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Show Off Your Sweet Side This Valentine's Day

(Family Features) Treat family, friends and co-workers to something they will all love this Valentine’s Day by making easy and impressive cookies. Start with your favorite roll-out cookie recipe or simply dress up store-bought ones by adding some simple details with icing. 

From the cupids at Wilton, here are three ways to leave them smitten with sweets this Valentine’s Day: 

  • Desserts with dimension. Triple your treats by stacking three decorated cookies in different sizes together and attach them with icing. 
  • Complement with color. A simple piping technique looks stunning when piped in different colors on your cookies.
  • Get to gifting. Wrap your finished treats in a Valentine’s Day treat bag or box.

For more fun and delicious Valentine’s Day recipes, baking tips and inspiration, visit www.wilton.com.

Stackable Ombre Heart Cookies
Each stacked cookie serves 1.

  • Favorite roll-out cookie recipe
  • Royal icing (recipe on wilton.com)
  • Rose Icing Color
  • Heart Micro Mini Icing Decorations
  1. Prepare and roll out cookie dough following recipe directions. Use 3 smallest cutters from 4-piece heart nesting cookie cutter set to cut out shapes. Bake and cool cookies.
  2. Divide royal icing into three equal portions, and tint 3 shades of rose. Thin a portion of each shade following recipe directions. Use tip 3 and full-strength tinted icing to outline cookies. Use thinned tinted icing in cut decorating bag to fill in cookies; gently tap to smooth icing. Let dry overnight.
  3. Use icing to attach cookies, stacking largest to smallest; place icing decoration on top.

Scalloped Heart Cookies
Each cookie serves 1.

  • Favorite roll-out cookie recipe
  • Ready-To-Use White Creamy Decorator Icing
  • Icing Colors: Burgundy, Red-Red and Christmas Red
  1. Prepare and roll out dough following recipe directions. Use largest cutter from the 4-piece heart nesting cookie cutter set to cut out shape. Bake and cool cookies.
  2. Divide icing into four equal portions. Tint one of each portion light burgundy, dark burgundy and combination of red-red/Christmas red. Reserve last portion white.
  3. Starting from top edge of heart, use tip 102 and icing in dark burgundy, light burgundy, red and white to pipe V-shaped groups of two petals, one piped from left and one from right, to create row of petals in alternating colors. Repeat with second row between petals in first row. Continue to repeat pattern until cookies are covered. 
SOURCE:
Wilton

Lemon Icebox Pie

1 (14-ounce) can Eagle Brand Sweetened Condensed Milk (Not evaporated milk)
1/2 cup lemon juice from concentrate
1 cup (1/2 pint) whipping cream, whipped until very stiff
1 (9-inch) baked pie crust or graham cracker crumb crust


1. In medium bowl, stir together Eagle Brand and lemon juice. Fold in whipped cream.
2. Pour into prepared pie crust. Chill 3 hours or until set.

Makes one (9-inch) pie


Nanny's Homemade Ice Cream Recipe For Old Fashioned Ice Cream Maker

1 can Eagle Brand Sweetened Condensed milk
1 can evaporated milk
3 egg yolks
1 cup sugar 
1 teaspoon vanilla

1. Put all ingredients in ice cream maker bucket
2. Fill bucket up with whole milk
3. Leave 3 inches from top

Use old fashioned hand crank or electric ice cream maker with ice and rock salt in outer container. This is the richest ice cream ever!


Granny's Butter Cake

1 cup of butter melted
2 cups of sugar
6 eggs
2 cups of flour

1. Cream sugar and butter
2. Add eggs, one at a time and mix before adding the other
3. Then add 2 cups of flour and mix
4. Pour in a greased and floured pan
5. Bake at 350 "TILL IT'S DONE" :)

You want it a tiny bit gooey in the middle so do not cook it as done as you would most cakes. It's the gooey part that makes it special. It's not dripping gooey, but "not quite done" Granny lived to be 101! This is the best cake ever!


Easy Tuna Casserole

Feed your family something simple and delicious like this Easy Tuna Casserole, loaded with vegetables, pasta and tuna for a filling meal that everyone can enjoy. In just a few easy steps, you’ll be able to please the entire family without spending hours in the kitchen – perfect for those busy weeknights when time isn’t on your side. Find more family recipes at culinary.net.

SOURCE:
Culinary.net

Charlene's Chicken Spaghetti

1 can of Rotel tomatoes (original) 
1/2 can cream of mushroom soup
1/2 can cream of chicken soup
2 cans diced chicken breast
1 teaspoon butter
8 oz Velveeta cheese - if you like it cheesier, you might want to use more
Spaghetti noodles


1. Sauté chicken in butter. 
2. Drain liquid from Rotel and add Rotel, cream of mushroom soup, cream of chicken soup and cut up Velveeta cheese to sautéed chicken. Cook slowly to melt cheese.
3. Cook spaghetti noodles separately and drain 
4. Add the cooked spaghetti to the cheesy chicken mixture

Garlic bread goes great with this.


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