Chocolate Ideas, Gifts, Valentine’s Day Recipes and More

Ghirardelli Chocolate Recipes and Tips

Recipes and Tips for using chocolate this Valentines Day

What goes better with Valentine's day than chocolate?

Ghiradelli Chocolate is one of our favorite things in the world and what better time to celebrate and embrace the chocoholic within us all than at Valentines day.  One of our favorite products is this Ghiradelli Chocolate Flavored Sauce.  It is so versatile and easy to use on anything from topping off a homemade treat to garnishing an elegant chocolate martini.  What says happy Valentine's day better than a homemade chocolate treat!

Here is our favorite chocolate martini recipe to get you inspired:

1 1/2 ounces chocolate liqueur
1 1/2 ounces Creme de Cacao
1/2 ounce vanilla vodka
2 1/2 ounces half-and-half
Ghiradelli's chocolate flavored sauce, for rim

Just mix all the ingredients in a chilled cocktail shaker and pour into chilled martini glass garnished with chocolate sauce.

If you are looking for a less labor intensive way to celebrate Valentine's day with chocolate check out the huge variety of Ghiradelli Valentine's Day gifts. This is one of our favorite Valentine's day chocolate gifts, it comes in an adorable red heart case and is filled with a variety of yummy individually wrapped flavors.  Also be sure to check out the Valentine's Day Heart Gift Tin

Chocolate isn't just great for one day out of the year, little chocolates are great for party favors at weddings, birthday parties, showers, and charity events.  And what hostess wouldn't love to get a nice box of chocolates as a gift for hosting a dinner party?  Basically chocolate is the perfect addition to any event on any day of the year!

 

Party Hearty!

 

Heart Themed Party Food & Drink

Heart Themed Party Food and Drink

1. Red Heart Shaped Mug| 2. Tovolo Silicone Heart Cupcake Molds| 3. Boxes Filled With Heart Shaped Chocolates| 4. Chocolate Heart Truffle With Silver Tray| 5. Valentine's Day Collection Petite Fours| 6.Heart Waffle Iron| 7.Monogramed Heart Cookies| 8. Amore Mini Heart Shaped Bowl Set| 9. Silicone Petite 12 Cavity Heart Pan| 10. Heart Pattern Aprons| 11. Heart Shaped Egg Poacher| 12. Non Stick 10 inch Heart Shaped Springform Pan| 13. Heart Baking Cups|

From breakfast to dessert we have everything you will need to make the perfect menu for your festive heart themed party a yummy success!  How fun would it be for your sweetheart(s) to wake up to a breakfast of heart shaped waffles and eggs.  And imagine their surprise when they open their lunch and find a heart shaped cookie or cupcake. 

Valentine's Day fun is no longer just for lovers – it is the perfect day to show everyone from your gal pals to your children just how much you love them.  In fact, why limit your expressions of love to just one day a year.  Make it a monthly tradition but vary the date to maintain that special surprise factor.

Love Potion Recipes

Love Potion Recipes

Heavenly Heart-Shaped Pancakes | Valentine’s Day Strawberry Coffee  |  Wonton Kisses  |  Chocolate Chip Kiss Cookies | Chocolate Eclair Hearts |  Mini Heart-Shaped Cakes  | Raspberry-Almond Financiers  |  Chocolate Covered Strawberries | Chocolate Covered Strawberries | Pink Champagne Punch

Party Hearty!

WeekNight Bites – Southwestern Chicken Quinoa Lettuce Wraps

WeekNight Bites – Southwestern Chicken Quinoa Lettuce Wraps

Love this video on how to make Southwestern Chicken Quinoa Lettuce Wraps by WeekNight Bite's adorable Lindsay Levine. This is a great quick, healthy dish perfect for week night dinners, or make your lettuce | endive wraps smaller and serve as appetizers at your next dinner party.

Did you notice Lindsay is wearing a fashion forward apron? Cute and chic waist aprons are hard to find.  Continue Reading →

Election Night Party Invitations

Election Night Party Invitations, Political Events, Patriotic Party, Election Cards

Election Night Party Invitations
Three Stars | Stately Pride | Polling Party

It is not too late to still plan an Election Night Party.  Four years ago, we failed to plan ahead but when we got to the polls we ran into friends and invited them over to watch the election results and to enjoy a spur of the moment dinner together.  An evening of fabulous food it was not but we had the best time  despite being  on opposite sides of the political spectrum.

This year we are planning ahead – even sending out formal invitations.  We haven't yet decided what to serve but we are definitely serving drinks in ball mason jars with red & white stripe retro paper straws and will without a doubt be once again be pulling out our clear glass plates to create  fabulous custom election partyware with  my memories suite (be sure to use code STMMMS76583 to get $10.00 off the purchase price!).  Email us for detailed How2 instructions.

Party Hearty!