DATE NIGHT AT HOME

datenight0029If your year has been anything like ours, the word “whirlwind” doesn’t even begin to describe it. How is Christmas almost here and 2015 just a blink away?! While this season can be the most magical time of the year, it’s so easy to get overwhelmed with the holiday hustle & bustle and forget to spend time some alone time with the one you love. FotorCreatedNow, no one loves going out for date night more than me, but there is something really wonderful about having a romantic date night at home. Snuggling on the couch with a thoughtful homemade dinner, a good movie, and a nice bottle of wine is sometimes just what the doctor ordered. Plus, it’s nice to spend some quiet time just the two of you together. So, if you’re in the mood for some good quality time, point your man this way because we’ve got a fool-proof date night at home plan that is sure to leave you feeling loved and relaxed! datenight0002What’s the first ingredient in a good date night at home? Make it feel special!

This is still a date after all, so put a little extra care and attention into making the evening romantic. Normally, my husband is the chef in the house (lucky me, huh?!), but, because it’s date night, I wanted to let him relax and let me whip us up something delicious. Select a recipe that the two of you love and isn’t stressful. For us, it’s homemade pizza and a delicious bottle of Pinot Noir.

datenight0007Best part of homemade pizza is that you can do whatever you want! I love loading up toppings and playing around with flavors. This particular pizza recipe came from mixing a bunch of our favorite toppings together & we created a Kelp Family Favorite. This recipe is nothing short of amazingly simple and I promise, it will have you feeling like Queen of the Kitchen.

See the full recipe, plus a few of my favorite pizza making tips, here!  

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Even if your pizza turns out totally different from ours, or heck, it could even burn to a crisp in the over (which it won’t because you are a wizard in the kitchen), the best part is that you are spending some quality time together. So sit back, relax, queue up the Netflix, and celebrate the two of you!datenight0026


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