Romantic Chocolate Desserts, pg. 32
Winning 30-minute entrees, pg. 34
Great taste of Mardi Gras, pg. 44
In this Issue
February/March 2012 Cover Girl, pg. 10
Our cover gal digs into history via heirloom seeds.
Sweet Dreams, pg. 18
Sisters take family candy making to a third generation.
Cactus Caper, pg. 20
Traveling editor Ann Kaiser picks a jam-packed peck of prickly pears.
Quilt Block Winners, pg. 54
Elegant, whimsical, nostalgic-our contest winners are here!
Quick Recipes: Chocolate for two, pg. 32
30-minute Entrees Contest Winners, pg. 34
Healthy Kitchen: Awesome omega-3s, pg. 42
Seasonal Flavors: Mardi Gras menu, pg. 44
Fun with Food: King Cake, pg. 46
Crafts from the Heart
Country Homes & Gardens
The Green Thumb: Sorting out Seeds, pg. 16
Valentine’s Day Party for Friends, pg. 26
Ask the Antiques Expert: Vintage Chocolate Sets, pg. 58
Keep us Posted, pg. 6
Almanac: The easiest way to thread a needle & more, pg. 7
Puzzles, pg. 56
Looking Back, pg. 59
Our Kids, pg. 60
Readers to the Rescue, pg. 62
Embarrassing Moments, pg. 66