As you may have guessed, I haven't had a lot of luck in procuring vintage Valentine's themed recipes.
The desserts in this ad look like something my mother-in-law might have served her guests. She hated cooking and was a big fan of convenience foods.
She's still living — she's 93! — but she's now in an assisted living situation where someone else does all the cooking. And she couldn't be more pleased.
This is my mother-in-law, Dorothy Reynolds, on her wedding day in the 1940s. She was, and still is, very beautiful.