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“you complete me” heart cookies for Valentine’s Day

I’m not really a “you complete me” kind of gal. In fact, I could probably make a case for Dorothy telling Jerry Maguire “good-bye” instead of “you had me at hello.” But the good folks of the world seem to like the notion of “you complete me,” so let’s go with that. And it is a […]



easiest-ever DIY Valentine’s Day lollipops

Oh, the Jolly Rancher lollipop. I made my first batch of easy Jolly Rancher lollies almost five years ago. Then that second batch I made bigger and better.  And I made these flower candy pops two years ago. So it’s time to revisit the Jolly Ranchers for Valentine’s Day.   There really is nothing to making […]



25,000 clever treats to make for Valentine’s Day (well, 22)

Love is in the air, folks. Even though Valentine’s in our house is pretty much limited to cards for the kids, I clearly have no trouble making heart day treats for the blog, because I have tons in my archive. Here are some of my favorites from the past, most pretty gosh darn easy to […]



mini (as in, teeny tiny) chocolate peanut butter heart sandwiches for Valentine’s Day

Chocolate and peanut butter. If  ’80s commercials teach us anything, it’s that chocolate and peanut butter are two great tastes that taste great together. And this discovery was made when a man with a chocolate bar and a woman strolling down the street with an open jar of peanut butter bump into each other, as […]



DIY horse lovers Valentine’s Day cards for the kids AND a free printable

OK, fellow moms at my daughter’s elementary school, I’m stepping up my game. This year, I am not running to Giant on February 13th to dig through the Valentine’s Day card spoils no kid wants. I spent SEVEN, yes, SEVEN dollars on this year’s Valentines. That’s double what I spent last year. Oh, but I […]