Sweet Recipes for Valentine’s Day

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By The Paula Deen Test Kitchen

Chocolate and flowers are the most typical “go to” Valentine’s Day treats.  But your sweetie is not typical!  Make him or her feel extra special this year by thinking outside of the chocolate box.  Decadent sweet treats made from scratch are a sure fire way to anyone’s heart, so this Valentines Day whip up one of these delicious desserts from Paula Deen’s kitchen. 

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Cousin Johnny’s Red Velvet Whoopie Pies

Red is the color of love and these scrumptious little red cakes will fill your sweetie with joy.  Creamy frosting squished between two fluffy cakes, this dessert will be sure to please.

 

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Paula’s Sugared Rose Parade Layer Cake

This cake is a real showstopper!  It’s the flowers and dessert all in one.  Beautiful sugared rose pedals adorn the outside of a red and white-layered cake.  Take the time to make this masterpiece; it will make them feel so special.

 

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Lemon Lavender Gooey Butter Cakes

This dessert is so easy to make.  Sweet and ooey-gooey, the floral lavender and tart lemon are a wonderful combination.

 

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Strawberry Cannoli Parfaits

A fun twist on the Italian classic this dessert tastes as good as it looks.  Layers of creamy ricotta and whip cream, crunchy amoretti cookies, and sweet strawberries make for an irresistable sweet treat.  And it is so easy to make!!

 

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White Chocolate Lemon Trifle

White chocolate isn’t really chocolate right? So this one is still outside the box…. Creamy and tart is this dessert satisfies all your senses. 
Topped with candied lemon peels for an extra special touch.

 

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Peanut Butter and Jelly Ice Cream Sandwich

Who doesn’t love a peanut butter and jelly sandwich? This dessert is a delicious variation of the childhood favorite.  Homemade strawberry ice cream (you can always sub store bought to save on time) topped with strawberry preserves and sandwiched between two salty and sweet peanut butter cookies.  You won’t be able to stop at one.

 

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I WOULD LIKE TO. BUY ONE OF YOUR SONS COOKBOOKS!! THERE IS NO PRICE?I Will check my E m ails tomorrow!

By Margaret. Aubin on February 14, 2014

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Hi Paula, just love your recipes, I have a small coffee shop in Benoni South-Africa and your recipes and live story is an inspiration to me. I must tell you I have tried many recipes that don't work, but all your recipes work!!! thank you!!!

By Liesl Mostert on February 12, 2014

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I am looking for a baked rather than fried cannoli cookie recipe. My aunt thought she saw Paula Deen on an episode where she made the cannoli batter and baked it before rolling around a round form. I appreciate your help! Thanks.

By Elizabeth on December 22, 2013

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I just love everything about you !! Keep up the good work so glad you got Son's aboard : )

By Judy Cheecham on March 02, 2013

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I have seen the show where Paula and Bobbie made the pies. At the time I wasn't able to get the receipe, so, boyhowdy I am sure gonna make them now!

By Ida on February 08, 2013

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You are my favorite cooking guru on tv. When can I come to your house or restaurant for dinner LUV YOU xoxo

By Cerise Karpinski on February 01, 2013

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Really watching your show try to watch each time you are on

By joan on February 01, 2013

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hi! wink i was wondering if you could share the recipe for the chiken/grape salad-the one that is pictured on the croissant above? thanks! wink sandra
Sandra Neuheimer-Huller in Chicken Salad: A Southern Staple on April 19, 2014 at 10:37 am

Where do I buy these magazines
in A Basketful of Traditions on April 19, 2014 at 8:22 am

I WISH I COULD COOK. COULD I COME WORK FOR JUST ROOM AND BOARD AT YOUR NEW RESTURAUNT IN PIGEON FORGE FOR THE SUMMER? I WENT TO COLLEGE NOT FAR FROM THERE - HIWASSEE COLLEGE. YOU WOULDN'T HAVE TO PAY ME, I WOULD WORK FOR FREE JUST FOR THE EXPERIENCE. TAMMY LEVAN 19 SPENCER WAY KINGS PARK, NY 11754 HAPPY EASTER! CHRIST IS RISEN!
TAMMY L LEVAN in A Basketful of Traditions on April 19, 2014 at 4:31 am

Hi Bubbles, You have some great tips. Can't wait to read your other blogs! Please give Aunt Peggy a big hug from me and here is one for you! (((HUGS))) See you in May!
Jaci Pardun in 10 Quick Household Tips on April 18, 2014 at 11:05 pm

Paula, I am glad to know that I am not the only person who makes Easter Baskets for their adult children and mail them across the United States. My Daughter lives in Long Beach, CA and I not only sent her a basket but her husband and my granddaughter Reese. We also buy special Russel Stover Bunnies for each child too. My husband has the list in his phone... Sara .. Cookies 'n Crème.... Sidney and Stephen.. Peanut Butter Etc. It one of my favorite things to do for my kids.. no matter how old they get. And passing it along to my Grandchildren. It's even more special to me knowing we share a family tradition. Blessings and Happy Easter!!
Sharon Cason-Card in A Basketful of Traditions on April 18, 2014 at 11:03 pm