Valentine’s Day Heart Pound Cake Recipe

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Valentine’s Day Heart Pound Cake Recipe

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Looking at this photo overwhelms you, huh? I bet you are thinking that this is going to be one of those Pinterest “fails.” Follow these sure no fail drections to create the ultimate suprise for your Valentines – I bet your family will be surprised when they cut into this Hidden Hearts Pound Cake.

Cake Ingredients:

  • 2 boxes Pound Cake mix
  • 1/2 cup Butter softened
  • 4 Eggs
  • 1 1/3 cup Milk
  • red food coloring

Glaze Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 cup Powdered Sugar
  • 2 tbsp Milk

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Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. Spray loaf pan with cooking spray.
  3. Prepare your first pound cake following box directions. Add food coloring to get good pink color in batter.
  4. Pour batter into prepared pan and bake for 45 minutes (about 10 less than box directions.)
  5. Let cool on rack for an hour.
  6. Remove cake from pan and refrigerate for several hours.
  7. Slice cold cake into slices no thicker than your cookie cutter.
  8. Use cookie cutter to cut heart shapes from each aand stack to side.
  9. Prepare the other box of pound cake mix following box directions.
  10. Spray loaf pan with cooking spray.
  11. Pour 1/4″ of batter in the bottom.
  12. Place your heart cut-outs down the middle, keeping them straight and together.
  13. Pour remaining batter over the heart cut-outs in the pan. Ensure it gets down the sides and covers the top. (Yes, There will be a lot of batter left!)
  14. Bake according to box directions.
  15. Let cool on rack for an hour.
  16. Remove from pan and place on platter.
  17. In a medium bowl, put powdered sugar and slowly add milk until desired consistency is reached.
  18. Drizzle icing over cake and serve.

Easy-peasy. Most importantly, enjoy!

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Chalkboard Contact Paper Sale for $7.75 Per Roll with Craft Ideas

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 Chalk Board Contact Paper Sale

Perhaps we can blame Pinterest, perhaps there is no need for blame but truth is Chalk Board Contact Paper is all the rage! There are ENDLESS ways to use it and the best part of all is it easily helps you become organized and looks great. It also is very easy to use/shape and cuts just like wrapping paper.

Uses:

*Frame it and use as a memo board

*Use as canister Labels

*Place inside your cabinets for writing boards

*Place on a door or wall for signs

*Place on a board or cookie sheet for a cheese board

… and so much more.

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Look how I designed my kids crib using Chalk Board Paint (but could be just as achievable with Chalk Board Contact Paper!

Right now you can pick up Chalkboard Contact Paper, 18″ x 6′ for $8.38. Get FREE Shipping with Prime or when you spend $25.

Product Features:

  • Tough, durable and repels stains. Wipes clean easily.
  • Lets you turn anything into a writing surface
  • It’s easy to apply, easy to remove and easy to keep clean.
  • Size: 18 inches x 6 feet (45 cm x 183 cm)
  • Features an easy-to-peel liner and an adhesive that allows it to be repositioned during installation without leaving a sticky residue. Simply cut to length or shape for a custom application.

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  • Con-Tact® Brand lets you turn anything into a writing surface with this self-adhesive chalkboard. Perfect for home, school, or office. Cut to any shape and size. Peel position and reposition. Write and wipe.

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Jelly Bean Valentines – Quotes and Jelly Belly Savings, 4 lbs for $25

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Head over to Amazon for the Signature 4-Pound Jelly Belly Jelly Beans container for $25.99. These are GREAT for Valentine’s Day and can be used many ways. Place in a snack size Ziploc Bags and place on these fun tags

“Valentine, You’re my peachy keen, jelly bean”

“Valentine, Thanks for BEAN a great friend”

Have fun playing with the words, hand out some Jelly Beans and have enough loved over for yourself!

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Valentine’s Day Food Ideas for Kids and Adults

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Valentine’s Day Food Ideas

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Looking to make Valentine’s Day Special? Check out this round-up of food to be used on February 14th. Ideas include breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks and party ideas!

Valentine’s Day Food Ideas

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1.) Mini Cherry Heart Pies from Frugal Coupon Living

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2.) Cupid’s Strawberry Float Recipe from Frugal Coupon Living

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3.) Cherry Cheesecake Krispie Treat Bars from Passion 4 Savings

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4.) Easy, Elegant Chocolate Souffle from 10 Minute Dinners

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5.) Strawberry Glazed Doughnuts from Frugal Coupon Living

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Valentine’s Day Mini Cherry Heart Pies

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Mini Cherry Heart Pies

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These are sweet treats!  Check out these easy heart shaped mini cherry pies. They are a great treat for dessert, a gift for the teacher, or something sweet as an afternoon snack. This recipe is SIMPLE using a refridgerated pie crust! Enjoy!

Ingredients:

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Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. Using a 3 to 4″ heart shaped cookie cutter, you should get 8-10 pies from 1 box of crusts.
  3. Cut as many shapes as you can get rerolling scraps as needed.
  4. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  5. Mix together egg and milk to make an egg wash.
  6. Place half of the hearts on prepared pan(s).
  7. Use egg wash to wet the edges of the hearts.
  8. Place a small amount of the pie filling in the center of each.
  9. Make a small x cut in the center of the remaining half of the hearts.
  10. Place an x heart on top of each filled heart and press and crimp edges.
  11. Brush sealed pie with egg wash and dust with sparkling sugar.
  12. Bake for 14-16 minutes until crust is browned.
  13. Allow to cool.

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New Craft Store Coupons until 1/17 –  Save up to 50% off items.  This is a fun project from Michael’s – Valentine’s Day Card Box. This is great for a party!

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This week’s Hobby Lobby Coupon is out!  Print this coupon for 40% off any regularly priced item at Hobby Lobby.  Coupon expires 1/17/15 (Saturday).

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Strawberry Glazed Doughnuts Recipe – Baked, Not Fried

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STRAWBERRY GLAZED DOUGHNUTS

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We are loving thes Glazed Strawberry Baked Donuts on Frugal Coupon Living. They are a perfect treat and go great with Ice Cream! This is an easy bake at home recipe and best of all you don’t have to feel guilty because these desserts are baked, not fried! You will need a donut pan for this recipe. This recipe makes around 12 doughnuts!

Ingredients:

Doughnut batter:

  • 2 cup Flour
  • 3/4 cup Sugar
  • 1 1/2 tsp Baking Powder
  • 1/4 tsp Nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp Cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 3/4 cup Milk
  • 1/4 tsp Lemon juice or White Vinegar
  • 2 beaten Eggs
  • 2 tbsp melted Butter
  • 3/4 cup chopped Strawberries

White Glaze:

  • 2 cup Powdered Sugar
  • 3 tbsp Milk
  • 1/4 tsp Vanilla

Pink Glaze:

  • 1 cup Powdered Sugar
  • 1/2 tbsp Milk
  • 1 tbsp Strawberry Preserves
  • 1/4 cup chopped Strawberries

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Directions:

  1. Add lemon juice to milk (buttermilk substitute).
  2. Preheat oven to 425
  3. Spray Donut pan
  4. Combine flour, sugar, baking powder, nutmeg, cinnamon and salt in large bowl.
  5. Add milk, eggs and butter.
  6. Stir just until well mixed.
  7. Fold in 1/2 cup strawberries.
  8. Fill each ring about 2/3 but make sure it doesn’t top center hole.
  9. Bake about 8 minutes, until tops rebound when pressed.
  10. Leave donut in pan for about 5 minutes.
  11. Remove from pan and set on cooling rack.
  12. In a small bowl just big enough to dip donuts, combine glaze ingredients and stir until smooth.
  13. Dip top of donut in glaze.
  14. Hold above bowl allowing excess to drip off.
  15. Place donut on wax paper or return to cooling rack.
  16. Wait for glaze to set.
  17. In another bowl, combine 1 cup powdered sugar, 1/2 tablespoon milk and strawberry preserves and mix well.
  18. Gently spoon red glaze over whithe glaze.

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LEGO Store Monthly Mini Build – FREE LEGO Space Shuttle on 2/3

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Visit your local LEGO Store on the first Tuesday of each month  for the LEGO Store Monthly Mini Build.  Kids will Learn how to build a cool LEGO mini model and the best part,  when you are finished,  you can take it home for FREE!  A new model will be available each month and will be specially themed to that month.  Mini Model Build events are a blast and a wonderful FREEBIE your little guy or gal will love.

The upcoming Mini Model Build is a LEGO Space Shuttle. Event is scheduled for Tuesday, February 3rd at 5:00 pm and is open to children ages 6 to 14 only. Show up early as quantities are limited, approximately 250 per store.

Like LEGO’s and the FREE LEGO Space Shuttle and Mini Model Build Event?  If so, then don’t forget your FREE LEGO Magazine! Also, Teachers get a FREE Annual Pass to LEGOLAND, LEGO’s massive LEGO themed amusement park .


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