Saturday, February 04, 2006

Romantic Nicknames !

What is your favorite romantic nickname?

1. Baby
2. Sweetie
3. Honey
4. Sweetheart
5. Darling
6. Honey Bunny
7. Pumpkin
8. Love
9. Babe
10. Angel, Boo, Princess
Compiled by Romance Staff

Friday, February 03, 2006

Ten Favorite Romantic Things To Do...!!

What is your favorite romantic thing to do?

1. Walk on the beach and stargazing.

2. Cuddle on the sofa and watch a movie.

3. Taking a bubble bath together.

4. Cuddling together.

5. Sitting on the beach at sunset and talking.

6. Kissing my love.

7. Giving a backrub.

8. Laying together in front of a fireplace and talking.

9. Looking into each other's eyes.

10. Having a romantic dinner.

Compiled by Romance Staff

Thursday, February 02, 2006

20 Things To Do With Your Partner !

What is your favorite thing to do with your partner?

1. Cuddle

2. Talk

3. Sleeping next to each other.

4. Long Walks
Top 3 Locations:
BeachBy MoonlightBy Sunset

5. Kissing

6. Wrestling

7. Looking into each other's eyes.

8. Just be with them.

9. Make love.

10. Watch romantic movies.Either at home or at the movies.

11. Have a romantic dinner.

12. Laugh together

13. Relax

14. Lie in bed and talk.

15. Do something new.

16. Feed each other.

17. Watch T.V. and cuddle.

18. Spend time at the park.

19. Look at the stars.

20. Have an all day date.

compiled by Romance Staff

Wednesday, February 01, 2006

How To Keep Your Romance Alive - Take a few minutes each day to say I love you.

Kiss everyday.

Start each day with a kiss and an I love you.

End each day with a kiss and an I love you.

Plan a monthly overnight/weekend getaway.

Take bubble baths together at least once a month.

Go out on at least one date a week.

Take walks together as often as possible.

Give your love a card once a week.

Set one day out of each week to do something special and never miss it.

Say something sweet to your love every day.

Send an e-mail every day.

Every night before bed wish your partner sweet dreams.

Tuesday, January 31, 2006

Reasons People Fall In Love !

What made you fall in love with your partner?

1: Their personality

2: Their romantic nature

3: The affection towards their partner

4: The respect they've shown towards their partner

5: Everything!

6: Their physical features

7: Their sense of humor

8: The friendship they share

9: A sense of bonding between each other

10: Their partner provides a sense of security

~ compiled by Romance Staff

Monday, January 30, 2006


1. Chocolate Covered Strawberries

1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
1/2 cup milk chocolate chips (you can substitute all semi-sweet or all milk chocolate according to your own tastes)
1 tbsp. shortening (do not use butter, margarine, or oil)
2 pints fresh strawberries, rinsed and patted dry

Directions :
Cover tray with wax paper. Place chocolate chips and shortening in a medium microwave safe bowl. Microwave at high for 1 minute. Stir. If necessary, microwave an additional 30 seconds or until chips are melted and mixture becomes smooth when stirred vigorously. DO NOT over heat. Holding the strawberry by the top, dip the bottom two-thirds of each strawberry into melted mixture. Shake gently to remove excess chocolate. Place on prepared tray. Cover and refrigerate approximately 1 hour, or until coating is firm.For best results, eat within 24 hours.

2. Creamy Pesto Shrimp Linguine

1 pound linguine pasta, cooked and drained
1/2 cup butter
2 cups heavy whipping cream
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
1 cup grate Parmesan cheese
1/3 cup pesto
1 pound large shrimp - peeled and deveined

In large skillet, melt the butter over medium heat; stir in the cream and pepper. Cook, stirring constantly, for 6 to 8 minutes or until hot. Add the grated parmesan cheese, stirring until thoroughly mixed. Stir in the pesto sauce and cook for 3 to 5 minutes, until thickened. Add the shrimp and cook until they turn pink, about 5 minutes. Serve over hot linguine.

3. Angel Hair Chicken Pasta

3 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves
2 tablespoons butter
1/2 of a .7 ounce package of dry Italian-style salad dressing mix
1/4 cup white wine
1/2 can of condensed golden mushroom soup
2 ounces cream cheese with chives
1 (8 ounce) package of angel hair pasta

In large saucepan, melt butter over low heat. Add package of dressing. Blend in wine and mushroom soup. Blend in cream cheese and stir until smooth. Heat gently. Arrange chicken breasts in a baking dish and pour sauce over. Bake in preheated oven at 325 for 60 minutes. When the chicken is near done, boil the pasta in salt water and the drain well. Serve the chicken on top of warm angel hair pasta.

4. Chicken Enchilada Soup

1 1/4 cup chicken broth
1 10 oz. can green enchilada sauce
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1 tomato, chopped
1 cup shredded cheese
1 cup half & half
1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and minced
4 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves, cooked
10 corn tortillas, cut into 1/2 inch strips
Tortilla chips

Combine the chicken broth and tortillas in a pot and cook on medium until strips soften and broth thickens. Stir in enchilada sauce, cumin, chicken, and half & half. Heat. Garnish with tomato, jalapeno pepper, and cheese. Serve with tortilla chips.

5. Asian Pasta Salad

1/2 tablespoon sesame seeds
1 tablespoon sesame oil
1 cup snow peas
1/2 cup red onion, diced
1 red pepper, chopped
2 cups broccoli florets
1 cup Asian style salad dressing
1 tablespoon minced garlic
1 tablespoon minced fresh ginger root
1 (16 oz) package of pasta
Salt and pepper to taste

Boil broccoli for 3 to 5 minutes then remove from water. Boil snow peas for 1 to 2 minutes then remove from water. Boil past until soft and drain. Toss pasta with salad dressing. Add broccoli, red pepper, red onion, snow peas, ginger, and garlic. Add salt and pepper to taste. Refrigerate for several hours. Garnish with sesame oil and sesame seeds.

6. Chocolate Banana Bread

1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
6 bananas, mashed
1 cup butter, softened
4 eggs
2 cups sugar
2 teaspoons baking soda
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
3 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup sour cream

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly grease two 9x5 loaf pans. Mix butter, sugar, and eggs together. Stir in bananas and vanilla. Add flour, baking soda, and cocoa. Mix well. Blend in sour cream and chocolate chips. Pour into pans and bake approximately 60 minutes.

7. Chocolate Mousse

3 egg yolks
6 squares (6oz) semisweet chocolate
1/3 cup water
1 cup heavy cream
3 tablespoons confectioner's sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Semisweet chocolate shavings for garnish

In a small bowl, lightly beat the egg yolks. In a saucepan, melt the chocolate with water, stirring until smooth. Add 3 tablespoons of chocolate mixture to the egg yolks, then pour mixture back into the pan with the remaining chocolate. Cook over low heat, stirring until thickened, about 1 minute. Transfer to a new bowl and let cool for 15 minutes. Meanwhile, mix the cream, sugar, and vanilla with a mixer on high speed until soft peaks form. Transfer 1/2 cup of mixture to a small bowl and refigerate. Fold the remaining mixture into the chocolate mixture. Spoon into 4 dessert cups. Refrigerate until firm (approx. 2 hours). Spoon refrigerated cream mixture onto mousse before serving and add chocolate shavings as garnish.
8. Chicken Parmigiana

2 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves
2 oz. dried bread crumbs
1 egg, beaten
3/4 (16oz.) jar spaghetti sauce
2 oz. shredded mozzarella cheese
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Dip chicken into egg beaters, then the bread crumbs. Place chicken on a lightly greased cookie sheet and bake for 40 minutes. Pour 1/2 of the spaghetti sauce into a 9x13 baking dish. Add the chicken and pour on the remaining sauce. Sprinkle mozzarella and Parmesan cheeses on top and bake in the oven for 20 minutes.

9. Chicken Cacciatore

1 pound skinless, boneless chicken breasts
1/2 cup chopped onion
1 medium green pepper cut into strips
1 16oz. can of whole tomatoes
1 6oz. can of tomato sauce
1/2 teaspoon oregano
1/2 teaspoon basil
1 cup minute rice
Cooking spray

In a large saucepan, sauté the chicken, onion, and pepper with cooking spray. Stir in tomatoes, sauce and seasonings. Bring to a boil. Stir in rice and cover. Reduce heat to low and simmer for 10 minutes.

10. Vegtable Chili

1 (28 oz) can tomatoes, undrained
1 (16 oz) jar chunky Salsa
1 (15 oz) can black beans, rinsed, drained
1 (10 oz) package frozen whole kernel corn
1 cup halved zucchini slices
1 teaspoon chili powder
1 (8 oz) package shredded cheddar cheese

Mix tomatoes, salsa, beans, corn, zucchini and chili powder in saucepan. Bring to boil on medium-high heat. Reduce heat to low; simmer 10 minutes. Sprinkle 2 tablespoons cheese onto bottom of each serving bowl; top with chili. Sprinkle each with additional 2 tablespoons cheese.

11. Oven Ranch Chicken

1/3 cup plain brad crumbs
1 buttermilk ranch salad dressing mix
1/3 cup sour cream
4 boneless chicken breasts

In a shallow dish, combine bread crumbs and dressing mix. Put the sour cream in another dish. Dip the chicken first in the sour cream, then into the bread crumb mixture. Place on a greased cookie sheet and bake at 375 for 30-35 minutes.