Valentine’s Day
Vegan Chocolate-Covered Cherries

Vegan Chocolate-Covered Cherries

Another reader request, this time Kelli asked me to create vegan chocolate-covered cherries–you know the kind with the gooey white filling? I took her idea and put a twist on it and methinks these are even better than just your typical chocolate-covered cherry! What’s so different about these, you ask? Oh, great question–thank you for asking...
Vegan Chocolate Turtles

Vegan Chocolate Turtles

I love it when I receive requests from you, super amazing readers and friends, about what you want to see over here–especially when whatever is on your mind is on mine as well. And I have been thinking a lot about Chocolate Turtles lately for some reason. It must have been because of all the...
Allergen-Friendly Baking 101: Chocolate-Making

Allergen-Friendly Baking 101: Chocolate-Making

I’m back to familiar territory and discussing all things CHOCOLATE today for this Valentine’s Day special edition of our Allergen-Friendly Baking Series. When I began Fork & Beans I quickly became known as the “Candy Lady” (if you scroll down this post you will see why). Making candy and tempering chocolate used to be something that intimidated...
Valentine's Day Donuts

Valentine’s Day Donuts

I’m a bit uncertain when it began but I have this new association of donuts when I think about Valentine’s Day. Not like I am thinking a lot about Lover’s Day but usually the two weeks prior to when I am trying to figure out what desserts I want to make, my inner voice is...
Gluten-Free mini Valentine's Donuts

Gluten-Free mini Valentine’s Donuts

This Valentine’s Day has found me completely struck with love. First and foremost, the love I feel from you, my dear friends is palpable. I must give the biggest THANK YOU to you for being by my side during one of the darkest times of my life. The encouragement, love and support is so deeply...
Vegan Dark Chocolate Strawberry Cream Truffles

Vegan Dark Chocolate Strawberry Cream Truffles

I’m on strike! I have the touch of death in the kitchen when it comes to baking as of late. I’m failing royally at everything I have a go at. It’s the endless cycle of baking gluten, egg, and dairy-free. You can never think you have arrived because there is always something new to learn,...
Vegan Hershey Kisses

Vegan Hershey Kisses

Remember this post when I made you guess what was peculiar about the picture; if you could find the item that didn’t belong in a gluten-free/vegan diet? Some of you guessed correctly: I ended up making homemade Vegan Hershey Kisses. What, did you forget about it already? I hope not because today is the day...
Raw Chocolate Hearts

Raw Chocolate Hearts

Valentine’s Day has never been of much amusement for me. Don’t get me wrong, I love all the holiday-themed foods and crafts of hearts & cupids just like anyone… But that is usually the extent as to how far my love goes for the holiday. Maybe it was all those bitter years of loneliness that...
Vegan Chocolate-Covered Spoons

Vegan Chocolate-Covered Spoons

Sometimes the simple things are just in order. Everybody knows that Valentine’s Day is the holiday of chocolate,so these spoons fit perfectly into the categories of: Simple. Chocolate-y. Romantic. {A fancier way to make a cup of hot chocolate} Perfect to romantically serve to your loved one while you snuggle with each other next to...
Graham Cracker Sandwiches

Graham Cracker Sandwiches

If there is one thing I am certain about, it is that there is no certainty in this life. It is inevitable that things must constantly be in the stage of evolution. Think about it: We are not meant to be little babies for the entirety of our lives. {though we can argue some might...
Heart-Shaped Sugar Cubes

Heart-Shaped Sugar Cubes

I have several memories from my childhood of going along with my mother to her place of work. Back in the day, my mom worked as shoplifting security for a popular clothing store. {This was when 2-way mirrors were the thing and someone stood behind it, watching for shady folk} That was my mother behind the window....
Seedless Watermelon Hard Candies

Seedless Watermelon Hard Candies

Having a blog can be a lot of work. {Especially for someone like me who pours her heart into the things she loves} …and this blog is definitely something I love. I can easily put 30 hours a week into this. Part because I am crazy. Part because this is my passion. Part because I...