Tunnel of Love cake :

Today I am sharing a great chocolate cake recipe – Perfect for Valentine but good at anytime too . My Recipe

  • 11/2 C butter
  • 6 Eggs
  • 11/2 C Sugar
  • 2 C Flour
  • 1 box chocolate frosting mix
  • 2 C Nuts

Cream butter- add Eggs one at a time and Mix,Add Sugar in and beat to fluffy. By hand fold in rest of ingredients. Pour batter into a greased Bundt cake pan. And bake at 350-fur an hour. Let cool and remove from pan. Serve with chocolate glaze or alone,

Heart Healthy * Fettuccine Alfredo

Today I am celebrating February with a Heart Healthy version of Fettuccine Alfredo. Number #1 Valentine restaurant choice is Italian so in honor of National Fettuccine Alfredo Day here’s my recipe – No reservation needed :

  • 16 oz fettuccine (whole grain)
  • 2 T butter (grape seed oil)
  • 3 Clovers garlic/ minced
  • 1/4 C flour
  • 2 C almond milk
  • 2 C low sodium chicken broth
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 1/8 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/2 C grated Parmesan cheese

in a large pot cook pasta al dente by directions. Drain in colander after cooked. In the pot add oil and saute garlic-add in flour.Then add in milk and broth. Cook about 6-7 minutes until sauce thicken. Add salt,pepper and nutmeg . Turn off heat and Add Cheese . Stir to melt and then add Noodles.

February is heart healthy month  but you can make this healthy version or full flavor version by using whole milk,butter and noodles. 

Happy Valentine Day!!

Happy Valentine Day xoxoxo

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Thanks for stopping bye today & see what’s going on. In most part of the World it’s Valentine Day but in South Louisiana it’s the day after Mardi Gras & Ash Wednesday

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Ash Wednesday : means cinder crosses marked on foreheads, a time for reflection and the start of Lent, a period of more than 40 days of fasting and no meat on Fridays leading up to Easter.

But this year, it also means red and pink greeting cards, rose bouquets, chocolate-covered strawberries and conversation hearts. Because in 2018, Ash Wednesday falls on Valentine Day.

The last time this convergence of holidays happened was in 1945

So no mater what you are celebrating Have a great Wednesday !!! Lisa

Check out both my Craft Blog & Food Blog for great Valentine gifts  & recipes Lisa

Tuesday Card Projects *

Tuesday card project is from Stampin Up – you can follow my blog with all my items & store at Stampin the Country lisa blog link

 

February is a busy time for me this year-  Mardi Gras (13th) -Valentine (14th) – Chinese New Year( 16th)   so this month & next look for a selection of fun idea’s to make. Today post 2 Valentine items. Lisa 

 

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The first item is using the Sure Do love You stamp collection – to make this home dec item I will be framing & giving as a gift. Paper from the new catalog.

 

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This cute card uses the – Merry Cafe stamp from the holiday catalog -one of my favorite stamps & paper from the new catalog. If interested in any heck out my blog & shop my site. 

 

 

 

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Candle making

Perfect for Valentine’s Day  gift a candle made in an old tea cup.

Melt wax in microwave. Place wick in middle of cup ,pore wax and let set. You can put fragrance if you want to. Liss

Fabric gifts

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There’s something for everyone there !   Lisa

Today’s Craft to Celebrate Valentine- Gifts made with fabric. Using my stash of fabrics -I came up with these quick and easy gifts. Hope they inspire you too! Lisa 

A  quilted book cover with a pocket to hold your supplies.

A quilted heart pin cushion stuffed with fiber fill but you could fill with flower,cinnamon bark or lavender and make a saches. Possibilities are endless with a scrap of fabric and your imagination.  Lisa 

 

Valentine Candy

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3 cups sugar             2 eggs stiffly beaten

Pinch of salt              1 cup chopped pecans

¾   cup white corn syrup     1 teaspoon almond extract

½ cup water

Put sugar, salt & water in saucepan –cook unit soft ball stage. Pour half ten mixture into stiffly beaten egg whites. Return other half of candy to heat –cook to crack stage. Power into egg whites beat until peak. Add pecans and extract. Drop by teaspoon on buttered cookie sheet.

Taste of Louisiana.

History- from  Wikipedia

Believed to have originated in the U.S. during the early 1900s, the candy’s current form can be traced to a recipe from 1915. Another earlier version, which included the use of milk, can be traced to around 1907.[1]

One proposed theory for its origins is that in the early 20th century, corn syrup (a major ingredient) was starting to be used as a popular sugar substitute. New recipes for its use were being frequently created by the major manufacturers, one of which may have been divinity.[1]

The origins of the name are not clear. The most popular theory is simply that when first tasted, someone declared it to be, “Divine!” and the name stuck.[1]

Divinity has at times been referred to as a “Southern candy”, most likely because of the frequent use of pecans in the recipe. It eventually made its way north, and today its recipe can be found in most cookbooks.