Friday, February 10, 2012

Cookies & Wine - Better Together

In life there are three things you need, good friends, good chocolate & good wine! This Valentine's Day we are helping you out with two of the three! When I first tried 12 Signs Wine I just loved the concept! We all love feeling special and how special is it to have a wine paired specifically for you and your sign! (The wine was fabulous too! :) We just knew we had to create some wine and cookie pairings and with Valentine's Day was the perfect occasion! Picture this: a nice warm fire, a delicious dinner, spending time with the one or ones you love and for dessert wine specially paired with decadent cookies....sounds good to me for a perfect Valentine's Day!

We've created two options for the perfect Valentine's Day Gift!

"Sweet Love" Valentine's Day Gift Basket - One bottle of wine (choose the sign or your other) paired with 8 mini cookies - $40.00
"Better Together" Valentine's Day Gift Basket - Two bottles of wine (choose both of your signs) paired with 10 mini cookies - $75.00

Available for pick-up in the San Diego area or delivery for an additional charge in the San Diego area.  Cannot be shipped. All orders must be placed by 2/13/12.

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Best Valentine's Day Dessert Ever! 2 mins in a cup!

Every Valentine's Day I want something super chocolately super decadent and super indulgent! Its a day where I don't have to feel guilty about it so if I'm going to do it, I'm going to do it right! And this recipe does it right! I saw this recipe on The Family Kitchen and just HAD to try it! Besides containing two of my all time favs, chocolate & salted of all there's no batters, there's no mixers, all you need is a mug and a sweet tooth! From start to finish this recipe takes 5 minutes, leaving your Valentine's night free for other things.... :)

Salted Caramel Mug Cake
What you’ll need: {makes 2 mug cakes}
8 tablespoons all purpose flour
8 tablespoons sugar
6 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 eggs – beaten
6 tablespoons skim milk
2 tablespoon vegetable oil
2 salted caramels
What to do: 
1. Into a small bowl add: flour, sugar, cocoa, baking powder, salt, egg, milk, and vegetable oil. Mix to combine.
2. Pour mixture into a regular sized coffee mug. Drop caramels into center of mixture one at a time.
3. Microwave on high for one minute and 30 seconds. If needed {if cake batter is still gooey}, microwave on high for up to an additional 30 seconds.
I also added a little sprinkle of sea salt on the top just to salty it up just a bit.  Delish!