My chef-friend introduced me to the easiest and most delicious way to make salsa. I used to go the pico de gallo route when I wanted to make a fresh salsa.
The difference that roasting makes is amazing! I love the depth of flavor and it just mellows out the heat.
Last week I whipped up a dessert inspired by all the fresh strawberries you see in the store right now. I love seasonal recipes! We tested the recipe out on a night when I was hosting friends for dinner. Let’s just say all the cupcakes were gone by the end of the night!
The frosting is light and creamy, but won’t keep overnight. So, I only frosted about half the cupcakes. Some people were eating the cupcakes without frosting and the verdict was they were just as good without the frosting!
The full recipe is over on Modern Parents Messy Kids. Go check it out!
Have you ever tried to make cake pops? I have and the result was #pinterestfail. I’m going to leave cake pops to the bakers! But, I love the way they look and it’s fun to have a cute little treat on hand for Valentine’s Day.
Instead of spending hours trying to perfect my cake pop game, I figured out a cake pop hack. This isn’t exactly a cake pop, but it’s covered in white chocolate, decorated and sits on a little stick. And best of all, the recipe takes about 15 minutes. If that’s not winning, I don’t know what is.
Valentine Oreo Pops Recipe
All you need is a package of oreos, white chocolate chips, some red and pink sprinkles and lollipop sticks. (I found the sticks at Michael’s Craft store in the baking aisle.)
- Pour out half the bag of white chocolate chips into a microwave-proof bowl. Cook for 30 seconds at time (stirring in between) until completely melted.
- Gently wiggle the stick in between each oreo. I say gently because it’s easy to break the cookie. I found the key was twisting the stick, using a double stuff oreo and not puttting it in too far.
- Spoon the melted chocolate on the top of each oreo. It’ll come down the sides and make it look completely coated. Place the oreo on a piece of parchment paper.
- Be ready with your sprinkles because the chocolate will start to harden. We played around with different varieties of sprinkles. I cut a heart out of a piece of paper to use as a template and that worked well too.
This would be such a fun project to do with kids. Or it’s an easy treat to give away as gifts. I won’t tell if you just want to make them to eat yourself!
And if you’re looking for another easy recipe for Valentine’s Day, check out my 2 ingredient mini cherry pies.