Valentine’s Day Chocolate Raspberry Cake

This Valentine’s Day Chocolate Raspberry Cake was made for Discover, A blog by World Market. This post is sponsored by Cost Plus World Market

Valentine’s day is just around the corner and what better way to say I love you to your sweetheart than with making them a show stopper Chocolate Raspberry Cake decorated with chocolate hearts and fresh raspberries.
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I love making over the top decadent desserts for holidays, especially ones that are all about the sweets, such as Valentine’s Day. The day to shower your loved ones with flowers, chocolates and candies. Or a fancy chocolate raspberry cake that really isn’t that hard to make. I kept it simple by leaving the cake layers visible, and had some fun with piping buttercream designs for the frosting in the middle layer and on top of the cake. You can customize the buttercream designs any way you want. The sky is the limit!

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Roasted Butternut Squash Soup with Bacon and Crispy Leeks

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I am a huge fan of roasted butternut squash soup. It is so simple to make, and so versatile. This version of roasted butternut squash soup is made with bacon and crispy leeks and makes for a perfect light lunch or dinner.
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This roasted butternut squash soup is even better when prepared in a gorgeous new Le Creuset dutch oven in their new color, Teal, which is exclusive to Williams Sonoma and one of my most favorite colors.

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Spicy Hawaiian Garlic Shrimp with Pineapple

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Spicy Hawaiian Garlic Shrimp with Pineapple is a sweet and spicy version of the famous Hawaiian garlic shrimp that can be found at shrimp trucks on several of the islands. I first had this version when I visited Maui a few years ago, but it took a trip to the Big Island of Hawaii last […]

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Triple Coconut Bundt Cake

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This triple coconut bundt cake is perfect for the coconut lover. Coconut in the cake, soaking syrup and glaze and topped with more coconut. A tropical vacation in a cake! Cake recipe from Beautiful Bundts by Julie Anne Hession. Flu season is no joke. I was planning on blogging this triple coconut bundt cake recipe […]

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Christmas Dinner – Cranberry Fig Roast Pork with Cranberry Orange Risotto

Cranberry Fig Roast Pork with Cranberry Orange Risotto makes for a perfect Christmas dinner. Serve with vegetables of choice and of course wine and save room for whatever you have planned for dessert. Perhaps a gingerbread house cake? These recipes are made for Discover, a blog by Cost Plus World Market. This post is sponsored […]

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Persimmon Galette with Mango Dark Rum Glaze

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Take advantage of winter’s best fruit by making this Persimmon Galette with Mango Rum Glaze before they are out of season. This is how far behind I am with my blog. I made this persimmon galette last year. That’s right. Last year. 2016. I am just now getting around to blogging it. I really shouldn’t […]

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Hawaiian Airlines New Meal Program and Designer Uniforms

Hawaiian Airlines New Meal Program Starting Dec. 1, will introduce new elements in both food and fashion by launching a new meal program for its North American routes from local chefs and new uniform designs by a local designer. I was unable to attend this event in person due to childcare issues, however Hawaiian Airlines […]

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Mango Passion Fruit Italian Cream Cake with Kiwi Buttercream

Mango Passion fruit Italian Cream Cake with Kiwi Buttercream.  A tropical version of the Italian Cream Cake from Irvin Lin‘s Cookbook, “Marbled, Swirled and Layered“. It is gorgeous, delicious and well worth the effort. Everything in Irvin’s book looks incredible. It was hard to choose what to make first. Irvin is celebrating the 1st anniversary […]

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Big Island of Hawaii Banana Date Bread

Big Island of Hawaii Banana Date Bread. Banana bread is a must eat in Hawaii, with each island having its own version. Delicious versions at that.  Maui might have the most famous banana bread from its stands along the ever so windy Hana Highway, but the best I have ever had comes from a small […]

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Pressed Italian Sandwiches

Pressed Italian Sandwiches. Perfect picnic sandwiches loaded with Italian ingredients made for Discover, a blog by World Market. This post is sponsored by Cost Plus World Market. I love sandwiches. Especially if made from a deli or sandwich shop with thick, crusty bread, a variety of cold cuts, cheeses and more. When we lived in […]

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Mexican Breakfast – Huevos Rancheros with Grilled Nopales

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Huevos Rancheros with Grilled Nopales. My favorite Mexican breakfast and or brunch recipe made with grilled nopales, or cactus paddles, in place of the traditional tortilla. Recipe made for Discover, a blog by World Market. If I could pick one cuisine to have at breakfast or brunch it would be Mexican cuisine. I love Mexican […]

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French Press Coffee Ice Cream Popsicles with Sea Salt Dark Chocolate Drizzle

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French Press Coffee Ice Cream Popsicles with Sea Salt Dark Chocolate Drizzle. They sound decadent but they are light, delicious and made for Discover, A Blog by World Market. This post is sponsored by Cost Plus World Market.  We eat an insane amount of popsicles at our house all summer long. It’s Las Vegas. It […]

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