Decorated Glass plate & Chocolate Dipped Strawberries

Valentine Gift

Lisa's Daily Grind *

Chocolate Dipped Strawberries :

This is a quick an easy gift. Go to any large grocery store & buy strawberries & Baker’s Dipping Chocolate. Follow directions on the containers to melt chocolate & dip your strawberries & place in refrigerate to harden. While chocolate is  setting up  you can decorate or not with sprinkles or chocolate.


IMG_20170214_134715_358-1.jpgYou can place them on a glass plate From the Dollar Store which can be left plain or let the kids decorate.    Lisa

How to decorate a glass plate with Sharpies :

1 Clean the plate with rubbing alcohol and a paper towel.

2 Draw your design on the cleaned plate with a pencil. You can draw freehand, make a stencil or use a purchased stencil for your design.

3 Color your design with permanent markers or oil-based paint pens. Designs made with paint pens will last longer.

4 Put the plates in the…

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Gifts from my kitchen for Valentine’s

Valentine Gifts from the Kitchen

Lisa's Daily Grind *

It’s might be Mardi gras here but Tomorrow is Valentine :

So today is gifts from the Kitchen :  Divinity Fudge


  • 21/2 C Sugar
  • 1/2 C water
  • 1/2 C Karo syrup (clear)
  • 2 egg whites

Cook everything except egg whites to:

  •  (260 degrees), stirring only until sugar dissolves.
  • Meanwhile, as temperature of syrup reaches 250 degrees, beat egg white till stiff peaks form.
  • When syrup reaches 260 degrees, very gradually add the syrup to egg whites, beating at high speed with electric mixer( 4 to 5 minutes)

Add nuts and drop in greased cookie sheet to harden. Let cool & cut into squares.

I Recycled this container & decorated to hold my candy. And with a cute stamp tag perfect for gift giving.


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