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Showing posts with label Valentine's Day. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Valentine's Day. Show all posts

February 13, 2014

Last Minute Valentine's Day Recipes

Thinking about cooking your sweetie a romantic, heartfelt meal? Or are you making some treats for family, neighbors, teachers, or coworkers? 

You're in the right place!

To me, nothing says "I love you" more than good food. Flowers? Mushy cards? Those are good and all. But give me a nice home cooked meal, some chocolate, maybe a cocktail or some wine and it's official. I love you.  

Here's some delicious Valentine recipes to show that special someone you care. Prepare for all things romantic and PINK and RED!

Grilled Filets with Bourbon Butter
(you can sear them on the skillet since it's not really grilling weather)

Strawberries and Cream Crunch Parfaits

Chocolate Cherry Chunk Brownies

Um going back through past recipes, I realize how many old posts don't have pictures anymore! Grr, so frustrating. That's from way back when I reached my photo limit on blogger and accidentally deleted tons of photos from my posts. I've been meaning to go back and add photos to those posts again, but there's so many. Hopefully I still have the pics saved on a memory card! One day, one day. 

Happy Valentine's Day, my loves!

Peace, and bacon grease!

February 14, 2013

Valentine's Marshmallow Pops

2 posts in one day? Cray cray, I know!

I just wanted to share these lil cuties with you all, it being Valentine's Day and all.

These are so quick and easy, you still have time to make these for someone today.

There's really no recipe, just dip some marshmallows in dipping chocolate and then sprinkles. If you use white marshmallows, then use pink or red dipping chocolate. If you use pink marshmallows, use white dipping chocolate. I use the Wilton melting candies... you can find them at Michaels and sometimes Target. Or online.

I wanted to use the heart-shaped marshmallows to make them extra Valentiney, but they wouldn't really stand up. If you want them to stand up, probably use regular marshmallows, or stick the straw fully through the heart-shaped ones so that the straw can rest against the table and be a support.

Valentine's Marshmallow Pops
from Echoes of Laughter
  • marshmallows, white or pink
  • straws or candy/lollipop sticks
  • white, red, or pink melting candy
  • Valentine sprinkles
Prepare a cookie sheet with a sheet of waxed paper. Plunge sticks into marshmallows. Place sprinkles in small, deep bowl. Melt chocolate wafers gently in microwave in a small, deep bowl. Stir with spoon until smooth. Dip marshmallows into melted wafers, then dip into sprinkles. Place on wax paper lined cookie sheet to dry.

PJ is my main Valentine. But you are all my Valentine's too :)

Love yall!

Peace, and bacon grease!


February 11, 2013

Valentine’s Day Egg in the Sandwich Basket

Real love, my friends, is making a grilled cheese sandwich with a heart shaped egg in it and giving it to your loved one amidst a silly fight.

I did that. Yeah, I'm a good girlfriend.


What better way to say you're sorry, or I love you, or be my Valentine than a heart-shaped breakfast?

I'm not gonna list the ingredients or instructions, because really it is just a grilled cheese sandwich (pepper jack cheese, baby) made to look all fancy with a heart-shaped cookie cutter for the egg.


I'll let you go to the original source for instructions, because Carey does a mighty good job of explaining the process.

Valentine's Day is just around the corner! Show those special to you just how much you love em. You know, they say the way to a man's heart is food. 

I think this may be true for me some women too :)

Peace, and bacon grease!

February 11, 2012

Strawberry Sweethearts Cocoa for Valentine's Day {Holiday Recipe Club}

Here's a delicious Valentine's Day treat for your sweetheart.

It's sweet, it's warm and comforting, and it's pink (though you can't totally tell from the picture).

At first we were suspicious... "Why melt the ice cream?!? Why add water?!" But boy was it worth it.

Don't question it.

Strawberry Sweethearts Cocoa
slightly adapted from Two Peas and Their Pod
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 pint strawberry ice cream
  • 2 cups water
  • Whipped cream
  • 1/2 cup milk chocolate chips
  • 1 tablespoon chocolate sprinkles

In a medium-sized bowl, melt the chocolate chips and dip the top of four mugs into the chocolate. Set aside, allowing chocolate to harden.

In a medium pot, whisk together the butter, sugar, and ice cream over medium high heat until melted.  Whisk in the water, one cup at a time until your favorite texture/flavor is achieved.  Heat just until steaming.  Pour into chocolate-rimmed mugs.  Garnish with a dollop of whipping cream and a sprinkling of chocolate sprinkles.

*We only made two glasses, and only added in 2 cups of water vs. 4 cups. We used less chocolate chips for the rims since we were only having two glasses, also.

Your sweet is sure to think you're sweet if you make this for him or her. What says "I love you" more than chocolate-dipped rims and strawberry ice cream?

It's love in a glass.

I'm participating in Erin's Holiday Recipe Club. Check out all the tasty Valentine treats in the blog hop below. 

Peace, and bacon grease!