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Conversation Heart Mendiants for Valentines

Conversation Heart Mendiants for Valentines

These Conversation Hearts Mendiants just might be the easiest and cutest treat you can make for Valentine’s Day. They’re simply rounds of dark chocolate that are topped off with conversation hearts, so they are not only sweet, but they deliver a sweet message to your Valentine! I used Sweethearts – the original conversation hearts  - in these treats and found that they actually pair very ... Read More »

Wilton Valentine’s Day Cookie Pan Press

Wilton Valentine's Day Cookie Pan

Conversation Hearts are an iconic Valentine’s Day sweet, but you can turn any baked good into a Valentine’s Day treat by giving it a heart shape, whether you’re baking cookies or cakes.  Wilton’s Valentine’s Day Cookie Pan Press is a pan that allows you to bake twelve unique heart shaped cookie designs at a time, giving you easy and adorable treats to share with your loved ones. ... Read More »

Wilton Love Cake Pan

Wilton Love Cake Pan

Nothing says “I Love You” like homemade baked goods – unless the pan literally prints the words right onto your cake. This Love Cake Pan from Wilton does just that. The pan is shaped in the form of the word “love” and features little hearts for the center of the “o” and the “e.” It does look like something that you might have doodled in ... Read More »

A History of Conversation Hearts

Tweet Me, Sweethearts

Conversation hearts are a Valentine’s Day icon – and even if you don’t enjoy eating the powdery candies nowadays, you probably remember exchanging them with friends and your valentines as a kid.  A few companies make conversation heart candies these days, but the original are Sweethearts Conversation Hearts, made by NECCO. Sweethearts got their start in the 1860s, when the brother of NECCO’s founder, Daniel ... Read More »

Chicago Metallic Conversation-Heart Cookie Cutters

Chicago Metallic Conversation-Heart Cookie Cutters

Some of the most iconic things associated with Valentine’s Day are conversation hearts. These little candies have been putting smiles on people’s faces with their messages for nearly 150 years. Their distinctive heart shapes and short, sweet messages are easy to reproduce on other mediums, as well as in sugar, which means that you can make conversation cakes, brownies or cookies for your own Valentine’s ... Read More »

5 Delicious Drinks for Holiday Celebrations

Caramel Apple Cider

Many people think about breaking out a nice bottle of champagne on a special occasion, and a glass of bubbly definitely has a festive feel to it, but champagne is a drink that you can toast to all year round and winter holidays deserve their own special celebration drinks that you won’t see much at any other time of the year. Hot Caramel Apple Cider ... Read More »

5 Treats to Bake with Candy Canes

Baking with Candy Canes

I get a lot of candy canes during the holidays. I like to hang them on my Christmas tree and stir them into my coffee and hot chocolate to give some holiday flavor to my drinks. Candy canes can also be a surprisingly fun ingredient to bake with. They are a great way to infuse a little bit of holiday spirit into baked goods or ... Read More »

Christmas Sugar Cookies

Christmas Sugar Cookies

Sugar cookies are one of the most classic and crowd-pleasing cookies out there. They’ve always been a staple of the Christmas cookie platter at my house, and since they are easy to dress up with colored sprinkles, they are usually a hit with the kids. I definitely remember rolling sugar cookie dough in all kinds of crazy colored sprinkles and decorations (some tasted better than ... Read More »

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