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Friday, February 12, 2016

White Chocolate Lemon Hearts (Easy Recipes)

Today we're celebrating Valentine's Day at school.  You know what that means, we will likely be inundated with treats.  My girls are fascinated with what they'll bring home.  Last night they were reminiscing about Valentine's Day parties of the past and the goodies they've scored. 
This has been a favorite treat of ours - cute, easy and portion controlled! I love this one in particular because it incorporates lemon, one of my favor flavors. This treat is crunchy, sweet and lemony! 
  • Chex cereal (Rice or Corn)
  • White chocolate
  • Lemon Curd
  • Conversation Hearts
  1. Decide if you are going to make single treats (like the one above) or clusters.  If you're making single treats, place your individual Chex square on a piece of wax paper.
  2. Top each square with about 1/4 teaspoon of lemon curd
  3. Melt your white chocolate
  4. Top your lemon curd with 1/2 teaspoon of white chocolate
  5. Top with conversation heart
  6. If you're making clusters, simply use 5 Chex squares, topped with 1/2 teaspoon lemon curd and 3/4 teaspoon white chocolate.
  7. If your making the pops, allow for the clusters to harden. Flip them over on wax paper and dab a little white chocolate to adhere your festive straw to the back.  Allow to harden again. 
Simple, sweet and something a little different for your love!  So many treats involve milk chocolate so this offers a different take!  Lemony Goodness!

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

A Whole Lot of Life In The Way!

Hello Friends! Just wanted to check in and let you know that I haven't forgotten about the blog. It's just been a busy week.  With some crazy New England weather, the New Hampshire primary, work, kids, just has been a little nuts around here.  Sometimes you just have to scream say enough! Sometimes you just need something to be put on the back burner and for the past couple of days it's been the blog.  I've had good intentions, really I have but when it comes between work (a real paying gig) and the blog or a shower and the blog...well, sometimes the shower wins!  My family is grateful for that.  All that to say, I am here and I'll be back but blogging may be a tad lighter over the next week or so. We've got friends visiting and school vacation on the horizon. Planning to make the most of that in between the regular "stuff" of life!  

I hope you guys are having a great week so far.  I'm happy say that the craziness of the election today is (almost) behind us.  My phone isn't ringing quite as much and for that I am grateful!  

Enjoy your Wednesday my friends!  

Friday, February 5, 2016

Snow Day!

Here we are, February 5th and our very first snowday of the season!  It was a little unexpected, since we are only supposed to get 3-6 inches but I think the storm is hitting us at "primetime" and better safe than sorry. It's coming down like crazy right now so we are warm and cozy here.  I do love an unexpected snowday.  Still, it seems so strange that yesterday it was 55 degrees and we were outside playing after school and today we're back in a Winter wonderland! 
Here's wishing you a wonderful Friday and great weekend!  Superbowl time will definitely be bringing excitement for many this weekend. Although our team is out, we will still enjoy some yummy food and the halftime show!  

Have fun!

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Valentine's Day, Back In The Day!

Valentine's Day is next week!  This fun fact came to me from my daughter, who is very excited to hand out Valentine's this year to her classmates. She's in a class of 15 kids and one of only a few girls so she's pretty confident she'll score some Star Wars tattoos next week.  Are you ready? We're not huge on this holiday around here but I do like to take a look at what people used to give their sweeties "back in the day". If you're new here, you'll learn that I love a good retro magazine to keep me entertained.  Most recently, February 1958 issue of Good Housekeeping.  This one was full of ideas to help you celebrate. 

Most of this issue was devoted to giving the ladies advice as to how to make their man's day as happy as they should.  Menu suggestions include making him a special hamburger....
Of course any lady who is getting ready for Valentine's Day should get on that WONDER DIET ASAP! Apparently, dieting was always something women were obsessed with talking about. 
This "wonder diet" (aka starvation) includes grapefruit and black coffee....
There was also a special column specifically for the gentleman in your life outlining How To Kiss A Lady's Hand.  It is hysterical. 
Do you have any special plans on February 14th? 
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