Valentine’s Day Confections & The WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge: Sweet

The theme for the WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge for the week of February 14th is sweet. Since I have quite a sweet tooth, I thought I would post on some of the sweet nothings I made last week. I guess you could say we celebrated Valentine’s Day a little early!

First, I made a batch of peppermint patties. These are made from lots and lots of confectioner’s sugar and peppermint flavoring with half and half. There are a couple of other “secret” flavoring ingredients that I am not mentioning, as well. They disappeared fast!

 

 

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Then, I tried a recipe that I have had pulled out for a while. It is pistachio cherry biscotti! The best part about this Italian cookie is not the way it stands up to dunking but that the cherries were from our own yard this past summer. We picked, pitted, and dehydrated them just to have on had for a recipe like this.  So yummy! And, even though the cherries are sour cherries, the recipe is sweet in many ways!

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Lastly, one of the sweetest places I know is the STAM chocolate shop in Ames, Iowa. We made a stop there this past weekend for some salted chocolate cashews and licorice! It couldn’t get any sweeter than this!

 

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