January 30, 2012

{I Heart Family Dinners}

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 Hello All! I hope you are enjoying the  14 days of Love
A big thank you to Ashley from Cherished Bliss
for hosting this fun series!
I am so honored to be a part of this series with
some pretty amazing ladies.
Let’s get started…
Picnik collage valentines
What I love most about family dinners is the laughter that is sparked from the crazy conversations that the kids bring to the table. I love making each holiday memorable, so
today I have prepared a Valentine Family Dinner that is sure to make everyone feel the love in the air!
The inspiration for this dinner is the most popular
Valentine’s Day fruit…
Strawberries have a good source of Folate and Potassium, and a
very good source of Dietary Fiber, Vitamin C and Manganese.
Who’s hungry ?
Strawberry Salad Tossed with Strawberry Balsamic Vinaigrette Topped with Toasted Pecans

Strawberry Salad
How to make…Strawberry Balsamic Vinaigrette Dressing:
Strawberry Balsamic Vinaigrette

This recipe has been moved to cherishedbliss.com, click here for the recipe!

Toasted Pecans
Main Course:
Personal Heart Shaped Pizzas topped with
Heart Shaped Pepperoni
heart shaped pizza
Click here for The best bread machine pizza dough and the most amazing pizza sauce recipe.
If you do not have a bread machine check out this five star pizza dough recipe.
To make personal pizza just divide the dough to your desired size!

To shape your pizza in to a heart all you need is a pizza cutter and your imagination of a heart!
It’s ok if you mess up just roll the dough out and try again!
I always keep my pizza dough on foil until the last 5 min. of cooking, then I remove the foil and allow the crust to become crispy!
heart shaped pizza dough
To shape your pepperoni into a heart all you need is scissors! Fold your pepperoni in half and shape into a heart!
(I use Turkey Pepperoni)
heart shaped pepperoni
Now this is what everyone has been waiting for…
Chocolate Covered Strawberry
Cheesecake Bites
Chocolate Covered Strawberry Chessecake Bites
How to make
Chocolate Covered Strawberry Cheesecake Bites:
First wash and core 24 strawberries.
Cored Strawberries
Then dip strawberries in melted chocolate.
(I recommend Ghirardelli 60% Cacao Bittersweet Chocolate Chips)
Allow the chocolate to harden in the fridge.
Chocolate covered strawberries

While the chocolate is setting you are ready to make the…
Cream Cheese Filling
8 oz (1/3 less fat) Cream Cheese (softened)
1/2 cup Powder Sugar
1 tsp Vanilla
In a mixing bowl combine all ingredients. Set bowl aside, then make the…

Graham Cracker Crumble
1/4 cup of Crushed Graham Crackers
1 TBS melted butter
1/2 tsp sugar
Mix all ingredients and place on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper and bake at 250 until toasty (5-10min)
Next, fill a piping bag with the cream cheese mixture and pipe the cream cheese in the chocolate covered cored strawberries! cream chesse stuffed strawberriesSprinkle the Graham Cracker Crumbles
on the top of the strawberries.

Now you have an amazing dessert that is like heaven in your mouth!
Remember- It’s just a Strawberry [
If you missed  Michelle’s adorable Lil' {Mustached} Men Valentines Holder @ Our Wonderfilled Life yesterday , don't forget to check them out! 
Then don't forget to come back tomorrow for
Southern Lovely
in the
Trail of Love
Happy Valentine's Day
There will be a huge GIVEAWAY
as we end our
love trail on the 7th!
Follow along to see what the prizes are, and make sure to stop by, and take a look at all these fabulous shops, because ONE lucky person will win it ALL! That’s right, all of it! Just a little hint, you might want to start liking them all on facebook ; ) It might just come in handy down the trail!
This event is sponsored by…
Lily Bella Fabric Ribbon Jar Whimsy Couture Seemingly Smitten
Book Craft image The Little Bird Vixen Made
Joonie Beads Merdith's little shop Liberty Original


  1. Everything looks INCREDIBLE!!! I'm totally dying over those Chocolate Covered Strawberry Cheesecake bites!!! I'm so excited to be your newest follower and TOTALLY excited to continue being inspired by you!!! I'm LOVING getting to be a part of the "Love" series with you!!!

    XO, Aimee

  2. Well... I guess this solves it, I have the best sister EVER!! You are such an amazing cook! Thank you for working so hard on this for the series : ) I love you!!

  3. Wow! Amazing job on these recipes, it all looks delicious, perfect for a Valentines dinner! =) Wanted to let you know I featured your post along with the 14 Days of Love over at The Latest Find!

    Looking forward to more of your recipes! =)

  4. Aww, love that you and Ashley are sisters both with amazing blogs ;) You guys are too sweet!! This dinner looks so delicious!! My tummy is rumbling for those strawberry cheesecake bites for sure!!!

  5. I am VERY impressed!!! My cooking skills need some major help!! Looking at a blog with food on it is dangerous! I am starving now and really would love some pizza and chocolate covered strawberries!! Your kids and hubs are very lucky!!

  6. Oh my goodness, Audra...you are SUPER mom!!! Wow, can I come over for dinner?? That looks yummy.

    Awesome job! What a fun family dinner and what a sweet memory for your kids!

  7. Oh My Gosh!! I'm totally doing this for my kids on Valentine's Day. They will think I'm the coolest mom ever! Thanks for the recipes and ideas. :))

  8. Hi Audra, thanks so much for posting on Tuesday Time Out and following me! I'm you're newest follower :)

    I'm excited to follow your blog, because honestly I am the worst cook ever! Maybe I can learn a thing or two from you!

    I thought it was funny how my husband made that heart pizza for me last V-day!(http://www.measureonce-cuttwice.com/2011/02/my-favorite-holiday-of-year.html)

    xo. Hilary @ www.measureonce-cuttwice.com

  9. Oh those strawberry cheesecake bites look amazing!!


  10. i am definitely trying this pizza as a valentines gift for my love!

    i saw you commented on my giveaway blog, wasnt sure if you were commenting as an entry for the giveaway and if you were i wanted to remind you to click the +1 do it button so it counts as an entry!

    im so glad to have a new follower and im really glad i have found your blog through it :)

  11. Wow! This all looks so good. Thanks for sharing at my party!

  12. Thanks for linking up! Just checking, did you see my Lisa Leonard giveaway yet?

    XO, Aimee

  13. Mmmmm! What great ideas! Looks like such a delicious and festive meal! I'm so glad you shared at Shine on Fridays!

  14. Wow! You sure know how to make a happy feast! Thanks for sharing!

  15. Everything looks super yummy!! Especially the strawberry dessert. I look forward to more yummy recipes from you. Thanks for sharing at Terrific Tuesdays.


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