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Red Velvet Cupcakes

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I made red velvet cupcakes using this red velvet cake recipe from Loveless Cafe in Nashville, Tennessee.  This recipe makes a really nice traditional red velvet cake.  The cake part uses cocoa so it has that burgundy-ish red color to it.  It is moist and has a good crumb.  The frosting is delicious also, but may be on the sweeter side if you prefer a more pronounced cream cheese flavor like I do.  To make cupcakes, just put them in liners in muffin pans and bake for 20 minutes (test with a toothpick).

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Cool Food Blog

Life, Love … and Sugar is a very cool food blog of a woman who loves sugar.  Today is the last day of National Ice Cream Month, and what attracted me to her site was this page of ice cream cakes.  How cool is the rainbow ice cream cake with fresh fruit?

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photo used with permission

I love the chocolate chip cookie dough ice cream pie.  It looks delicious!  Every now and again, I enjoy mint chocolate chip ice cream, and her mint Oreo brownie ice cream cake looks sinful.

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Yes, the ice cream cakes are appealing, but so are the other treats she has.  I love the chocolate chip cookie cake, the Neapolitan cake and the red velvet cheesecake cake pops.

Delish is Delish

With all the buzz surrounding the Celebrity Apprentice ice cream created by Trace Adkins and Penn Jillette for the Good & Delish brand at Walgreens, magic swirtle and maple macadamia mash-up, I thought I’d try some other Good & Delish products.  I got them at Duane Reade in Manhattan, but you can find them at Walgreens too.  (If you are looking for the Celebrity Apprentice ice ceams, I saw them this week at Duane Reade.)  Good & Delish products are not your average store brand products.  They are creative treats like these milk chocolate cornflake clusters and this tropical fruit white chocolate bar.

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These were delish. The cornflake clusters are kind of like chocolate with crispy rice in it, only the cornflakes are a bit crunchier and almost burst a little like Pop Rocks. I really liked these. The white chocolate had a nice burst of fruit.

I also tried these caramel apple caramels, sea salt caramel granola chips, cinnamon apple chips and dark chocolate with crispy rice puffs.  Guess what? Delish!  My favorite is the sea salt caramel granola chips.  They are addictive.  I also like the dark chocolate with crispy rice.  I’m thinking they would go well on top of vanilla ice cream.

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My exploration of Good & Delish didn’t stop there. I tried these red velvet caramels and milk chocolate and marshmallow smores. Have to admit, red velvets were not favorites of mine and the smores were just OK.

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These blackberry sorbet chocolate bars more than made up for the lackluster former two treats. OMG, these are more than delish.

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Finally, if you were a fan of raspberry cream Peek Freans, then you’ll like Good & Delish raspberry cream cookies.  I also love the cinnamon granola chips.

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So I definitely recommend the Good & Delish products, especially the milk chocolate cornflake clusters, sea salt caramel and cinnamon granola chips, blackberry sorbet bars dipped in chocolate, tropical white chocolate bar and dark Belgian chocolate thins with crispy rice.  Yum!  I mean, delish!

Cool Food Blog

Crazy for Crust is a very cool food blog of yummy baked goods!  I love how playful she is, creating interesting desserts like ICEE cupcakes that look like ICEEs.  She also puts a unique spin on classic favorites like fudge–lemon meringue pie fudge–or Rice Krispie treats with a banana cream pie variation.  How about this yummy red velvet cheesecake loaf?  A lot of the recipes use  products like cake mixes, gelatin mixes, cereals and more to create fun and different goodies.

10 Valentine’s Day Recipes

Here are 10 sweet Valentine’s Day recipes I found while surfing the Web.  There are some creative folks out there!

1.  Heart-shaped cake pops from 52 Kitchen Adventures

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photo used with permission of 52 Kitchen Adventures

2.  Heart-shaped heritage red velvet cake from Sprinkle Bakes

3.  Red velvet icebox cake from Sugar Hero

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photo used with permission of Sugar Hero

4.  Strawberries and cream cake from Gimme Some Oven

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photo used with permission of Gimme Some Oven

5.  Heart-shaped chocolate-filled Lovanadas from Honest Fare

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photo used with permission of Honest Fare

6.  Cherry cordials from the Kitchen Witch

7.  Heart-shaped protein cookies form Yeah…imma eat that

8.  Heart-shaped whisky sriracha candy from Olives for Dinner

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photo used with permission of Olives for Dinner

9.  Red velvet cupcakes topped with marshmallow from Toni Spilsbury

10.  Red velvet truffles from The Novice Chef

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photo used with permission of The Novice Chef

Cool Food Blog

Just Desserts NYC is a very cool food blog by two former Rockettes who try the dessert offerings in the city and beyond.  Check out the new Rockette Red Velvet cupcake at Magnolia Bakery in honor of the Rockettes.  The site is brightly colored with great pics of yummy-looking desserts.  I like their road trip finds!

Sugar Sweet Sunshine

Someone brought a little sugar Sweet sunshine to the office today.  Nice Monday break!  I had a sassy red velvet.  If you like your frosting sweet, this is the cupcake for you!

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