My Sweet L’il Secret

Isn’t it a never-ending battle to survive the Christmas season with all the holiday desserts and goodies? Then, just as you feel that you are making progress…boom! Here comes Valentine’s Day! Even if you’re not sharing this annoyingly sweet day with a special honey, our world has broadened the scope of ‘who’ gets to participate by tweaking it’s application to any ‘sweet’ relationship. You can celebrate Valentine’s Day with your honey OR your kids, your mom and/or dad, grandparents, your siblings, your friends and neighbors…just about anyone! There will be Valentine goodies EVERYWHERE YOU GO! At work, at church, at the grocery store and anywhere you may be.

Truthfully…I can pass up all kinds of sweets. Candies, cakes, cookies, chocolate this or that…I’m really not that tempted by them. However, the ONE thing I can’t keep my hands off is brownies. To me, it’s the perfect dessert. It’s heavier than cake, but not quite a cookie. The buttery, chocolate chewy goodness is, to me, irresistible. I would challenge anyone to make a straight up brownie, no nuts or extra flavors, from scratch, that rivals my favorite….Ghirardelli’s brownies. Hands down, it is the perfect recipe for the best brownies.

If you want to indulge, go to your grocer and purchase a box of Ghirardelli’s brownie mix and enjoy the warm amazingness that just simply can’t be matched. Serve them with a dollop of vanilla ice cream.  Drizzle with a little caramel sauce, or, change it up with coffee ice cream and some chocolate sprinkles. Me? I’ll take mine solo.

You can go to Ghirardelli’s website and purchase all kinds of sweet confections AND brownies if you’d like.  Here’s a link for some coupon codes to use at checkout if you find something you want!

http://www.retailmenot.com/view/ghirardelli.com

In this ol’ world, sharing love and extending our hearts to one another is as needed as ever. Those caught in our cyber-social-isolated-culture craves connection and meaningful relationships. I hope you’ll find someone to show your love to in a personal and meaningful way this go around. Happy Valentine’s Day <3

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