Two Fondues for Valentine’s Day: Cheese Fondue and Chocolate Fondue

With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, a lot of people are planning a special night out on the town. But maybe you’d prefer a nice quiet night at home. Simple recipes that are savory and sweet, along with a cocktail or two, can make for a really great date night at home.  Today I’m teaming up with Rave Review!™ Original Culinary Spirits™ to bring you two fondue recipes that would be perfect for you and your sweetheart this Valentine’s Day.  We have Ale-Infused Cheese Fondue for the a little something savory and Chocolate Rum Sauce for a little something sweet. Hope you enjoy!

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Friday Favorites – Week 203 – Valentine Ideas

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Welcome to Friday Favorites! This week I have more Valentine recipes for you. Hope you enjoy! [Read more…]

Friday Favorites – Week 202 – Featuring 5 Strawberry Valentine Recipes

Happy Friday! If you’re gearing up for Valentine’s Day and looking for some new treats to make this year, you will love the theme of this week’s  Friday Favorites Features. We had so many great recipes linked up last week, but when I saw all these strawberry recipes, I just had to feature them!

Hope you enjoy!

5 Strawberry Recipes


Strawberry White Chocolate Cheesecake Bars

Strawberry White Chocolate Cheesecake Bars from CincyShopper

Strawberry Oatmeal Smoothie

Strawberry Oat Smoothie from The Scent of Oranges

Strawberry Fudge

2-Ingredient Strawberry Fudge from Raining Hot Coupons

Strawberry Float

Cupid’s Strawberry Float from Frugal Coupon Living

Strawberry Cheese Granola Parfait

Skinny Strawberry Cheesecake Granola Parfait from Mostly Homemade Mom

I can’t wait to see  your posts. Link up below!


Friday Favorites – Week 154

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Happy Valentine’s Day! And welcome to another edition of Friday Favorites. Since I was such a slacker last week, and since I’ll be going out for Valentine’s Day tonight and I don’t know if the WordPress coding issues are over yet, I’m starting the party a little early. I’m also doing a double feature for you this week since I didn’t get a chance to do features last week.  However, I think I had more link ups than ever before, so perhaps I should be a slacker more often. haha!  Hope you enjoy these fun ideas from our friends!

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Rolo Pretzel Candy

Rolo Candy


I’ve been seeing and hearing about Rolo Pretzel Candy for years, but I’ve never been at a party where it was served or tried it myself.  I finally decided to change that, and I loved it!  Not only are they tasty, but they cook up in about 5 minutes, making them the perfect treat for parties or everyday snacking!


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Valentine Dryer Sheet Wreath

Dryer Sheet Wreath

Although I make jewelry, I’ve never otherwise considered myself to be a very crafty person.  I believe I can cook…people love my cooking!  And I also love to write poetry and write here on this blog.  But my attempts at art are generally bad!  For this reason, I try to keep projects simple!  One thing that I’ve found just about anyone can do is make wreaths!  Today I’ve got a very simple Valentine’s Day Wreath that I made out of used dryer sheets!

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Six Valentine’s Day Lunch Ideas

Valentine Lunches


Today I’ve got something a little different for you.  Today is all about Valentine’s Day lunches.  I found a lot of fun ideas over on Pinterest. (By the way, if you don’t follow me on Pinterest. Please do so!)  And today I’m sharing just a few of my favorites!  I also welcome you to link up your own Valentine’s lunch or foodie ideas in comments if you have any. Thanks! [Read more…]

Friday Favorites – Week 152

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Welcome to Friday Favorites!


This week’s party is sponsored by Julian & Co, a maker of fine, personalized, heirloom quality jewelry for moms and grandmothers.  Through Friday get 20% off at their site with the coupon code: LOVE.

Now I’m excited to share more Valentine’s Day features with you this week!

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Friday Favorites – Week 151

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Hey everyone! Welcome to Friday Favorites!  I hope you enjoy this week’s Valentine’s Day features.

While you’re here, also please check out my giveaway from  The winner gets a shirt of her choice, and they have a lot of great items to choose from!

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Valentine Treats and Baskets

Valentine Baskets
Can you believe Valentine’s Day is just around the corner?  On this day when love is in the air, there’s nothing I love more than the gift of chocolate!  Holiday Gifts and Baskets has a fabulous collection of gifts for all occasions, and especially for Valentine’s Day, they have something for everyone!

Of course, they have gift baskets with other great items including spa gifts, as well as  fruit and wine.  But my favorites are the baskets filled with sweet treats like cookies, candies, and chocolate covered pretzels and popcorn.  Today I’m highlighting just a few items in particular that caught my eye! [Read more…]