Made With Love


Valentine's Cookie 3

Happy Valentine’s Day, Everyone! Mary and I celebrated by spending a few hours decorating Betty Crocker’s Sugar Cookies together (one of our fav things!). It’s not a holiday I feel the need to make a big “to do” about. I mean, it’s nice to have something a lil’ fun to look forward to between Christmas and Easter, but I don’t feel like I need to be pampered… Toby and I are going to stay home, drink some nice wine and enjoy an Italian dinner at home (thaw out some Sunday Gravy, heat up some garlic bread and make a quick salad).

That’s not to say that we haven’t gone all-out in previous years. There was one year when we had lobster tails and steak. Plenty of other years when we’ve made reservations, dressed up and gone out-on-the-town to celebrate. But, after 22 years, we’re really quite happy to spend a quite night at home with a REALLY good bottle (or three) of wine 😉 and some cookies made with love.

Valentines Cookie 2

If you are hoping to be WOW-ed with a really FAB dinner tonight, leave your computer open to this blog so that he can check out these terrific ideas for a simple, yet elegant, Valentine Meal. Cheers!

Easy Valentine’s Menu:

Chocolate Martinis
Shrimp Shooters
Spinach Salad with Oranges or Strawberries
Steak with Brandy Peppercorn Sauce
Glazed Carrots
White Chocolate Soup with Frozen Berries



  1. Marie McFadden says:

    Happy Valentine’s ladies!
    The cookies look super! We will grill up a couple nice steaks, add red potatoes (baked) and some steamed brocolli – oh, a movie. We also enjoy a night in! Cheers!

  2. Marilyn Gordon says:

    The cookies are beautiful! Happy Valentines Day Joy and Toby

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