Nothing says I love you better than Fondue

Nothing says I love you like fondue except, maybe, fondue times two!  Why decide between a velvety Velveeta-free pot of cheese bathing in wine and a crock of rich dark chocolate decadence when you can have both?  And both are equally adored by little, big, male, & female taste buds alike.  

Fondue for Valentine’s Day is probably as cliche as the girls-only fondue dinner tradition that started one February 14th back in college.  Admittedly, I was a little mournful for the passing of said tradition when I met my husband and had reason to put on something besides expandable sweatpants for the holiday.  Not that I would trade in my happy marriage for cheese and chocolate, but…  Seasons change and, much like on New Year’s Eve, I now find myself back in said sweatpants, celebrating with both the big and little man in my life.  

Truth be told, I have moved the fondue tradition to the Oscars; perhaps I’ll make a heart-shaped meatloaf like my Mom routinely made this year.  I highly recommend you host a fondue party, however.  It’s the perfect way to celebrate those you love this month, be it your girlfriends, husband, children, or just yourself!  Have each guest bring their favorite accompaniment for each fondue and get dipping.     

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Three Cheese Fondue
Some favorite dippers include: cubed French, pretzel, and sweet breads, apples, pears, roasted mushroom caps, broccoli, cherry tomatoes, and baked fingerling potatoes.
Fondue Recipes | Atlanta Area Moms Blog
Fondue Recipes | Atlanta Area Moms Blog
  1. Rub a fondue pot (or saucepan) with garlic clove and discard. Bring white wine to a simmer over medium heat.
  2. Toss cheeses with cornstarch to coat and add to wine.
  3. Cook until cheeses are melted being careful not to over stir. Season with nutmeg and keep warm to serve.
Recipe Notes

For dessert, this dark chocolate fondue recipe pairs well with strawberries, pineapple, doughnut holes, marshmallows, dried apricots and figs, panettone, cubed angel-food or pound cake, and most miniature cookies from Trader Joe's πŸ™‚

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2 Responses to Nothing says I love you better than Fondue

  1. Megan Flowers March 3, 2017 at 7:20 am #

    I love this! Thanks for the great recipie and dessert pairings. What wine do you recommend using? This will be a fantastic interactive meal for our beach trip in a month.

  2. Christine
    Christine March 3, 2017 at 1:29 pm #

    Hi Megan – it’s definitely a fun meal for a group! I recommend using something pretty light like a pinot grigio in the cheese fondue. Enjoy!

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