I tend to go about things backwards. I start my day planning dessert instead of thinking about what dinner should be that evening. I'll blame that on my aunt. She lived next door to us in Amana, Iowa when I was growing up, and she would call me over in the morning to show me the cake or pie that we would be eating that night. We'd ooh and ah. I would go back home, and the anticipation would build during the day. I'm certain that is one of the reasons I love to bake. You are able to admire the results of your hard work for several hours or longer. Once you take that fish from the oven or those over-easy eggs out of the skillet, you had better eat them before they get cold. But desserts can be appreciated for much longer. With Valentine's Day approaching, I'm certain that decadent desserts are on everyone's mind. I have a feeling that this week's posts will be heavy in that category.