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Here is a very, very sweet recipe that we know your kids will love and think is fun looking! For this Valentne’s Day we decided to make “windowpane heart” valentine’s cookies! If you don’t have time to make the sugar cookie dough, just buy some store made cookie doe that you can roll out and Jolly Ranchers. You will have a whole lotta lovin’ cookies in no time!

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/3 teaspoon salt
  • 2 1/2 cups flour
  • Hard candy for cookie center (try Jolly Ranchers)


To make the dough:

1.  Using an electric mixer at medium-high speed, cream the butter, gradually adding the sugar. Beat in the egg until evenly mixed, then blend in the vanilla extract and salt.

2.  With a wooden spoon, stir the flour into the creamed ingredients, about one third at a time, until evenly blended. The dough may seem soft, but it will firm up when refrigerated.

3.  Divide the dough in half. Flatten each portion into a disk and seal in plastic wrap. Refrigerate overnight.


To create the cookies:

1.  Heat the oven to 375 degrees. Cover a sturdy baking sheet with aluminum foil and lightly coat the foil with cooking spray. Between 2 sheets of waxed paper lightly dusted with flour, roll the dough to a 1/4-inch thickness. Remove the top sheet.

2.  Cut out the cookies with a large cookie cutter. Use a spatula to transfer the shapes to the baking sheet, leaving about an inch between cookies. Remove the centers of the cookies with a smaller cookie cutter. (Save the centers to bake later.)

3.  Place a hard candy (we used Jolly Ranchers) in the center of each heart and bake until the cookies start to brown lightly around the edges and the candy is melted, about 8 to 10 minutes. Let the cookies cool on the baking sheet for 5 minutes, then transfer them to wire racks to cool completely. To prevent sticking, line your serving plate or tin with waxed paper and place additional waxed paper between layers. Makes 30.

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St. Valentine’s Day is tomorrow and why not have a fun craft at home tonight that your kids can wear to school tomorrow with love and pride? The design on this shirt is so delicate and sweet, you’d never guess how easy and quick it is to make! 

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Valentine’s Day is right around the corner…how to make your kiddo’s morning complete with sweet love? Are you feeling “soft-hearted” (ha ha)? Make hot cocoa for your little one this Valentine’s Day with cute heart marshmallows.

Reach for some marshmallows and transform them into confections of affection. Start by greasing a heart-shaped petit four cutter or aspic cutter with vegetable oil or cooking spray. Cut several marshmallows in half horizontally, and then press the cutter into the center of each one. Float the marshmallows and the cutouts on hot chocolate.

INGREDIENTS:

  • 4 cups whole milk
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 tablespoons plus one teaspoon unsweetened Dutch-process cocoa powder
  • 4 tablespoons finely chopped or shaved semi-sweet chocolate

 DIRECTIONS:

  1. Bring all ingredients to a simmer in a medium saucepan over medium heat, stirring until chocolate has melted (do not let boil).
  2. Pour into mugs, and serve.

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It’s never too early to get a jump-start on the most heartfelt holiday of the year. Here is a super cute idea, easy and always stress-free because it takes no time at all for your kiddos’ Valentine’s Day at school! Snip candy hearts for an entire class in a snap.

What You’ll Need:

  • Candy Dots (you can find at local drug store, candy store or even grocery store)
  • Colored construction paper (you can find at a craft store, local drug store or Staples)
  • Glue stick
  • Scalloping scissors (you can find at an arts and crafts store like Michael’s)

How to:

  1. Cut a heart from a strip of candy dots, and glue it to a piece of construction paper.
  2. With scalloping scissors, cut construction paper to create a border around the heart.

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His wife’s bun in the oven is out and so sweet! Cake Boss star, Buddy Valastro, is a dad for the 4th time and welcomed son Carlo Salvatore Valastro yesterday on Valentine’s Day! Wife Lisa is on the show and both are thrilled about their new bundle of joy. Carlo weighed in at 7 lbs., 3 oz. and measured 20 inches long. We think this adorable Le Top Baby “Playtime Pups” gown with mitten cuffs will keep son Carlo warm in the New Jersey cold. The easy convertible closure transforms the ensemble from a coverall to a casual gown with elasticized hem and snaps for easy closing. Makes changing your little pup a walk in the park. Soft cotton and mitten cuffs keep your babe safe and snug.

Le Top Baby Playful Pups gown

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What better than to celebrate the official Heart Day (a.k.a. Valentine’s Day) with delicious, scrumptious heart shaped brownies. They are easy (and you could used boxed brownie mix if you are in a rush) and festive. Here is how to go about it:

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It’s Friday and we are all pooped! Plus I am freezing in New York and cannot stand the thought of even stepping outside. Looking for a 30 minute activity to show the one you love how much you care? Make a hand-shaped construction paper card for Valentine’s Day! It could be great way to greet your hubby, wifey, kids and family!

What to do? Send a lovey-dovey message (a.ka. candy sweetheart message) with valentines traced from little hands. Just cut from construction paper, and then decorate. Let the love of your life (your kids) know they are hands-down your favorite.

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