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Old 02-08-2011, 05:01 PM
 
Location: NC
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any ideas??? want something pretty easy, but not 'ordinary' and with no expensive or hard to find ingredients - i looked at pillsburys site (usually cute, easy and cheap ideas) but meh... nothing caught my eye
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Old 02-09-2011, 06:28 AM
 
Location: Burlington County NJ
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check out allrecipes.com ..they have tons of fun and easy recipes. I put "valentines day desserts" in the search bar. TONS to choose from, and you can sort them by rating if you want to.
Have fun!

Strawberry Pavlova Recipe - Allrecipes.com
Valentine's Pie Recipe - Allrecipes.com
Striped Delight Recipe - Allrecipes.com
Chocolate Passion Bowl Recipe - Allrecipes.com
Sweetheart Fudge Cake Recipe - Allrecipes.com
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Old 02-09-2011, 06:30 AM
 
Location: NC
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thats a good idea, i hadnt thought to look there (odd seeing as thats usually one of my stand by sites LOL)
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Old 02-09-2011, 06:34 AM
 
Location: the AZ desert
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It doesn't get much easier than chocolate mousse, but I don't know if that's ordinary or not to you. I seldom make it, so it would be a treat here.

I use Jello chocolate pudding and cool whip to make it, but you could always add real whipping cream instead and even some rum. You can garnish it with real whipped cream on the top, some shaved chocolate (from one candy bar - so it's inexpensive) and a maraschino cherry, to make it look pretty. The cherries probably add the most cost.

If you don't have something appropriate and pretty to serve it in, you could use the individual portion, ready made pie crusts and make it like a little chocolate mousse pie.
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Old 02-09-2011, 06:37 AM
 
Location: Burlington County NJ
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I LOVE IT! I even have some recipes on there myself! I'm not much of a cook until I lost my job recently. I always would make the basics...nothing interesting. And the same things week after week. Now, I cook something new all the time, and much healthier. I find so many ideas there! And you can search for anything! And I love the reviews. You can see what people really think, and look at the suggestions on how to change it up if there's something you don't have or don't like. Haven't quite broken into the dessert aspect yet, but as I was looking for you I saw a bunch that I saved to my box that I'll be making now too!
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Old 02-09-2011, 06:46 AM
 
Location: NC
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im the opposite- i bake/ make desserts but dont do 'real' cooking LOL

tahts why i married hubby- he was a chef for years, and still is MY chef LOL
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Old 02-09-2011, 07:44 AM
 
Location: colorado
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any ideas??? want something pretty easy, but not 'ordinary' and with no expensive or hard to find ingredients - i looked at pillsburys site (usually cute, easy and cheap ideas) but meh... nothing caught my eye

Have you tried allrecipes.com
they have some excellent recipes on there..
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Old 02-09-2011, 08:01 AM
 
Location: colorado
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check out allrecipes.com ..they have tons of fun and easy recipes. I put "valentines day desserts" in the search bar. TONS to choose from, and you can sort them by rating if you want to.
Have fun!

Strawberry Pavlova Recipe - Allrecipes.com
Valentine's Pie Recipe - Allrecipes.com
Striped Delight Recipe - Allrecipes.com
Chocolate Passion Bowl Recipe - Allrecipes.com
Sweetheart Fudge Cake Recipe - Allrecipes.com

I love this site...Nice post
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Old 02-09-2011, 12:06 PM
 
Location: Coastal Georgia
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Chocolate covered strawberries are so easy. Just melt some chocolate an dip the dry strawberries.
A bit more work but still easy, are profiteroles....Just little creampuffs (easy to make, but impressive), filled with mint ice cream (or any flavor) and drizzled with chocolate sauce.
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Old 02-09-2011, 12:14 PM
 
Location: NC
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A bit more work but still easy, are profiteroles....Just little creampuffs (easy to make, but impressive), filled with mint ice cream (or any flavor) and drizzled with chocolate sauce.
i saw a recipe for those that looked more complicated than what i will have time for (my thought was to fill them with choc mousse LOL) ... do you have simpler recipe?
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