Fireside Valentine Dinner at Home

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Valentine Dinner at Home made easy, delicious and special. See how to rearrange a nook or space in your home into a special dining evening. Try these easy homemade recipes and let the evening linger!

Valentine Dinner At Home

Valentine Dinner. An easy meal? Candles, fire, and some fun prompted conversation? How does that sound to you!

Part two, of my four-part series using your home as a fun place to recreate ambience for a memorable Valentine evening, whether for friends, for two, or a special night just for you.

Easy Delicious Recipes And Fun Are The Key

  • Burger Buns – Any burger of your choice, meat, salmon, vegan
  • Roasted Potato Fries – Oven roasted to a crispy perfection, rosemary and salt
  • Mediterranean Lemon Dressing – Drizzled over a refreshing winter salad
  • Strawberry Layer Cake – Strawberries sandwiched between quick shortcakes
  • The Love Plate – Conversation starters to make the evening interesting
  • Set The Stage – Some quick rearranging of furniture to create the mood

Homemade Burger Buns

Burgers for Valentines Day? Where I live, it’s freezing on Valentines Day. I am in want of a taste of spring or summer, not snow and stews.

For the burgers, they can be store bought, vegan, lamb, beef, turkey, or whatever you like as your burger. But make sure it doesn’t take more that 10 minutes to have them ready.

To make the burgers feel special, I made these big, fat, cheesy, Homemade Burger Buns, a day earlier. The recipe and preparation couldn’t be easier.

Homemade Burger Buns

Rosemary Potato Fries

Crunchy, rosemary and olive oil oven roasted potato fries, with coarse sea salt. What’s not to love! Rosemary Potato Fries are fast, easy, and oven baked until crunchy.

Check out the easy recipe, which potatoes make the best oven fried potatoes, and why this method is the best, both for taste and for health.

Oven Roasted Rosemary Potato Fries

Healthy Winter Salad

Who doesn’t want a healthy salad in the dead of winter! It whispers ‘spring is not far off’. Alongside the Valentine Dinner prepared here, an easy salad with the best ever Mediterranean Lemon Salad Dressing could cause the salad to steal the show away from the burger.

The salad I prepared was simply spinach, mandarin oranges, blue cheese, and spicy hot Thai cashews with a lemon and olive oil dressing.

Mediterranean Lemon Salad Dressing for a Winter Salad

Strawberry Shortcake

The first fruit that pops out, from the dead of winter’s sleep, is the strawberry. I almost always make a strawberry dessert for Valentines Day.

The fabulous Strawberry Layer Cake is also a fast and easy do-ahead the day before. Pureed strawberries were added to the whipping cream for both color and taste! Recipe is linked above also.

Strawberry Shortcakes

At Home Games

Let’s face it, unless your Valentine Dinner date is with a new friend, conversation sometimes can get a little boring with that ole timer you’ve been hanging with all these years.

For this reason, I created The Love Plate! Conversation starters about new, funny, serious, interesting things. Topics you might not otherwise chat about.

For your Love Plate. I simply went onto Pinterest and looked for fun conversation starters. Print them, cut, fold, and place on a cute dish, bowl, or basket to get the evening started.

Conversation Starter Love Plate

Set The Stage!

At home dining? Same ole dining room, sofa or deck? Nope! I am here to challenge you to ‘set the stage’ right there in your own home. Try a new spot, move a few pieces of furniture, break a few old habits.

The video above will inspire a little recreation in your home to set a new ambience for this Valentine Date Night as Home!

Dinner at Home
New Ambiance In the Same Ole House!

My Muffin Madness


In my family, I’ve always been known as the ‘Muffin Queen’. Out of necessity, I created muffins for breakfast, lunch, on the go snacks, sometimes dinner and a sweet yet healthyish treat for dessert!

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