Just because it's Valentine's Day doesn't mean everything has to be red and white! I love orange and purple together, so for the flowers for my Valentine's Day dinner tonight, I did a mix of orange roses, lavender hydrangeas, and purple tulips. They look great with the little orange details in the tablecloth. Happy Valentine's Day everyone! Kiss someone you love!
Dinner at a lovely restaurant is always nice but for me, a home-cooked meal is the best way to say “I love you!” For Valentine’s Day dessert this year, I’m making a Coeur à La Crème (“heart of cream”) with Fresh Raspberry Sauce for Jeffrey. I’ll whip it up (literally!) the day before and then serve it cold from the fridge after dinner. I have a feeling my valentine is going to be very happy!! For more Valentine's Day dessert ideas, visit my homepage.
On a cold winter night, there's nothing more satisfying than a big platter of Slow Roasted Spiced Pork. The good news is you season the meat, put it in the oven for 6-8 hours, and forget about it until dinnertime. I always serve this with Maple Baked Beans, which I cook in a separate oven for almost the same amount of time. All I have to do is make a big bowl of Winter Slaw and I have a knockout dinner for a crowd and no stress.
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Unfortunately, if you chill the dough for too long and then try to bring it to a temperature where you can roll it out, the outside will be too soft and the center will be too hard. What you can do, though, is roll out the dough, cut out the cookies, and then refrigerate or freeze them until you have time to bake.
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