I woke up Valentine’s Day morning to these.

Pink white and red flower bouquet

Scott clearly doesn’t read my blog because I had mentioned that I’d rather spend money on shoes (or just about anything else) than on flowers. They die so fast and they seem so frivolous.

Pink and white carnation

But after having these beauties in the house, I am not complaining.

Red Rose

And I can’t complain about my day, either.

It started off in the kitchen with a stick and a half of melted butter because I made a batch of these.

Fudgy nutella brownies with cream cheese frosting

Ralph’s store-brand butter is on the left and Kerrygold on the right. It’s interesting to note how yellow the Kerrygold is and how pale the Ralph’s brand is in a side by side comparison. Maybe that has to do with grass-fed cows or that Kerrygold says their butter has a higher butterfat percentage.

Kerrygold and ralph's butter in mixing bowl

I need to do a side-by-side comparison with flour and compare store-brand flour and King Arthur flour.

A batch of White Chocolate Snickerdoodle Cookies would be a good starting place I think for a side-by-side bake-by-side.

White Chocolate Snickerdoodle Cookies

In addition to melted butter on Valentine’s Day, there was melted chocolate.

I love how smoothly, easily, and effortlessly this chocolate melts.

Trader Joe's PoundPlus Chocolate melted in bowl

It’s easier to make Vanilla Cake Batter Truffles (No-Bake) when the chocolate melts smoothly.  Dipping the little balls into their bathtub is much easier when the consistency of the bathwater is just right.

Vanilla Cake Batter Truffles in bowl

I also made Scott something special for dinner to surprise him.  It wasn’t fancy, but it was special, for him.

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder and he loves eggs.  I made something similar to the Spinach and Red Pepper Frittata but even more up his alley because it involved potatoes.

Spinach and Red Pepper Frittata

The winners of the Cookbook Giveaway are Michaela and Stacy @ Say It With Sprinkles

Did you have a Happy Valentine’s Day? Any surprises?

Did you celebrate the day in any way or was is just another day and business as usual?

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