Famed food writer Craig Claiborne said: “Cooking done with care is an act of love.”  This Valentine’s Day, forget the reservations and the pricey bill, and seduce the one you love with a romantic dinner at home.

The Menu

Cupid’s love potion (strawberry champagne cocktails)

Marinated mixed olives

Roasted rack of lamb with potatoes and green beans

Chocolate cheesecake with raspberry sauce

Check out my February 2011 column on The Family Groove for the complete Valentine’s Day prep timeline.  The recipes will be posted in the next few days so stay tuned.