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-ExupĂ©ry



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 .....it 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!!

::Hugs::

Cheri



6 comments:

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

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

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

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  3. The bouquet looks AMAZING! Great job!

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