Valentine's Day Breakfast: Chocolate-Dipped Strawberry and Chocolate Chip Scones

Most of the time, I try to make healthier scones…Most of the time, white flour is substituted with whole-wheat flour or, butter is substituted with coconut oil or yogurt…Most of the time.However…There are some other times when “healthier” takes a backseat…Some times when butter IS used, and self-rising flour cannot be substituted…And in times like that, “Chocolate-Dipped, Strawberry, Cinnamon, Chocolate Chip Scones” are born! ...more
These are so adorable and look so inviting!  Love scones and this idea is great:) Did you shape ...more

Semolina gnocchi with ham - valentine recipe idea

Semolina flour gnocchi (also called Roman gnocchi or Gnocchi alla Romana) can be considered the Italian reply to "mac&cheese". Easy, fast and creamy comfort food on the healthy side: homemade and baked. Kids love them. Being San Valentine so close I decided to play with the shapes creating some heart gnocchi :-)Enjoy!http://www.buonapappa.net/semolina-flour-gnocchi-with-ham/...more

No Flowers or Chocolates for This Saint! Who was Saint Valentine?

When I travel I love researching the legends and stories of my destinations. Part of that is a curiosity about the origin of rituals, holidays, and traditions…in this case, Saint Valentine’s Day.* ♥ * ♥ * ♥ *No Flowers or Chocolates for This Saint!Roses are Red,  Violets are Blue…I’m Glad I’m No Saint, Aren’t YOU?* ♥ * ♥ * ♥ *Typically St. Valentine’s Day conjures up images of romantic, lovey-dovey stuff like hearts and flowers, boxes of chocolates, mushy greeting cards, and the like… Well, this wasn’t exactly the case for this holiday’s namesake, Saint Valentine – in fact, there was no romance for this saint! Furthermore, there are actually three potential Valentines that the day commemorates and in all three cases, they were martyred i.e., imprisoned, tortured, and executed. Yikes, not my idea of romantic or happy ending!...more

Gajar Ka Halwa

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Cherry and Pecan Stuffed Endive

I always enjoy a cocktail party menu that has variety but is still functional. I think it is slightly cruel to ask your guests to stand for a few hours and have appetizers that clearly require silverware. Instead of enjoying a night of fun and conversation, you are constantly fumbling around trying to simultaneously eat some food and not spill all over the front of your dress. Have you ever been to an event like this? It makes me crazy! So when thinking of this menu, I wanted to make sure that all of the appetizers were very easy to eat standing and mingling....more

Valentines Day Ideas for the Single Ladies

Well friends, we've survived January. It is said to be one of the hardest months of the year. They (whoever "they" are) say this because November & December are so full of holidays and traditions that when we enter January things tend to hit a lull. ...more
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On This Valentine’s Day: Admit Your Affair (with the Wage Gap)

www.TheFeministBride.comOn this Valentine’s Day with great signs of affection, red roses and confectionary delights, ...more

Sun Dried Tomato Palmiers

Valentine’s Day is one of those holidays that people seem to have a rather strong opinion on. They either love it or hate it. It has always been a fun holiday for me, regardless of how old I was or if I was in a relationship. While we were growing up we had a big dinner at my grandmother’s house and always exchanged little gifts. I had various years with boyfriends, some without, and then I went to college and celebrated the best four Valentine’s Days of my life....more