Three baked brownies with chocolate icing isolated white background. Free photo stock

Frosted Brownies!   For your sweetheart!

 

February is for Sweethearts in the Beautiful Badlands 

February is a welcome month in the badlands.   It’s short.   And it’s the last full month of winter.   But, it’s more!   February is all about chocolates and cherries and sweethearts.  

Burgundy cherries. Free photo stock

Burgundy cherries, perfect for a Valentine’s Day Dessert.

 

Badlands Cookbooks

Two of our favorite, staple cookbooks are right out of the Beautiful Badlands.   They feature many tempting recipes filled with chocolate or cherries, perfect for a Valentine surprise.

 

North Dakota Cowboy Hall of Fame Recipe Book. Photo of cover

North Dakota Cowboy Hall of Fame Cookbook

North Dakota Cowboy Hall of Fame Cookbook

A cookbook we definitely recommend is available from the North Dakota Cowboy Hall of Fame in Medora, North Dakota.  In it you’ll find some great recipes for chocolate treats for your sweetheart. 

Hershey Brownies & Frosting North Dakota Cowboy Hall of Fame Cookbook

Hershey Brownies & Frosting, recipe found in the North Dakota Cowboy Hall of Fame Cookbook.

A Cowboy's Chocolate Chip Cookies North Dakota Cowboy Hall of Fame Cookbook

A Cowboy’s Chocolate Chip Cookies, from the  North Dakota Cowboy Hall of Fame Cookbook

Tyler's Diamond Rio Chocolate Cake North Dakota Cowboy Hall of Fame Cookbook

Tyler’s Diamond Rio Chocolate Cake, included in the North Dakota Cowboy Hall of Fame Cookbook

 

Watford City Centennial Celebration Cookbook 

The Watford City Centennial committee produced an extensive cookbook for its 100 year celebration in 2014.   These recipes center on cherries are next on our list of sweet treats to make! Inquire about this cookbook at the Long X Trading Post Visitor Center/Pioneer Museum of McKenzie County.

Cherry Dessert A Taste of History, Watford City Centennial Celebration Cookbook

Cherry Dessert recipe found in  A Taste of History, Watford City Centennial Celebration Cookbook

Cherry Bars A Taste of History, Watford City Centennial Celebration Cookbook

Cherry Bars recipes included in A Taste of History, Watford City Centennial Celebration Cookbook

Cherry Winks A Taste of History, Watford City Centennial Celebration Cookbook

Cherry Winks A Taste of History, featured in the Watford City Centennial Celebration Cookbook

 

More Chocolate and Cherries, from North Dakota’s “east coast” area 

The Red River Valley (of North Dakota, not Texas) boasts one of the trendiest food authorities around.   Molly Yeh.   In her fascinating book, Molly on the Range, she features some luscious chocolate delights!  Purchase her recipe book here:  “recipes and stories from an unlikely life on a farm”.    Recipes such as Mum’s Schnapps Brownies, Dark Chocolate Marzipan Scone Loaf, and Chocolate Cake with Rosemary Buttercream are at the top of our chocolate fever list!

https://mynameisyeh.com/cookbook

Unique chocolate recipes are found in one of our favorite cookbooks, Molly on the Range!

https://tarateaspoon.com/the-best-frosting-for-brownies/

Best Frosting for Brownies, from Tara Teaspoon  Yum!!   (photo from the Tara Teaspoon blog)

The Ultimate Brownie Recipe 

It’s hard to beat this brownie recipe from the Tara Teaspoon blog.  We think the frosting recipe is ultimate, too!  In fact, you’ll find a special section of Valentines Day recipes from Tara here, Valentines Day Recipes from Tara Teaspoon.

 

Make sure you check out the Tara Teaspoon Facebook Page.  Brownies are featured there for February!

Brownies featured in Tara Teaspoon's Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/tarateaspooninc

Brownies featured in Tara Teaspoon’s Facebook page.  Find her here on Facebook and her blog here.

How about you?

What are Your Chocolate and Cherry favorite recipes?   What is your special sweet treat for Your Valentine?

See the Beautiful Badlands on one of our recent impromptu winter drives.   Go here:  A Treasure of Winter Landscapes in the North Dakota Badlands

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Watford City, North Dakota Fine Dining, Superb Accommodations, Great Shopping, and Things To Do!

Watford City, North Dakota Fine Dining, Superb Accommodations, Great Shopping, and Things To Do!  Discover McKenzie County here!

 

 

 

 

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