While we completely understand the point-of-view that some think February 14th feels like a contrived holiday of overpriced flowers and heightened expectations, if we can find an excuse to celebrate love and all things heart-shaped and raspberry-red, we’ll gladly join the celebration.
This Valentine’s Day, show your special someone, your friends, your family, and most importantly, yourself some love by serving up a delicious raspberry recipe. And if there’s one thing (other than love) worth celebrating – even in the middle of winter – it’s delicious raspberry recipes.
If you’re not crazy about artificial red food coloring, take this brilliant tip from Parent’s Magazine (here) and make your own homemade food coloring using frozen raspberries. This kitchen hack can be used in a variety of dishes to slightly color your recipes – from sweet V-Day treats to sauces. Check out this Raspberry Hollandaise, which makes a festive addition to your breakfast-in-bed.
Alternatively, if you want to keep on theme with all things chocolate this Valentine’s Day, these Raspberry Chocolate Muffins were made for you. These muffins are not too sweet, which makes them perfect for breakfast or a coffee break (so technically you can eat them all day long!). They are also delicious toasted and spread with butter and raspberry jam. In fact, that’s when they’re best.
Be sure to check out our Sweet Raspberry Valentine Pinterest board for more swoon-worthy recipes and ideas.