This post is sponsored by Jord. I was gifted the Jord wood watch in this post, but all opinions are mine alone.
When I’m cooking and baking in the kitchen, I live by the timer. Thirty minutes here, an extra two minutes there. Wait too long and it’s burnt, pull something too quickly and it’s still raw! Even though I use timers, I also wear a watch when I’m in the kitchen so I stay on time. I’m usually baking or cooking two things at once and photographing one while the other finishes and it all has to happen before the sun sets. It’s a balancing act of time! Lucky for me, this wood watch from Jord is so cool and unique and keeps me on time! I recently saw a wood watch on one of my food blogger friend’s wrist and I loudly squealed, “Is that a wood watch!?!” To which she loudly replied, “YES! It’s wood! Isn’t it so cool?” At that moment, I knew I had to have one! I mean, really, a wooden watch! I love when things are not quite what you expect them to be. The watch arrives in a wooden keepsake box with care instructions and oil for maintenance (for the wood, not for the watch itself, it isn’t the Tin Man!) and I just LOVE the black color! Despite all my colorful posts, I like to wear a lot of black while in the kitchen (black hides the stains), but because this watch is a neutral, it goes great with anything whether it’s yoga pants and a sweatshirt in the kitchen or a dressy outfit for date night! My watch is part of the Frankie series and the color and details are beautiful! I got the Ebony and Gold Frankie and when I ordered it I was worried that the watch face might be too big for my tiny wrist, but it is perfect! Speaking of tiny wrists, Jord can also size the watch before shipping it to you so it’s ready to wear when it arrives! It’s a simple process of printing out their wrist ruler, cutting it out, wrapping it around your wrist, then letting them know the size.
I’m also super excited to host an awesome Jord Watches gift code giveaway for my readers! To enter for a chance to win a $100 gift code for your own wood watch, simply visit this link and fill out the form. 1 person will win, but EVERYONE who enters will receive a consolation code worth $25.00 at the end of the contest! Contest ends 2/19 at 11:59 PM, so hurry and enter today!Alright, now let’s talk about these adorable pink cherry pies! It’s been super cold and rainy here in Los Angeles, so I warmed up the kitchen by making my husband some heart-shaped cherry pies! It’s a fairly quick recipe since I used canned pie filling and it makes for such a cute dessert! And if you would like the recipe so you can make your own miniature, pink cherry pies for your Valentine, it’s right here:
- 3 cups flour
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 TBSP granulated sugar
- 12 TBSP butter, cold
- ⅓ cup shortening, cold
- 6-8 TBSP ice water
- 2-3 drops pink food coloring
- 1 can cherry pie filling
- 1 egg
- finishing sugar
- Combine the flour, sugar, and salt in a bowl and whisk together.
- Use a grater to grate the cold butter and cold shortening into the dry ingredients mixture.
- Mix with your hands until the dough starts to combine.
- Add the food coloring to the ice water, then add a bit of water to the dough slowly and continue to mix with your hands until dough sticks together. Don't use too much water or dough will be tough.
- Split dough in half, form into flattened balls, wrap in plastic and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
- Preheat the oven to 375 F.
- Remove the dough from the refrigerator. Start with one dough ball and roll out with a rolling pin on a generously floured surface until about ⅛" thick.
- Use a large heart cookie to cut hearts out of the dough. Set aside on a cookie sheet covered with parchment paper. Repeat with the other dough ball.
- Spoon about 2 spoonfuls of cherry pie filling onto the center of half the hearts.
- Cover with the remaining half of hearts and pinch the seams together with your fingers before crimping with the tines of a fork.
- Give the top of each pie an egg wash, cut steam slits, and sprinkle with finishing sugar.
- Bake for 20 minutes or until golden brown.
What’s your go-to Valentine’s Day dessert? Cookies? Cupcakes? Milkshakes? Let me know in a comment!