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Valentines Heart Shaped Sandwich Cookies: Rosewater Shortbread Cut Out Sugar Cookies with Raspberry Filling

Similar to Linzer cookies, a famous Austrian dessert made with ground almonds and raspberry jam, these cookies use a shortbread sugar cookie base flavored with rosewater. The extra effort involved in carefully cutting, layering and decorating the delicate heart shaped Valentine’s cookies is sure to be appreciated by the lucky recipient. Rosewater can be found in the baking section of ...

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Valentine’s Day Recipes: Create Homemade Chocolate Truffles Using Simple Ingredients

Who doesn’t love a trip to a chocolate shop around Valentine’s Day? At the Chocolate Storybook shop, located in Des Moines, Iowa, Tim and Liesel Reilly create sweets the old-fashioned way, stirring up approximately 160 glorious temptations. Liesel said they get some great ideas for chocolate creations by simply walking down the supermarket aisles. “There’s so many simple things that ...

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Valentine’s Day Spa Specials: It’s Time to Celebrate February 14 with Spa Discounts

With Valentine’s Day conveniently landing on a Saturday, weekend spa destination specials and discounted overnight stays abound. Whether you’re planning a getaway, finding the perfect present, or hinting at what you’d really like this year, here’s a selection of the top choices to get you started. Calistoga, California The Golden Haven Hot Springs Spa in Calistoga, famous for its couple’s ...

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