I am aware that Valentine's Day is over by nearly a week but I've been slacking in the blogging department. I've been feeling under the weather this week and I'm a little down because of all the snow we've been having. It has literally snowed every day for two months straight.
At our house Valentine's Day isn't just about romance, it's also my daughter's birthday! So of course I had to go all out. I started by making candy roses with pink candy melts. I realized after I got home that I didn't buy any green for the leaves so I improvised with some green sugar. I know those candy melts are full of hydrogenated oils but it's not like I use them more than a few times a year, plus they are damn pretty!
here. I used Gluten Free Pantry's all purpose flour for this recipe. Then since I had melted candy left over from the roses I dipped the cookies in candy and sprinkled them! I should mention that these cookies did not get hard as they cooled like the recipe suggested. I was going to throw them away but then decided to put them in a 300 degree oven for awhile and see if they'd harden. Thank goodness they did! :)
recipe. I tried to get in the spirit with colored sugar and sprinkles.
shrimp caprese. Pardon my fancy, environmentally unfriendly paper plate. We dined at my parents and I didn't want to leave a mess. Naturally this was gluten free pasta. I've been using Ancient Harvest and honestly can't tell the difference!