{recipe link love} Valentine’s Day 2011

If you’re celebrating the lovely holiday with home-cooked food then I’ve got a comprehensive recipe round-up for you. I have also included some hand-crafted gifts too. My husband and I are celebrating with one-hour massages and lunch while the grandparents babysit Miles…ahhhh.


First up, Mast Baker Gesine’s AMAZING work. These cakes are truly artistry and she gives a comprehensive step-by-step instructions..SO YOU CAN DO IT! Because You’re Mine Cake and Live is Patient Cake.

Good Life Eats has Chocolate Rasberry Vanilla Bean Marshallows.

Cardamom & Cast Iron has two amazing bread projects: Valentine Pita Bread and Heart-Shaped Bread Two Ways.

Shockingly Delicious has Cookie Dough Truffles...Yum.

CRAFT: Twig & Thistle has a free downloaded page of  “naturally sweet” valentine stickers for fruits as gifts…like “You’re the apple of my eye” and “Orange you glad…”

CRAFT: Babble has a great roundup of homemade craft ideas.

CRAFT: Design Sponge has a super cute “To Go Box” floral arrangement how to.,

Umami Girl has a terrific post on Rosemary being an aphrodisiac and a whole list of ideas of how to use it!

Tiramisu as a Valentine’s Desert on Huffington Post.

The Pioneer Woman with Chocolate Valentine Cookies.

Another post by Huffington Post is a slide show of aphrodisiacs.


Joy The Baker with Whole Wheat Chocolate Brown Sugar Cookies.

Annie’s Eats with How to Marble Royal Icing (AMAZING technique post!)

Simply Recipes has a sensual Moroccan Orange Desert.

Smitten Kitchen with a Blood Orange Olive Oil Cake

The Kitchn has a Valentine Wine Choices post.

Food52 has an AMAZING “Classic Steakhouse” recipe roundup if you wanna make your partner a hearty dinner.

3:50pm UPDATE (I couldn’t help myself…some good posts out there in BlogLand)

16 Ways to be Charitable on Valentine’s Day by Philanthropy Writing.

WOW- One Hungry Mama has an AMAZING instructional post about how to dye your own Decorating Sugar on Momtastic!

Red Eggs and Ham by The Sweet Beet.

Food52 has a Valentine’s Day treats recipe roundup.


Serious Eats has Make Your Own “Almond Joys” (sooooo easy!)

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Finding her true calling, connecting people to their local foodshed, Christina is the Editor & Founder of From Scratch Club and a proud CSA Member & Market Crew member of Kilpatrick Family Farm. At the homestead, she is the Chef de Cuisine, Master Baker & Head Food Preservationist to her husband Charles and their 2 year old son, Miles Jae. Although always a supporter of local, sustainable, humane and whole foods, Chris is now on a serious mission to bring those principles into her kitchen due to Miles Jae’s multiple food allergy diagnosis, asthma and the rare disease, EE. All of her recipes are dairy, soy, tree nuts, peanuts, gluten/wheat, pea, corn & sesame free.

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5 Comments on “{recipe link love} Valentine’s Day 2011”

  1. February 11, 2011 at 2:16 pm #

    Hi Christina, thank you for the link! I’m new to your site and am thrilled to have discovered it. You all seem like a group of women I’ll want to keep an eye on. :) Will be back soon.

    Have a great weekend,

    • February 11, 2011 at 3:23 pm #

      Carolyn…… Thank you so much for taking a looksie around the blog! I’m a huge fan of Umami Girl! It’s an honor. -Christina

  2. February 11, 2011 at 6:15 pm #

    Wow. Those things look so good. Those marshmallows look fantastic. I might have to play around with making my own egg-free ones. Gelatin is easy to replace; eggs not quite so much.


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