If you’re anything like us, then you’re probably planning on tying on an apron this Valentine’s Day and slaving over the stove for the one you love (even if that one is just yourself).
Already have some recipes in mind? We think you should take a second look, because we’ve rounded up some that love each other just as much as you and your significant other do. These recipes don’t just taste good; without one, there is no other, and together they’re better than they were when they were apart. Get the gist?
Because it wouldn’t be Valentine’s Day without a little red, our beet salad recipe sounds romantic and elegant in name but is incredibly easy to prepare, and it’s perfectly complemented by its second course: pistachio and goat cheese lamb chops. If your honey’s got a hankering for Italian, these ricotta and pea ravioli in a creamy tomato sauce will make them feel loved, but wait until you see what happens when they’re served with this garlic bread. And for dessert, a little chocolate mousse is the perfect way to get in the mood, but only when topped with a fresh fruit salad.
Valentine’s Day is all about love, and along with the wine, box of chocolates, and red roses, make sure the recipes you’re serving have that spark as well.
Anne Dolce is the Cook Editor at The Daily Meal. Follow her on Twitter @anniecdolce