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Dr. Seuss



Kids LOVE baking! This Valentine's Day take time to let your kids mess up the kitchen and learn the pleasure in giving. There are many easy treats and cards you can make together. They will feel proud of giving out goodies THEY made! But please, let THEM pick their own Valentines. If you really feel they left someone behind you think they shouldn't , just tell them that now it's YOUR turn and include that person or family on the delivery list.

Just add 3-4 drops of red food coloring to any white cake baking mix and you have pink cake. For the topping we used 50% less sugar vanilla icing with 2 drops of red color and my 2 year old spread the red sprinkles on top! We hope the Parkers and Gurfinkels like it!

Nothing was easier than baking these ready to bake Valentine cookies. To add charm we used a pink cake stencil as base, on top a silver charger. Alternatively, you can cut red or pink construction paper to use as background!

You can't figure out if the chocolate makes the strawberries tastier or if the the strawberries make the chocolate richer! This is such a fast and easy recipe! Wash and drain 1lb medium to large organic strawberries leaving the green stem and leaves. Microwave a 4oz semi-sweet chocolate bar or any chocolate you like broken into pieces for 30 seconds. Stir and repeat in increments of 15 seconds until soft. Dip strawberry in chocolate holding by the stem and decorate with your favorite  sprinkle. If you like a thicker chocolate coat, let the chocolate harden and repeat the dipping process before applying decoration. Refrigerate for 1 hour or freeze for 10 minutes. Yields about 20 deliciuos chocolate covered strawberries!

Use heart shaped cookie cutters to cut pancakes, bread, cheese, turkey... or as a stencil to create Valentine Cards. Make heart shaped breadsticks using crescent roll dough and Parmesan cheese! It is so simple. Be smart! Be creative! Be sweet! Be lovely! 

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