Aunt Kathleen’s Spaghetti and Meat Sauce for Valentine’s Day!

I first posted this in 2014. It is my "go-to" Valentine's Day dinner. Italian is always an excellent choice for a lovely dinner. And my Aunt Kathleen's Spaghetti and Meat Sauce is my favorite. Add a salad, French bread, a chocolate dessert and celebrate! Today is Valentine's Day. . . As I pondered for two days what to make for our Valentine's Day dinner, I finally decided on Aunt Kathleen's Spaghetti with Meat Sauce. For years spaghetti and meat sauce was my "go-to" Valentine's dinner. When my children were small, this is what we would always have. I usually made a Min's Italian Spaghetti and Meat Sauce, and it's still one of my favorite recipes. However, it has to cook for 4-5 hours. Since I didn't have that much time, I opted to … [Read more...]

Pecan Toffee Bark . . . a favorite Valentine’s Day treat!

This Pecan Toffee Bark is a favorite treat for Valentine's Day. Chocolate, pecans and toffee . . . yum!!! Keep some for you and yours, and give bags to others as gifts:) Pecan Toffee Bark . . . a favorite Valentine's Day treat! This Pecan Toffee Bark is one of our favorite treats to make for Valentine's Day. In fact, it is one of Mama's favorite snacks to eat. We both learned of this delicious bark from my daughter, Candace, who makes one with almonds. It was so good, Mama and I decided to make our own, but using pecans instead. We usually keep pecans on hand. The Pecan Toffee Bark Recipe . . . Basically it has just a few ingredients that are layered: pecans (chopped or whole), the toffee mixture, chocolate chips, and sprinkle … [Read more...]

Cherry Cream Cheese Roll, the perfect sweet treat for Valentine’s Day!

If you are looking for a different "sweet treat" for your loved one for Valentine's Day, you might consider this Cherry Cream Cheese Roll. The sweet braided roll has a cream cheese filling that is topped with cherry pie filling. Scrumptious! Cherry Cream Cheese Roll for Valentine's Day . . . Perfect! I always think of cherry desserts for Valentine's Day . . . Chocolate Covered Cherries (my favorite!!!), Jeri's Chocolate Cherry Cake (Daddy's favorite!), and Cherry Cream Cheese Pie (my son, Jason's, favorite!). And, this year I am adding a new one to my list . . . this Cherry Cream Cheese Roll. These delicious cherry filled braided sweet breads were, and are, extremely popular in my hometown and surrounding areas. I had not had one in … [Read more...]

Zebra Cookies, a Chocolate Cookie for Valentine’s Day!

If you are looking for a different cookie for Valentine's Day, check out these Zebra Cookies. After all, everyone loves chocolate for Valentine's Day. Right? Zebra Cookies for Valentine's Day? Zebra Cookies may not sound like love and kisses, but they are a delicious chocolate cookie drizzled with melted almond bark . . . a perfect combination of chocolates! And who doesn't LOVE chocolate for Valentine's Day??? With so many other cookies being non-chocolate, I though this one would be a great addition for a Valentine's Day treat.  Further, most people like chocolate. So, why not add it to your cookie list for this celebration of LOVE? Making the Zebra Cookies . . . The original recipe for Zebra Cookies didn't call for the melted … [Read more...]

Valentine’s Day Crispy Rice Treats

Valentine's Day is almost upon us! I worked at Candace's shop today--8 hours! Today and tomorrow are her busiest days for the Valentine's Day holiday. And, they/we were busy from the time I got there until I left, and the other girls, I'm sure, never stopped after that. There were cupcakes to make and decorate, goodie boxes to put together and fill, orders to put in order for tomorrow, cookies to make, and the list goes on and on! I told the girls, "I don't know how y'all keep it all straight!" But . . . they do! But, I decided to share with you some Valentine's Day Crispy Rice Treats that I made for my kindle book, "Sweets for your Sweetie". Valentine Crispy Rice Treats. . . Everybody loves the traditional crispy rice treats, aka … [Read more...]