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Valentine's day is coming up and you might still be wondering what you should be cooking that night. Whether you're planning on a romantic dinner for two, or something fast and easy for the whole family, we are here to help.
This blog is full of recipes and I've lined up a few of my favorites here for you to choose from. Remember, you can also go to our Etsy shop and buy our bloggilicious baking pages to create your own hard copy cookbook with our recipes!
Our valentine's day will be different this year. It is PH's birthday, so of course we'll be celebrating that! But now we have a little one, and family will be in town to celebrate her because on the 18th she will be blessed at our church. (I guess a blessing is sort of like a christening, but there is no water. Is there water at a christening? I think so. a blessing is when the father, or another worthy priesthood holder, holds the baby and gives her a name and then blesses her with whatever Heavenly Father tells him to bless her with. In a nutshell.) Alicia will be here and her son's birthday is the 13th and he'll be turning 3! Our nephew Hunter is also here and he'll be 3 on the 20th! So with all this busy family time, we'll probably want to be using some of these great recipes ourselves!
Happy Valentine's Day!
1. Strawberry Hot Cocoa Bombs: my mom came up with this flavor last year and we made this cute video to show you how they work! Here in AZ its already 80 degrees, but in those parts of the country where it is still freezing you can warm up with that special someone with these tasty bombs!
2. Salted Caramel Hot Cocoa Bombs: my mom also showed you another fun flavor and decorated them for Valentine's day! Check out how cute they are!
3. Shrimp Pesto with Zoodles: don't forget, last year I gave you the perfect Valentine's day meal. It's what PH and I had, and we enjoyed it quite a bit! I think I might go buy zucchini and make it again!
4. German Rinderrouladen and Potato Dumplings: Go international with this tasty meal from Alicia's journey into German foods!
5. Valentine's Day appetizers: if you're throwing any kind of party (like we are) these Valentine appetizers are sure to be a hit!
6. Swiss Cake Roll: what Valentine's Meal is complete without dessert? Check out our tasty Swiss Cake roll for yours!
7. Butterscotch Not so Squares: Of course Valentine's Day involves candies and chocolate. Give a heartfelt gift by making these tasty chocolates that your significant other will love!
Well, there you have it. Seven recipes sure to make your Valentine's day a success, no matter whom you're celebrating it with!
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Whoot! We've made it to Friday Faves #50! And, since Thursday the first of February was National Candy Making Day, what a great way to celebrate our faves! Do you enjoy making homemade candies? We've shared a few of our favorite candy recipes in the past, but we will also be sharing a new favorite this week as well. These homemade candy choices will be perfect this time of year as it gets closer to Valentine's Day! You could even make your own little candy box for that special someone.
What are your favorite homemade candies?
You are going to notice that there is a theme among us here at 3 Winks. Chocolate! I thought about giving a Divinity recipe, but let's get real. It really is all about the chocolate.
But, Maddy, with her usually healthy vegan ways said, "Nope! If I am going for dipped chocolate, it is going to be the delicious fondant centers you make, Mom." (She didn't really say that, but I am sure that is what she was thinking as she picked these dipped chocolates.) If you click the picture, it will take you to the Spring version of these delectable treats.
And Now, on to our newest recipe...
Butterscotch Not-So-Squares! These are an attempt at a copy cat of the delicious See's Candy recipe that is so wonderful. I found different recipes for this candy on Pinterest, but adapted it to my own taste. It is pretty darn good, but my family thinks it is closer to a toffee taste rather than the Butterscotch Square taste. But, they gobbled it down and found it to be good, so I will call it a success anyway!
All of these recipes are super easy to make and would be perfect to share! Do you have candy recipes you love to make? Be sure to let us know about them!
This is my last German dinner post! Just to recap, each month I am choosing a country and then once a week cooking a meal from that country. January has been Germany. See my previous posts on this adventure here, here, and here!
It has been a very delicious and fun experiment so far. And as a bonus I have made a German dessert that I’ll be sharing with you on Thursday! I’m taking over Renny’s Recipes this week, so stay tuned.
Today’s dish is rinderrouladen and potato dumplings. Both of today’s recipes are from Germanfoods.org.
A rouladen is a roll-up and a rinderrouladen is a beef roll-up. It’s so good you guys and I didn’t even make it right (I think)! I really was trying to make an original recipe for you here but I feel like it still needs perfecting. As such, I will just link you to one of the base recipes I used and tell you my tips for it. Hopefully in the future I can update this with the recipe. (Because I will be making this again.) It was so delicious!
It’s a really thin cut of beef round or chuck. I used bottom round and chuck to try them both. Then rolled up inside is bacon or ham, caramelized onions, and a pickle. Then it's braised in beef stock for about an hour. I couldn't tell the difference between the two different cuts of meat.
Here are my tips:
This could be a great thing to make for a special occasion, like Valentine’s Day at home, a birthday, or anniversary.. The meat can be kind of expensive so it’s not an everyday meal.
I have never in my life made dumplings, nor watched anyone make them. And though I have had these before and really liked them, mine turned out like weird mashed potatoes with toast stuffed inside. Also mine came out huge and only half the batch came out of the water in tact. I think watching a video of someone making these would have been beneficial for me.
Don’t get me wrong they were still good with the gravy, but I wished I had just made mashed potatoes. I’m calling it user error. I didn’t use the recipe I’m linking too, but I wish I had because it seems more detailed in the instructions.
Because I need to practice these more I have no tips for you. But if you try them let me know how they turn out. I found a mix for them on Amazon that I might have to try.
Have you tried any of the German recipes yet? Stay tuned for a German dessert on Thursday!
Creators of Hot Cocoa Bombs! (copyrighted)
Helen Reynolds: Mother of six children , grandmother to ten and counting! I love to cook, craft and create things and I especially love doing that with my family, So, when my lawyer daughter, Lindsey, and my artist daughter, Madalynn, and I came up with the idea of Hot Cocoa Bombs, this blog was born. Then, one more daughter, with her technical and science skills, plus creativity has joined in to round us out! Read more about us here!
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