4 Ways To Wow Your Valentine

Ideas For Valentine's DayValentine’s Day is just around the corner! If you want to make this year’s Valentine’s Day a day to remember, than download my booklet with delicious and romantic ideas – a guide full of smart, easy and cute ideas to wow your Valentine.

Though many people celebrate Valentine’s Day by eating out, why not make a lasting impression on your honey by cooking at home instead – and creating a cherished memory for the ages? While you may doubt your cooking skills, fear not – everyone will appreciate your efforts, so let’s keep the main course simple and end the evening with a fabulous dessert!

The recipes below are just a few examples from my completely updated digital booklet Show The Love With Homemade Desserts (2011 Edition).

Chocolate Sorbet

Delicious Chocolate SorbetIs your sweetheart vegetarian or vegan? This rich chocolate dessert is 100% dairy-free – but even people who crave milk chocolate will appreciate its smooth texture. Low in fat, but high in cocoa powder, this bittersweet chocolate sorbet is for true chocolate lovers only. Spread it between two low-fat grahams to make it into an ice cream sandwich.

Sweetheart Cupcakes

Healthy Sweetheart CupcakesWhen I was growing up, Valentine’s day wasn’t just about chocolate. Granny always made her own treats, handmade goodies that had nothing to do with candy. Breakfast and snack time can be tasty and healthy with these tender cupcakes made with oat flour. Oat contains lots of soluble fiber, which makes these soft, moist cupcakes delicious AND heart-healthy.

Texas Sheet Cake

Texas Sheet Cake RecipeMy roommate in college, Christina, used to beg me to make Texas Sheet Cake. Granny used to make it for us on the Fourth of July but my healthier version is delish year-round! This moist buttermilk chocolate cake is ideal for any confirmed calorie watcher: It’s only 100 calories a slice.

Chocolate Chip Cookie Bar

Chocolate Chip Cookie BarsWant a sweet Valentine’s Day treat to pop in your kid’s lunch box? Try these chocolate chip cookie bars that are made with 100% whole-grain flour, a mixture of whole wheat and oats. They’ll be the envy of the lunch room, just remember to leave out the nuts if your school cafeteria has a nut-allergy policy.

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