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...]

Mini Chocolate Crinkle Pies, a Valentine’s Day treat!

Nothing says Valentine's Day like chocolate! And these Mini Chocolate Crinkle Pies will melt in your mouth and warm your heart:) Mini Chocolate Crinkle Pies for Valentine's Day . . . Valentine's Day is right around the corner! Two weeks from yesterday! So, our thoughts turn to the things we associate with Love, like chocolate! Right? And romantic dinners for two, maybe. If you plan a romantic dinner for two, or a Valentine Dinner for your family, these Mini Chocolate Crinkle Pies will be a real treat! Almost like tarts, they are made with Mama's Perfect Pie Crust, and filled with a fudgy chocolate pie filling that is almost addictive. Seriously! About the Mini Chocolate Crinkle Pies . . . Yesterday the thought came to me to NOT … [Read more...]

Lynn’s Chocolate Cherry Brownies Recipe

If you like chocolate brownies and cherries, you will like my husband's Chocolate Cherry Brownies. Another delicious treat that you can serve for Valentine's Day. Lynn's Chocolate Cherry Brownies . . . an ultimate chocolate delights! My husband, Lynn, can make the BEST Chocolate Cherry Brownies you ever put in your mouth! They are moist and delicious, and the crunch of the walnuts or pecans adds not only taste, but texture. And, since both chocolate and cherries are Valentine's Day sweet treats, these brownies would be a perfect goodie for the holiday. Plus, they are super easy to make, since they start with a brownie mix. Making Lynn's Chocolate Cherry Brownies . . . Lynn's Chocolate Cherry Brownies are what I would call … [Read more...]

Happy Valentine’s Day: Celebrate Love!

Valentine's Day is a celebration of Love . . .What is love? Love, in the concept of our understanding, is a strong, heart-felt, positive emotional feeling toward another person (or persons) that we hold dear. It is a longing to be with that person, a desire to share our lives with that person. In the music world, "Love Is A Many Splendored Thing" . . . which it is! There are many attributes of Love. In my "Love Themes" CD, there are ten songs that musically depict some of the most heart-felt emotions we associate with love: "Love", "Forgiveness", "Kindness", "Kiss", "Embrace", "Hope", and more. And, in art, love is represented by a heart or hearts . . . two hearts joined together as one. That's what love means to us as human … [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...]