8 Food Blog Links We Love

February 14, 2014

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Romantic candlelit dinners are nice and all, but the best part of any Valentine's Day celebration is dessert. After all, isn't the holiday just an excuse to eat an absurd amount of chocolate and heart-shaped treats? If you want to skip dinner tonight in favor of eating multiple sweets, these links are for you.

Dark Chocolate Pistachio Ice CreamValentine's Kiss MeringuesValentine CakeTriple Chocolate Cookies

  • Dark chocolate pistachio ice cream. With candied bacon bits! That is all. (Girl Versus Dough.)

Valentine's CakesChocolate Orange CakeOrange MeringuesChocolate Hazelnut Linzer Hearts

  • A childhood favorite gets a makeover, with blood orange cream! (Dolly and Oatmeal.)
  • Here's a different take on orange and chocolate cake. (Earthsprout.)
  • And again! Orange blossom and dark chocolate are swirled together in these meringues. (Hummingbird High.)
  • These chocolate hazelnut linzer hearts are bound to make people fall in love with you. (Smitten Kitchen.)

Which food blogs inspired you this week? Tell us in the comments!

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Photos on top by (clockwise) Girl Versus DoughCupcakes and Cashmere, My Name is Yeh, Sprouted Kitchen

Photos on bottom by (clockwise) Dolly and Oatmeal, Earthsprout, Hummingbird High, Smitten Kitchen

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Scott February 20, 2014
One of the best dessert from "Cooking With Mr. C." is a Fourth of July Pie, which I make all the time, not just for the 4th. So glad to see him mentioned. Scott
Erika February 19, 2014
A bit late to this party, but I love Edible Perspective! Her baklava-kissed muffins were especial stunners this week!
Pat February 19, 2014
Thanks Tammy for the "Cooking With Mr. C." link. I remember him from Martha Stewart's Mad Hungry.
Tammy February 18, 2014
My favorite blog is John Contratti's "Cooking With Mr. C." It has wonderful food, easily made. A Long Islander teacher who made a name for himself and who has gotten some of the biggest celebrities to take notice. Creative and fun, this is one blog that should be one of your Top 8. Tammy
Lauren K. February 18, 2014
Thanks for letting me know, Tammy!
From T. February 17, 2014
Thanks so much sil entre jardins - so glad you like it! :)
rachaelmr February 16, 2014
My favorites today were the Dolly & Oatmeal site and the Earthsprout blog - both very inspiring and lovely to be with for many recipes. As always I love smitten kitchen. And those Hummingbird High meringues are just gorgeous! Thanks for the treats!
From T. February 15, 2014
Thanks Kate (Veggie Desserts) love your site too, such great ideas - and congrats on the Huff Post! :)
Kate |. February 15, 2014
*Blushes and prods floor with toe* Could I mention my blog, too?
Does Carrot Meringue Pie, Spinach Shortbread, Beet Chocolate Truffles or Kale and Orange Cupcakes pique your interest? I bake, with vegetables. Have a look at :)
Lauren K. February 18, 2014
Of course you can. Thanks for sharing your site!
rainey February 15, 2014
You have to check out Joe Pastry. He is truly incomparable as a writer, teacher and inspiration and I say that without a hint of hyperbole.
Lauren K. February 18, 2014
I will check it out! Thanks, rainey!
fooddork1 February 14, 2014
I loved Impromptu Kitchen's take on Black and White cookies
Lauren K. February 18, 2014
Thanks for the tip, fooddork1!
richard February 14, 2014
Check out
Loved the Bolognese and ravioli recipes, tried them both...delicious!
Lauren K. February 18, 2014
Thanks for the tip, richard!
From T. February 14, 2014
Thanks so much for checking it out Lauren! :)
From T. February 14, 2014
Hi guys - erm, how about mine....From the Kitchen - you might like to try my Espresso Your Love Chocolate Mousse with Chocolate & Hazelnut Biscotti as a Valentine's Day option :)
Lauren K. February 14, 2014
Beautiful photos! Thanks for sharing :)
Kate |. February 15, 2014
Such a lovely site! Your Pomegranate Roasted Grape Bruschetta looks utterly divine.
sil E. February 17, 2014
Yes, indeed! Love the post on those fabulous 'smooth operators'
michele February 14, 2014
Josephine Malene's "A Tasty Love Story" food blog is wonderful - always clever and interesting spins on food and health and all her recipes that I have prepared are consistently really delicious (and good for you too!).
Lauren K. February 14, 2014
Thanks for the tip, Michele!