This is how my Wednesday started: I was deep in thought during my morning
Deep in thoughts filled of cookies and Valentine’s day. (Wouldn’t the world would be a little more peaceful if more people shared my thoughts!?)
Ok, maybe these aren’t sooo “personal” sized. Instead, you could grab 2 spoons and share - or not. They’re actually not all that much more than a large piece of pie.
You know what, you could probably even freeze these and pull out whenever the time is right. Or bring them to work! Hey, you have to be prepared for Mondays, mid-afternoons,
and certain coworkers. What I’m saying is that these are (capital d)angerous…
I’ve been seeing more and more of these mason jars around - & they are being filled with all sorts of goodness. For example – just take a look at these little cheesecakes in a jar. Or Bakerella’s – YUM, or how about this one I found on pinterest. Swoon.
So go ahead, make these in advance, pull out when needed. What’s not to love?!
I used my super easy, no bake recipe for vanilla cream pie. Then I layered it with fresh strawberries and plump bluberries.
And the crust? No bake as well – I found myself digging all the way to the bottom to get a little bit of crust in each bite.
Next time – double crusting it. Yep, go ahead – add another layer of the graham crust in the middle! Genius.
Hindsight is always 20/20…
Sometimes I have a hard time focusing on one thing for a long period of time.
I’ll be writing a blog post and go to check who commented on my last status update. 10 times.
I’ll be in the middle of baking cookies and think to myself, “I should really bleach my whites…”
I’ll check the yahoo home page to find out that Ryan Gosling saved a woman’s life, then I begin to think of Kristan’s “Hey girl..” photos.
And don’t even get me started on Pinterest…it inspires and stresses me out at the same time.
Please tell me this is somewhat normal. Or maybe I have ADD. For real.
But sometimes this can be a good thing. Like when you buy these…
and end up with this…
True story! Try it.
Mmm, cherry vanilla.
Now, how about those petit fours pictured way up there!?
What is a petit four anyways?! A tiny cake. A tiny, multi-layered cake enrobed in a vanilla coating (in this case). YUM!
I’ve seen so many cute treats for Valentine’s Day – from cake pops to cookies, to elaborate cakes.
But I needed something fast.
Something that I could whip up fast that will stay fresh for at least a couple days and something that will hold up when being shipped in mini flower pots. HUH?!
Keep reading, it will all make sense.
I decided to name these ‘Love Bites’ for one reason and one reason only. They can be called Love Bites as in, a small delectable treat made with love. Or Love Bites as in, love blows, stinks, sucks, etc. And I find this sorta funny. Sorta?
Well, especially for you anti-valentine people.
I happen to love Valentine’s Day. If you haven’t figured that out, check out all of these other recipes!
I made these last year for Valentine’s Day and decided they needed a post of their own. They are so dang cute and although I made them for Valentine’s – they are universal and customizable.
Here I had thought that I had came up with an awesome, original idea (if there is such a thing)!
I really hope you have all of your holiday shopping done.
Because I just went to Target. It felt like my Black Friday (that I somehow was convinced to participate in) nightmare all over again. Never again. Maybe it’s that I get overwhelmed with swarms of people, feel claustrophobic when waiting in line and can’t stand when people are in my bubble.
And what’s with people being so rude? It’s the holiday season for pete’s sake!
I would like to tell them:
♥Keep Calm & Eat a Cake Pop♥
Strawberry Shot Glasses – Yes, Please!
I found these at this super cute blog, Sweet Tooth. Warning: be prepared to want to bake your heart out for the next
week year after visiting her site. I seriously printed out 5 recipes and added them to my Recipes I Must Bake Real Soon queue.
That queue is huge by the way.
I would need to take about a month off of work and straight bake. I’m down for it, anyone else in? You can come over and be my little taste testers?
That would be sweet. I’ll be taking applications.
In the mean time:
Strawberry Shot Glasses