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Surf & Turf Bacon Burgers

Created by: Carrie Robinson, Frugal Foodie Mama

Surf & Turf takes on a whole new tasty meaning with these Surf & Turf Bacon Burgers! Start with a juicy Black Angus burger, then add a light and creamy crabmeat topping and crispy bacon. It’s an impressive burger perfect for a special night in.

Salmon with Lemon-Caper Sauce

Created by: Julia Mueller, The Roasted Root

When it comes to romantic holidays like Valentine’s Day, sharing a home-cooked meal is a memorable, cost-effective and meaningful experience. For a romantic evening in, this baked salmon with lemon-caper sauce is a marvelous choice.

Baked Brie With Pecans and Apricot Preserves

Created by: Emily Buys, Clever Housewife

For me, Valentine’s Day isn’t a day for expensive gifts, but honoring the love of your life by spending quality time together. A romantic dinner for two is the perfect way to do that. Make the Valentine’s Day meal more special than any other day with some gourmet eats from your own kitchen, like this decadent Baked Brie!

Heart-Shaped Sweet Potatoes

Created by: Julia Mueller, The Roasted Root

These sweet potato hearts fit the bill exactly. Sprinkle them with sea salt and pepper, or even drizzle them with melted butter and a sprinkle of cinnamon and brown sugar for the ultimate treat. Serve these beauties alongside your favorite Valentine’s Day entrée for a vibrant and nutritious meal.

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Red Velvet Cinnamon Rolls

Created by: Krissy Allori, Self Proclaimed Foodie

If you need anything to turn red, beets are your answer. In addition to natural color, you get to enjoy all of the super food properties from the beets. Plus, much like cooking with pumpkin, zucchini, or carrot, beets add moisture and a velvety texture. Their earthy taste pairs especially well with chocolate too. I call that a win-win situation.

Toffee and Chocolate Dessert Cheeseball

Created by: Sharon Garofalow, Cupcakes and Cutlery

This simple dessert cheeseball is perfect for all ages to make, and it’s a treat the whole family can enjoy together after dinner. I love to see the look on my kid’s faces as we dig into a dish they helped make! Spending time in the kitchen with your kids is a great way to make memories on Valentine’s Day.

Mini Heart-Shaped Puff Pastry Pizzas

Created by: Nicole Leggio, Cooking for Keeps

These mini pizzas pack in a double whammy – not only are they miniature, but they are heart-shaped, which means they’re infinitely more adorable than your average pie. I also love that these are a perfect way to include the kiddos in your Valentine’s Day festivities.

Chocolate Truffles With Dates, Cocoa and Coconut

Created by: Julia Mueller, The Roasted Root

Whenever possible, I try to keep my dessert recipes on the clean end, using whole food, un-processed ingredients. Of course, chocolate treats that don’t require a huge time investment and only call for a few ingredients are an ultimate bonus. This chocolate truffle recipe is not only quick and easy to prepare, but also melt-in-your-mouth delicious all while staying on the healthful end of the dessert spectrum.

Creamy Strawberry Shake

Created by: Julia Mueller, The Roasted Root

Strawberry shakes are one of my favorite treats to make throughout the year, but they’re particularly lovely on Valentine’s Day since they’re a pretty pink hue. Try out this recipe this Valentine’s Day in place of a sugary cocktail and you’ll get all the same delicious, special occasion flavor with none of the side effects.

Risotto with Asparagus

Created by: Leigh Ann Hieronymus

Use good-quality Parmesan for a winning risotto. This recipe works well with fresh mushrooms, too!

Vegan Ice Cream Sundae Bar

Created by: Hannah Hagler, Champagne Lifestyle

One of the hardest things about being vegan or lactose intolerant is missing out on delicious desserts when you eat out or you're at a party. Every year on Valentine’s Day, my boyfriend and I stay home and cook together in our pajamas, but we usually don’t make a dessert.

Vegan Roasted Red Pepper Pasta

Created by: Hannah Hagler, Champagne Lifestyle

Every year for Valentine’s Day, my boyfriend and I make dinner at home. We always try a new recipe, and it becomes such a fun experience – cooking together in the kitchen, lighting some candles for ambiance and getting to eat in our pajamas.

Chocolate Hazelnut Coffee

Chocolate syrup, Reddi Wip® and chocolate powder top off this delicious after dinner pick-me-up that’s sure to keep your Valentine’s night going.

Valentine Chocolate Cookie Pops Recipe

Rolled into a ball, stuck with a stick and decorated with white and pink icing, these chocolate chip cookies are a perfect Valentine treat. Or anytime treat for that matter.

Chili Mac and Cheese

A mac and cheese recipe flavored with chili and zesty tomatoes for an extra kick. Velveeta® is a brand of Kraft Foods Inc.

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