Valentine's Day Recipes

Create a special menu to share with your sweetheart

If the way to your loved one's heart is through his (or her) stomach, a candlelit dinner is the supreme Valentine's Day celebration. A meal composed of some of these seductive dishes is guaranteed to earn you more brownie points than a box of chocolates.

Set the Mood

A romantic dinner deserves special music. Play Sinatra to create the feel of dining in the Big Apple, Edith Piaf for the ambiance of a Parisian bistro, or Paolo Conte to transport you to an Italian piazza.

Clean as You Go

So you can relax after you've shared the last bite of dessert, get all your prep work done early and clean up as you cook. Of course, there's nothing wrong with leaving the dishes in the sink until morning.


Two Straws

Have a Heart

Special Suppers

Tasty Tarts

Chocolate Treats


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