Happy Valentine's Day!

Happy Valentine's DayToday is Valentine's Day and it's a special day for so many reasons. Sure it's about flowers, candy and cards and we all look forward to sharing those things with the people we love but it's also a day to feel grateful and pay it forward. Do something you might not usually do. There are so many things to be happy about and so many little ways to show people you care.  Whether it's your family, a friend or even better,  a stranger you've never met. Take the time to do something special. Put a smile on someone's face. Do someone a favor. It will make the day that much better! My little Valentine to you is a simple recipe for sugar cookies that I have actually shared before. It's not just a recipe, it's a tradition. I have been making these cookies for special holidays since my kids were tiny. My mother made them for me and my sisters. It's the tradition that's special, not the recipe (although it's a really good one!). Happy Friday! Happy Valentine's Day! Have a fabulous weekend!

Valentine's Day Sugar Cookie Recipe

Leslie xo

Favorite Things

3BF8ABB0-1C23-C7A0-B3686E4865FA7316Gertrude Hawk Dark Chocolate Smidgens. One of my all time favorites!

Valentine's Day is coming up next week and in my mind that means a green light to eat dessert! It will be one of those days when my "everything in moderation" theory kicks in and I will happily indulge in something sweet. Why not? What's Valentine's Day without a little chocolate? Of course there are plenty of ways to show your love for someone but in my world, if it accompanies a box of chocolate, it's that much better! I guess that makes me a chocoholic. I am more than OK with that label and thought it would be fun to share some of my favorite chocolate things with you today. Happy Friday!

210413Ultimate Chocolate Fondue from Ghirardelli

Chocolate-Covered-Strawberries2Chocolate Covered Strawberries from Food Network

Mini-Chocolate-Cakes-SweetapolitaBoxed Chocolate Mini Cakes from Sweetapolita

Chocolate-Sweet-HeartsChocolate Sweet Heart Cookies from Martha Stewart

Norman-LoveThe most beautiful and delicious handcrafted chocolates I have ever seen by Norman Love Confections.

Raspberry-Chocolate-Kiss-CocktailRaspberry Chocolate Kiss Cocktail from Martha Stewart. A perfect compliment to a chocolate dessert!

I hope you indulge in something sweet this Valentine's Day! Have a wonderful weekend!

Leslie xo