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Nickel Plate Arts Valentine’s Day events

Nickel Plate Arts presents Valentine’s Day for All events this weekend. Representatives say it’s not your typical Hallmark holiday event. From LEGO self-portraits to cupcake decorating, there’s something for sweethearts of all ages.

Nickel Plate Arts presents Valentine’s Day for All events Feb. 13-14 and tell us this is not your typical Hallmark holiday event.

This Friday’s warm up event includes making random pieces out of LEGOs.

Date Night is Feb. 14, 6-9 p.m at Nickel Plate Arts and features art projects including cupcake arts with Flying Cupcake. There is a difference between pastry arts and fine arts.

Cupcakes are a safe place to experiment with art because if it’s bad, you can just eat it.

Check out their Love Lust and Poetry exhibit all month-long.

Find out more at  or on facebook @NickelPlateArts  and twitter @NickelPlateArts


How to make Apple Pie Tacos

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — It’s dessert … in a taco shell!

Apple Pie Tacos are easy, delicious, and kids love them! 

Apple Pie Tacos

9 soft street-taco shells (see note below)
2 tablespoons raw sugar 
1-1/2 teaspoon cinnamon, divided 
5 ROCKIT® apples, skin left on and diced
2 tablespoon raw honey 
1 tablespoon lemon juice 
2 teaspoons cornstarch 
1/4 cup water, plus more
coconut whipped cream 

1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. On a plate, sprinkle raw sugar and cinnamon. Gently mix the two together. Spray both sides of the soft taco shells with nonstick cooking spray, then lightly dip both sides in the cinnamon mixture. 
2. Flip a muffin tin over. Place each cinnamon-coated soft taco shell between each of the muffin tins, so that the muffin-tin humps help the taco shell stay in place and formed. Place in the the oven and bake for 10 minutes. Remove and let cool completely. 
3. To make apple filling, combine chopped apples, honey, lemon juice and 1 teaspoon cinnamon in a small saucepan. Stir cornstarch into the 1/4 cup water and add to the saucepan. Heat on medium for about 10 minutes until apples are completely softened and gooey-thick. You may need to add more water — about another 1/4 cup — as the apples cook to create a sauce-like mixture. 
4. Spoon the apple filling into each of the taco shells. Top with coconut whipped cream and a sprinkle cinnamon, or a little granola.  Enjoy immediately! 

Apple Pie Tacos (WISH Photo/Annessa Chumbley)

Note: A tortilla that’s about 3-4 inches across works great. If you need to, you can take a larger wheat tortilla, and cookie-cut it using a 3-4 inch small bowl.