{Tips & Tricks} Valentine's Day Recipe Roundup

Friday, February 11, 2011

Strawberry Turnovers

Valentine's Day is just around the corner and you know what that means...flowers and chocolates galore...for everyone else, that is. You see, my husband and I don't celebrate Valentine's Day. I've never been a fan of the color pink, I'm not huge into hearts and even though I'm a hugger, I'm not into lovey-doveyness. Let's just say that I don't even like to hold hands. I know, I'm weird like that but it's cool.

When my husband (boyfriend at the time), found out that I wasn't into Valentine's Day, I believe he jumped for joy. When he asked me what I wanted to do while all of the other couples were out on romantic dinners and buying flowers and candy, I simply replied, "Do you know what I would love? A bucket of fried chicken from KFC with some mashed potatoes." I think he nearly fainted...and then after he left my house he talked to his friends about the situation he had on his hands.

He had no idea whether I was doing the typical girl thing or if I was actually being sincere. So what did he do? He picked up a bucket of fried chicken from KFC (have I told you how much I love KFC...insane, I know) and brought it over to my college house. When he arrived, I was in my comfies all set to sit down to some good eats and a movie. Little did I know that he had reservations to a big fancy schmancy restaurant on standby just in case I played the girl card. What a good guy.

To this day, we have always celebrated Valentine's Day with a bucket of KFC fried chicken, mashed potatoes and gravy...and there we have it. I guess we do celebrate Valentine's Day. Even though we don't celebrate Valentine's Day like most other couples (I can't wait for KFC this year), I thought I would put together a list of delicious sweet treats that are guaranteed to win over the heart of your Valentine. You never know, I might just bake heart-shaped cookies this year...

Cakes & Cupcakes
Cookies
Other Treats

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15 comments

  1. Nice roundup! My husband and I don't celebrate Valentine's Day in the traditional way either. Sometimes we give each other cards if we remember. And sometimes I use it as an excuse to make a good dessert, but I do that any day of the week. ;-)

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  2. Great round up Jenn! Love all of this sweet talk!

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  3. Hi Jen,

    Thank you so much for including my Red Velvet cake blog post as part of your recipe roundup!

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  4. What a fantastic group of delectable desserts! Thanks so much for including my Chocolate Nutella Molten Lava Cakes!

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  5. Haha, love your story. I LOVED KFC when I was a kid. Couldn't get enough of that fried chicken!

    I love the idea of making strawberry turnovers- so good!

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  6. We don't celebrate Valentine's Day either! Whew, I thought we were the only ones. ;-) Thanks for including my cake!!

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  7. Great roundup! Happy Valentine's Day!

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  8. Delicious round-up! Thanks for featuring some of my recipes!

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  9. I love this story, Jen. Joe told me this last year on Valentine's day and so we came up with our own tradition. We order Chinese food and watch a movie. :) Happy V-Day to you and Chris! You two are so cute! - Lauren

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  10. What a delicious round up of goodies! I typically make my husband a steak dinner on Valentine's day, but I told him to NEVER buy me flowers on that day. (Mainly because in college I knew someone who worked at a flower distribution center and they said most of the flowers at this time of the year die because there is such a high demand they are not as selective.)
    I LOVE your story!

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  11. A nice evening in with some comfort food sounds like the perfect way to celebrate. Enjoy your KFC!

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  12. Thsi is one spectacular round-up and is making me really really hungry right now.

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  13. Great roundup. And what a cute story about the Kentucky Fried Chicken.

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  14. What a cute story! This is a wonderful Valentine's Day round-up.

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