading me. It was a beautiful sight.
This is where the light was shining. This is where the great grocery store voice was leading me. It was a beautiful sight.

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Sweetheart Brownies

My Ballerina Baby trained 5 summers in New York City with the Joffrey Ballet and the American Ballet Theatre.  What great summers we had together!  

My Ballerina Baby
My Ballerina Baby

Right around the corner from the apartment we rented every summer for her training was the Chelsea Market.  Chelsea Market is an old warehouse full of the most amazing eateries you could ever imagine.  Anything you want is in that warehouse.  It is also the office space of Food Network, so you KNOW I loved it!  We probably ate dinner there three times a week after she finished her daily classes.  One of our favorite items to purchase for our walk back to our little apartment was a brownie from Fat Witch Bakery.  Those dang things were addictive.  We couldn’t get enough of them.  A few years back, Fat Witch  came out with a cookbook full of all their delicious brownies and bars.  Sir Streusel is a brownie addict.  After his love of fruit pies, cobblers, crisps, and cookies, the man loves a good brownie.  Valentine’s Day is right around the corner.  What better way to love on your sweetheart than with a heart shaped brownie.  I used these silicone pans.  You could always bake these in a 9×9 pan and cut your heart out with a cookie cutter.  

Sweetheart Brownies for you and your sweetie or just you! I won't tell....
Sweetheart Brownies for you and your sweetie or just you! I won’t tell….

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