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Home Made Valentine

Whether it is Valentines Day, Christmas, Mother's Day, or your Wedding Anniversary you can celebrate the day special without spending the rent money! No need to break the bank. Get creative and find less expensive and more personal choices. Price is not always the top indicator of value so put on your thinking cap and choose wisely! When you give your time you are always sure to make someone happy.

You can find budget flowers at most grocery stores such as Kroger’s. Great buys can be found at clubs such as Sam’s Club or Costco. Guys, you can get tissue paper in red at Walgreen’s, CVS, or other department stores to wrap your finds. I know this is not really a Guy Thing, but it is foolish to spend a fortune when a little thought will get you the same (or nearly the same) result!

Fantasy Fudge

Home made fudge.
Home made fudge. | Source

Fantasy Fudge

Candy making is not necessarily difficult and with the right recipe you will be armed not only to show your love but your cooking skills as well. This Fantasy Fudge recipe is easily adapted to the flavor of your choice and is something you will be proud to give to your loved one!

Ingredients With Options

• 3 cups sugar
• 1 1/2 stick butter
• 1 teaspoon vanilla
• 5 ounces evaporated milk
• 1 jar marshmallow cream about 7 ounces
• 13 X 9 pan or casserole
• 2 quart sauce pan
• long handle spoon
• sharp knife for cutting
• Extra butter
• optional ingredients:
• chopped pecans, walnuts

• 12 ounces semisweet chocolate chips
• 12 ounces milk chocolate chips
• 12 ounces white chocolate chips
• 12 ounces peanut butter chips
• 12 ounces crunchy peanut butter


  1. To make things simple you should measure out and open all ingredients before you get started. This recipe can be completed in under thirty minutes so it will not take much time to prepare. Place sauce pan on the burner and turn heat to medium high. Carefully melt the butter. Do not allow to burn. Keep heat low until the butter is melted. Add sugar and evaporated milk. Bring to a boil stirring constantly. This candy must be watched! You may need to adjust the temperature but do not boil too hard or fast. Your candy will be grainy! After the candy comes to a boil, boil five minutes. Remove from heat.
  2. Add your chocolate chips or peanut butter chips. Stir until melted. Add vanilla. Stir well. Add marshmallow cream and nuts. When well mixed pour into prepared pan.
  3. Allow to cool. Cut into 1 inch squares and place into containers. This makes a large batch so you can find a large tin or several small tins or boxes for gifts. Separate layers with waxed papers or place candy into de

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Dress up Your Gift

Presentation is as important as the gift.

  1. Use colored tissue paper to wrap your gift or stuff your gift bag.
  2. Wide ribbon with wires can make a great topper. Put your candy in a clear plastic container and wrap with flashy ribbon.
  3. Brown paper bags can be decorated with ribbon handles to make a nice gift bag.
  4. If creativity fails, Dollar Stores have some really nice bags and decorations.
  5. Forget about tradition and try something new.

Make your day memorable and fun.

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Hannah Ministries 6 years ago

Thank you, ha haha I'm indeed as the rest of the country. wondering how to make this day special with almost no budget1 Thanks for your tips.

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Smireles 6 years ago from Texas Author

Thanks so much Tom, Pamela, and Ann. I am always up for saving money and finding the easiest way to do something. I have used this recipe for more than thirty years. It never fails. Blessings!

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Ann Nonymous 6 years ago from Virginia

I've tried making fudge a few times in my life and it always turned out more like sludge....I think a certain someone is going to be making fudge for Valentines Day even if I have to eat it all alone...which really would it be that much of a chore? Beautiful hub, Smireles!

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Pamela99 6 years ago from United States

Smireles, this is a lovely hub. The fudge looked so good. I usually make it only at Christmas because I can't stay away from it. You recipe looks good and I'll copy it. Thanks.

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Tom Whitworth 6 years ago from Moundsville, WV


I've bought my daughters and grandaughters flowers at Krogers and they were very nice at almost half the price of other flower sources. I usually buy them for birthdays but also for Mother's day for my daughters.

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