I'm a hopeless romantic, so when I love, I love hard. I attribute that to my parents. Encompassed by their unconditional love for one other, I learned what love is, how to make a mess of it, and how to make it work against all odds. Dad never heads to bed without saying, "I love you," dad always randomly smothers mom with kisses, and dad, most importantly, shows his affection through food. I inherited this habit. I take pride in cooking delicious meals for friends and family, especially for my boyfriend.

My kitchen is my happy place. Nothing is as gratifying as preparing pasta while sipping wine and swaying to Frank Sinatra and Michael Bublé with my boo. So whether you're celebrating new love or old love, I've picked the perfect soundtrack for your February 14 festivities. Press play on our "Dinner For TwoSpotify playlist and fall in love.


Tell us in the comments: What's your favorite love song?

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