My mom always used to keep a box of chocolate covered cherries hidden in the freezer and every once in a while I would sneak in and treat myself to one. I just loved biting into the chocolaty coating to reveal the sweet cherry in the center. It was that memory that inspired this cocktail. I mixed chocolate liqueur with cherry vodka (amazing stuff by the way), a splash of half and half and a little chocolate syrup. The result is a smooth chocolaty martini with a hint of cherry sweetness.
After our wedding anniversary in September, my birthday in October, Ryan’s birthday in November and Christmas in December, by February Ryan and I are really burnt out on holidays so we never really make a huge deal out of Valentine’s day. It is nice however to do a little something. And while going out to dinner is nice, on Valentine’s day the restaurants are packed, they hurry you out and make you pay way too much for a small “special holiday” menu. Instead, Ryan and I love to make dinner together and enjoy a quiet evening at home watching movies. Because of this I decided that this week I’m going to share recipes to help you make the perfect Valentine’s dinner at home. First up is this Chocolate Covered Cherry Martini because, in my opinion, every indulgent celebration meal should start with a cocktail.
Rosemary and Cranberry Turkey Rollups are a perfect holiday appetizer loaded with deli turkey, cream cheese, cranberries and rosemary.
This Cranberry Apple Crumble Pie is a sweet and tart twist on the American classic and is perfect for all of your holiday celebrations.
Homemade pizza sauce, italian sausage, mozzarella and pesto make this Sausage Pesto Pizza a simple, delicious pizza Friday recipe!
This Eggnog Monkey Bread is a decadent holiday twist on the classic pull-apart treat.
Brussels Sprouts blanched then pan fried until crispy then tossed with fresh garlic, salt, pepper and diced green onions. A perfect side dish!
A quick and easy chicken tostada with a spicy roasted jalapeño salsa. Perfect for weeknight meals and spicy food fans!
My name is Des. I’m a Mom to Kellan and Preston. Wife to Ryan. Dog mom to Pumpkin and lover of all things food. Whether it is cooking it, eating it, shopping for it or watching TV about it, food is one of my favorite things. Read more »
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