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Let’s Talk Valentine’s Day!

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Tasty Kitchen Blog: Kitchen Talk (Valentine's Day 2015)

Well, it’s that lovey dovey time of year again. Time for chocolates, flowers and hounding the children to finish their valentine cards. Some of us go all out with fancy meals and gifts for this holiday, and others just keep it simple with a card and maybe a small treat. Some people reject the whole darn thing. And that’s okay!

We keep it pretty low key around here. This year I’m thinking since it falls on Saturday, a nice, big breakfast sounds good. Then the pressure’s off for the rest of the day.

What about you? How do you like to celebrate Valentine’s Day with food? If you have special traditions, make favorite meals or treats for your kids or honey, or get treated to something yummy yourself, we’d love to hear about it!

We’re planning to make Ree’s heart cookies you see in the photo above. It’s fun to spell out a friend’s name or just do the first initial if you want to give out a bunch. They satisfy the chocolate craving, and they’re so fun to decorate.

So tell us your cooking/baking/eating plans! We know the food love is flowing with all of you every day of the year. Thanks for sharing it with us!

XO!

 

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Looks Delicious! Linzer Heart Cookies for Valentine’s Day

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Tasty Kitchen Blog: Looks Delicious! (Linzer Hearts, submitted by Elana of Elana's Pantry)

The day of heart-shaped convections is fast approaching! Are you dusting off your cookie cutters? We’ve been ogling all the great Valentine’s Day dessert recipes out there, and these Linzer Hearts from TK member Elana’s Pantry look pretty perfect. These cookies are like a traditional thumbprint jam cookie, but they’re vegan, dairy-free and gluten-free. A great option for the Paleo people in your life or those with allergies. Darn delicious!

What are you cooking/baking for Valentine’s Day? Here’s to a few extra hugs and kisses. Oh, and chocolates.

 

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Super Bowl Food!

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Are we getting excited for Sunday? This gal will be decked out in blue and green (Go Seahawks!), yelling and screaming, and eating a little bit of everything. Or maybe a lot. Probably a lot.

We couldn’t let the weekend arrive without sharing some great food for the game. There are some serious gems here. Enjoy your parties and all the good snacking! And Go Seahawks! Oh, I already said that? Oops, sorry. But not really.

Here’s the good grub for the big game. Just click on the photo to get the printable recipe!

 
 
 
Tasty Kitchen Blog: Looks Delicious! Super Bowl Food (Chipotle Ranch Chicken Wings with Chipotle Ranch Dressing, submitted by TK member Justine Sulia of Cooking and Beer)

Chipotle Ranch Chicken Wings with Chipotle Ranch Dressing. Oh, how heavenly do these look? And they’re baked, not fried! Less mess.

 
 
 
Tasty Kitchen Blog: Looks Delicious! Super Bowl Food (Spicy Beef and Kimchi Tacos, submitted by TK member Dax Phillips of Simple Comfort Food)

Spicy Beef and Kimchi Tacos. Slow-cooked meat is a Super Bowl must. We love the spicy Asian take on these tacos!

 
 
 
Tasty Kitchen Blog: Looks Delicious! Super Bowl Food (Meatless Mexican Chili and Cheddar Grits Super Bowls, submitted by TK member Tessa of Natural Comfort Kitchen)

Meatless Mexican Chili and Cheddar Grits Super Bowls. Like a veggie Frito pie. All the fixin’s and all the flavor.

 
 
 
Tasty Kitchen Blog: Looks Delicious! Super Bowl Food (Crockpot Jalapeno Popper White Chicken Chili, submitted by TK member Show Me the Yummy)

Crockpot Jalapeno Popper White Chicken Chili. So rich! And can be made ahead for low stress when you’re having guests.

 
 
 
Tasty Kitchen Blog: Looks Delicious! Super Bowl Food (Greek Hummus Phyllo Bites, submitted by TK member Kelley Simmons of Chef Savvy)

Greek Hummus Phyllo Bites. No bake! A quick, easy appetizer so you can concentrate on the main event.

 
Happy weekend to everyone! Oh, and Go Seahawks!

 

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Looks Delicious! Sticky BBQ Slow-Cooker Meatballs

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Tasty Kitchen Blog: Looks Delicious! (Sticky BBQ Slow-Cooker Meatballs, submitted by TK member Nora Rusev of Savory Nothings)

Are you ready for some football this weekend? Or are you planning to go catch up on some Oscar movies? Maybe you’re just ready to relax around the house. All great options! Regardless of the plans, though, we’ve all gotta eat, right? These Sticky BBQ Slow-Cooker Meatballs from TK member Nora Rusev are perfect game day grub but are really just all around weekend-friendly food. Get them in the slow cooker and let things happen while you fit in all your activities. You’ll be rewarded with sticky, barbecue deliciousness. We think you’ll love ‘em!

Happy weekending!

 

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Looks Delicious! Buffalo Chicken Nachos

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If this isn't game day food, then nothing is. Everybody loves nachos, and we all know hot wings make for great football snacking.

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Thanksgiving Sides and More!

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We know you probably have the big stuff figured out, but we're of the opinion that there's always room for an extra side, appetizer, salad or dessert. Oh, and don't forget a fun cocktail!

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Looks Delicious! Apple Fritter Rings

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If you're staying cozy and looking to whip up a fall treat, check out these Apple Fritter Rings from TK member Nora Rusev of Savory Nothings.

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Happy Halloween and Creepy Crawler Spiders

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  Tomorrow’s the big day! Are we ready for some costumes, candy and scary fun? Are you heading to a Halloween party or hosting your own? These Creepy Crawler Spiders from TK member Nancy would be a perfect spooky treat. With just a few easy steps, they’d be fun to make with the kids, too. […]