Sweet and Savory Dishes Special Enough for Your Valentine

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Start the Morning with…

The Ruffled Egg, a poached egg shaped like a little purse. You must try this easy technique.

Blueberry Walnut Buttermilk Pancakes, homemade pancakes beat a mix any day.

Kale and Green Olive Frittata

Cherry Clafoutis, a french treat simply delicious.

Classic Cherry Clafoutis

Aebelskiver’s, a Swedish Pop Over

Crepes Suzette, a favorite treat which can be a luxurious breakfast or a dessert.

Start the Night with…

Oysters Rockefeller. You know what they say about oysters.

Rosemary Focaccia. Not as hard to make as it looks and enticing.

Arugula with Strawberries and White Chocolate. Nothing says Valentines like berries and chocolate. Why not on a salad?

Poached Shrimp with Olive Oil and Lemon. Men love shrimp. Serve with crusty bread. Go straight to dessert.

Spaghetti Carbonara, a sensuous pasta treat, that is rich, but not heavy.

Red and Golden Beet Crostini. Just beautiful to look at a bit of a sweet treat for a starter.

Honey Goat Cheese with Tomato Orange Basil Salsa and Crispy Prosciutto. Another beautiful way to say I love you.

Main Course

Tarragon Pasta with Chanterelles. Splurge on chanterelles, make your own pasta and this man will buy you diamonds.

Broccoli Rabe with Chocolate Pasta. You read it right. Chocolate pasta.

Seared Tuna Encrusted with Dried Wasabi Peas. Mr. ST’s favorite thing on the blog.

Veal Ossobuco with White Grits   A braised dish always says big flavor and you took the time.

Steak Florentine. Men love steak.

Pot Roast of Beef Braised in Red Wine over Mashed Potatoes. Men love the allure of the homecooked roast beef dinner.

Parmesan Crusted Lamb Chops. These are special. Serve with one of the above pastas.

Bolognese Sauce with Homemade Pasta Mr. ST’s other favorite food on this blog.

Proscuitto Mozzarella Crepes Unique, delicious.

One Hour Roast Chicken with Tarragon and Orange.

Sweet Endings

Strawberry Cupcakes This is the best recipe ever.

Creamy Dreamy Strawberry Ice Cream

Love Cake (perfect for those who are a bit baker challenged. See how pretty this is.

Best Flourless Chocolate Cake This is from the Zuni cafe and can’t be beat.

Chocolate Cupcakes with Salty Caramel Frosting

Salty Nutty Chocolate Pecan Cookies (Pictured above)

Chocolate Cream Tart

Chocolate Pots de Creme

Profiteroles with Plum Brandy Ice Cream and Chocolate Sauce

Cold Zabaglione with Red Wine and Raspberries


Scroppino, a Venetian Cocktail with Lemon, Strawberries and Proseeco








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