If you've been to my apartment at all, you've probably notice that my cooking abilities are limited to any of the following: spaghetti, macaroni and cheese, and take-out. Cooking is quite honestly, not my forte. I'm terrible at deciding when the chicken is fully cooked and it's exhausting trying to make an entire meal, just for yourself. But baking, on the other hand, is something I'll fully get behind. For Christmas, my step-dad bought me Southern Living's Best Loved Cookies cookbook and amid this blizzard, it's getting some use!
I also recently stumbled upon the awesome online bake sale site Baking for Good. Not only do the founders (and bakers) at this site serve up some delicious looking baked goods, they're devoted to donating 15 percent of every purchase on the site to the cause of your choice. Currently, the site's featured nonprofit is the Lincoln Center Theater's Open Stages Education Program, encouraging economically disadvantaged students in the NYC area to develop deeper interests in the arts.
So in case you're still looking for some Valentine's Day ideas, these mouth-watering treats will not only satisfy your sweet tooth, but also allow you to do some good.