The Sassy Pair

Peach Mascarpone Galette

I think of galettes as pastry secrets. So many people don’t know what they are, and if they do, they don’t realize how utterly simple they are! Galettes are so much easier than pies because if the dough starts to crack while you roll it out, you can just call it “rustic”. Fill your galette with whatever fruit you like, especially something in season like pears.

All Star Cocoa Brownies

If you aren’t already making these brownies you should be. They’re the ultimate brownies. I’ve had people tell me they’ve dreamed about them. If these are good enough for someone who doesn’t already love you, making them for someone you love will really say something. Serve them with a scoop of ice cream and a drizzle of caramel sauce for a perfect surprise dessert.

Lavash Crackers

Do you know how to take a dinner in and make it feel extra special? Start with a cheese board… even if it’s just one cheese and these crackers. This dough whips together very quickly, while the whole process takes about two and a half hours. Season with whatever you want; my favorite is Trader Joe’s Everything But the Bagel Seasoning, which I think everyone now has a bottle of in their pantry.

Strawberry Layer Cake with Almond Buttercream

Sometimes you just want to make a cake, and there’s nothing wrong with that. A cake says “hey I spent a lot of time on this and that’s okay because I think you’re worth it”. This strawberry cake is perfect for Valentine’s Day. You can use frozen strawberries to make the puree, and really go all in on the red theme, if you want.

White Chocolate Raspberry Mousse

Britta posted this no-bake recipe last year around Valentine’s Day, and for good reason! The mousse is beyond easy: melt chocolate, whip cream, fold the two. The raspberry can be replaced with any fruit compote or store bought preserves that youwant. If you want to add a little pizzazz to the top, you could shave some dark chocolate using a normal vegetable peeler.

Brioche Cinnamon Rolls

Nothing says I love you like breakfast in bed, or a hand delivery of warm cinnamon rolls. While these cinnamon rolls are a bit labor intense, they are certainly worth it! You can also make them ahead, freeze them, and then bake them off the day you want to eat them. The brioche dough is like a pillow, soft and tender as ever. You should also just make these for yourself because you’re worth it.

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