This Valentine’s Day …You”Heart” Food

This probably doesn’t even need mentioning but… Valentine’s Day is next week . If you have a special someone or even if you don’t…you deserve a bit of indulging to celebrate the day. I’ve sourced a number of yummy heart shaped sensations for you below and I promise that all selections are oh so doable  (read into that easy peasy) and absolutely delish!

Courtesy of the California Strawberry Growers. So easy to do..just cut the top of the strawberry, skewer and dip in chocolate. Seriously simple!

A cup of Lovely Hot Chocolate-Soften four marshmallows and form together to shape a heart…

Two cakes…equals one heart…

Chocolate Shortbread Recipe @ Two Peas in a Pod Click on Image for original recipe

Use store bought pizza Dough..roll out in a heart shape OR use a heart shape cake pan. Top with your favorite additions and whal lah..

For the non sweet eater…How about a little Caprese Salad with buffalo mozzarella cut into heart shapes..

Gluten Free Red Velvet Waffles courtesy of Countrygirlgourmet.com

Recipe courtesy of Country Girl Gourmet.com

Ingredients
  • 2 Cups Gluten Free All Purpose Flour Blend
  • 3T Sugar
  • 1T Cocoa Powder
  • 2t Baking Powder
  • 1t Baking Soda
  • ½t Xanthan Gum
  • ½t Salt
  • 2 Cups Milk
  • 2T Apple Cider Vineger
  • ⅓ Cup Cooking Oil (Canola, Vegetable, Coconut *melted butter also works)
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1t Vanilla Extract or Paste
  • 1-1½T Red Food Coloring
Instructions
  1. Combine Milk and Vinegar to create a faux buttermilk. Allow to sit 5-10 minutes.
  2. Whisk flour, sugar, cocoa powder, xanthan gum, baking powder, baking soda, and salt together in a bowl until evenly combined. Whisk “buttermilk” and butter together in a separate bowl; add eggs. Stir buttermilk mixture into flour mixture until just combined and batter is slightly lumpy; add vanilla extract and red food coloring.
  3. Preheat a waffle iron according to manufacturer’s instructions.
  4. Pour enough batter into the preheated waffle iron to reach ½ inch from the edge. Cook according to manufacturer’s instructions.

Recipe adapted from Allrecipes.com

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