Saint Valentine’s Day in the Kitchen

Special Recipes for Valentine's Day

The legend of Saint Valentine is complicated by the fact that it’s made up of several differing accounts. The Roman Catholic Church recognizes Saint Valentine as a real person who died in the third century in Rome.

By this account, Valentine was a priest who defied emperor Rome – Claudius II. Claudius decided that unattached men made for better soldiers than those with families and wives and thus forbade them to marry.

However, Valentine defied the emperor’s wishes and secretly continued to marry young men and women. We remember Saint Valentine each February as a special day for people who are in love. It has become a well recognized romantic holiday.

To help create that romantic mood here are some special recipes for Valentine’s Day that you can prepare easily to help make the day enjoyable and romantic. The kitchen is the perfect place to start and our recipes contain some ingredients considered for centuries to be aphrodisiacs.

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Mac-O-Lantern and Cheese Bowls

Halloween Recipe - Mac and Cheese

Macaroni and cheese originated in England. It is popular in the United States and Canada and is typically called mac and cheese.

Here is a Halloween version of this popular meal. It is fun and easy to make and uses orange bell peppers that are carved to look like Halloween pumpkins. The orange pepper becomes an edible bowl for your creamy mac and cheese.

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