Friday, February 14, 2014

Happy Valentine's Day 2014!!

Loving is not just looking at each other, it's looking in the same direction.  ~Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

I don't know what it is about Valentine's day that makes me feel like I need to make homemade goodies for my Valentine!! I decided to make my Mom a fruit bouquet this time, to save some $. It's a lot more trouble than it looks!! But I think it turned out okay, and she seemed very pleased with it!!

Pineapple hearts
Not bad for a beginner huh??
All wrapped up and ready for delivery!!
 I watched "Pioneer Woman" the other day and she had a recipe for Chocolate cookies that looked really good to me, so I decided to try that for my Sweetie...Hubby.  The recipe didn't have any milk or milk chocolate in it so I figured I could make some of those for my Mom also since she has issues with milk products. I made the dough from scratch....

Wrap it and let it cool  in the fridge for at least 2 hours.....

Then roll it to 1/4" and cut shapes, there is no yeast so they won't rise and will be somewhat dense....

After they baked I decided to try one was not my 'cup of tea'. Since it was made from cocoa powder and powdered sugar, they actually tasted like bittersweet chocolate, I am not a fan!! I like sweet chocolate, the sweeter the better.  

So I decided to make a glaze to add sweetness....(and of course beauty!) I tried my best, but I still was NOT a fan. 

 I decided to wrap them up in pretty little valentine bags anyway and see if they liked them!  They did!!

So I made some of the good ol' pillsbury sugar cookies too, to give them options!!
These are great if you cut them in half, they are very tasty.....and easy!!!
I decided instead of a fruit bouquet for Hubby, I would put the fruit in separate containers and slip them in his lunchbox!!
Believe me it isn't easy to make hearts out of pineapple and cantaloupe!!!!

I even tried to make the strawberries look like hearts!!
It was a lot of work, and I think it was appreciated.....but maybe next year I will try something else!! It was a lot of fun though!!

I hope ya'll have a great Valentine's Day!!




  1. Wow - you did a great job on everything! Happy valentines day. xo

    1. Thanks Kim!! Happy Valentine's day to you!!!!

  2. wow, you are making and baking like cray. The bouquet for your mom looks great!

  3. The bouquet looks AMAZING! Great job!