Valentines Day Gifts for Mom That She Will Really Appreciate

We are quickly approaching that oh so romantic holiday called Valentines Day.  Already, I have seen commercials that are promoting the perfect Valentines Day gifts for mom.  There are advertisements for diamond rings and fancy cars with red bows on top.  While these are certainly nice gift ideas, the beautiful Lexus would quickly be covered in food crumbs and dog slobber. The diamond ring would get lost in the garden. And who is going to watch  my kids while I cavort on the beach with my husband?  Sometimes I wonder if advertisers  really … [Read more...]

Valentines Day Gift Ideas For Kids That They Will Love!

Looking for Valentines Day gift ideas for kids?  I have certainly bought a lot of them over the last 15 or so years so I thought I would share a few ideas.   When I was little, I remember my parents (okay, probably my MOM!) getting me a small gift for Valentines Day every year.  Usually, it was just a small box of chocolates or a nick knack of sorts along with a card.  No matter what the gift was, it left me feeling special and I knew that I was loved.  I have always gotten my children a small gift on Valentines Day, although it is getting … [Read more...]

Valentines Day Recipe: Strawberry Mascarpone Crepe Cups

While I was perusing the selection of recipes on Taste of Home I came across a Valentines Day recipe that looks absolutely delicious.  It was for a strawberry mascarpone filled crepe that was designed to be served for breakfast.  Well, seeing as I got rid of my crepe maker several years ago in a massive home cleaning binge, I don't usually have very much energy for making them any more!  I decided to make a few changes to the original recipe and use the strawberry mascarpone filling in a phyllo cup and drizzle it with chocolate … [Read more...]