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Hearts-Full-of-Love Pre-Valentine’s Day Carnival of the Recipes is up

Valentine’s Day Recipes

The Valentine’s Day Carnival of the Recipes is up at Morning Coffee

Hearts-Full-of-Love Pre-Valentine’s Day Carnival of the Recipes
This week for your gustatory pleasure we have a bevy of treats guaranteed to make your heart go pitter pat, whether you to cook, or to eat, or both!
Sweets for Your Sweetie (or your own Sweet Tooth)

Slow Cooker Recipes will be hosting in a couple of weeks so get out your crock pot or slow cooker and get something spectacular cooked up for the Slow Cooker and Crockpot Carnival of the Recipes.

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February 12, 2007 Posted by | Carnival Of The Recipes, Carnivals, Cooking, Cooking and Food, Dessert, Dessert Recipes, Famous Recipes, Food, Recipe, Recipes, Slow Cooker, Valentine's Day, Valentines Day Recipes | Leave a comment

Valentines Day Recipes – Valentine’s Day Recipes

Valentines Day Recipes

Valentine’s Day Recipes

Strawberry Heart Cake

1 package (18-1/4 ounces) white cake mix
1 package (3 ounces) strawberry gelatin
3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1/3 cup vegetable oil
4 eggs
1 package (10 ounces) frozen sweetened strawberries, thawed
1/2 cup cold water
1/2 cup butter or margarine, softened
5-1/2 cups confectioners’ sugar
Red-hot candies, optional

In a mixing bowl, combine cake mix, gelatin and flour. Beat in oil and eggs.
Drain strawberries, reserving 1/2 cup syrup for frosting.
Add berries and water to batter; mix well.
Divide batter between two waxed paper-lined 8-in, baking pans, one square and one round.
Bake at 350 for 30-35 minutes (square) and 35-40 minutes (round) or until cake tests done.
Cool for 10 minutes; remove from pans to wire racks to cool completely
In a small mixing bowl, combine butter and reserved syrup.
Gradually add sugar; beat until light and fluffy, about 2 minutes.
Place square cake diagonally on a 20-in. x 15-in, covered board.
Cut round cake in half. Frost cut sides; place frosted sides against the top two sides of square cake, forming a heart.
Frost sides and top of cake. Decorate with red-hots if desired.
Yield: 12-16 servings

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February 11, 2007 Posted by | Baking, Cake Recipes, Cooking, Cooking and Food, Dessert, Events, Famous Recipes, Food, Recipe, Recipes, Valentine's Day, Valentines Day Recipes | Leave a comment

Coffee Meringue Valentine’s Day Kisses

Coffee Meringue Valentine’s Day Kisses

3/4 c Sugar
  3 ts Powdered instant coffee
  4 Egg whites, room temperature
  1 ts Vanilla extract
  1/4 ts Cream of tartar

Preheat oven to 250’F.

Use nonstick cookie sheets.

In a food processor with a metal blade, process the sugar and coffee powder until the texture of the sugar becomes very fine.

In a large mixing bowl, beat the egg whites and vanilla extract with an electric mixer at medium speed, until very frothy. Add cream of tartar, and continue beating at medium speed until soft peaks form. Increase beater speed to high, and gradually beat in sugar-coffee mixture. Continue beating until soft peaks form and mixture has a glossy sheen.

To pipe cookies from pastry bag:
  Fill pastry bag (or 1-gallon freezer bag), fitted with Number 6 plain round pastry tube, with meringue.

Hold bag upright over prepared cookie sheets and squeeze out meringue, leaving pastry tip buried in meringue, until you have piped out a round about 1 1/2″ in diameter.
Lift up tip and stop squeezing.

Leave 1″ between cookies. Or, drop by tablespoonfuls onto prepared cookie sheet, leaving 2″ between cookies.

Bake for 1 hour without opening oven door.

Turn off oven, and let meringues dry in oven 2-3 hours more without opening oven door. (After the first hour, it’s okay to peek just once.) At this point you can leave them in the oven overnight.

Remove the meringues from the cookie sheet with a spatula. Store in airtight container.

Makes about 3 dozen.

January 13, 2007 Posted by | Baking, Cookie Recipes, Cookies, Cooking, Cooking and Food, Dessert, Events, Famous Recipes, Food, Holidays, Meals, Recipe, Recipes, Valentine's Day | Leave a comment