Valentine’s Day Gift Idea, Bake Something Sweet
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February is marked by Saint Valentine’s day, otherwise known as Valentine’s day, the holiday that commemorates amore. While we often think of this holiday as exclusively for lovers we are reminded that love, the term used to express the phenomenon of intense chemical interactions, is, well, for all. Coincidentally, chemical interactions as produced by love, are those most closely related to the consumption of foods, perhaps marking our associations on this day with that of the finer things in life such as confections, chocolates, sweets. So Valentine’s Day is here and you need a gift idea. What could be sweeter than sweets made for the special one or many in your life made by a yours truly? While we often overlook such a gesture in favor of perhaps the more readily available conveniences of packaged and purchased goods, making something with the hands and heart is perhaps the truest way to say “Hey, I do really think of you on a day like today.” You don’t have to be a master pastry chef to make something that is sure to please, however surely following a recipe(s) is sure to help. A great place to find such delightful recipes is www.joyofbaking.com which is filled with tested recipes and videos for making such treats. If you’re feeling shy about your baking skills, never underestimate the power of presentation. Make a delicious heart shaped chocolate butter cake. Yes, chocolate AND butter, in the most universal symbol of love.