Today the Sunday Funday group is celebrating romance for Valentines' Day. Thanks to Stacy of Food Lust People Love, Sue of Palatable Pastime, Rebekah of Making Miracles, and Wendy of A Day in the Life on the Farm for coordinating this low-stress group. Today Rebekah is hosting and she's given us the following prompt: Happy Valentine's Day! Today let's celebrate romance. Serve up a dish that would be a part of your perfect romantic meal; this includes drinks and appetizers.
Here's the line-up of how the #SundayFunday bloggers are celebrating Valentines' Day...
- Beet-Kissed Savory Goat Cheese Truffles by Culinary Adventures with Camilla
- Chocolate Chip Strawberry Cake Mix Cookies by Faith, Hope, Love, & Luck Survive Despite a Whiskered Accomplice
- Chocolate Dipped Strawberries by Amy's Cooking Adventures
- Grilled Grapes & Paneer Sticks by Sneha's Recipe
- Salmon with Peach Salsa by Making Miracles
- Strawberry Almond Crumble by Food Lust People Love
- Wild Rice Stuffed Pork Tenderloin by A Day in the Life on the Farm
Beet-Kissed Savory Goat Cheese Truffles
Years ago a fellow blogger introduced me to savory cheese truffles and I have been making them ever since! But feel free to use whatever dried fruits and herbs you have on-hand.
Since we are celebrating Valentines' Day, I wanted to make them pink. And I had this powdered mix for beet latte in my cabinet, but I have used just powdered beets before or even a few drops of food coloring.
Ingredients makes approximately 12
- 8 ounces cream cheese
- 8 ounces goat cheese
- 2 teaspoons powdered beet or beet latte mix (or a few drops of food coloring)
- 1/3 cup chopped dried hibiscus
- 1/3 cup chopped candied ginger
- 1/2 cup chopped macadamia nuts
- Also needed: hand-blender; scoop, optional but it makes portioning consistent
Place cream cheese, goat cheese, and powdered beets in a medium mixing bowl. Use a hand blender to combine the cheeses. If the cheese is too soft, you can refrigerate it until it reaches the consistency you prefer.
Use a scoop or a spoon to portion out the cheese. Roll the cheese in the topping. Make an indentation at the top and press the bottom into a point to form a heart shape.
That's it for the #SundayFunday Valentines' event. We'll be back next week, sharing recipes about Breakfast for Dinner with Sue of Palatable Pastime leading the discussion. Stay tuned....