Saturday, February 13, 2010

Sweet Treats for your Valentine!

During the holiday season last year, a customer of mine was telling me about some candy she was making. It sounded like a yummy recipe and so easy and quick that I had to try them out. It was simple, and everybody loved them. So if you need something to add on for your special someone this Valentine's Day, this would be easy to do.

All you need is: Package of mini pretzels
Package of Rolos. I found the rolls easier as they are not individually wrapped
Nuts of your choice. I used cashews but you could do pecans, peanuts, etc.

Preheat your oven to 250 degrees.

Place pretzels on your baking sheet

Place 1 Rolo on each pretzel

Place in preheated oven for 4 minutes. When you take them out of the oven, add your cashews or whatever type of nuts. When I put the cashews on top I also gently pressed them down into the chocolate.


Monday, February 8, 2010

Valentine's Day is Just a Few Days Away

The big day is just 6 days away. Have you found something special for that special someone? If not, here are a few tips to help you.

While flowers and chocolates are a staple gift for Valentine's Day, don't be afraid to do something different.

Be creative and think about the things your partner likes. Cook them their favorite meal and serve via candlelight, bake them their favorite dessert, create a CD of special songs for them. Options are unlimited. However, if you run out of ideas or time we can help.

At The Gift Garden, we have cards, teddy bears, chocolates, planters, gift baskets and more. Find her favorite candle by WoodWick, add to her Miche bag collection with a new shell, or pick up more of her favorite bath and body products.

Just be sure to tell your Valentine just how special they are to you and enjoy your day together!