VALENTINE’S DAY CELEBRATION

VALENTINE’S DAY CELEBRATION

Happy Valentine’s Day to all. Nothing like celebrating the ones you love 365 days a year and doing it in color on Valentine’s Day. I’m sharing with you a few easy ways to show a little extra love on Valentine’s Day.

While my husband and I aren’t huge fans of Valentine’s Day I still have at least one nook in our home decorated for Valentine’s Day. This year it ended up being my buffet table.

This year I opted to get my husband and son special Valentine cards from Hallmark’s Mahogany Collection. They always have the perfect cards for any occasion.  I also baked them a sweet treat and these came with heart sprinkles.

 

 

 

I hope you all have a wonderful and safe Valentine’s Day. Here’s to showing you family love 365 days a year. Be Well-Omniley

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Easy Valentine Brunch

Easy Valentine Brunch

Still undecided on what to do for Love Day? Whether you are single or married we all love brunch right? I think I started looking too late this year for a heart shaped waffle maker, but I couldn’t let 2021 Love Day pass without making some heart-shaped waffles. So here’s a hack that you still have time to do.

I used store bought Eggos (waffle of choice) and popped them in the toaster for about 20 seconds. They took my heart shaped cookie cutter and cut out hearts. When it was time to serve brunch/breakfast I popped them back in the toaster for another 20-30 seconds. Cuteness and without the mixing. I served them with fresh strawberries and a Strawberry Passion smoothie. Check on they recipe here! I hope you all are planning on celebrating love day no matter what your love status is…Love is in the Air!

 

 

 

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Strawberry Passion Smoothie

This recipe contains alcohol
Prep Time5 mins
Total Time5 mins
Course: Breakfast, Drinks
Cuisine: American
Servings: 3 people
Calories: 421kcal
Author: Belle Omniley

Equipment

  • Blender

Ingredients

  • 1 ¼ c almond liqueur Bailey's
  • handful of fresh strawberries
  • ice cubes

Instructions

  • Add strawberries, liqueur, and ice to blender.
  • Blend for ~45 seconds or to consistency of your choice.
  • Pour in glasses and serve immediately.

 

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Valentine Air Fryer Poptarts

Valentine Air Fryer  Poptarts

Greetings. I hope this post finds you well. I can’t believe we are already in February and Love Day is almost here. Last year we celebrated Valentine’s Day by seeing Johnny Gill at the “Lovers and Friends” concert. This year our celebration will look a lot different. If you haven’t already read my “Guide to Valentine’s Day at Home” you should check it out.

Today I’m sharing an easy Valentine’s treat that works for all ages. I myself love poptarts and haven’t had them in years. I had some leftover pre-made dough from the holidays and instead of letting it go to waste I decided to make some “Love Is in the Air” pop tarts.

Let’s get started. Gather all your ingredients and be sure to let the pie crust(s) sit out for at least 15 minute prior to handling to avoid breaking and cracking.

Roll out the pie crust and cut out hearts with the cookie cutter. (This will work for any design cookie cutter)

Place 1 teaspoon of jelly on every other heart.

Place a heart on top of the strawberry hearts and press edges together with a fork.

Lightly spray each heart with cooking spray. Place in air fryer for 5-9 minutes on 375 degrees. Watch closely.

Remove from the air fryer and top with icing. Add sprinkles.

 Add sprinkles and they are ready.

How adorable is this quick and easy recipe? Almost too cute to eat-NOT! As always if you try the recipe please leave me a comment. Again thank you for your continued support. It means the world to me. Be Well-Omniley

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Valentine Air Fryer Poptart

Perfect poptarts for Valentine's Day. Great for breakfast or brunch.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time8 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 2 people
Calories: 537kcal
Author: Belle Omniley

Equipment

  • Airfryer
  • Heart cookie cutter

Ingredients

  • 2 9" Pie Crust pre-made
  • 1/4 c Strawberry Jam sugar-free, or jelly
  • 7 oz icing cookie
  • cooking spray

Instructions

  • Roll out the pie crust and cut out hearts with the cookie cutter.
  • Place 1 Teaspoon of strawberry jam/jelly on every other heart.
  • Place a heart on top of the strawberry hearts & press edges together with a fork.
  • Lightly spray each heart with cooking spray.
  • Place in air fryer for 5-8 minutes on 375°. These fry really quick so keep an eye on them!
  • Remove from air fryer and cover in icing.
  • Sprinkle away!
  • Serve & enjoy!
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Valentine’s Day Dinner at Home

Valentine’s Day Dinner at Home

Wine: Wente Vineyards/ Florals: Costco All Ingredients: Wal-Mart/ Caramelized Onion Recipe

Greetings. I hope this post finds you well. My family may be one of the few that haven’t dined out in almost a year. If you are like us or want to plan an at-home easy meal for valentine then look no further. I have always been a steak lover and finally got my husband on board about two years ago. We only have a few places on our list that can cook a steak to our liking so we learned how to prepare them ourselves and they are hands down the best.

Last year we dined out at Flemings for Valentines and caught the Lovers and Friends concert afterward since no concerts are going on this Valentine, I’m here to replay the night home style.


The most important thing I believe is your cocktail or wine. Thanks to Wente we have a perfect Cabernet to pair with our steak.

Now to get to the rest of the perfect at-home Valentine’s celebration. We love a bone-in rib-eye at least 3/4-1” thick. Walmart has a great selection of steak at great prices. We normally like twice-baked potatoes with our steaks, but since we planned on saving room for dessert we opted for oven-roasted green beans. If you like a lighter option try my Honey-Glazed Salmon.

What better dessert option than a light and fluffy strawberry trifle. To keep it on the lighter note, I used sugar-free angel food cake, instant pudding, whipped cream, and almond milk. It’s the perfect balance with sweetness from the strawberries.

I hope this at-home Valentine’s Day dinner inspiration gives you ideas on hosting your own. As always thanks for following me on my journey it means the word. If you try any of my recipes please leave me a comment and let me know your thoughts. Be Well. Omniley.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Cast Iron Seared Steak

Want to make the perfect steak at home. Try my cast iron skillet steak recipe it's the best.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Resting Time30 mins
Total Time1 hr
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Servings: 1
Calories: 986kcal
Author: Belle Omniley

Equipment

  • cast iron skillet 9"
  • Oven

Ingredients

  • 1 lb ribeye steak bone-in 3/4"-1" thick
  • 4 tbsp butter unsalted
  • 1 tbsp Kosher salt coarse
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 1 tsp black pepper

Instructions

  • Coat steak on both sides generously with coarse Kosher salt; use meat cleaver on both sides to break the steak down; place in refrigerator for at least 45 minutes
  • Remove steak from refrigerator and rinse well; (avoid allowing steak to touch the sink)
  • Dry steak thoroughly with paper towels and season with salt and pepper on both sides.
  • Preheat oven to 450° (convention method preferred)
  • Mean while place 2 tbsp of butter in 10” cast iron skillet and heat on high. Watch closely• When hot, sear both sides of the steak for 2-3 minutes. Sear close to the final color you want. Transfer pan to the preheated oven.
  • Now comes the variables. The steak thickness, how long you seared, and the true temperature of the oven. It takes about 7-8 minutes to get to about 145°(medium). Remove from the oven and allow to rest for a few minutes before serving. Cook to the proper temperature; not by time.
  • Remove from oven and top with remaining butter. Remember the steak will continue to cook when removed from oven. Allow to rest for at least 15 minutes.
  • Top with caramelized onions and mushrooms. Serve immediately.
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