Dessert might not be a nightly staple for many couples, but it is an indulgence couples allow themselves on special occasions, including Valentine's Day. While nice restaurants often boast impressive dessert menus, men and women who want to go the extra mile for their significant others this Valentine's Day may want to make a homemade dessert to enjoy after dinner. If expanding your dessert horizons is on your to-do list, then consider combining blueberries and corn in this unique yet delicious recipe for "Sweet Corn Créme Brûlée With Blueberries" courtesy of Marguerite Marceau Henderson's "Small Sweet Treats" (Gibbs Smith).
Decadent treats have become a staple of Valentine's Day. But not all Valentine's celebrants want to indulge in high-calorie treats with their significant others. For those who want the decadence without all those extra calories, try the following low-calorie recipe for "Rockin' Red Velvet Trifle" from Lisa Lillien's "Hungry Girl 200 Under 200: Just Desserts" (St. Martin's Press).
Dining out is a Valentine's Day tradition. Couples new and old typically make Valentine's Day into date night at nice restaurants, making this holiday that much more special.
Few people can resist the call of sweet and savory chocolate. It is a common ingredient in desserts, and often just a little goes a long way in satisfying a craving.
Although many people equate pumpkin pie or traditional butter and sugar cookies with the holidays, chocolate can help add variety to the festivities.
Ice cream is perhaps one of the most popular foods in the world. While many people visit their local ice cream parlor or grocery store frozen food aisle to satisfy their ice cream fix, this delicious and often decadent dessert can be made right at home. Those who want to try their hands at homemade ice cream should consider the following recipe for "Caramelized Honey Ice Cream With Rosemary and Orange" from Lori Longbotham's "Luscious Creamy Desserts" (Chronicle Books).
The holiday season is dominated by tradition. Families typically have their own unique traditions, but certain practices are so widely popular that they have become synonymous with the holiday season. Such is the case with certain foods, including gingerbread cookies. Gingerbread cookies can be enjoyed year-round, but many people only enjoy this tasty treat during the holiday season. For those who can't wait to indulge in gingerbread cookies this year, consider this recipe for "Soft Glazed Gingerbread" from Elisabeth M. Prueitt and Chad Robertson's "Tartine" (Chronicle Books).
Baking is popular come the holiday season, when baked goods are often gifted or shared with family and friends at holiday gatherings. Individuals turn out sweet treats left and right, and these treats are often gobbled up by appreciative holiday revelers.
Holiday baking is a tradition that stretches through time. What person doesn't look forward to the treats the season brings? Cookies are often gifted to friends and family members, and they usually help complete the dessert offerings after the holiday meal.
Baked goods can take some time to prepare. But as many baking enthusiasts know, the results are well worth the effort. Such is the case with the following recipe for "Pistachio Honey Rolls" from Marguerite Marceau Henderson's "Small Sweet Treats" (Gibbs Smith).
No matter how delicious a main course may be, a great dessert has a way of being the most memorable part of a meal. Perhaps because it's the final thing a person eats during a meal or maybe because diners tend to find dessert irresistible, the final course, when done correctly, makes a lasting impression.