Saturday, February 11, 2017

Valentine's Day ideas

I know it's only a couple of days til Valentine's Day and if you're like me, you're going OMG, it's that time already?
I have a couple of quick and easy ideas for you. 

How about some Cherry Pie Shortbread Thumbprint Cookies?   They're easy to make and would fit right in with Valentine's Day.
Cherry Pie Shortbread Cookies

Or if you're planning a special dinner and want a little appetizer first, these Mini Pistachio and Craisin Cheese Balls are perfect.

Mini Pistachio and Craisin Cheese Balls
And these Cherry and Cream Cheese Pinwheels are always fun for a retro canape.   I included them in with my 3 Ingredient Valentines Day post last year.
Cherry and Cream Cheese Pinwheels

You can also go all out and make a lovely Prime Rib, part one and part two. 

Prime Rib Roast

And for Dessert, well, gee, how about my Three Way Chocolate Cake
If you need more sweetness...
Three Way Chocolate Cake

Sidsel Munkholm - Author
Sidsel Munkholm - Author

Sid loves to cook, feed people and have fun in the kitchen. She shares her successes and the involuntary offerings she sometimes gives the kitchen goddess as well. And she's still looking for the mythical fairy to help her clean the kitchen after a marathon cooking session. Currently working on a cookbook showcasing the recipes from her Danish heritage.


  1. Would be interested to know if you make your prime rib like I do...coat with my rub, 500 deg oven (4 min per pound for med rare), shut oven off and do not open oven door for 2 hours. Take out and it is ready. smile.

    1. I follow Paula Deen's method and never had a fail yet. 1 hour at 375 deg. turn oven off and walk away for 3 hours, then turn the oven back on 375 deg. for about 30-45 minutes. I usually pull the roast at about 130-135 degrees, and let it rest for 20-25 minutes before carving, this comes out medium. Otherwise, I'd pull it at 125 deg. and let it rest. I like my meat rather on the rare side. I tried the 500 deg. method once and found out that every single smoke alarm in my house worked. The dogs hid for hours.


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