May I admit something? I am the least romantic person I know on the planet. I was born on Valentine’s Day and even with that incentive, have never been one for hearts, lace, or pink, though you gotta love those goofy Valentines we used to give each other in grade school.
That said, as an excuse for cooking something special, Valentine’s is one of the best. Here are some of the Valentine appropriate sweet delectables you’ll find on Simply Recipes, followed by a few recommendations for romantic dinners, as well as some terrific ideas from fellow food bloggers.
Are you cooking up something special for Valentine’s Day? If so, tell us about it in the comments.
Walnut Mocha Torte – Incredibly light and delicious cake with ground walnuts and beaten egg whites for leavening
Mason Jar Raspberry Cheesecake – Perfect little individual servings of raspberry cheesecake with an oreo cookie crust and raspberry sauce topping
Valentine Linzer Cookies – Heart-shaped Linzer cookies with berry jam filling
Chocolate Dipped Strawberries – Fresh strawberries dipped first in white chocolate then dark chocolate
Chocolate Truffles – a perfect homemade Valentine’s treat!
Rosemary-Crusted Lamb Chops – Perfect for a romantic dinner for two!
Roast Filet of Beef Tenderloin – It’s like a filet mignon, but in roast form for elegant slicing
Broiled Lobster with Brown Butter Sauce – so EASY and delicious!
Seared Sea Scallops with a Brown Butter Sauce – quick, easy, and delicious!
Hoisin Glazed Salmon – so beautiful on a plate
Valentine recipes from fellow food bloggers
Red Velvet Strawberry Shortcake from Amanda Rettke of I am Baker
Chocolate Fudge Cakes for 2 from Sally of Sally’s Baking Addiction
Chocolate Filled Raspberries from Add a Pinch
Chocolate Covered Peanut Butter Hearts from Baker by Nature