What comes to mind when you think of Valentine’s cocktails? Pink drinks embellished with skewered fruit – a lady cocktail? Or a bottle of the finest French champagne? Perhaps you prefer a more restrained blend, not overly sweet, with a bit of polish? Then the Cognac French 75 is for you because it’s an easy champagne cocktail with a bit of panache.
Nothing says romance like chocolate, am-I-right? Flowers are nice, jewelry is grand, and cocktails may facilitate things, but to go right to the pleasure center — you gotta have chocolate. For Valentine’s Day, that means a simple chocolate mousse — with a little kick of liquor for added flavor and well.. you know… This luscious amaretto chocolate mousse is a make ahead dessert that hits all the right spots.
Bored with your usual hummus recipe? This easy bean dip goes way beyond average. With sun-dried tomatoes, fresh herbs and lemon and a whole head of roasted garlic this cannellini bean dip can be served at room temperature or warmed in the microwave with a basket of pita chips or crunchy crudité. Creamy Tuscan white bean dip is healthy and is great football game food.
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