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Discover the Ideal Meal to Make Your Man

By guest blogger Natasha Burton

We all know that the way to man’s heart is through his stomach—or at least, that’s what the oft-quoted phrase tells us. If you’re wanting to make your guy feel extra special (hey, why not pamper him for a change, right?), you may want to consider making him an unforgettable meal.

Chicken Parmesan from What's Gabby Cooking on Pinterest

Chicken Parmesan from What’s Gabby Cooking on Pinterest

To help you get started on deciding what to whip up, here are some questions that will assist you in determining what dish(es) would be ideal for your man. Happy cooking!

1. Does he appreciate home cooking or would he be completely happy with take-out?
2. Is he more of a steak-and-potatoes sort of man or is he okay with eating vegetarian?
3. Does he prefer variety (an assortment of foods for dinner) or consistency (one thing to dine on)?
4. Is he more of a savory or sweet guy?
5. Does he like dessert or would he prefer a more filling meal?
6. Are there any must-haves he likes at dinner (salad, bread, or some kind of carb)?
7. What’s his favorite place to travel to or country he’s visited?
8. Does he have a favorite dish at a restaurant you go to often that you could recreate at home?
9. Does he have a favorite general cuisine?
10. Does his family have a special recipe from his childhood you could make for him?

Now that your creative culinary juices are flowing, check out some popular cooking pinners on Pinterest like What’s Gabby Cooking and 101 Cooking for Two—they’ll help you narrow down exactly what menu to serve.

Natasha Burton is an author, freelance writer and editor.
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Memorable Marriage Proposal for LA Marathon Runner

Candlelight Engagement & Wedding Ring Set from www.RobbinsBrothers.com

Jose presented this lovely Candlelight Engagement & Wedding Ring Set (sku 0388298) to the love of his life at the LA Marathon 2014.

Woodland Hills customer, Jose Sanchez, completed the most important race of his life on March 9. The Los Angeles Marathon runner asked his girlfriend to marry him just as he crossed the finish line. She said YES followed by a roaring applause from onlookers. Way to go Jose! Your friends at Robbins Brothers wish you a lifetime of happiness.

Enjoy every single moment of your Engagement!

The Proposal Video:

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New Orleans Marriage Proposal for Couple Who Met on Bourbon St.

Just Engaged! Sean asks Ryanne to spend forever with him. Photo courtesy of Kaelan Nolf Photography

Just Engaged! Sean asked Ryann to spend forever with him at the New Orleans Pharmacy Museum. Photo courtesy of Kaelan Nolf Photography.

Engagement Date January 18, 2014
Wedding Date May 2, 2015

In Sean’s Words:

How did you two meet?
We met in New Orleans, Louisiana. We were both there for the weekend and met in Tropical Isle on Bourbon, St.

How did you propose?
Ryann and I had been talking a while about getting married, and were both set on having a wedding in New Orleans, where we met. One place we were possibly thinking about getting married was called the Pharmacy Museum, because we both wanted to get married at a place that had a courtyard and was located in the french quarter. Even though we hadn’t even looked at the place yet, I thought it would be a good idea to do a surprise proposal there because I knew we would both love it!

Her Mom convinced her and some friends to take a trip to New Orleans to go shopping and celebrate her birthday (since she was coming to Houston to visit me for her birthday on January 25th). Since they were going to New Orleans, they decided they would check out some potential wedding venues for the future. Little did she know, the whole trip was a set up to go visit the Pharmacy Museum, and I would be there to propose to her! I drove to New Orleans with my Dad and some friends to go set up everything at the Pharmacy Museum, before they went and checked it out. I also had some of her other close friends meet us there (now future bridesmaids) to make the surprise and celebration afterwards in New Orleans even better! Also, her friend Kaelan was there to take our pictures during and after the proposals, as well as several people recording the whole thing! Watch the Video.

Describe your ring shopping experience at Robbins Brothers Houston Loop?
It was perfect! I got in contact with Jeremy Ronquillo about a ring I was interested in, and he immediately got back to me that he would place it aside for when I came in to look at the ring. I went in that Friday, at my convenience, and was helped right away. I got to see the ring I was interested in and fell in love right away, it was so unique and different, just like every ring at Robbins Brothers. They also offered to have the ring sized and back to me within days, and everything worked out perfectly. I’m so glad I visited the Houston store, they made the whole experience even more exciting than it already was, and helped me with anything I needed.

What does Ryann love most about her engagement ring?
That I picked it out all by myself, and that she can stack it perfectly with rings in the future, her wedding band and for our future children.

Ryanne's Engagement Ring from Robbins Brothers Houston. Photo courtesy of Kaelan Nolf Photography

Ryann’s Engagement Ring from Robbins Brothers Houston. Photo courtesy of Kaelan Nolf Photography.

She said YES! Congrats to Robbins Brothers customers Sean and Ryanne

She said YES! Congrats to Robbins Brothers customers Sean and Ryann. Photo courtesy of Kaelan Nolf Photography.

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Sweet Marriage Proposal at Seabrook Waffle Company

Adam and Emily celebrate the sweetest Valentine Engagement at Seabrook Waffle Company!

Adam and Emily celebrate the sweetest Valentine’s Engagement at Seabrook Waffle Company

Adam Joyce and Emily Harrison had been dating for 7 months. She was his waitress…and a relationship blossomed soon after. When asked what attracts Adam to Emily, he replied:  She is very positive and brings out the best in me. She always puts a smile on my face and knows just what to do. She has shown me what it feels like to love someone and receive the same amount back that I put in.

On Valentine’s Day 2014 Adam asked Emily to marry him at the quaint neighborhood eatery Seabrook Waffle Company as she dined with family.
Seabrook Waffle Company

Along with the most earnest marriage proposal, he shocked her with a classic and radiant wedding ring set from our Houston Clearlake store.

Adam slipped this gorgeous engagement and wedding ring set (sku 0380110) onto Emily's finger. She said YES.

Adam slipped this gorgeous engagement and wedding ring set from Divine (sku 0380110) onto Emily’s finger.

Overwhelmed with emotion, she said YES!!! (Special thanks to Gwen Crowson, general manager of our Clearlake store for helping Adam plan and execute this BIG surprise.)

Watch the marriage proposal!

Just Engaged! Adam celebrates with fiance Emily, family and Gwen Crowson from Robbins Brothers Clearlake.

Just Engaged! Adam celebrates with fiance Emily and family.

Wishing the happy couple the best Engagement filled with unlimited love and laughter!

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Valentine’s Eve Oceanside Marriage Proposal at Geoffrey’s Malibu

Just Engaged! On Valentine's Eve Mike proposed to Kathy at Geoffrey's Malibu. #Romantic

Just Engaged! On Valentine’s Eve Mike proposed to Kathy at Geoffrey’s Malibu. #Romantic

Day 4 of Love Week: It’s Valentine’s Eve and the Robbins Brothers Love Team alongside veteran reporter “Aunt Gayle” is making engagement dreams come true, one couple at a time! We helped Mike Choi, a fun-loving groom from Porter Ranch, CA, serve up a delicious marriage proposal to his girlfriend, Kathy Nguyen, oceanside at the serene & luxurious eatery Geoffrey’s Malibu (also a favorite for engagement parties, weddings and celebrity sightings). A girl’s dream, right?! So – dang – romantic.

Kathy’s coworkers, whom we like to call our co-conspirators, told her they were headed to a networking breakfast where Arnold Schwarzenegger was scheduled as the guest speaker. Umm not quite the truth.

Instead Kathy was shocked to see her loving, witty man in an apron with a platter and this gorgeous classic engagement ring featuring the popular prong setting; such a delicate style that makes a very bold statement. “I had so much fun picking out this ring with Iris from your Woodland Hills store. I was there for a few hours & it was all good,” Mike said.

Mike popped the question with a stunning prong-set engagement ring (sku 0387483). Kathy said YES!

Mike popped the question with a stunning prong-set engagement ring (sku 0387483). Kathy said YES!

Newly engaged couple Mike & Kathy with Robbins Brothers Love Team, Gayle Anderson and Coworkers!

Newly engaged couple, Mike & Kathy, with Robbins Brothers Love Team, Gayle Anderson and Coworkers!

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