By Carleton Varney- Special to the Palm Beach Daily News
Sunday is Valentine's Day, a time to give hugs — even if they’re virtual hugs, this year — and certainly a day to express our love and good wishes to our mates, friends and family.
I also enjoy getting a treat or two for myself on Valentine’s Day, even if it’s something as simple as a heart-shaped cookie from a big cookie jar on the kitchen counter. I pride myself in being part of the cookie-jar generation. Those of us who grew up in the 1940s and ’50s recall the days when the kitchen cookie jar was filled with a variety of delicious delights made from scratch.
Today, it seems, busy moms and dads often buy cookies in a box or bag — and those seldom end up in a cookie jar, which are often simply considered vintage accessories or antiques.