Welcome to my virtual kitchen!

I hope you enjoy your visit here, whether it’s your first time or your 30th. I first started sharing my recipes as Facebook Notes, until my friends began asking how they could share them with their friends; so I gathered my courage and tiptoed into the world of blogging via Tumblr. As interest in my blog started “cooking,” my wonderful hubby set me up at WordPress with my own domain. (All the content from my previous blog moved here as well.) Let me know what you think, and be sure to bookmark it for future reference!

An Old-School Valentine Date Night

It’s been shared multiple times on my blog that the hubby and I don’t like the traditional, crowded Valentine’s Day dinner out. We enjoy a romantic evening at a nice restaurant if it’s quiet; we enjoy going out on the 14th if it’s not crowded or hard to find parking. So we’ve done a fancy dinner on the day before or after and dinner at home on the 14th, and we’ve done brunch or lunch on the actual day or dinner at a less romantic spot. Last year, we did a dinner train that was reservation-only.

This year, with the news that Pizza Hut would be closing their dine-in service over the next year or so, we decided to revisit some classic date spots of our youth with dinner at the Hut and dessert at Baskin-Robbins. We then went home, swapped candy gifts, and watched “The Space Between Us,” a sweet teen romance with a sci-fi twist. It was a lovely, fun, and casual evening.