Rich Amooi -Author Photo

Food & Romance: Rich Amooi

For my wife and me, food is more like an experience—something that brings us closer together. Before I take the first bite of any meal that she prepares, I always kiss her and thank her. Always. And when I tell her the food is amazing (which is pretty much all of the time) she smiles and says, “I made it with lots of love.”

apples should be red

Food & Romance: Penny Watson

Cooking inspires love and vice versa. It engages the senses…fragrance, texture, visual presentation, and taste. There is no better way to show affection than a batch of freshly baked cookies, or a well-crafted dinner, or a family feast chock-full of tradition.


Food & Romance: Ruth Saberton

To me, food is intrinsically linked with romance. From the cliché of the candlelit meal to having fun (and laughing yourself sick!) ESCAPE For the Summer 1with chocolate body paint; passion is often dished up on plates along side the main course.


Food & Romance: Laura Florand

But I also think that chocolate, desserts, all food, are not only a metaphor for so many things that matter to us but that they also are those things. When you give someone food, it is not only a metaphor for caring, for wanting to bring that person pleasure, it is the actual act of care.

Spinster Cover - Small

Food & Romance: Becky Monson

I was always taught that the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach. That was how I was raised. I watched as my mother Spinster Cover – Smallwould make delicious meals for my dad just because she knew he would love it. And he did. So when — after dating many frogs — I finally found my prince, I knew how I was going to get him. I was going to cook for him.

in for the kill

New Year, New You ~ Shannon McKenna

I love resolutions! In fact, I’m a total aspirational lit/blog junkie, and spend way too much time reading about improving myself and somewhat less actually trying to do it.

The One In My Heart

New Year, New You ~ Sherry Thomas

No special traditions or rituals. But I do love calling my mother at midnight to wish her a very wonderful year. It’s a moment of great cheer and optimism.

fire me up

New Year, New You ~ Kimberly Kincaid

I love a clean slate! Just thinking about my pristine new day planner makes me smile from ear to ear.

Love me Tender

Happy New Year With Susan Fox

Aside from the bubbly and the beach, I love the sense of a fresh start. It’s like the slate has been wiped clean—just like the waves have refreshed the beach—and I can move on with new energy.

Barefoot in Pearls

New Year, New You ~ Roxanne St. Claire

To be honest, New Years is my #1 favorite holiday of the year. (Well, after Thanksgiving because I love the food and family!)