A Little Romance to Start the Week

It’s funny how we get certain ideas in our heads. Such as what foods are romantic. What dishes are thought of as casual dining and what constitutes fancy. Are we taught these things? Is it based on our own experience or are we influenced by romantic movies? I don’t have a clue.

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True Romance Begins at Home

Those of you who know me, know that my favorite thing to do is create menus. Look for pairing, find ways to present foods together that compliment one another and create a “feast” for the eyes as well as the taste buds.

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Valentine’s Day Pepperoni Pizza

A few nights ago Hubby and I were chatting about Valentine’s Day. As newly weds, it was a big deal. I got flowers and a teddy bear and we went out for a nice dinner. But as time when on, Valentine’s Day became less important.

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Valentine Seafood Supper

This year, Valentine’s Day falls on a Friday.  In our house, we observe the “No Meat On Fridays” rule for Catholics.  I know it’s old-fashion and most Catholics today don’t abide by the “old rules” – it’s just our thing.

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Spicy Romance with a Mexican Influence

This was one of those wow – the light came on moments. Someone on Facebook posted a recipe for Margaritas made with Pink Lemonade for Valentine’s Day. Then it dawned on me, I could build an entire romantic Valentine’s Day Supper, from an appetizer to a beautiful dessert around the idea of Pink Margaritas.

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An Italian Supper of Romance

Back in January, I shared with you a wonderful menu for Valentine’s Day that was all about the romance of surf and turf. What is it about a beefy steak and a sweet, succulent lobster tail that just naturally belong together? If your budget is like mine these days, why spend a small fortune to have someone cook something that you can do at home, for a lot less money and a lot more personal style. (And by style I mean you can come to the table in your PJs if you are so incline).

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Valentine’s Day Romance Surf and Turf Style

I know, we are barely over all the holiday and New Year’s Eve Celebrations, and already I’m pushing head-long into Valentine’s Day. I guess I’ve got some explaining to do . . .

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Valentine’s Day: Chicken Marsala and A Dash of Romance

Valentine’s Day 2018 poses some major problems for Catholics. Not since 1945 has Valentine’s Day and Ash Wednesday fallen on the same day. For those of you not familiar with Catholic teachings, Ash Wednesday is the first day of the Lenten Season; a somber day of fasting and abstinence. Simply put, by today’s rules, fasting means small meals and abstinence means “no meat”.  Somber Days are not days for celebration, indulgence and chocolates. A real killer to all the romance of a fancy dinner, champagne and caviar, wouldn’t you say?

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