Valentine Dinner Recipes with Chocolate Desserts

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Valentine Dinner Recipes

I am the biggest lover of anything hearts. I seem to see them everywhere even in the snow. But, man does not live by hearts alone. He needs to eat. You don’t have to heart everything for Valentine’s Day, or do pink or red food with bizarre food colorings. All you need do is pop a little color into your food, put some nice flowers on the table or simply start with a romantic cocktail like a Manhattan.

Here are some of my husband’s favorite dinners that will make any Valentine’s Day dinner quite special. Of course, I’m expecting some of you men to get cooking too!

Valentine Dinner Recipes – Starters

Beets are an aphrodisiac. You could make this red beet pesto  or try this pizza or beet/goat cheese ravioli.

Red Beets, Bacon, Goat Cheese Flatbread Pizza by Angela Roberts

These are easy, made with won ton wrappers and stuffed with beets and goat cheese.

Ravioli with Beets and Goat Cheese

Oysters are also an aphrodisiac. 

Oysters Rockefeller This is a little more work, but it might be worth it.

Oysters Rockefeller

Valentine Dinner Recipes – Salads

Blackberry Goat Cheese

The Goat Cheese is baked and just yummy. Use any kind of berries, shave a little white chocolate over the top.

Honey-Baked Goat Cheese Salad with blackberry lemon vinaigrette

This arugula salad is a mix of bitter greens and sweet white chocolate.

Arugula Salad with White Chocolate Confetti by Angela Roberts

Valentine Dinner Recipes -Entrees

Scallops with Fennel Maybe you want a few courses or you want to keep it light and splurge on dessert.

Seared Scallops with Braised Fennel by Angela Roberts

Roasted Rack of Lamb Whoever makes this probably secures Valentine’s Day 2017.

Rack of Lamb from Spinach Tiger

Veal Osso Buco with grits. There is something about grits, and Italian comfort food, that could take like to love.

Veal Osso Buco with White Corn Grits

Orange Ginger Beets Ginger Roasted Salmon These flavors are sophisticated and exciting. What kind of night do you want?

Ginger Roasted Salmon Recipe

Proposal Roast Chicken. The legend has it that when a woman serves this to a man, he will propose on the spot. Call me sexist; I like it when the men do the proposing. You always get to say “it was your idea.”  (Oh, and a very sexy turn on is a sense of humor).

Proposal Chicken

Roast Beef in Red Wine with Parmesan Mashed Potatoes. Red meat, red wine, be mine. A year of cooking Italy by Marcella Hazan by Angela Roberts

Bolognese Sauce over Your Favorite Pasta. Something about an ultimate comfort food that has a lasting memory.

Authentic Marcella Hazan Bolognese Recipe

If you’re going for brunch instead of dinner. Apple Dutch Baby or Apple Dutch Baby with Sausage is addicting. You’ll both finish this pan, and finish a whole bottle of champagne together. Not a bad start to the day.

Country Sausage Apple Dutch Baby

Shrimp Quiche with Smoked Bacon made with either pie crust or raw tortillas to make life easy. This is a special brunch made with a pistou, and a little bit of show off.

Spicy Shrimp Quiche by Angela Roberts

Valentine Dinner Recipes : Sweet Finish

Homemade Marshmallows

Homemade Marshmallows by Angela Roberts

The Best Chocolate Cake with a Stabilized Whipped Cream

Chocolate Fudge Cake Video by angela roberts

Molten Chocolate Cake

Molten Chocolate Cake by Angela roberts

Mexican Flourless Chocolate Cake

Flourless Mexican Chocolate Cake by Angela Roberts

Amazing One Layer Chocolate Cake with Bourbon Ganache

RIch Chocolate Cake with Bourbon Ganache by Angela Roberts

Chocolate Tart with a Chocolate Crust

Chocolate Cream Tart by angela roberts

Or go retro with a Chocolate Cream Pie and my secret to a stabilized whipped cream so you can make these ahead.

Hershey's Cocoa cream Pie by Angela Robert

Chocolate Sauce with Your Favorite Ice Cream when baking is not your thing. (Try it with salted caramel).

Chocolate Sauce

If chocolate is not your Valentine, try one of these:

Berry Tart with a custard filling pushing way hard into the comfort food attraction phenomenon.

Berry Cream Tart by Angela Roberts

Whiskey Buttermilk Tart with Berry Compote

And my most recent post on Instagram. Chocolate Sugar Cookies with Sea Salt.
Valentine's Dinner Recipes from Spinach Tiger

So tell me, are you staying in or going out and what is your favorite Valentine dinner?

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