How I Stopped Hating Valentine’s Day and How You Can Too

This year, I have been looking forward to Valentine’s day.  I’m excited to see the red, pink, and purple decorations in stores, and I smile when I see cutesy stuffed animals holding puffy hearts.  But it didn’t used to be this way. I used to hate Valentine’s Day with a fiery passion.

The Baked Good that Says It All: Our Friend, the Cupcake

Cupcakes are funny—they can express both commiseration and joy. I’m not sure if other baked goods have that unique attribute. For example, I feel like a pie is always to celebrate, a cheesecake is either something simply to complete a meal with or something that dulls the sharp edge of a broken heart, and a cookie is for a reward. Although, that last one may be because I’ve been hanging out with my dog too much . . . .

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