Wednesday, February 8, 2017

How to Make the Perfect Valentine

Look no further, I have the solution for the perfect Valentine's and a little sweet extra that is guaranteed to seal the deal. Remember when you were little and sat at your table with those round safety scissors, some construction paper, a doilies and created your very own Valentine for your parents or that special friend? Remember their reaction? They Loved it and proclaimed it was the best Valentine ever. It wasn't because it came from the right store or was the right brand but because YOU made it! Wouldn't it be fun to get that same reaction again. You can, and we will give you a little push in the right direction.
A couple of classes and a little time in the kitchen can produce those same squeals of delight and a totally thoughtful, unique and handmade Valentine's. Join us for Jackie's Valentine Tag Workshop  on Thursday evening. You will learn all the techniques and tips to make these 3 valentine's tags and I bet you will be inspired to go home and whip up a few more " uniquely you" valentine's.
Valentine Tag Workshop
Thurs., Feb. 9th
Jackie, $25
Now on to step 2, the beautifully addressed envelope or heartfelt message. Krystal is the best Brush Calligraphy teacher in town and she will instruct you on all the basics so with practice, you will master calligraphy and take your handwriting to a whole new level.
Brush Calligraphy
Sat., Feb. 11th
Krystal, $100
Cost includes all supplies so after class you will ready to practice at home.
Now that you have your Valentine made and your sweethearts name has never looked more beautiful, it's time for a little something sweet to make sure they will always be your "sweetie." I first made these brownies for a Paper Crown retreat and they have made many appearances at McGuiness football functions this year. They are sometimes referred to as "crack." You have been warned ; )

Peanut Butter Carmel Toffee Chocolate Chip Cookie

    Caramel Filling
  • 11 oz bag vanilla caramels
  • 14 oz can sweetened condensed milk
  • 4 Tbls butter
  • Cookie Dough
  • 12 Tbls unsalted butter
  • 2 c light brown sugar
  • 1/2 c creamy peanut butter
  • 2 eggs, room temperature
  • 1 Tbls vanilla
  • 2 c flour
  • 1 c old fashioned oats
  • 2 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 cup chocolate chips
  • 1 cup Reese's peanut butter chips
  • 1 cup Heath toffee bits
  • Instructions
    1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
    2. Line a 9x13 inch baking dish with parchment paper.
    3. Unwrap caramels and place in a small saucepan with butter and sweetened condensed milk.
    4. Cook over medium-low heat, stirring occasionally, until caramels have fully melted and the mixture is nice and smooth
    5. Cream butter and sugar together in a large mixing bowl. Add peanut butter and continue mixing.
    6. Add eggs one at a time, mixing well after each egg. Add in vanilla.
    7. Combine flour, oats, baking powder, and salt in a small mixing bowl.
    8. Add the flour mixture slowly stirring until well combined.
    9. Stir in the chocolate chips, peanut butter chips, and toffee bits.
    10. Spread 2/3 of the dough on the bottom of the pan.
    11. Slowly pour caramel mixture evenly over the dough.
    12. Drop the remaining dough on top by the teaspoon. It doesn't have to be perfect!
    13. Bake for about 30 minutes. Let cool completely and then cut into bars.
I know you want to take those classes,
 to reserve your spot call Paper Crown at 405 848-2389  

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