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February 8, 2017
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Breakfast in bed anyone? I mean what could be more romantic on Valentine’s Day?!  I think it’s probably the only day of the year that I would attempt to serve my sweet darling breakfast in bed, mainly because it’s somewhat impractical with the dogs barking and the kids wanting to snuggle.  I mean this is not the Four Seasons, but it gives me pleasure to do something special and I do love cooking.  Being unconventional once in a while is ok and as long as my efforts are appreciated, well doesn’t that make for a nice Valentine’s Day?!  What do you think? Would you make breakfast-in-bed for your main squeeze? 

 Since love is in the air, I have compiled a few of my favorite recipes from local celebrity chefs, bloggers and people I adore. Go ahead and indulge – the key is moderation!  Click on the links for the recipe. 

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Ok, so we all know Chopped (the award wining show on the Food Network)?! Silvia Baldini, a local New Canaanite, whose Italian charm exudes in her cooking and baking, became the first woman chef to win Chopped.  She is an accomplished chef, with frequent TV appearances and a writer on her blog Silvia’s Trays.  The image above of her Banana Bread with Bourbon Raisins and Walnuts does not only look delicious, but even I – as a non-baker – can easily and successfully attempt it.  

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How adorable are these Mini Heart Pancakes? They are super easy to make, yet they make such an impression. (via Design Loves Detail)

valentines drinksWell it wouldn’t be a proper Valentine’s  Day celebration without a cocktail.  The Bitter Mimosa (via Serious Eats). 

…or two…Mezcal Mary with Roasted Jalapeños and Bacon. (via Serious Eats)

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Yes…Bacon Hearts!!! Because who in the world doesn’t like bacon! (via Wendy See Wendy Do)

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 Your hubby will be floating on a cloud after having this Egg in a Cloud savory dish. (via What Should I eat for Breakfast)

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If you’re trying to keep it healthy, yet still sweet, these Granola Yogurt Cups are a perfect surprise. (via Kirbie’s Cravings)

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Simple strawberry smoothie…just blend three simple ingredients for a flavorful and delicious smoothie!  Apparently the strawberry jam is key. For those of us intolerant to dairy, just use almond milk. (via A Spicy Perspective)  

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I'm Ana-Maria. A New Canaan mom devoted to beauty and family: a passionate stylist, a lover of home decor, a lifestyle blogger. Welcome to my space! I hope this blog inspires you to explore a new you. Feel free to leave a comment or follow me on social media.
    • marlena serbanescu
    • February 8, 2017
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    The Egg in a cloud, bacon Mezcal Mary and Bacon will be the request for my dear Valentine . I dont like sweets but I bet they are delicious .
    Great ideas and early Valentine’s Day!

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