Heart-Shaped Foods for Valentine's Day Slideshow

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Heart-Shaped Waffle
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Heart-Shaped Waffles
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Use a heart-shaped waffle maker to create special waffles on Valentine's Day.

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Istock/Biewoef

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Heart-shaped lunch
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Heart-Shaped Sandwiches, Fruits, and Vegetables
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Eila Johnson at The Full Plate Blog uses heart-shaped cookie cutters to shape sandwiches and red pepper slices. It makes eating your vegetables on Valentine's Day a whole lot more fun.

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Eila Johnson

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Bread with heart
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Bread with Heart-Shaped Hole
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To make fried eggs on toast special on Valentine's Day, cut out a heart-shaped hole in the bread first. Toast the bread, buttered on both sides, in a hot, buttered sauté pan and crack an egg in the hole. Cook until the egg is just firm, then flip and quickly cook the second side. Serve immediately.

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Istock/cybersnot

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Heart-shaped cookies
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Heart-Shaped Sugar Cookies
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Decorate sugar cookies cut into heart shapes with white, pink, and red frostings and sprinkles for an edible Valentine's Day treat.

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Flickr/Rachel from cupcakes take the cake

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Heart-shaped croutons
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Heart-Shaped Croutons
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To dress up your standard green salad on Valentine's Day, make heart-shaped croutons. Brush both sides of mini heart-shaped pieces of bread with butter, and then toast until golden on both sides. We would also add a little pink to the salad by punching out heart-shaped pieces of beet and tossing the hearts with the greens. 

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Flickr/Mrmatthewj

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Heart-shaped cupcake decorations
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Heart-Shaped Cupcakes
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Maybe you have a mini heart-shaped cake pan on hand to make heart-shaped cupcakes for Valentine's Day; if not (we don't), don't let it stop you. Decorate plain cupcakes with a variety of heart decorations, of course in pink, white, and red colors.

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Flickr/sailorcoruscant

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Heart-shaped fried rice
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Heart-Shaped Fried Rice
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If you're dining out, hibachi-style, on Valentine's Day, ask for your fried rice to be cooked in the shape of a heart.

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Flickr/jamesnaruke

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Heart-shaped schnitzel
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Heart-Shaped Schnitzel
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While this person might have gotten lucky when they purchased their cutlet for schnitzel, you can also try shaping any cutlet of meat into a heart shape before breading and frying it for a special Valentine's Day dinner surprise.

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Flickr/achichi

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Conversation hearts shortbread
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Conversation Hearts Shortbread
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For a fun alternative to heart-shaped sugar cookies, create larger-sized conversation heart cookies with shortbread. Simply divide the batch of dough into pieces and add a drop or two of food coloring to lightly tint the dough. 

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Flickr/oskay

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Heart-shaped toast
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Heart-Shaped Toast
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One of the simplest — and our favorite — ways to make everyday food special on Valentine's Day is to make heart-shaped toast, spread with almond butter and red raspberry jam, for breakfast. 

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Flickr/magnusa

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Heart-shaped meatloaf
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Heart-Shaped Meatloaf
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Show your love for your family by shaping meatloaf into a heart on Valentine's Day.

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Flickr/clearlyambiguous