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Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Valentine's Day Quotes for your Sweetheart!

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At a loss about what to say on that special day? Here are some sweet nothings to whisper in your sweetie's ear or pen on that card:

If you live to be a hundred, I want to live to be a hundred minus one day so I never have to live without you.
~A. A. Milne

If you have only one smile in you give it to the people you love.
~Maya Angelou

All you need is love. But a little chocolate now and then doesn't hurt.
~Charles M. Schulz
For it was not into my ear you whispered, but into my heart. It was not my lips you kissed, but my soul.                                                                                                          ~Judy Garland 

They invented hugs to let people know you love them without saying anything.
~Bil Keane

The Eskimos had fifty-two names for snow because it was important to them: there ought to be as many for love.
~Margaret Atwood

For you see, each day I love you more
Today more than yesterday and less than tomorrow.
~Rosemonde Gerard

A hundred hearts would be too few
To carry all my love for you.
~Author Unknown

Grow old with me! The best is yet to be.
 ~Robert Browning

True love stories never have endings.
 ~Richard Bach 

Don't forget to check out our selection of made in the U.S.A. Valentine's Cards to surprise your sweetie with one! For more quotes, check Brainy Quote or Quote Garden.

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Friday, January 23, 2015

Valentine's Day Pinspiration!

Red hearts and chocolate are popping up everywhere! Valentine's Day is here! Pinterest is afire with so many projects perfect the holiday! We have collected a few of our favorites to share with you!

These Chocolate-Covered Raspberries by Sugar Hero look divine! The chocolate enrobes the raspberries so perfectly!

http://www.pinterest.com/pin/448108231645510099/

Following the fruit theme, Heart Shaped Chocolate Strawberries by Made from Pinterest show a pretty smart way to use fruit to make a heart! A mix of chocolate with fruit--these treats have to be healthy, right?

http://www.pinterest.com/pin/448108231645719135/

Little Cupid's Arrow Pretzels from One Little Project are so adorable! Kids and adults a like will just eat these up!

http://www.pinterest.com/pin/448108231649428951/

If your Valentine's Day celebration includes a cool beverage, how about these neat heart-shaped pomegranate ice cubes from Two Loves Studio!

http://www.pinterest.com/pin/448108231649336318/

We will be collecting more  of our favorite Valentine's Day crafts, treats, gifts and more on our Valentine's Day Inspiration Board over the next couple of weeks! Head over to Pinterest for some more ideas! We have 77 pins already--chances are we have something to inspire you!

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Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Cast Iron Cooking!!! Great for Winter!!!



A quick peek outside and you will see that we are in the frozen throes of winter! With some days of being stuck inside inevitably ahead, winter can be a great time to savor some wholesome flavors from cast iron cooking. Cast iron cooking has been used for centuries, so there is nothing that really exemplifies great home cooked meals better!

New to cast iron cooking? Here are 5 reasons why you should start:
  • Cast iron pieces are exceedingly versatile. You can literally cook 100s of dishes using a cast iron skillet from pan roasted chicken to pretzel bread to s'mores to quesadillas and much more!
  • When a cast iron pan is properly seasoned and cared for, it remains nonstick without all of those harmful chemicals that go into nonstick cookware.
  • Cast iron cookware distributes heat evenly for well rounded flavors!
  • Heat sources are no problem! Cast iron can be used over any heat source. Plus, cast iron can take the heat that other cookware can't.
  • Cooking with cast iron can give you an iron boost! While cooking with cast iron, you can increase the iron levels in foods. Great for immunity and energy!
 There are so many amazing cast iron recipes out there! Here are a few of our favorites!

Black Iron Skillet Deep Dish Pizza by Menu Musings

http://menumusings.blogspot.com/2013/09/black-iron-skillet-deep-dish-pizza.html

Pull Apart Pretzel Skillet and Beer Cheese  by Host the Toast

http://www.pinterest.com/pin/448108231649128571/

Steakhouse Roasted Mushrooms by A Food Centric Life

http://afoodcentriclife.com/steakhouse-roasted-mushrooms/

Hot Wings from Half Baked Harvest

http://www.halfbakedharvest.com/hot-wings-cookbook-giveaway/

Zucchini Basil and Kale Frittata from The Roasted Root

http://www.theroastedroot.net/zucchini-basil-and-kale-frittata/

Indoor S'mores by Dessert for Two

http://www.dessertfortwo.com/2013/12/indoor-smores/

How can you resist these recipes? Some really great ones and perfect for winter cooking! Need some cast iron? Don't fret, we have a wonderful collection of cast iron made here in the U.S.A!

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For more on cast iron:

5 Myths of Cast Iron Cookware via the Kitchn
13 Reasons to Own a Cast Iron Skillet via One Good Thing