For years people told me I should write books on romance and recipes. These webpages are the results of many years of research. For your convenience, I have some of them, the romantic ones, divided into specific courses. I hope you enjoy them all! You will find thousands of free recipes ranging from being very frugal to elaborate in meals. Be sure to read my suggestions for the perfect romantic evening. After reading these pages I am sure you will be able to come up with some wonderful ideas for romance.
Most aphrodisiacal recipes tend to use herbs and spices. Herbs and spices are very healthy to cook with in recipes. Here are a few research tested aphrodisiacs if you want to use them: caviar, truffles, champagne, wine, figs, asparagus, cucumbers, oysters, basil, rosemary, honey, grapes, pine nuts, chocolate, guacamole, saffron, mint, vanilla, chili peppers, organic red maca powder, chocolate pistachio brownie bars, doughnuts combined with licorice, and lavender combined with pumpkin pie. Whether or not aphrodisiacs really work seems to me to depend more on how such recipes are presented to the senses. After all, the most powerful aphrodisiac of all is your mind. If food smells good while cooking, looks appealing when plated, and tastes absolutely delicious when eaten, or perhaps invokes wonderful memories from the past, then it is more apt to put people into a romantic and relaxed mood after the meal, provided they don't overeat and feel miserable. People's tastes vary. What works for one might not work for another. It's all about what you enjoy and getting into the correct mood for romance. Sometimes just knowing you are eating a food reported to be an aphrodisiac can work wonders on the mind as well.
You can enjoy these recipes even if you are alone or live with your family. No one ever said that you have to be a part of a couple to enjoy nice things in life. Why save that nice dinnerware just for special occasions? Use it for yourself or your family to show just how much they mean to you today.
Did you know that about half the world's adult population are now single and living alone? If you live alone, all the more reason why you should enjoy life right now while you still can. Don't wait for someday to happen. Enjoy your life right now, just as it is, creating delicious, healthy meals and a home that you can enjoy every day. Your home is your castle! Even the smallest spaces can be made to feel comfortable, cozy, and romantic. There is a special beauty and appeal to living alone because you can eat what you want when you want to, and do everything you want when you want to do it, without having to please anyone else, take care of others, clean up after other people, or be on someone else's time schedule. Now you can take those long, scented, warm bubble baths that you so enjoy and smell so nice. You can be as clean as you want to be in your home that you have to share with no one else.
People over the age of seventy, lose 75% of their sense of smell, so be sure to take a bath or shower and wear clean clothes. Shampoo and condition your hair. Brush your teeth and use mouthwash. Make your own fragrances using pure essential oils mixed into water and sprayed in your home. You can create your own signature fragrances from the essential oils you enjoy most.
Buy Ortho Home Defense Max Spray in a gallon size at Home Depot or Walmart to keep your home pest-free inside and outside. It does not stain your baseboards, floors, carpets, or walls, and is not supposed to harm pets or humans. It works for up to 12 months. Pests do not like the smell of peppermint and cloves essential oils, if you prefer not to use chemical sprays.
Always make sure your home is clean and neat and smells nice. This works wonders for your own sense of self-esteem and confidence. Use your best dinnerware, silverware, and table linens. Add some soft relaxing dinner music and battery operated candles, (much safer to use than lighted candles,) or use Himalayan Salt Lamps for ambience. May I suggest Jackie Gleason's CD, "Music For Lovers Only?" His music was designed to relax women, and it does. In just half an hour, you will feel so much more relaxed and mellowed. You can instantly download his music inexpensively to your computer on Amazon.com. The ambience is the mood your setting creates. Lights that cast a soft pink glow seem to make people relax moreso than regular lighting, and it complements all skin tones. You can purchase pink light bulbs from Amazon.com. Purchase Himalayan Salt Lamps from Walmart.com that produce negative ions to cleanse the air and relax you when they are turned on and the salt heats up to create a very relaxing atmosphere. They really do work to relax people.
Don't be afraid to use your creative imagination. You just might be surprised and well pleased with all the wonderful ideas you get from my websites. Feel free to change any of the recipes to suit your own tastes and preferences. That is what makes your recipes your own. No recipe will do you any good if it doesn't have ingredients you will use and enjoy. All of us have our special ways of cooking and creating, so learn to adapt any recipes you find to suit your own needs and preferences.
A good cook needs to have at least thirty-one recipes that can be easily adapted to use in different ways. I am sure you can find at least enough recipes on my websites to fulfill your personal recipe collection that appeal to your senses and tastes. It can actually be fun to create and customize recipes to suit your own taste preferences, and select meals and menu plans that you make that you know you and your family will eat and enjoy.
I am all for simplifying your cooking time in the kitchen by using as many semi-homemade tips and foods as possible so that more time can be spent with your family or friends, or doing things that you want to do or enjoy doing. You don't have to trade off tastes or flavor when you do this, and you can save a lot of time. In fact, your meals may taste even better when you use herbs and spices. You just need to learn what herbs and spices go with certain foods, and what foods can be combined to make winning combinations in recipes or meals. Once you do that, you can create your own recipes from scratch, then simplify them with semi-homemade tips. There is no harm in using ready-made products if they taste good, and you can make them taste even better. Remember to read labels on ready-made products, and do NOT buy them if they contain harmful ingredients.
If you or someone you love is diabetic, you can substitute Spenda for sugar in most recipes, except for yeast breads or rolls.
Make yourself, your family, and your friends a copy of these recipes if you want, and put them into a large vinyl three-ring notebook. It makes an excellent gift for either gender for any occasion. Why pay for something that size when you can get it here free and without any hidden agendas? It easily makes a six-inch wide notebook full of recipes for any occasion.
Never forget to be thankful to God for all the blessings He sends to you every day. The more truly grateful you are, the faster more blessings will come to you. Praying over your daily meals and asking the Lord to bless what you eat and drink to help your body and mind to heal and be healthy will help your foods and drinks to taste much better than if you don't. What you eat and drink will be much more satisfying to your body and mind when you are truly grateful. Try it and see for yourself! Never take anything or anyone for granted. Be appreciative for everything and everyone in your life, and always tell them every day how much you love and appreciate them. Always remember that kindness is a gift we can give to others that doesn't cost us a cent, but to the person receiving it can be priceless.
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