Tag: Valentine’s Day

Chocolate 5 Ways

by in Valentine's Day, February 13, 2012
Celebrate Valentine's Day with chocolate treats morning, noon and night.

Just a touch of chocolate is all you need to remind that special someone how you feel. This Valentine’s Day, enjoy any of these scrumptious chocolate delights morning, noon or night.

Breakfast
Start Valentine’s Day with chocolate-filled French toast. Even your kid will be shocked you served chocolate for breakfast! With only 1 teaspoon of bittersweet chocolate chips per serving, a little goes a long way.

Recipe: Chocolate and Strawberry Stuffed French Toast

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Make Your Own Chocolate Ganache Body Scrub

by in Valentine's Day, February 11, 2012
chocolate scrub
Make a chocolate treat for the outside of your body.

Chocolate and spa treatments like massages, facials and pedicures are quintessential Valentine’s Days gifts everyone loves to receive. Oasis Day Spa, with locations in New York City and Westchester, offers romantic packages combining chocolate and spa services like massages using chocolate body oil, and chocolate mousse facials. The oils and scrubs they use in their treatments are all natural and use ingredients you probably have at home, and Sandra Lakatos, the spa director, was kind enough to let us in on her secret recipe for their Chocolate Ganache Body Scrub. So treat yourself or a loved one to a homemade chocolate treat this Valentine’s Day — it will leave you feeling renewed and rejuvenated. Bonus: There are zero calories in this chocolate treat; it’s completely homemade and completely guilt-free.

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Win This Flourless Chocolate Cake!

by in Giveaway, February 8, 2012
Chocolate Cake
You could win this cake!

Rich and moist, this Decadent Chocolate Cake from Sweet Sally’s is the perfect treat to bring to a Valentine’s Day party or to share with your honey at home. Made with only five ingredients, you’d never guess this luscious cake was gluten-free.

The 8-inch cake serves 12, and has 179 calories per slice so you can indulge without overdoing it. Shipped in a keepsake tin, the cake stays fresh and is easily stored. Once the cake is devoured, use the white tin to store cookies or kitchen knickknacks.

You can buy your own Decadent Chocolate Cake or enter in the comments for a chance to win one. Just let us know, in the comments, how you plan to celebrate Valentine’s Day. The contest starts at 10:00 a.m. EST today, and ends on Friday, February 10 at 5 p.m. EST.

We’re giving away one decadent chocolate cake to lucky, randomly selected commenters. You must include your email address in the “Email” field when submitting your comment so we can communicate with you if you’re a winner.

You may only comment once to be considered and you don’t have to purchase anything to win; a purchase will not increase your chances of winning. Odds depend on total number of entries. Void where prohibited. Only open to legal residents of 50 U.S. states, D.C. or Puerto Rico, and you must be at least 18 to win. For the first day of the giveaway, all entries (answers) must be entered between 10:00 a.m. EST on February 8 and 5 p.m. EST on February 10, 2012. Subject to full official rules. By leaving a comment on the blog, you acknowledge your acceptance to the Official Rules. ARV of each prize: $29. Sponsor: Scripps Networks, LLC, d/b/a Food Network, 9721 Sherrill Blvd, Knoxville, TN 37932.

So tell us, how do you plan to celebrate Valentine’s Day?

29 Days of Romantic Foods

by in Valentine's Day, February 6, 2012
chocolate strawberry
29 ways to treat your sweetheart.

Keep the month of February sweet, hot and spicy with these romantic foods.

1.    Start the month of right with 28 days of chocolate.

2.    Read up on Katie Cavuto Boyle’s sensual Valentine’s dishes.

3.    Check out Valentine’s recipes for kids and grown ups.

4.    Keep red foods on your mind.

5.    Make Ina Garten’s caviar dip.

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Katie's Healthy Bites: Sensual Valentine's Day Dishes

by in Healthy Holidays, Valentine's Day, February 14, 2010

Valentine's Day Meal
Valentine’s Day is here! For me, this means chocolates and romantic dinners, but that can also mean indulging in too many calories and fat. Fortunately, you don’t have to skimp on decadence tonight. Here, I’ve reworked a traditional Valentine’s Day meal, featuring a bison steak and comforting sides, to make easier on the waistline and pleasing to your palate.

Added bonus: These recipes contain some noted aphrodisiacs to help rev up the romance.

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5 Foods for Romance

by in Healthy Holidays, Healthy Tips, February 11, 2009

Mmm, the mighty aphrodisiac… Some mythical foods symbolize love and fertility and have been around for centuries. Whether you believe in their powers or not, here are some that might (ahem) perk up your Valentine’s Day dinner.

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Fall in Love With Chocolate

by in Healthy Holidays, Healthy Tips, February 10, 2009

chocolate
There aren’t many things better than chocolate — though it’s a high-calorie sweet, a little bit here and there can be a healthy indulgence. To get you in the mood for Valentine’s Day, here are some basic facts and, of course, irresistible recipes.

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A Lighter Valentine's Day Menu

by in Healthy Holidays, Healthy Recipes, February 10, 2009


This Valentine’s Day, serve everything from the perfect cocktail to a decadent dessert without a speck of guilt. Light some candles, grab your sweetheart and dig into this Italian-inspired, healthy dinner.

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