Valentine Cookies Recipe

Monday, February 8, 2016
Nothing says love more than heart shaped cookies and our Valentine cookies recipe is sure to be a hit.
If you are looking for a Valentine treat idea for your loves, these Valentine cut out cookies are perfect.

When you bake some Valentine cookies, you are saying I love you and my Mom's best sugar cookie cutout recipe is the perfect soft, not too sweet cookie that rolls out nice and firm. I like my Valentine cutouts nice and thick. Don't bake them too long just until slightly golden brown.

I always bake my cookies on parchment paper now. It just makes for the perfect even baking and the cookies never stick to the cookie sheet. So worth the cost and then you just toss and put your cookie sheets away with no washing.

These cookies hold up nicely and are ready for decorating those Valentine cookies with royal icing.
I like to use powdered sugar with milk and just a dash of vanilla. To me that is the perfect royal icing recipe.

Menu Plan Sunday, February Meal Planning - 2/7

Sunday, February 7, 2016
Welcome to weekly menu plan Sunday. We are starting of this week with Superbowl Sunday so today is full of snacky foods and good football appetizers ideas.
February dinner ideas

Menu Plan Sunday

Sunday: Superbowl snack food ideas - 7 layer bean dip, barbecue buffalo wings, creamy Italian ranch pasta salad, pigs in a blanket and easy football cupcakes.

football cupcakes

Monday: Chicken pot pie from freezer and green salad.

Tuesday: Crock pot cheesy potatoes and smoked sausage (recipe coming this week), sliced oranges and steamed spinach with red wine vinegar.

Wednesday: Dinner with in-laws

Thursday: Roasted Chicken, baked potato salad, sauteed greens from the garden

Friday: Date night

Saturday: (Hosting my father in law's b-day) Barbecued tri-tip, grandma's baked beans, crock pot mac n cheese, green salad, grilled herb bread, best banana cake ever.

The banana cake recipe is so good and such a moist cake recipe and great use of bananas from the freezer. Always a hit whenever I make it. Enjoy!

Simple Saturdays Blog Link Party, 2/6

Saturday, February 6, 2016

Simple Saturdays Blog Hop #90 

Join us for ideas on living a Simple Lifestyle and being Self Sufficient!


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Homesteading, Prepping, Gardening, Cooking/recipes/food, Livestock of all varieties, Off-grid, Natural Living, Wellness/wholeness and Healthcare, Herbal, DIY & MYO!

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 Just Plain Living

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Better Hens & Gardens - Creating Bluebird Habitat
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