Potatoes are a vegetable that can be prepared in multiple ways for a variety of delicious side dishes. In addition to the classics such as baked or mashed, my family enjoys potatoes in almost any form. A few of our potato favorites include these easy recipes:
According to recent statistics, the average person celebrating Valentine's Day in 2016 will spend almost $150 to show their affection. Of course, some will spend considerably more if they opt for the whole sweetheart package. According to the New York Post, the five items most purchased for a significant other are: a box of chocolates, diamond earrings, a dozen roses, dinner for two, and a bottle of champagne. Those five items can add up to over $500, all in the name of love.
I'm sure your sweetheart is worth the cost, nevertheless, not everyone wants to spend such an exorbitant amount of money. Perhaps a home baked cake would be sufficient to communicate your fondness for that special someone.
I used a heart-themed bundt pan for my cake. I'm calling my creation the Tunnel of Love cake in honor of Valentine's Day. The delicious feature of this cake is that it makes a fudgy tunnel though the middle while baking.
3/4 cup powdered sugar
1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa
4 - 6 teaspoons milk
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease and flour a 12-cup Bundt pan. In a large bowl, combine sugar and butter. Beat with an electric mixer until light and fluffy. Add eggs 1 at a time, beat well after each addition. Gradually blend in powdered sugar. Stirring in by hand, add flour, then cocoa. Blend in walnuts. Spread batter evenly in prepared pan. Bake for 45 - 50 minutes until top is set and edges begin to pull away from sides of pan. Cool in pan on wire rack for 1 1/2 hours. Invert cake onto serving plate. Cool for at least 2 hours.
Glaze: In a small bowl, combine powdered sugar, cocoa, and milk. Mix until well blended. Spoon over top of cooled cake. Store tightly covered.