Valentine’s day is right around the corner! How did that happen? So I wanted to share some tasty pink treats with you. I love making a special recipe for Valentine’s day since the restaurants get so crowded during this particular holiday. Which I feel takes some of the romance away when you are shoved into a crowded table at an overpacked restaurant. Instead, I prefer to stay home and keep the romance alive with a tasty treat or two! Most of these are yummy desserts but there’s also some breakfast ideas and a delicious cocktail to try.
I’m excited to share this sweet Valentine’s Day recipe with you! These pink heart-shaped pancakes are easy to make and taste sooo delicious!! I seriously ate two while taking these pictures for the blog. Besides being pink and heart-shaped, these pancakes are also diary-free. I used Earth Balance’s buttery spread (soy-free) and some Vermont maple syrup (yum!) to top these babies off but feel free to use your own toppings. This pancake recipe is quick to come together, so whipping up a batch Wednesday morning wouldn’t be much of a worry. Scroll down for the recipe!
Makes 6 – 8 pancakes – recipe can be doubled and it also depends on the size of your heart
So I wanted to take a minute to talk about this heart shaped thingy that I’m not really sure what to call it. Someone gifted me two of these things, years ago and I never bothered to give them a try until now. They are pretty awesome and designed to lay flat on a griddle or frying pan. It took me a few attempts at getting the hearts to come out perfect but after that it was smooth sailing.
cooking a pink pancake in action!
- 1 cup all purpose flour
- 1 tbs baking powder
- 2 – 3 drops of red food coloring
- 1/8 tsp salt
- 1 tsp sugar
- 1/4 tsp vanilla extra
- 2 tbs olive oil
- 1 cup water – may need to add more as you go along
The underside of the pancakes is pinker since it’s the side that spent less time on the griddle
- Mix all the ingredients together in a large mixing bowl.
- Go slow with the food coloring drops.
- Cook on medium-low heat. Place heart on griddle with a few drops of olive oil before adding a thin layer of pancake mix.
- Once bubbles stop bubbling on pancake, you are clear to flip. Let cook for an additional minute.
- Add toppings and enjoy!
Because what girl doesn’t want to live in a tiny pink cottage on a beach in the Bahamas?! This place is so adorable. I’ve long advocated my love of tiny homes and while I wouldn’t call this “tiny” it does have a small home feel. There’s a coziness here that’s created with a variety of textures (lots of wicker!) and beachy shades of aquas and blues. Scroll down to take the tour!
This porch swing is the best one ever!!
via Coastal Living
I’ve been wanting to share this sangria recipe with you for awhile but couldn’t seem to find the time to get these pictures taken! This raspberry Summer sangria recipe is so delicious!! The raspberries act as little tasty pops of deliciousness in your mouth as you sip this sangria. Also I love that this cocktail is completely pink and the perfect sangria to mix up for a night with the girls. Not to mention that because this is a white wine sangria, just like my Grapefruit Sangria Recipe, you don’t have to worry about making it 24 hours in advance. Take a peek at the recipe below.
- 1 cup fresh raspberries
- 4 cups pink lemonade
- 4 ounces freshly squeezed lemon juice
- 1 bottle of a dry white wine – chilled
- Mix all ingredients together in a pitcher
- Chill for 2 – 3 hours and serve
*I chilled my wine before hand and you can also add ice to this as well
Serves 5 – 6
There’s something about a holiday that makes me want to eat! Seriously, it doesn’t matter the actual holiday, just give me food + something to drink and I’m happy. That’s possibly the reason that I often find myself sharing recipes around the holidays. For this Valentine’s Day (tomorrow yay!) is no exception. Get inspired by these 10 dessert and drink recipes to share with your valentine or even your galentine!!
Heart-shaped donuts! Who doesn’t love donuts? These would work for breakfast or dessert. via Frau Zuckerstein (you will need google translate) but essentially you can take any donut recipe and just make them heart-shaped!
Heart-shaped and love-filled Cookies via Dune Cheri – this site easily translates into english
Dessert Tacos!! because tacos shouldn’t stop with dinner. via Taste and Tell
Rose Gummy Bears so you can eat AND drink your wine! via Sprinkle Bakes
Watermelon Mint Limeade – just add alcohol of your choice. via A Crimson Kiss
Strawberry Cream Mimosas – I think strawberries are a running theme for Valentine’s Day since they’re naturally heart-shaped. via Swanky Recipes
A little rose goes a long way! If you don’t have time to craft your way to a cocktail or dessert, this will always do the trick! via Short & Loud
For Valentine’s Day this year I’m all about sparkly nail art. The more sparkle the better! I’m also still loving that rose gold nail polish trend from last year. It seems so fitting for a romantic holiday like Valentine’s Day. Take a peek and grab some inspiration:
a little glitz and glam goes a long way!
I love the idea of just one sparkling heart
If you want to skip the glitter but not the sparkle, add some of these metallic dots!
tiny hearts are still sweet
If you’re keeping it simple, just a pretty shade of pink does the trick!
Find more nail art ideas on Pinterest
This Palm Springs wedding includes two of my favorites things; the beach and succulents! Not to mention that this couple included their dog in the wedding ❤ I love that! He even gets something special to wear to the occasion. Check out the details:
this guy has my heart!
I love the simple table decor with metallic accents and just a pop of color from the single pink flower.
via Green Wedding Shoes
30 large fresh mint leaves
4 thick slices fresh watermelon, seeds and rind removed
10 ounces light rum, such as Bacardi
1/2 cup simple syrup
1/3 cup freshly squeezed lime juice (3 limes)
Sprigs of mint and spears of watermelon, for serving
Use a mortar and pestle to mash the mint leaves you can add a little sugar to help break up the leaves and get the oils from the mint extracted.
Remove and discard the rind and seeds of the watermelon. Place the watermelon, rum, simple syrup and lime juice in a blender and blend until smooth. Stir to get the froth to go down.
Put the mashed mint into a large pitcher and add in the watermelon mixture. Stir to combine the mint with the juice.
Place ice cubes in 6 glasses and pour the mojito mixture into the glasses. Garnish with sprigs of fresh mint and spears of watermelon.
via The Vintage Mixer
It’s hard to keep yourself from loving this pink beach shack on the Australian coast! I spotted this adorable home on Apartment Therapy and knew I had to share. Bec is the home’s owner and she combines vintage, boho and beach in a very playful and colorful manner. Take the tour!