Love is in the Air - Valentine’s Day Recipes

Valentine's Day is just days away. Are you ready? How do you like to celebrate? My and hubby usually stay in, as we hate the crowds & waiting just to grab a bite to eat. So that usually means its us + the kids. So every year to make it fun I usually do a dinner & sweets with some type of heart theme to go with the mood and to make it fun for the kids. Its also a great time for me to spend some time baking with the kids. Over the years the kids and I have tried and baked some sweet treats, so I wanted to share some of our favorites with you because they are not only fun, but so easy! 

Valentine’s Dipped Rice Krispies Treats

Okay ladies, I am all about simplifying. So I am all for cutting out some steps and using pre-made stuff to help cut time. Rice Krispy Treats has a Pre-Made Party-Size Treat Sheet which is just up my ally to simplify.


Ingredients

1 Marshmallow Treats - Pre-Made Party-Size Treat Sheet 32oz available on Amazon

Candy melts color of your choice

Sprinkles

Heart Shaped Cookie Cutter available at Target


Directions

Step 1 Cut the treats into heart shapes with cookie cutters

Step 2 Melt the candy melts according the package directions.

Step 3 Dip the edges of the treats into the candy and decorate with sprinkles.

Step 4 Allow the chocolate to cool and set before serving.




Heart Shaped Pizza

If you’re like us and stay in on Valentines day & are looking for something to feed the whole family, but still be festive, then this pizza would be perfect.  Plus, who doesn’t like pizza?


Ingredients

1-2 Store bought dough (if your in the southern region of U.S. you can get some at Publix or

Pillsbury Pizza Dough will work too)

1/2 tbsp of olive oil

1 16oz jar of tomato sauce

1 - 2 bags of shredded mozzarella cheese or cheese substitute like Daiya

Desired toppings - for extra pizzahs (get it . . . pizza-hs) cut toppings into heart shapes


Directions

Step 1 Roll or cut dough out into a heart shape

Step 2 Brush oil all over the dough

Step 3 Add desired sauce

Step 4 Add cheese

Step 5 Add desired toppings

Step 6 Bake on pizza pan at 400 degrees F for 18-22 minutes. It’s done when lightly browned and cheese is bubbly.  (The cooking time varies greatly with the thickness of the rolled dough and your oven, so keep a close eye on it the first time and adjust from there if necessary.)




Easy Garlic Roll Hearts

These easy-to-make garlic knot hearts are the perfect touch for a perfect Valentine's Day Dinner.


Ingredients

2 tubes Pillsbury bread stick dough

1/8 cup Olive Oil

2 tablespoons butter

4 cloves garlic, crushed and finely minced

1/4 cup fresh Italian parsley, finely chopped

1/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese


Directions

Step 1 Preheat oven to 350 degrees F

Step 2 Roll in both sides of each bread stick to form a heart. Pinch the bottom to create a V or the point of the heart.

Step 3 Place knots on a baking sheet. Bake for about 15 minutes, or until they are a golden color.

Step 4 While the knots are baking, in a small microwavable bowl combine the olive oil, butter, parsley and garlic. Stir and please in the microwave for about 50 seconds or until the butter is melted. Remove from the microwave and mix in the Parmesan cheese.

Step 5 After removing the knots from the oven brush the sauce to fully coat the knots.



Heart Fruit Kabobs


Ingredients Cantelope Watermelon Strawberries

Fruits of liking Shish Kabob Sticks


Directions

Step 1 Cut fruit into 1-inch-thick slices. Using a small heart-shaped cookie cutter, cut hearts from melon slices.

Step 2 Then thread fruit on shish kabob sticks.




Valentines Day Popcorn


Ingredients

10 Cups of Popped Popcorn

3 tbsp. Butter (Sweet Cream, Salted)