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Made With Love For Valentine's Day

Aimee Twigger's book Made With Love has us thinking outside the box for Valentine's Day.  This beautiful hardcover book is filled with the recipes for 50 sweet gifts for friends and family.  Divided into sections for Cupcakes, Teatime Treats, Cookies and Confectionery, and Party Treats, you don't have to get very far into the book before you'll be drooling.  The photos are amazing and she even rates each recipe by how difficult it is and provides lots of photos to guide you through the tricker parts.  Seriously though, the photos alone will have you curling up and perusing this book from beginning to end before you even decide which creation you want to try first.  Cooking and baking are so much...

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The Appeal of Cooking......And Eating, Together

  Food draws us together.  It brings us to the table where relationships are nurtured over lingering dinner parties. Countless family traditions involve baking cookies with our children and getting them to help with dinner.  And food represents family pride and tradition as recipes are passed from one generation to the next.  So it makes sense that the overwhelming majority of respondents to a survey sponsored by Calphalon, believe that cooking together is good for a couple’s relationship.  In fact, according to the survey, home cooked meals help connect partners, and 91% of engaged adults surveyed agree that receiving items from their registry that allow a couple to spend quality time together is important. The survey basically confirmed that cooking...

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