keyboard card

Feb 20, 2011 by

valentine’s day 2011 was our second as a married couple.  it was a great one…  even if i busted a candy thermometer, while attempting to make funnel cakes. we had a great time all weekend and celebrated the official day with a shrimp pasta dish.  (coming soon!)   tom thinks that valentine’s day is celebrated everyday at our house.  i think he’s right. i made him a card.  it wasn’t pink or flowery or covered with hearts or glitter.  it’s tom.  i created a cardstock keyboard fashioned after his macbook , with a romantic twist.  here’s what you’ll need: 1 sheet 12″ x 12″ blue card stock, for card 1 sheet 12″ x 12″ grey card stock, for keyboard base 1 sheet 12″ x 12″ black card stock, for keys silver pen sharpies adhesive runner...

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german chocolate cake

Feb 15, 2010 by

valentine’s day was yesterday. it was our first as a married couple! to commemorate the day, i baked my hubby a heart-shaped german chocolate cake, one of his favorite desserts. source cake 1 4 oz. package baker’s german’s sweet chocolate 1/2 c water 2 c flour 1 tsp baking soda 1/4 tsp salt 1 c butter, softened 2 c sugar 4 eggs, separated 1 tsp vanilla 1 c buttermilk preheat oven to 350°. cover bottoms of 3 9″-round cake pans with wax paper; grease sides of pans (i used pam with flour in it). microwave chocolate and water in large microwaveable bowl on high 1 1/2 – 2 min. or until chocolate is almost melted, stirring after 1 min. stir until chocolate is completely melted. mix flour, baking soda and salt; set aside. beat...

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chocolate covered strawberries

Feb 11, 2010 by

valentine’s day is just around the corner…  here’s a sweet treat that you can make for (or with) your sweetie! 1 dozen strawberries, washed and dried 1 c white chocolate (i use almond bark) 1 1/2  c semi-sweet chocolate chips 1 tsp shortening prep your strawberries.  make sure that they are dry or the chocolate will not stick to the berries! in the microwave, melt the white chocolate (or almond bark) in 30 sec. intervals until melted. dip strawberries into white chocolate, place on wax-paper lined cookie sheet.  put in fridge for 5 min. or until white chocolate hardens. melt the semi-sweet chocolate and shortening in microwave for 30 sec. intervals until melted. dip strawberries into dark chocolate, return to cookie sheet.  drizzle with extra white chocolate.  you may need to re-melt the chocolate...

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