Sweetheart Desserts Delightful Recipes

Sweetheart Desserts Delightful Recipes for you and your sweetheart this holiday! sweetheart desserts

  1. Chocolate Cheesecake Mousse Cups with a Sweet Berry Compote
  2. Puff Pastry Valentine Dessert
  3. Romantic Red Velvet Trifle
  4. Chocolate Cake with Chocolate Mousse Filling
  5. Decadent Raspberry Truffle Brownies
  6. Mini Chocolate Cheesecake with Raspberries
  7. Blood Orange Panna Cotta
  8. Delicious Berry Cream Tarts
  9. Chocolate Truffle Heart Cakes
  10. Chocolate Mousse Cheesecake
  11. French chocolate tarte with dark chocolate ganache
  12. Katie’s Molten Lava Cake

Five Cheese Tortellini Recipe

Five Cheese Tortellini in Parmesan Broth

Here’s another delicious pasta recipe from our friends at Three Bridges:

Five Cheese Tortellini in Parmesan Broth

Recipe courtesy Three Bridges

Ingredients:

9oz package of Three Bridges Five Cheese Tortellini Value Pack

6 cups chicken or vegetable broth

1 bay leaf

4 oz piece of Parmesan cheese with rind

1 tbsp fresh lemon juice

Salt and black pepper to taste

1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil

Chives, minced

Directions:

1. Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add tortellini and cook according to instructions on package. Drain, cover and keep warm.

2. In a medium pot, combine broth, bay leaf, Parmesan cheese and a few cracks of black pepper. Simmer gently for 25-30 minutes until cheese is fragrant. Remove cheese and bay leaf, add lemon juice, and season with salt and pepper to taste.

3. Split tortellini between four bowls and ladle Parmesan broth over the pasta. Serve immediately with a drizzle of olive oil and a sprinkle of chives.

Prep Time: 5 min
Cook Time: 35 min
Ready In: 40 min
Yields: 4 servings

Superfood Ravioli Recipe

Superfood Ravioli

I love ravioli, so this recipe from Three Bridges sounds delicious to me!

Superfood Ravioli with Caramelized Onion, Black Olives & Parmesan

Recipe courtesy Three Bridges

Ingredients:

9oz package of Three Bridges Superfood Ravioli

2 tbsp olive oil

2 anchovies (optional)

1 medium yellow onion – thinly sliced

1 ½ tbsp. fresh thyme leaves

¼ cup Kalamata olives – halved

Salt and pepper to taste

Parmesan cheese – grated

Directions:

1. Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add ravioli and cook according to directions. Drain, cover and keep warm.

2. Put oil in a heavy bottomed pot over medium heat. Cook anchovies in the pot (if using) and add the onions, thyme and a heavy pinch of salt and cook, stirring often until onions are completely soft and browned, adding a few tablespoons of water if the pan gets too hot or the onions stick.

3. Stir the olives into the onion, season to taste with salt and black pepper. Mix in with the ravioli and top with Parmesan cheese. Serve and enjoy!

PREP TIME: 5 min
COOK TIME: 20 min
READY IN: 15 min
YIELDS: 2 Servings

Green Detox Juice Recipe

Green Detox Juice

If you’re thinking about making your own juice to start 2015 off on a fresh note, Jeju 16 Water is sharing this veggie-packed recipe for you to try:

Green Detox Juice

Recipe courtesy Jeju 16 Water

Ingredients:

1 1/2 cups of Jeju 16 Water

2 cups kale

2 green apples, cored

1/2 cup parsley leaves

1 medium cucumber, quartered

2 celery stalks, roughly chopped

1 (1-inch) piece of ginger, peeled

2 Tablespoons lemon juice

Directions:

Add all of the ingredients into the blender jug in the order in which they are listed. Blend the ingredients on the highest level setting, such as “liquefy,” until the juice is well-blended. (It will be the consistency of a smoothie.) If you want to enjoy the pulp with your juice, pour the mixture into glasses and serve.

If you prefer a thinner consistency, pour the mixture through a fine mesh sieve, and using a spatula, press the pulp into the sieve to extract as much liquid as possible. Pour the strained juice into glasses and serve.

Chocolate Banana Milkshake Recipe

Chocolate Banana Milkshake

Coupons provided.

Recently, I was craving something chocolatey, so I decided to whip up a milkshake inspired by Hershey’s recipe for a milkshake made with cocoa powder. To make it nice and creamy, I added Chobani Yogurt, plus a banana for a little fruit boost. This was tasty and a great way to use overripe bananas!

Chocolate Banana Milkshake

Ingredients:

2 TBSP Hershey’s Cocoa Powder
3 TBSP sugar
1 ripe banana
1 cup Chobani Nonfat Plain Greek Yogurt
1 C milk

Directions:

Add all ingredients to blender and mix on “Smoothie” mode until thoroughly blended. Serve and enjoy!

Ole Smoky Apple Pie Hot Toddy Recipe

Ole Smoky Apple Pie Hot Toddy

Did you know that today, January 11th, is National Hot Toddy Day? To celebrate, Ole Smoky are sharing this great recipe:

Ole Smoky Apple Pie Hot Toddy

Recipe courtesy Ole Smoky

Ingredients:

1-2oz Ole Smoky Apple Pie

1 Lemon Wedge

2 tsp Honey

6-7 oz brewed Celestial gingerbread spice tea

Directions:

Stir Ole Smoky, Honey and tea together; garish with lemon wedge.

Cilantro-Lime Shrimp With Avocado-Tomato-Hearts of Palm Salad

Cilantro-Lime Shrimp with Avocado-Tomato-Hearts of Palm Salad

Today, we’re sharing another yummy recipe from Denise Austin to get your New Year started off right:

Cilantro-Lime Shrimp With Avocado-Tomato-Hearts of Palm Salad

Recipe courtesy Denise Austin.

Servings: 2

Ingredients:

1 Tbsp. olive oil

12 oz. raw medium shrimp, peeled and deveined

1/2 tsp. garlic powder

1/2 tsp. ground cumin

1/8 tsp. salt

1 cup grape tomatoes, halved

1 ripe avocado, diced

1 cup sliced hearts of palm (from can, rinsed and drained)

3 Tbsp. lime juice

2 Tbsp. chopped cilantro

Cooking Instructions:

1. Heat the oil in a medium skillet over medium-high heat.

2. Sprinkle the shrimp with the garlic powder, cumin, and salt.

3. Add the shrimp to the skillet and saute until cooked, stirring occasionally, about 4 minutes. Divide the shrimp evenly between 2 plates.

4. In a medium bowl, combine the tomatoes, avocado, and hearts of palm. Divide the salad evenly between the 2 plates.

5. Sprinkle 1 1/2 Tbsp. lime juice and 1 Tbsp. cilantro over each plate (the shrimp and the salad).

Chicken Lettuce Wraps With Sesame Green Beans Recipe

Chicken Lettuce Wraps with Sesame Green Beans

It’s a New Year, which means that many of us are working on our health & fitness resolutions. Next week, I’ll be interviewing fitness expert Denise Austin about smart strategies for keeping on track with wellness goals; in the meantime, she’s sharing this delicious and nutritious recipe for chicken lettuce wraps:

Chicken Lettuce Wraps With Sesame Green Beans

Recipe courtesy Denise Austin.

Servings: 2

Ingredients:

10 oz. cooked skinless boneless chicken breast, finely diced

1 (8 oz.) can water chestnuts, drained and diced

1 (8 oz.) can bamboo shoots, drained and diced

1/2 cup thinly sliced scallions

2 cloves garlic, minced

1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro

2 Tbsp. rice vinegar

1 1/2 Tbsp. toasted sesame oil

1 Tbsp. lower–‐sodium soy sauce (if following a gluten–‐free diet, check ingredients to ensure soy sauce is gluten–‐free)

1 to 2 tsp. chili paste (such as sriracha)

10 large lettuce leaves, separated, washed, and patted dry

3/4 pound (about 3 cups) green beans, trimmed

2 tsp. toasted sesame seeds

1 cup cooked brown rice (or quinoa)

Cooking Instructions:

1. In a medium bowl, combine the chicken, water chestnuts, bamboo shoots, scallions, garlic, and cilantro.

2. In a small bowl, whisk together the vinegar, sesame oil, soy sauce, and chili paste.

3. Add 3 Tbsp. of the dressing to the chicken mixture (reserve the rest for the green beans) and stir well. Place 5 lettuce leaves on each plate and divide the chicken mixture evenly between the 10 lettuce leaves.

4. Bring a medium pot of water to a boil. Add the green beans and cook until tender–‐crisp, about 4 minutes. Transfer the beans to a colander and rinse under cold water.

5. Divide the green beans evenly between the 2 plates. Top each portion of green beans with a drizzle

of the remaining dressing and 1 tsp. sesame seeds.

6. Serve each portion with ½ cup rice.

Skew’s Me: Cocktail Recipe

Skew's Me

I love sweet, coffee-based cocktails, so I think this drink featuring Amarula Cream sounds simply delicious:

Skew’s Me

Recipe courtesy Amarula Cream

Ingredients:

1 oz Amarula Cream
2 oz hot espresso
1 oz whisky
Sugar
Heavy Cream
Orange peel
Cinnamon sticks
Pinch of hot chocolate powder or cocoa

Directions:

Prepare hot espresso in a highball or deep-stemmed glass, add whisky and sugar to taste. Add orange peel and cinnamon stick, stir. Pour Amarula in to coffee mixture and stir again until texture appears creamy. Float cream on top and garnish with pinch of hot chocolate or cocoa powder.

Heated Affair Recipe

Heated Affair

I’m a big fan of Partida Tequila, so I know this recipe must make one tasty cocktail!

Heated Affair

Recipe by Jacques Bezuidenhout

Ingredients:

2 oz Partida Anejo Tequila

6 oz Hot Spiced Apple Cider

1 tbsp. Heavy Cream

Directions:

In a small warm wine glass add Tequila and hot apple cider. Float heavy cream. To garnish, grate fresh Nutmeg over cream. Note the texture appears creamy.