Manly Valentine’s Day Goodness

When I saw a version of this “man” gift on Pinterest I knew I was going to make it for Scott for Valentine’s day!!  I like the idea of a bouquet for a man.  Pretty, simple and manly!

Since Scott travels a fare amount (and most of the time is on his own for a few nights) I figured he needed some whisky for the road.  This way he can relax after a hard days work with a little Bourbon on the Rocks!! The cigars are more to complete the look, he’s not a huge cigar lover, but they are good to have around and make the bouquet look extra rugged!

Here is what you need.

One pot

That weird green foam thing used for arranging flowers



Hot glue gun and glue sticks

All your goodies (cigars and liquors)

You get the idea….I just hot glued the liquor and cigars to the skewers and arranged them.  Then I added moss with hot glue!  Voila!

If you find you’re still in need of a little something extra, try these amazing peanut butter cookies.  They will woo any man who is into peanuty things!  I originally made then for myself, because they are gluten-free, but they stole the hearts of all the people in the room… I would encourage you to make them for all the people in your lives this Valentine’s day (or any day really)  With only 4 ingredients, you can never go wrong!!!  I got this recipe from the Gluten Free Girl blog!   She is all things wonderful!  I would urge you to peruse her site, even if you are not gluten free!!  Ok here they are, her amazingly delicate flourless peanut butter yummy goodness recipe!

Flourless Peanut Butter Cookies (by gluten-free girl)

One cup creamy peanut butter
One cup white sugar
One teaspoon baking powder
One egg

Preheat the oven to 350°.

Cream the peanut butter and sugar in a bowl.  Beat in the baking powder.  Add the egg.  Mix until it is all well combined.

The dough will be sticky, so be prepared to get your hands messy. Roll some dough into a ball. (How big? That depends on you. I have found, however, that the smaller these cookies are, the better they hold together. Eat two instead of one!) Roll the ball into white sugar. Line a baking sheet, covered in parchment paper, with sugary balls of dough.

Bake in the oven for about ten minutes. You will know the cookies are done when they feel coherent, but still a little soft. Take the tray out of the oven and let the cookies rest for at least five minutes. Afterwards, carefully transfer them to a cooling rack. After ten minutes or so, they will have hardened and be glistening with sugar.

Eat them.

Makes twelve to twenty cookies.



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