TIP OF THE DAY: Chocolate Pancakes

Valentine’s Day falls on Sunday this year, a day of the week when many of us have some extra time to make pancakes. What pancakes do you make for Valentine’s Day? Chocolate pancakes, of course! They can be the focus of breakfast or brunch, or served as dessert in smaller portions. Two recipes follow: All-Chocolate…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Easy Valentine Heart Garnish

Even if you’re going out for dinner on Valentine’s Day, you can use today’s tip to garnish something. Use dried herbs, spices or other ingredients to make heart-shaped designs on your foods.   GARNISH THESE SWEET FOODS Cake or other dessert Pancakes or French toast Toast Anything flat   Use One Of These Toppings Cinnamon…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Valentine Cocktails Or Mocktails

Some people think a Valentine’s Day cocktail should be rose red. Others think it should be chocolate. Still others want to drink pink. Here, we offer chocolate, coffee, red and pink Valentine cocktails for your consideration. If you’re having a party, choose several. Mocktail options follow. VALENTINE COCKTAIL DRINKS Amore Espresso Cocktail Recipe Bright Red…
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VALENTINE’S DAY: Sparkling Wines For Gifting & Drinking

Banfi Rosa Regale Brachetto d’Acqui: a wine that says “Be My Valentine.”   If you’ve taken a look at Champagne prices, you’d like a recommendation on which way to go. Our recommendation: Steer away from Champagne and look at other sparkling wines. Here are two of our favorite affordable bubblies for Valentine’s Day. Both are…
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VALENTINE’S DAY: Sweets We’d Like To Receive

If you’re on the hunt for Valentine chocolate, you probably don’t have to hunt too hard. Even our drugstore looks like a chocolate shop. But here are some yummy items we enjoy, year after year. CHOCOLATE CHERRIES FROM CHOCLATIQUE Most of us grew up hoping to get the chocolate covered cherry in the box of…
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