Valentine’s Day Chocolate Desserts for Extremely Busy People

It’s Valentine’s Day! Have you made dessert yet? Have you thought about dessert yet? If your busy schedule has left you trying to think of something at the last minute, I have a few chocolate desserts that you can whip up today. And I’ve included preparation time estimates to help you plan. Vaina Cocktail from… 

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Hot Mulled Wine

Hot Mulled Wine Recipe - Andrea Meyers

Years ago I had my first taste of hot spiced wine at a friend’s apartment in Bogotá, Colombia, which we sipped while listening to Edith Piaf after a glorious dinner of beef tenderloin (lomo). Maria Consuela had spent time in the U.S. and Europe during her college years and liked to share her cultural experiences… 

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Prune Cake

Prune Cake Recipe - Andrea Meyers

It’s a shame that fruitcake has earned such a horrible reputation. When I was growing up I didn’t like them, I think because the flavor seemed strong to my kid-size palette, but now I love a good moist fruitcake with plenty of real dried fruits and a dash of rum or other baking alcohol. Michael’s… 

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Good Bite: Easy Holiday Entertaining with Betty Crocker, Hot Cranberry Apple Cider

Hot Cranberry Apple Cider Recipe - Andrea Meyers

I can’t imagine the holidays without this hot cranberry apple cider. The aroma is wonderful and makes the house smell so festive, and it’s also easy to make and won’t keep you hovering over the pot when you’d rather celebrate time with family and friends.

Speculaas (Molded Ginger Cookies)

Speculaas (Molded Ginger Cookies) Recipe - Andrea Meyers

This is my final cookie in the Saveur Cookies We Love event, a spiced molded cookie from the Netherlands. Molded cookies are common in Europe and the tradition is often passed down through families along with the old wooden cookie molds. If you are fortunate you may even have an heirloom mold that’s been in… 

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