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Want to Make Some Gifts for Valentine’s Day?

There’s still time! 😉

valentine's day craft book

I found this eBook over at Amazon today, with 41 assorted Valentine’s crafts, for the whole family to make.

Included in this collection is a lovely Valentine’s Day Shawl (crochet).

That pattern alone was worth the .99 this eBook cost. 😉

I also really like the:

-Sparkly Kickers

-Rose Bouquet Ball

-Valentine’s on a Stick

-Vintage Spool Valentine

I think it’s so special to make gifts for those we ♥.

Even if it’s just a special cake or card, if it’s made with  and comes from the heart, it’s worth more than any store-bought gift could ever be.

Are you planning to make any gifts for Valentine’s Day?

I hope this post/eBook will inspire you too! 😉

Happy Crafting and Weekend! 

Sweets for Your Sweetie! Happy Valentine’s Day

February…..

The month in Canada that usually heralds the last, cold blast of winter. On the plus side, February is also the month of  ♥ and Valentine’s Day! And what better way to celebrate than to make some oh so easy, homemade chocolates for you and those you love.

I have quite a collection of chocolate heart boxes from over the years. Some so beautifully decorated, they are like works of art. I find it hard to discard/recycle these. So much better to fill them up  again, with yummy chocolates from the kitchen. 😉

The following is a recipe from my cookbook: Not Just for Vegetarians that was also featured in my craft book: A Year of Crafts,  years ago as a Valentine’s project. They are very easy to make but still decadent and delish. 

See page 2 for complete recipe.

♥♥

This wonderful photo courtesy of Flickr

                     

Yummm….Another Chocolate Recipe! :<)

Quick and Delicious Chocolate Cupcakes

Is there ever such a thing as TOO MUCH chocolate?

IMO, no, there isn’t. 😉

With ♥ DAY just around the corner (and nothin’ does say lovin’ like something from the oven!!) I thought it was a good time to share another chocolatey good recipe from my cookbook: Not Just for Vegetarians.

This is actually a cake recipe as it was originally written, but I like to make cupcakes for (ahhemm) portion control LOL, yeah right. 😉

No, I actually just prefer cupcakes. Little personal, mini cakes to enjoy and great to add to lunches too. 🙂

***I’m including the complete recipe on page 2.***

If you do make these as cupcakes instead of a cake, reduce baking time to 20-25 minutes.

These are extra chocolatey good, with dark cocoa and mint or regular chocolate chips.

And if you’ve never made a cake with mayonnaise before, you’re in for a treat. So moist and rich.

I made 10 large cupcakes when I made these recently. And I do mean large!

Add a dusting of icing sugar or a scoop of vanilla ice cream on the side if you like. No icing required.

Here’s another recently posted chocolate recipe: Chocolate Oatmeal Muffins you might want to try too.

Happy Baking !

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