Valentine’s Day Recipes

red royal icing

How To Make Red Royal Icing (that’s not pink!)

When you want to decorate Valentine’s Day or holiday sugar cookies, this recipe will show you how to make red royal icing that is really red (not pink!). If you’ve ever tried to make true red royal icing with the gel food coloring that you buy at the grocery store, you know it’s hard to…

pink royal icing

How To Make Light Pink, Dark Pink, Hot Pink and Mauve Pink Royal Icing

Whether you’re decorating sugar cookies for Valentine’s Day, a baby shower, wedding or any other event, this recipe will show you how to make pink royal icing in the exact color you want – whether that’s light pink, dark pink, hot pink or mauve pink. This year I’ve been on a bit of a mission….

Assorted Valentine sugar cookies decorated with pink, white, red and gold icing

12 Easy Valentine Cookie Decorating Ideas That Anyone Can Do

Cut out cookies are a great way to make holiday-specific treats. But it can be hard to come up with creative (and easy!) ways to decorate them. Whether you want to use royal icing or not, these Valentine cookie decorating ideas will give your heart-shaped sugar cookies some pizzazz. I may have mentioned this once…

chocolate cupcakes

Chocolate Cupcakes Recipe (with a Gluten-Free version)

Made with cocoa powder and buttermilk, this chocolate cupcakes recipe is oh so chocolate-y and super easy to make. Even better? It works equally well with regular, all-purpose flour or measure-for-measure gluten-free flour, so even your gluten-free friends can indulge. It seems like any time I’m hosting a birthday party and I ask what kind…

pink champagne jello shots

Pretty Pink Champagne Jello Shots

This pink champagne jello shots recipe is an elegant and easy way to serve cocktails at your New Year’s Eve party, anniversary party or even a wedding. I love serving jello shots, like these Blue Hawaiian jello shots and these layered Pina Colada jello shots at all types of events. Since they can be made…

Strawberries and Cream Layered Jello Shots

I love to make jello shots for parties! This red and white strawberries and cream layered jello shots recipe made with Whipped Vodka and Strawberry Pucker or Schnapps is one of my favorites for get-togethers with my girlfriends. I like to mix and match them with this champagne jello shots recipe and these cosmopolitan jello…

a slice of frozen lemon mousse with raspberry sauce

Frozen Lemon Mousse With Raspberry Sauce

This recipe for frozen lemon mousse with raspberry sauce looks gorgeous and tastes as good as it looks, the perfect dessert for any meal. I love to make desserts for special occasion dinners. But there are a few recipes that are on my go-to list when I really want to make a statement. This frozen…

Red and White Strawberry Shortcake Jello Shots Recipe

Part cocktail and part dessert, this strawberry shortcake jello shots recipe made with Cake Vodka and Strawberry Pucker looks beautiful, is easy to make and tastes delicious. The only problem with them is how fast they disappear. Lately, I’ve been making a lot of layered jello shots, like these Pina Colada jello shots and this…