Red and Pink Foods to Celebrate Valentine’s Day

Pink, red, and oh so many hearts: We are feeling extra mushy preparing for this Valentine’s Day
Pink, red, and oh so many hearts: We are feeling extra mushy preparing for this Valentine’s Day

Red and Pink Foods to Celebrate Valentine’s Day

Red and Pink Foods to Celebrate Valentine’s Day

Mon Petit Four

In this week’s Culinary Content Network SWAT (Sharing With A Theme), our talented food bloggers were feeling festive and romantic. They sent us scores of Valentine’s Day romantic treats and savory recipes for dishes designed for a special evening just for two or for treats to share with many deserving Valentines. (If you want to dig in by yourself, though, we won’t judge.)

Click here to read “10 Interesting Valentine’s Day Tradition Around the World.”

Here at The Daily Meal, we were feeling extra mushy and cheesy, so we made this Valentine’s Day recipe roundup color-specific: Only red and pick food allowed, and extra bonus points if the dish was heart-shaped!

Click here to read “How to Choose the Perfect Wine For Valentine’s Day.”

Though this roundup is mostly desserts, there are a few enticing red and pink savory additions in the mix, too. Don’t miss out; make your Valentine something over the top and heart-gladdening this Feb. 14.

3-Ingredient Rosé Gummy Bears

3-Ingredient Rosé Gummy Bears

For these, Fitful Focus used white zinfandel wine because, “1. It’s sweeter than most rosés and 2. It’s very pink. You want a darker pink wine to give the bears the right color. I don’t usually like white zinfandel to drink, but it was perfect for these treats,” she says.

For the recipe, click here.

3-Layer Red Velvet Cake With Cream Cheese Frosting

3-Layer Red Velvet Cake With Cream Cheese Frosting

Of Batter and Dough writes, “This recipe produces a very tall three-layer cake. I LOVE the drama of it. I mean… this is a RED layer cake covered in cream cheese buttercream. This cake is a drama queen. Embrace it.”

Check out the recipe here.

Chocolate Cherry Bombs

Chocolate Cherry Bombs

“When making these,” Chick Who Cooks instructs, “place them in the freezer before you dunk it the chocolate, that will help keep the cherry in the cake ball.”

For the recipe, click here.

Chocolate-Covered Strawberry Cups

Chocolate-Covered Strawberry Cups

A Mind “Full” Mom scoops a little plain Greek yogurt with a hint of vanilla extract into little filo dough cups, then tops it off with fresh, chopped strawberries and a drizzle of melted dark chocolate. “Simple, but such a delight!”

For the recipe, click here.

Chocolate-Covered Strawberry Frozen Greek Yogurt Bites

Chocolate-Covered Strawberry Frozen Greek Yogurt Bites

“You’re gonna love how ridiculously easy these frozen yogurt bites are to make! And you’re gonna love how healthy they are, too! And you’re gonna love how much your kids love scarfing down something that is so easy and healthy,” Two Healthy Kitchens says.

For the recipe, click here.

Chocolate Crêpes With Raspberries and Cream

Chocolate Crêpes With Raspberries and Cream

“The filling options for these chocolate crépes are endless. You can do chocolate with bananas or strawberries, or sweetened whipped cream with raspberries like I’ve done here,” writes Mon Petit Four

For the recipe, click here.

Citrus and Honey Roasted Salmon

Citrus and Honey Roasted Salmon

Perfect for a night for two, No Spoon Necessary writes, “Only 11 ingredients and ready (from prep to finish) in just 30 minutes, this salmon isn’t just delicious and elegant, it is also SO easy!”

For the recipe, click here.

Coeur à la Crème With Blackberry Sauce

Coeur à la Crème With Blackberry Sauce

“Doesn’t the name of this dessert, ‘Coeur à la Crème,’ just make you want to swoon? It just sounds rich and luxurious, and that’s probably because this dessert is,” says Mon Petit Four. “The texture of coeur a la crème is very similar to a no-bake cheesecake. It’s light and fluffy, yet it’s got more density and tang than whipped cream because of the cream cheese that’s used to make it.”

For the recipe, click here.

Croissant Love: Ganache, Pastry Cream, and Fresh Berries

Croissant Love: Ganache, Pastry Cream, and Fresh Berries

“Show your loved one just how sexy and delicious breakfast can be with this buttery croissant layered with rich chocolate ganache, luscious pastry cream and fresh berries,” writes The Kitchen Whisperer.

For the recipe, click here.

Filet Mignon With a Garlic Mustard Sauce

Filet Mignon With a Garlic Mustard Sauce

The Kittchen

Cook your steak to an ideal medium-rare to achieve the best possible flavor, texture, and color for Valentine’s Day.

Click here for the recipe.

Heart-Shaped Red Beet Chips With Garlic Parsley Dip

Heart-Shaped Red Beet Chips With Garlic Parsley Dip

Diary of a Mad Hausfrau makes her deep ruby beets very festive with the help of a cookie cutter. She promises that they are “extremely tasty as well.”

For the recipe, click here.

Hot Pepper Jelly Cashew Heart Linzers

Hot Pepper Jelly Cashew Heart Linzers

We love how inventive this recipe is! Plus,What way to celebrate red hot love this Valentine's Day than making these heart shaped, beautiful Linzer cookies with a spicy center?” asks Diary of a Mad Hausfrau.

Check out the recipe here.

Jumbo Sugar Cookie for Valentine’s Day

Jumbo Sugar Cookie for Valentine’s Day

“What better way to celebrate our special month and love, love, love than with a Jumbo Sugar Cookie for Valentine’s Day?” asks Giggles, Gobbles, and Gulps.

For the recipe, click here.

No-Bake Chocolate Pomegranate Tart

No-Bake Chocolate Pomegranate Tart

“I cannot promise you eating dark chocolate and pomegranates will reduce your rates of cancer, but I can promise you eating No-Bake Chocolate Pomegranate Tarts will make you happier,” writes Obsessive Cooking.

For the recipe, click here.

Red Wine and Dark Chocolate Chia Pudding

Red Wine and Dark Chocolate Chia Pudding

“Since Valentine’s Day is all about perfect pairs I broke out this Red Wine and Dark Chocolate Chia Pudding to celebrate this special day,” says Midlife Croissant.

For the recipe, click here.

Red Wine Poached Pear Tarte Tatin

Red Wine Poached Pear Tarte Tatin

“Served with vanilla ice cream, lightly sweetened whipped cream, mascarpone or even Greek yogurt, this red wine poached pear tarte tatin is seriously delicious, and one hell of a show stopper,” writes Coley Cooks

Check out the recipe here.

Red Velvet Swirl Cheesecake Brownies

Red Velvet Swirl Cheesecake Brownies

Honey What’s Cooking is responsible for the bright red, delicious-looking brownies. However, fair warning: “Cocoa Powder is an excellent source of antioxidants. Other than that, there is barely any nutrition in these brownies.”

Click here for the recipe.

Rose Cupcakes Tutorial

Rose Cupcakes Tutorial

You have to check out this cupcake decorating tutorial by The Redhead Baker. She makes buttercream frosting roses look so easy!

For the recipe, click here.

Strawberry Jalapeño Salsa

Strawberry Jalapeño Salsa

“The strawberries are tossed with lime, cilantro and finely minced red onion, but this one has the added kick of jalapeño,” writes The View From Great Island. What better way to add some color and spice into your Valentine’s Day dinner?

For the recipe, click here.

Strawberry Shortcake

Strawberry Shortcake

Moore or Less Cooking writes, “This shortcake is more like a biscuit, tender and mildly sweet, covered in juicy sweet strawberries and fresh whipped cream. A light dessert, perfect after any meal!”

Click here for the recipe.

Valentine’s Day Chocolate Chip Cookie Hearts

Valentine’s Day Chocolate Chip Cookie Hearts

On the process, Citrus Blossom Bliss tells us, “I’d say cook these as individual circle cookies and then cut into individual heart shapes. Or, cook the dough as one giant cookie and then cut from there. I’m all for a giant cookie – all the extra scraps would be perfect for a milkshake my face.”

Check out the recipe here.