Today I am sharing a great chocolate cake recipe – Perfect for Valentine but good at anytime too . My Recipe
11/2 C butter
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,
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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