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Valentine's and IKEA

I know you're wondering how these 2 words go together, but once I found this cool Senior Fondue Set from IKEA, it all made sense.


I know you're wondering how these 2 words go together, but once I found this cool Senior Fondue Set from IKEA ($49.99), it all made sense. My search for having a nice evening at home with my boys (my hubby and our 41/2-month-old) on Valentine's Day was over! But of course, being a fondue rookie, I had to put the product to the test first. So a few friends at work and I snuck into our studio for an afternoon treat!

Enter the chocolate. YES, IKEA sells chocolate, too! And because any extra dough we have these days is going toward diapers and formula, the smaller 99-cent bars shown here are perfect! For our taste-testing, we used the Chocolate Bar Fondue recipe from Real Simple. All it called for was chocolate bars and heavy that's my kind of cooking!

Although I'd be more than happy just to stick my face in a warm bowl of chocolate, there were other people present, so we had to have some fruits and angel food cake to dip into the chocolate. The fondue set came with 6 fondue forks, so it made it easy for all of us to enjoy! And the cast-iron pot kept the fondue warm for longer than I expected.

The ladies and I truly enjoyed this sweet treat, and now I feel more confident about using ithe set on V-Day. So confident, that I think the hubby and I are going to try cheese fondue. And if you have any tips or tricks for fondue, we'd love to hear them! In the meantime, I'm going to go enjoy the extra chocolate left over from our taste testing!

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