DIY Heart Pocket Apron + 7 Heart Recipes To Go With It

Heart Pocket Apron DIY Apron with Heart Pockets

For all of you who said to keep the heart posts coming, this one if for you! Last week we treated the kids to a breakfast for dinner night, and they were beyond excited. Especially when we used cookie cutters to cut the pancakes into heart shapes. It blew their wee little minds.

And it gave me a chance to break in my new apron. I loved this simple white apron I found at Michaels. And then – wait for it – I sewed on heart pockets! I know it’s crafty and corny, but I need something to make cooking more fun, right?

Valentine's Apron

Have I mentioned how heavy a cast iron skillet is? Sheesh.

In an effort to find more excuses to wear my apron here are 7 yummy recipes that feature happy hearts. Seriously, I’m not sure which to try first. Will you be baking for Valentine’s Day?

7 Yummy Heart Recipes

7 Yummy Heart Recipes

1. Dark chocolate pomegranate mouse – Oh My Veggies | 2. Chocolate cherry meringues – Matthew’s Puzzle | 3. Hidden heart pound cake – Boulder Locavore | 4. Pink up your life – The Gigglepea | 5. Heart milk cubes – A Subtle Revery | 6. Valentine’s themed cookies – The Little Kitchen | 7. Mini chocolate heart cakes recipe – Will Cook For Smiles

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  1. says

    I love that apron. It said it was a DIY? I tried finding the link to it, but didn’t see it. I love everything heart shaped for Valentine’s Day as much as I love holiday cookies in December. Makes me smile :)
    Xo Inna
    Baking in Couture

    • gerbermom says

      Really? No way! I’ve never really worn one either but it’s fun. You should totally get one those big, tall chef hats :)

  2. Susanna says

    I need to make something heart-shaped this weekend–these are inspiring ideas :) I love the apron too-maybe if I had a cool apron, I’d be inspired to cook? :)

    • gerbermom says

      Ha, that’s what I’m hoping too! Let’s get together this week and make some brownies or cookies with the girls.

    • gerbermom says

      I think it’s more fun to bake for Valentine’s than for Christmas – less pressure maybe? It’s definitely a chocolate kind of day – let me know if you have a favorite cake recipe!

  3. says

    Hi Stephanie
    What a wonderful apron! Fantastic work, I was very interested in sewing once, but I’m secretly scared by the sewing machine. :D
    Anyway, I wanted to say, thank you very very much for featuring my food in this lovely post!
    Best wishes,

  4. says

    YAY for hearts!!!! :)

    Love that apron! Why don’t I have an apron for every holiday/season? Hmm… good question.

    I am baking up a little something special on Valentine’s Day morning for my boys. Well, at least the boys with more than two teeth ;) haha! Of course, there will be pictures, so be on the look out! :)

    • gerbermom says

      What are you baking for V-day morning? I need ideas (otherwise it might be pancakes – again). And I totally agree – we definitely need aprons for every holiday!

      • says

        Since Valentine’s Day is the first day hubby and I are finished with the 24 Day Challenge diet we’ve been doing, I thought it would be great to do something special that day. And when I found this pin : I knew what I wanted to do. I’ve got everything needed for this (I bought Pillsbury ready-made pie crust last night) and am thinking of mixing things up to do some with Valentine’s Day sprinkles and some with the strawberries. ;)

        • gerbermom says

          What?! That looks so yummy. I need pie crust stat (b/c of course I already have nutella even tho I shouldn’t). How did the 24 day challenge go?

          • says

            Totally yummy! And totally easy! Of course, I can never follow a recipe exactly. So I’m doing mine heart-shaped, and probably sans the strawberry jelly.

            I think the challenge has gone really well. I’m sure we’ve gained some back after our trip this weekend. I don’t think I’m reaching my goal of 20 pounds lost, BUT, I can definitely tell that I’ve lost inches overall. You know those jeans you have that are super uncomfortable when you wash them because they tighten so much? Yeah, I wore those this weekend, right after washing them, and they weren’t uncomfortable at all. Thursday will be the final weigh-in day and measuring day. I’m anxious to see what my totals are. And excited to keep it going even post-challenge.

          • gerbermom says

            Yay for you – that is awesome! You should definitely go by how you clothes fit versus the scale! Don’t get caught up in the number b/c you probably added muscle too. I’m finally starting to get my act together – well, sort of :)

          • gerbermom says

            Yay for you – that is awesome! You should definitely go by how you clothes fit versus the scale! Don’t get caught up in the number b/c you probably added muscle too. I’m finally starting to get my act together – well, sort of :)

    • gerbermom says

      You don’t have Michaels? Man, that’s a bummer! Do you have any craft stores? Like a JoAnns? I bet you have all kinds of cute aprons!

    • gerbermom says

      I know, I love that skillet! You should check eBay – my dad is a total cheapskate and I think that’s where he got these for our wedding.

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