Sweetening the menu for a Valentine's Day treat, Katherine joined Martha Stewart yesterday on her talk lifestyle show for a chat and to help the domestic diva prepare a heart-shaped warm chocolate cake. Taped in New York before she left for a mini-tour of Europe, discussion centered on family, the release of her new movie One For The Money and Jersey accents.

She was joined by daughter Nancy Leigh (Naleigh) who was keen to hang out with her mom in front of the cameras. The adorable three year old was all smiles while Katherine chatted to Martha about her hopes and dreams for Naleigh's future.

Katherine explained that although she would always support her daughter's choices, she would prefer that Naleigh not follow her or husband Josh Kelley into the entertainment business, wishing instead that her little girl "go into medicine and not just play a doctor on TV".

Katherine Heigl's Heart Shaped Valentine's Chocolate Cake Katherine Heigl's Heart Shaped Valentine's Chocolate Cake

In addition to her cake making duties, Katherine also got to talk about her I Hate Balls animal welfare initiative, a fundraising campaign aimed at reducing the number of animals killed in shelters. Visit IHateBalls.com to see how you can help.