Merciful God, You are great in compassion and Your tenderness for us is without measure. We ask You to give us today our daily bread, and also provide for the needs of all of Your hungry children around the world. Through Christ Your Son and Our Lord. Amen.

Friday, February 11, 2011

Love Day: aka St. Valentine's Day


This year I contemplated boycotting Valentine's Day. In case you don't this about me, I'm not much of a joiner. If every one does it, I don't do it. But how can you boycott Love Day? Besides, I love that it's a feast day and every one celebrates!

If you celebrate St. Valentine's Day but would like to boycott the Hallmark holiday that it has become, just make your beloved (and baby beloveds) a nice meal and a tasty dessert.

Below are a few suggestions in case you are stumped. They are all tried and true.

Sugar Cookies cut with heart-shaped cookie cutters and frosted with thick icing -- tint it pink or use red sugar

Shortbread Cookies

Raspberry Shortbread Thumbprints

Snickerdoodle Bars -- because to some people cinnamon says love better than chocolate

Chocolate Revel Bars

Tollhouse Pie -- rich and so sweet

Molten Lava Cakes

Chocolate Mayonnaise Cake 

Chocolate Supreme Cheesecake -- rich and decadent 

Deep Dark Chocolate Cake -- frost with whipped cream for a real treat



Ana Maria said...

I'll be trying out the shortbread cookies (it doesn't have eggs!). Thanks for these!

Priyanka said...

They are so cute.....I was thinking of trying some cookie thanks for the recipe :)