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.
This 5 ingredient warm corn salad is loaded with sweet corn, dill, bacon, shallots and goat cheese. It’s the perfect way to showcase summer corn.
Refreshing pomegranate mojtio is the perfect drink for all of your summer parties.
Simple Blistered Asparagus calls for 5 ingredients and is ready in less than 10 minutes. Spring side dish perfection. Gluten free and vegan!
When it comes to epic burgers this Fried Pickle Burger loaded with spicy fried pickles and homemade burger spread is at the top of the list.
Quick, easy and light this Parmesan Ranch dip made with greek yogurt, mayonnaise, dill and garlic is the perfect dip for all your potluck parties!
This skillet Nutella banana bread is moist, decadent and loaded with bananas and Nutella. It makes a great breakfast AND dessert.
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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