what’s valentine’s if not a day to smother your love (whether that be a boyfriend, a friend, sister, or yourself!) with sweets and treats to show how much you care. I brought home a ton of goodies for Michael from the bakesale, which he’s been loving, and I hope to whip up something we can eat in bed together in our pajamas on Thursday. What can I say, we like to party! Speaking of parties, I am throwing a teeny ladies soiree tomorrow, at which I hope to really get into the Valentine’s spirit with a few holiday appropriate drinks and snacks. I’ve got a few recipe contenders, check ‘em out: they’re mostly desserts, with a few drinks and the cutest homemade chips ever thrown in!

Chocolate Walnut Date Tarts

via Vegalicious.


via I Do All My Own Stunts.

Fudgy Brownies 

via Hungry Foodies Pharmacy.

Chocolate Chilli Pepper Mousse

via Healthy Blender Recipes.

Homemade Potato Chips

via Beard and Bonnet.

Strawberry Shortcake Cupcakes

via The Phobia.

Strawberry Coconut Ice Cream Sandwiches

via Food Doodles.

Chocolate Cake Donuts 

via Growing Up Veg.

Red Velvet Bars

via Fragrant Vanilla Cake.

Brownie Cookies with Grand Marnier Glaze

via Cupcakes and Showtunes.

Candied Strawberries

via Secret Life of a Chef’s Wife.

Chocolate Covered Cherries

via Elana’s Pantry.

Hot Chocolate on a Stick

via Chocolate Covered Katie.

Raspberry Rosewater Gin Rickey

via Sweet Peas and Saffron.

Eden 1500º

via Yum Sugar.

Red Rover Blood Orange and Bourbon Cocktail

via Domestic Fits.

I’ll let you know which recipes I end up trying!