I always look forward to receiving my Food Network Magazine each month, but this issue was particularly exciting to pull out of my mailbox! A few months ago I worked with the FN Mag team on this story and I think it turned out great. During the photo shoot at our apartment we strategically timed smiling behind the camera with Ollie’s nap time. I love that even though Ollie isn’t in the photo, he teeny tiny little face snuck in behind us in a few photos.
If you prefer to celebrate Valentine’s Day dinner at home (I do!), this is a great menu for two and all of the recipes come from my cookbook. With a lineup like Pan Seared Steaks with Cheesy Smashed Potatoes and a Beet, Apple & Goat Cheese Salad, you can’t go wrong. But the real standout from the group is the Mini Banana Split Icebox Cakes. I can’t get over how perfectly petite and special they feel!
Grab your copy of this month’s Food Network Magazine to get the recipes and to hear about my first disastrous Valentine’s Day dinner at home! (It involved Beef Wellington and a Souffle – what was I thinking?!)