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Hearts, flowers and dessert

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webmaster | 02/12/14

s I have no doubt mentioned before, Valentine’s Day has never been one of my favorite holidays, but I have been a dessert fan for a long time. Fine chocolates are always welcome, too!

In my elementary school days, I did look forward to arts and crafts time for making shoebox “mail boxes” to hold all our Valentines. But a kid had to put a lot of thought into choosing which classmate was going to get which Valentine (we mostly used store-bought ones, usually popular cartoon characters). You didn’t want a card that seemed rather mushy to go to a kid you spent most of your time trying to avoid. It was tricky business!

When my boys were in school, I used to enjoy bringing cupcakes and juice or punch to the classroom. Nowadays, that probably isn’t even allowed. But luckily, we are free to bake and eat whatever we please, even if it isn’t the healthiest choice all the time. But at least we covered some sort-of healthful treats last week.

If you would enjoy some old-fashioned baking time in the kitchen so you can present your family with some Valentine’s Day treats, I hope you find something to your liking here. Save the carrot sticks and celery for some other time. (Those are tasty, too, but you know what I mean!) ...


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