• Valentine's Day Desserts We Love

    Feb 07, 2018

    Valentine’s Day is a beacon of love, light and romance in the dark of February. From roses to wine, movies to dinner out, there’s one sure fire way to celebrate -- dessert! If you’re on the hunt for some sweet ideas for Valentine’s Day treats, Timbercreek brings you this list of our favourite desserts to make for someone special.

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    Belgian Brownie Cakelets

    If your sweetheart is sweet on brownies, these Belgian Brownie Cakelets will knock their socks off. The recipe makes about 12, meaning there’ll be lots of delicious leftovers to enjoy. They’re not difficult to make either -- if you can whisk, you can make these.

    Chocolate Covered Strawberries

    These little beauties are a stand-alone, practically-make-themselves dessert (melted chocolate + strawberries), and are guaranteed to win over that special someone. Find out more here.

    Coconut No-Bake Cookies (Vegan)

    Nothing says love like, well, coconut? This nine-ingredient dessert (coconut sugar, almond milk, cocoa powder, coconut oil, peanut butter, oats, and coconut) requires no oven to make. These bad boys are a cinch.

    Valentine’s Day Bark

    Line a baking sheet with wax paper, melt semi sweet chocolate and spread it on the paper in an even layer. Mix in whatever you love to pair with chocolate - sea salt, pretzels, sprinkles, white chocolate, cinnamon hearts, etc. Refrigerate until set, about 1 hour. Check it out.

    Easy Vegan Truffles

    These 30-minute vegan chocolate truffles are a Valentine’s delight in a decadent dark chocolate shell. The perfect dessert for Valentine's Day, special occasions, or for no reason at all. See more.

    Tahini Stuffed Dates

    Though there’s nothing red in this one, it’s no less sweet and perfect for V-day. Fresh dates are pitted and filled with tahini, then dipped in chocolate and sprinkled with coconut and/or sesame seeds -- easy peasy. Read about it.

    Rose Strawberry Panna cotta

    This Panna Cotta is a stunning dessert made without gelatin and is suitable for vegetarians.The recipe is a teensy bit more involved, but will be a delight for your better half. Have a look here.

    Fancy Fortune Cookies

    For a little Valentine’s Day fun, buy a pack of premade fortune cookies (or make them from scratch if you’re brave), melt your favourite chocolate in the microwave or over a bain marie, dip, spread, or dribble in creative ways, let set in the fridge and voila -- a chocolatey fortune awaits!

    Valentine Mini Baked Doughnuts

    With a handful of ingredients, 30 minutes, and the willingness to get your hands dirty, these little doughnuts bake up quick and are the perfect Valentine’s Day surprise! Check it out here.

    Thumbprint Popsicles

    Popsicles? In winter? Yes! These little frosty treats deliver on taste and Valentine’s charm. Just make sure to eat them inside. Check it out.

    Timbercreek hopes that this article gives you some ideas to sweeten up your Valentine’s day. For more information about Timbercreek Communities in your city, please visit our website.
  • Valentine's Day Game Plan

    Feb 06, 2018

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    Beyond the splendor and status quo, Valentine’s Day is all about showing people that you care. And despite what Hallmark and Laura Secord tell you, it doesn’t take that much. A bit of thought, a bit of planning, a bit of time, and a dash of action. To help you show that special someone you care, Timbercreek brings you a list of ways to wear your heart on your sleeve this Valentine’s Day.

    A Cooking Date (Where You Cook Together)

    Nothing says love like cooking. Making a dish for someone takes skill, time, thought, money, effort, and love. It doesn’t have to taste good, just make it and they will smile. See more.

    A Romantic Movie Night At Home

    Hanging out in the comfort of your home watching Netflix can be really fun. With infinite movies and TV series at your disposal, it’s a great and dirt cheap Valentine’s date option. Add some wine and cheese to make the evening feel special. Ideas here.

    Recreate your first date

    What could be more romantic than recreating your first date with your significant other? We love the idea and so will your sweetheart. If you had a simple first date (like going to a restaurant or a picnic in the park), recreate it with some added flare. For example, if you went to a restaurant, go back to the same one but pull out all the stops -- bring flowers, order wine, share your meal etc. If you had a simple picnic in the park, upgrade your menu with champagne and gourmet takeout from your favourite place, or make a masterful meal with some of these gourmet picnic recipes.

    Take a wine-and-paint class

    Wine-and-paint classes are popping up all over Canada for good reason -- they’re super fun! Treat your date to one this Valentine’s Day. This activity is especially great for first dates because there is a point of focus that helps take the pressure off. You don’t need to make much conversation with your date to have fun but the activity gives you something to talk about, you get to be creative, and a glass of wine never hurts when you’re trying to relax! Check out these other reasons why it’s a great date night plan.

    Museum/Art Gallery

    Whether you’re an art lover or a football junkie, it’s never a bad time to take in some culture. Show you care with some tickets to your favourite museum or art exhibit and make a romantic night of it. Find out.

    Breakfast in Bed

    Who doesn’t love breakfast, especially in bed? It’s the perfect treat for your partner this Valentine’s day. All the better if you make it a surprise! Check out more.

    The Gift of Service

    Do something for your loved one. Do the dishes, clean up, cook, do the laundry, make tea, fix a bike or car.  It can be simple or complex, but make it something they don’t absolutely love doing for extra impact.

    Go Bowling

    Sometimes bowling is not your first choice but it’s a good one! This is one date idea that no one ever thinks about. All the more reason this is a perfect non-Valentine-y Valentine's date that we highly recommend!

    Timbercreek hopes that this list inspires you to show your better half how you feel this Valentine’s Day. For more information about Timbercreek Communities in your city, please visit our website.

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