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Valentine’s Day: Making Your Family Feel Special

Our family loves holidays and a break from the norm.  We love any reason to celebrate each other.   Valentine’s Day is the perfect day to do just that…not to get caught up in America’s view of holidays… it has become such a money racket that it isn’t funny and it almost makes you want to go the other way. I was once caught up in what should be done for me on Valentine’s DayIt is all about showing love to others, showing love to our family, celebrating what a great love God showed us.

Valentine's Day: Making Your Family Feel Special

It only takes a little more time to set the table fancier…the kids love it! The boys are old enough to decorate the house now with Valentine’s decor.  Things may not always be put where I would like them, but I love to see their creativity and feel their love everytime I look around.

Valentine's Day: Making Your Family Feel Special

Our table this year is adorned  with our Dayspring Christmas Stuff…perfect…Jesus is the Gift…what a greater gift of love than what Jesus did for us?

Valentine's Day: Making Your Family Feel Special

We give each other cards on Valentine’s Day and a little treat. Sometimes the hubby and I go out to supper, other times we have a nice meal at home or just pizza with a family movie or game night.

Now for some recipes!  Warning: There is not a lot of healthy in this post.

On Valentine’s Day, we usually have heart shaped chocolate chip pancakes with a few sprinkles for breakfast. This year, I am going to do something different. Here are some ideas:

My guys love my Overnight Sausage Breakfast Casserole.  Bake it in a heart shaped pan to make it fun.  It is delicious anytime and is a special breakfast at our home.

Overnight Sausage & Egg Breakfast Casserole

Valentine’s Punch:

This gets changed to the name of each holiday and is originally called Christmas Punch. It is a recipe by my mom’s friend.

  • 3 cups waterValentine's Day: Making Your Family Feel Special
  • 2/3 cup Tang or Orange Essential Oil to taste
  • 1 cup Cranberry Juice
  • 1 cup Pineapple Juice
  • 1/2 cup sugar or Stevia
  • 1 quart Ginger Ale

Mix in a container and serve in something pretty.



Mini Stuffed French Toasts! {Pinterest}


How cute is this? Heart shaped boiled eggs! {Pinterest}


Fun lunch for kids! {Pinterest}



Easy Gooey Brownies

I love chocolate. My son has acquired my love of chocolate and loves to bake brownies. YAY ME!!!  The Pampered Chef brownie pan is perfect for those that love the corners and edges (ME!)

Superbowl Snacks

  •  1 cup butter, melted
  • 3/4 cup cocoa
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 cups sugar or stevia
  • 1 cup flour

Combine melted butter and cocoa.

Beat eggs and sugar until fluffy and add to cocoa mixture.

Add flour to the mixture.

Bake in greased 9 x 13 pan at 375 degrees for 20-25 minutes.


Molten Chocolate Lava Cakes {Pinterest}



Valentine Pretzel Buttons {Pinterest}

I always make these for Christmas using red and green. I had not thought of doing it for Valentine’s Day.

Looking for other yummy recipes for your family? Check out my ebook, Essential Chefs.

Other Posts You Might Enjoy:

Valentine’s Day and a Tribute to My Husband

Real Love Looks Like What

Check out my Valentine’s Board on Pinterest for more ideas.

How do you make Valentine’s Day special for your family?

With Love,


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Mary Clendenin

About Mary Clendenin

Mary Clendenin lives on the family farm with her husband and 2 sons, whom she home schools. She enjoys farm life with her guys, gardening and making memories with her family. She loves to help others learn how to live a healthier lifestyle, learn about natural remedies and how to do business at home. Mary believes that home and family is your first ministry and a legacy that will live on long after you are gone.


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