Valentine Day Recipes

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Romantic Dinner Menu for Valentine's Day Recipe

It's that time of year again. Valentine's Day is this weekend, and I’ve gone through the recipes I’ve published and put together a list for you in case you’re preparing a romantic dinner for your sweetie. I've included every kind of dish you could want to make, from soups and salads to main courses and desserts. The recipes I picked are relatively easy to make, so that you aren't stuck in the kitchen all evening.

So get out the candles, put on some nice romantic music, and prepare a delicious meal for the one you love. Joyeuse Saint-Valentin!


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Black Forest Cake Recipe

Black Forest Cake

02.10.10 by Jackie

Black forest cake is a very moist chocolate cake made with crème fraîche and cocoa powder and layers of kirsch (cherry liqueur), cherry jam, mascarpone, maraschino cherries and chocolate shavings. I baked the cakes in mini heart-shaped springform pans, perfect to surprise my husband Lulu for Valentine's Day! Of course, now that I've written it here, he won't be surprised. I'll have to come up with something else. What can I say; his loss is your gain.

I had my first black forest cake (Schwarzwälder Kirschtorte) in 8th grade during German class. We were learning the German words for different ingredients and I remember that it made us all very hungry. In the German textbook, there was a recipe for black forest cake. One of the girls in the class decided to make the cake and brought it in the next day. It was so delicious that I've kept the recipe ever since, though with a few changes. Guten Appetit!


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Strawberry Mint Milano Cookies (Chocolate Sandwich Cookies) Recipe

February 14th is nearly on its way, and the color of these delicious strawberry-mint thin, crisp butter cookies is reminiscent of Valentine's Day. I'm planning a super romantic dinner for Lulu. I was home alone today, so I took the opportunity to start testing out some of the dishes to make a perfect Valentine's Day dinner.

Pink was the theme color I was looking for. I couldn't find strawberry-flavored white chocolate at the store, so I substituted pink-colored mint chocolate apeels and bought some strawberry extract. The sandwich cookies freeze well, so I stacked and stored them for Valentine's Day.

Unfortunately, after taste-testing the cookies I realized I forgot to make them heart-shaped! I was a little bummed out. If you're planning on making these cookies for your sweetie, draw hearts on the other side of the parchment paper with a pencil, and pipe the cookie batter along the line of the heart. Oh well, I'm sure Lulu won't mind!

** Note: The strawberry mint Milanos are pictured with tuile cookies.


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Chocolate Lava Cake for Two (with Molten Center) Recipe

Chocolate lava cake is a simple chocolate cake that has not been fully cooked through. That may not sound very appetizing but the result is a decadent chocolate molten center that oozes out of the cake when you cut into it. 

Valentine's Day is on its way! I titled the recipe Chocolate Lava Cake for Two but in my house, I have to share the love with my 10 other family members.

The little one had her first chocolate lava cake today and she asked me, more like demanded, that I make it every day. Even if you're only making it for your special someone, you might want to make a couple more.


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Eggless Ginger Chocolate Mousse Recipe

Eggless Ginger Chocolate Mousse

01.22.09 by Jackie

OK, raise your hand if you are a chocolate lover. I am . Seriously, who does not love chocolate?

Valentine's day is on its way and you guys know the saying "The way to a man's heart is through his stomach!" Here's a suggestion for a nice dessert.

Wouldn't it be romantic feeding each other ginger chocolate mousse? Ginger is natural libido enhancer, so go for it! Well, my hubby loves this decadent dessert.

I'll be posting several recipe suggestions for Saint Valentine's day until February 14th. 


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