Valentine Petit Fours and 10 Valentine Quotes

It’s Valentines week so I thought I would share these Valentine Petit Fours (my daughter, Leigh, loves these). For the recipe, head over to check out these Easy Petit Fours. Remove the food coloring and flowers in the recipe and purchase candy hearts to go on top. Here are 10 Valentine Quotes. Each means a lot to me so enjoy!

1. “Life’s greatest happiness is to be convinced we are loved”  Victor Hugo

2. “Loving is not just looking at each other, it’s looking in the same direction.”  Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

3. “To love is to receive a glimpse of heaven”  Karen Sunde

4. “Love is not finding someone to live with; it’s finding someone you can’t live without” Matt Crane

5. “Love is just a word until someone comes along and gives it meaning”  Unknown

6. “Trip over love, you can get up. Fall in love and you fall forever.” Unknown

7. “Anyone can catch your eye, but it takes someone special to catch your heart.” Unknown

8. “If love is blind, why is lingerie so popular?” Unknown

9. “Love is missing someone whenever you’re apart, but somehow feeling warm inside because you’re close in heart.” Kay Knudsen

10. “Love is an irresistible desire to be irresistibly desired.” Robert Frost

 

10 Valentine’s Day Recipes and Ideas

It’s so hard to believe that this week starts February 2013. Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, and I thought I would share 10 Valentine’s Day recipes and gift ideas. My Easy Valentine Brownies are always a yearly staple in February, so if you missed the recipe click here. My kids typically have Valentine parties at school, so it’s already time to figure out what to make this year. I hope you had a great weekend and happy upcoming February!

Handwritten Valentine Cupcakes via Martha Stewart

Heart Ring via Ruche

Valentine Kiss Cocktail via Vanilla Clouds and Lemon Drops

Mocha Fondue Recipe via Taste of Home

German Chocolate Fudge Bites via Chocolate Covered Katie

Free to Be Bra by Lululemon

Heart Marshmallows via My Recipes

Heart Shaped Pie Pops via Bow Ties & Bliss

Reasons I Love You Stones via Red Envelope

Oreo Cupcakes

Happy Valentine’s Day to everyone! This is my last dessert for a while, but I wanted to share this recipe for Oreo Cupcakes which has been lightened up. The cupcake part of the recipe comes from Cooking Light magazine. In their recipe, they sprinkled the cupcakes with powdered sugar, and they are great. I love extra chocolate flavor so I slathered mine with chocolate frosting and of course, an Oreo. If you don’t have time to make your own frosting, you can substitute the store-bought icing. The total calories per serving for the cupcake is 150 calories, 5 grams of fat and 24 carbohydrates. Enjoy and have a fun and wonderful Valentines!

Strawberry Cobbler

Cobblers are one of my all-time favorite desserts. When I was trying to decide on a recipe to feature for the February issue of the Birmingham Magazine, the first thing that came to mind was a warm succulent Strawberry Cobbler. I thought it would be different to add oats to the topping, making it lighter and healthier. The recipe worked perfectly on my first try during recipe testing (I love it when that happens). When my 3 kids said, “Mom, this is the best thing you have ever made.” I must admit, I agreed. Enjoy on Valentines, Mother’s Day or really anytime. It’s true comfort food, easy to prepare and so worth it.