>> Monday, February 15, 2010
This weeks was a fun week in the kitchen for me. I'm not a big fan of cooking meals but I love baking and making treats. Last year I decided to make treats for my family for Valentine's Day instead of buying them. I (and they) enjoyed it so much I decided to make this a tradition. I surprised them with completely different treats this year. I made them Conversation Heart Fudge, Peanut Butter Heart Cups and Devil's Food Cake Balls. I adapted a couple of the recipes. For the Peanut Butter Heart Cups I just used Nestle semi-sweet chips instead of buying and melting down the hearts (less expensive) and I made red candy hearts using Wilton candy melts instead of the chocolate hearts. For the Cake Ball recipe I just substituted Devil's Food cake mix for the Red Velvet. All of these recipes can be adapted slightly to be made for all occasions.