Monday, February 13, 2012

cookies, cake and cocoa...more happy heart stuff!

there's still time to do something special for Valentine's Day,
so here are a few last minute thoughts.

you don't even have to leave the house for this one...
write a love note!
i feel sorry for kids these days.
they are introduced to texting and all that crap WAY too early.
which means most of them will skip THIS stage...
passing love notes:)
remember those days?
better yet was when you had a friend pass one for you...
even the notes that weren't so loving are priceless...

even still...they are love notes.
so for Valentine's Day, maybe we simply need to write a note 
and say "I Love You"...
like the good ol' days!
and if you're creative...a mason jar with a pretty tag to hold those
love letters:)

for my personal, favorite kids valentine idea of 2012,
one i would have done in a heartbeat...
is that cute or what?

and one of the easiest kids projects in the world is fingerprint art.
we made vases, cake plates...even decorated a wagon
for gardening.  
simply use your kiddies fingerprints.
 i especially like this artwork...

here's one more love note for the lunch box...
i say why not?
it isn't like they eat the skins.
i'm going to try this:)

and now a few more ideas to get you your sugar fix this hearts day...
Heart Cookie Roll.
this is SOOOO easy, no recipe needed.
just 2 rolls of sugar cookie dough, one tinted red.
plenty of SPRINKLES...
and bake.  That's it! velvet cake roll from "lickthebowlgood".
(click on the link for the recipe)
Red Velvet Cake Roll 

Strawberry Sweethearts Cocoa

Strawberry Sweethearts Cocoa
Make your sweetheart feel like a newlywed this year with this simple melted ice cream cocoa, served in chocolate-dipped mugs for an extra-special treat.
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 pint strawberry ice cream
  • 4 cups water
  • Whipped cream
  • 1 cup Mini chocolate chips
  • 1 tablespoon chocolate sprinkles
In a medium-sized bowl, melt the chocolate chips and dip the top of four mugs into the chocolate. Set aside, allowing chocolate to harden.
In a medium pot, whisk together the butter, sugar, and ice cream over medium high heat until melted.  Whisk in the water, one cup at a time until your favorite texture/flavor is achieved.  Heat just until steaming.  Pour into chocolate-rimmed mugs.  Garnish with a dollop of whipping cream and a sprinkling of chocolate sprinkles.  Serve with your favorite bite-sized cookies for dipping. 


  1. Hi Suzanne! Wow I dont know what I like best on this post LOL.Yummy food unfortuantely ha.Cute little ideas for the young ones.Like the banana one.. to cute.

    I love the tree with all the hearts so sweet,Happy Valentines Day to you.

  2. There is so much fun stuff to do for Valentine's Day! Just not enough time to do it all! I hope you have a wonderful one!



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