Dear Food Editor,
Valentine’s Day is on the horizon and we know you are looking for some new and fun recipes to enchant your readers with. Oregon raspberries and blackberries fresh from the freezer are just the magic needed to crown a Valentine’s Day feast with a memorable dessert.
- Jeweled Heart Cookies
- These delicious morsels are the perfect palette for red raspberry or blackberry jam. Cookies like these make a great afternoon activity with children, who love to roll out the dough and cut the many different sizes of hearts. Be sure to stock up on seedless jam, sugar sprinkles and seasonal cookie decorations and let your imaginations go on a heart felt adventure.
- Goat Cheese Cheesecake with Red Raspberry Glaze
- Sometimes just a small portion is the perfect end to a wonderful meal. These individual cheesecakes are topped with red raspberry glaze touched with a hint of Chambord liqueur and combine goat cheese, cream cheese and mascarpone cheese for a triple taste delight. If you don’t have the individual cheesecake pans for this recipe a regular 9-inch spring form pan will work instead.
The featured recipes include high-resolution photos and may be used together for a full-length feature article or separately in a short form format. You will also find sidebar information on Oregon berries under the Pick a Berry tab. Health benefit information, berry characteristics and handling tips are all available with just a mouse click. For additional information contact the Cat McKenzie of the Oregon Raspberry & Blackberry Commission at 541-456-2264.