If you have kids that are curious about the mechanics of cooking, you definitely need to check out this book by. Starting from Scratch: What You Should Know About Food and Cooking by Sarah Elton does just that. She breaks down the science of food and cooking into bite-sized and easily digestible pieces of information that cover everything from the chemistry of heat versus cold, fat versus acid, and salt versus sweet. A great read!

Many relationship experts swear that one of the secrets to a successful relationship is to share meals with your significant other. However, don’t think that your tantalizing, romantic meal has to come from a red seal chef. I've prepared a helpful guide to create a restaurant style quality three-course meal right in the comfort of your own home. Happy Valentine's day!