Le Creuset Stoneware Mortar & Pestle - Sur La Table
- 24.95 USD
As much as your honey might complain every time there's something sweet on the table to threaten their status as a size 2 (ha!), Valentine's Day is one of the few occasions that you just have to let yourself indulge. I mean, the holiday just wouldn't be complete without at least a box of chocolates, whether you're sharing them with your Valentine or just trying to make the night more bearable for your single self (who needs a man when you have candy, anyway?). But I say if your significant other is going to take the opportunity to go wayward with their resolution diet, help make it count with gourmet V-Day goodies. I'm talkin' melt-in-your-mouth Petit Fours from Williams-Sonoma, pink cupcakes from Godiva (heck yes they make cupcakes!), or if you're a sucker for tradition, swap your usual store-bought chocolates with couture truffles from Vosges! Yeah, they're meant to be gifts... I just hope your Valentine is willing to share! If the thought of all these treats isn't enough to tempt you, check out the slideshow to really start drooling.
by Anna Yu
In the movie "Clueless," (R.I.P. Brittany Murphy!) Cher lends us a bit of her own romantic advice, ever so adorably insisting that "Whenever a boy comes over, you should always have something baking" (as she throws a whole roll of cookie dough into the oven). I don't know about you, but when I bake to impress someone, I want the end product to be edible! The holidays are the best time of year to brush up on your baking skills and make delectable cookies, pies, and cakes. But if your baking pans have seen better days and you're not sure whether the cookie cutter is supposed to be an oval or circle, it might be time to get a few new tools. I personally swear by these Le Creuset Silicone Baking Cups which are reusable -- you'll never have to run out to the store to buy more baking cups again. Take a look at my slideshow to see more!