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Here's something different for a fun Valentine treat :-)
Place a chocolate kiss in the center of a wonton wrapper. (Keep remaining wrappers covered with a damp cloth or paper towel until ready to use.)
Moisten all four corner edges of the wonton wrappers with water; pinch corners together over candy kiss and press to seal. Repeat. In a large skillet, heat 1 inch of oil to 375 degrees F.
Fry wontons on their sides for about two to three minutes or until golden brown, turning once. Drain on paper towels and dust with sugar.
Source: Found these at Taste of Home a couple of months ago and had forgotten about them until just now looking up Valentine recipes in my recipe file folder.
By Deeli from Richland, WA
My family has made these cookies for many years. every time I get out the faded recipe card, I think of all the memories on Valentines' days in the past both in making the cookies and the smiles that are always there when I serve or give them away.
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. In a bowl, stir the flour and baking powder together. In a separate bowl, cream together the butter and sugar and mix well. Add the egg, milk, and vanilla and mix again. Add the flour and baking powder to the mixture gradually.
Flatten the dough, cover it in plastic and chill it in the refrigerator for about two hours. Take the dough out of the fridge, and roll it out on a lightly floured surface until it is about 1/4-inch thick.
Cut out hearts or other shapes with cookie cutters. Place the shaped dough on a greased cookie sheet. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes until very light golden brown. Let cool. Use your favorite icing and sprinkles, chocolate chips, etc. that you like.
Source: Passed on to me from my mother in law many years ago.
By Bobbie G from Rockwall, TX
These sweet little treats would be a perfect gift for someone you love on Valentine's day. They are also a simple cookie that your kids can help make for a classroom party.
Note: To toast almonds, heat oven to 350 degrees F. Spread almonds in thin layer in shallow baking pan. Bake 8-10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until light golden brown; cool.
By Carolyn from E Northport, NY
This flavorful punch is easy to put together and is sure to be enjoyed by the one you love this Valentine's Day.
Dilute juice according to can directions. Combine juices and sugar in large container; chill. Pour into large chilled punch bowl. Add ginger ale just before serving. Float ice fruit ring in bowl. 32 cups
By Robin from Washington, IA
A Valentine's Day dessert. My Mom used to make this for for my Dad and she would prepare it in the angel food cake ring. She wrapped the pan's outside in foil to decorate it, and placed a bud vase, with a rose in it, in the middle.
Note: Cherry is the best, but you can use any pre-made canned pie filler you like.
Open the defrosted Cool Whip, and can of cherry pie filling. Tear the cake into bite size pieces.
Place a layer of cake pieces in the bottom of the pan. Layer this with the pie filling and Cool Whip, spooning a tablespoon dollop of pie filling and right beside it a dollop of Cool Whip.
After each cake/filling layer, tap the pan on the counter top to "pack" the ingredients down. Continue layering till the pan is full.
The top will look attractive enough, but you can spread more Cool Whip and decorate with single cherries if you want. Refrigerate covered at least 2 hours after making, as it needs to set up.
This yummy Valentine's Day salad is easy to make. It doesn't require many ingredients either.
Many of us are wondering what we can do to save some money this Valentine's Day and still say "I love you" to the wonderful people in our lives. So I scoured my mom's and aunt's and cousin's database for some fun and unusual chocolates for Valentine's Day just for you.
You CAN have your cake and eat it too this Valentine's Day! This recipe has only 6.2 g fat and 234 calories per serving.
Normally, I recommend avoiding sugar as much as possible - but once in a while (like on Valentines Day) it's okay. :)
This flavorful, bubbly punch is easy to make and would be a great drink to serve for a Valentine's Day party.
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Heart shaped boiled eggs are a perfect addition to your Valentine's Day meal or party. This is a guide about making Valentine's Day boiled eggs.
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I would like more information on Valentine's Day recipes.
By WENDY from ARCATA, CA
My Sister in Law used to make my brother a giant heart shaped chocolate chip cookie each year for Valentine's Day. I don't know if she still does or not. If you don't have a good recipe for one, you can usually buy them at the local shopping mall, all decorated, for any occasion.
I would try Allrecipes.com since they have holiday themed recipes including Valentines day. Also kraftfoods.com has several and verybestbaking.com does too.
A great recipe that is so easy.
1# pkg chocolate sandwich cookies
1/2 gallon ice cream (I like pepermint stick for this)
12 oz whipped topping, thawed
Crush the chocolate sandwich cookies, reserve about 1/3 cup of crumbs.
Mix the crumbs with thawed whipped topping.
Spread in bottom of 9 X 13 pan. Cover with the softened ice cream.Sprinkle reserved crumbs over ice cream. Put in freezeer, and use anytime you desire. Will keep long time.
You can use a pink ice cream for Valentines or Christmas day, and a green mint for St Patricks day. Use your imagine and a flavor you like.
Outrageous Chocolate Cookies
Makes 2 dozen; Prep time: 20 minutes; Total time: 45 minutes
Do not bake the cookies to a crisp; they are meant to be soft and chewy. Store them in an airtight container at room temperature for two to three days.
8 ounces semisweet chocolate, roughly chopped
4 tablespoons unsalted butter
2/3 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 large eggs
3/4 cup packed light-brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 package (12 ounces) semisweet chocolate chunks
1. Preheat oven to 350°. Heat chopped chocolate and butter in a microwave-safe bowl in 20-second increments, stirring in between, until almost melted; do not overheat. In another bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, and salt.
2. In a mixing bowl, beat eggs, brown sugar, and vanilla on high speed until light and fluffy. Reduce speed to low; beat in melted chocolate. Mix in flour mixture until just combined. Stir in chocolate chunks.
3. Drop heaping tablespoons of dough 2 to 3 inches apart onto baking sheets. Bake, rotating sheets halfway through, until cookies are shiny and crackly yet soft in centers, 12 to 15 minutes. Cool on sheets 10 minutes; with a thin metal spatula, transfer to racks to cool completely.
Note: Don¿t worry if the batter seems thin. It should look more like brownie batter than cookie dough.
These cookies are wonderful
I'd probably go with "Angels on Horseback". Basically, it is oysters wrapped with half a slice of bacon and broiled until the bacon is done, but there are a number of seasoning variations. The aforementioned sites should have some interesting recipes, but if you don't find them there just google "Angels on Horseback" and you'll find a mess of them.
What kind of chocolate do you use in the giant kisses made with a funnel?
Carol from Fairview, TN
I USED JUST REGULAR BAGS OF NESTLE SEMI SWEET CHOCOLATE CHIPS IN MINE
Regular cho-chips. you can also add nuts, rice crispies, coconut, etc. put a mini marshmellow in the funnel first, keeps the chocolate from dripping out.
I use Wilton Chocolate Melts sold at Michael's craft stores. It's very smooth and creamy chocolate. Also, they have peanut butter melts that are delicious!
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I baked a scratch (no cake mixes) devil's food cake for our senior citizen luncheon. It's not the most beautiful decorated cake, but I think you get the idea. I had baked another cake about 1 1/2 weeks ago and had left over frosting in my refrigerator that I wanted to use up. And just had enough frosting for this cake. I love the decorating sprinkles because you can cover up a lot of mistakes and no one will ever know. I also used colored sugar along the sides of the cake.
My DH held the cake so I could take a picture.
By MCW from Lewiston, NY
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Chocolate Covered Cherries:
Melt in saucepan over low heat, 3 tablespoons of butter or margarine. Stir in evaporated milk, vanilla, salt and remove from heat. Gradually add powdered sugar. Turn out on board lightly sprinkled with powdered sugar and work with hands until smooth. Drain cherries thoroughly. Cover each cherry by shaping 2 tablespoons of fondant around each cherry. Heat chocolate chips over hot water until entirely melted. Drop fondant-covered cherries into melted chocolate. Remove from chocolate with two forks. Place on waxed paper to cool.
By Robin from Washington, IA