Valentine's Day

Strawberry Shortcake

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Strawberry shortcake - a quick and clas­sic dessert if you may be crunched for time!

Red Velvet Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting

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Red Velvet Cupcakes crowned with a luscious cream cheese frosting. These moist and delicious cupcakes are perfect for Valentine’s Day, Christmas or anytime you are craving a sweet something!

Chocolate Covered Strawberry Sugar Cookies

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Light and flavorful butter cookies all dressed up for Valentine's Day!

Valentine Linzer Hearts

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Sweet homemade raspberry linzer hearts for your special Valentine!

Cherry Chocolate Almond Brownie Bites

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Brownie bites with rich bittersweet chocolate, toasted almonds, and cherries. Topped with a creamy chocolate ganache and a candy heart, these bites are a sweet and delicious way to celebrate Valentine's Day!

Win a Gorgeous Le Creuset Casserole!

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We're having another awesome giveaway to celebrate our 1-year anniversary! Also, to celebrate Valentine's Day and warm cozy winter baking. The super folks at CSN Stores are sponsoring this fun giveaway (they sell everything from backyard swing sets to beautiful bakeware) - thanks guys!

As you may already know, we love Le Creuset. And we really love this gorgeous versatile cherry red casserole pan with lid. Lids rock. So we're giving one away to one lucky baker!

The giveaway is now closed. Thanks to everyone who entered!

To enter the giveaway, just leave a comment telling us what you would bake in this lovely casserole.

We'll keep the comments open until Thursday February 24th, 9 PM EST, and email the winner (chosen randomly) on Friday February 25th. The winner will have until 9PM EST on Sunday February 27th to get back to us to claim their prize. If we have not heard from you by then, another winner will be chosen at random.

This giveaway is open to USA residents only.

Bonus Entries:

2. Follow @BakingIsHot on Twitter, and (re)tweet this: "RT @BakingisHot Win a Gorgeous Le Creuset Casserole! http://bit.ly/hyAOlS"

Then come back here and leave a *separate* comment letting us know you tweeted.

3. "Like" our fanpage on Facebook, then come back here and leave a *separate* comment letting us know you've done so.

4. Sign up for our RSS feed, then come back here and leave a *separate* comment letting us know you've done so.

Good luck and thanks for all your love and encouragement during our first year! :D

Mississippi Mud Cake

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A rich, chocolately dense cake.

Apple Candy Hearts

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Candy coated apple bites rolled in cornflakes and drizzled with chocolate - perfect for your Valentine!

Chocolate Mousse Hearts

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This will be my first Valentine’s Day married, and to celebrate I made these little chocolate mousse-filled cake hearts.

Sugar cookies with homemade food coloring

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I was very pleased with how these cookies turned out using raspberries as a natural food coloring. Delicious and perfect for people with food coloring allergies too!