Valentine's Day is almost here and it's time to show your appreciation for that special someone in your life. I'm a romantic at heart and I believe that there are little tiny things you can do to make your loved ones feel special and appreciated on a daily basis, but even if you are doing all that, a slightly bigger gesture now and then will certainly never hurt. One of the best ways to do this is to make a nice romantic meal and dessert.
Now, there may be some of you out there who are intimidated by this thought. Maybe the kitchen isn't exactly your comfort zone, but let me tell you something - whether you're a guy or a girl, there are few things sexier than cooking for your significant other. Even if you aren't a world-class chef, the effort he/she sees you put into it will definitely count. For the meal, I'd recommend something easy like some kind of pasta in a simple sauce. The ratio of difficulty vs. deliciousness is definitely in your favor.
For dessert, try making these heart-shaped cupcakes. You don't even need a special heart-shaped muffin tin - just a regular tin and some wads of aluminum foil! The results are absolutely adorable. Sure, literally making a dessert in the shape of a heart is a little cheesy, but it's in the cutest possible way. Now, go forth and conquer Valentine's Day like a boss!