75 Valentine’s Day Recipes

The Super Bowl is now behind us, so as Jay and Grant say at the end of almost every episode of Ghost Hunters, “On to the next.” Which, in the world of foodie holidays, is of course Valentine’s Day. I feel like it sneaks up on me every year – coming not too long after the Christmas holidays and immediately following the Super Bowl, sometimes it feels like the holiday that jumps out of the dark closet and yells, “Boo!” This year, however, I got my ducks in a row and am giving you plenty of time to plan your Valentine’s Day goodies. Whether it’s a work party, a girl’s night in, a school party for your kids, or celebrating with your significant other, I’ve got you covered. From fun breakfasts to dinner ideas if you’re eating in, and of course a wide variety of desserts and sweet snacks appropriate for pretty much any Valentine’s-related occasion you can think of. This roundup will get you off to a great start, and I’ll be sharing more Valentine’s recipes with you over the next week, so keep an eye out! Enjoy!

Breakfast in Bed

Baked French Toast Casserole with Praline Topping
Banana Muffins
Best Buttermilk Pancakes
Blueberry Muffins
Blueberry-Buttermilk Scones
Brown Sugar-Bacon Buttermilk Waffles
Chocolate-Chocolate Chunk Muffins
Cranberry Orange Scones
Cream Cheese Cinnamon Rolls
Double-Chocolate Loaf with Peanut Butter Cream Cheese Spread
Fruit and Almond Granola
Herbed-Baked Eggs
Homemade Pop-Tarts
Maple-Oatmeal Scones
Perfect Scrambled Eggs


Caramelized Onion, Mushroom & Gruyere Puff Pastry Tartlets
Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Dip

Dinner In

Beef Wellington
Butternut Squash Soup
Cumin and Fennel-Crusted Roast Lamb
Eggplant Lasagna Tart
Fettuccine Alfredo with Fresh Pasta
French Onion Soup
Homemade Gnocchi
Italian Sausage, Red Pepper, and Mushroom Risotto
Mushroom Barley Risotto
Soba Noodle Stir-Fry with Spicy Almond Butter Sauce
Sweet and Sour Chicken

Dessert – Brownies

Baked Brownies
Cream Cheese Brownies
Marshmallow Crunch Brownie Bars
Peanut Butter Brownies
Peanut Butter Cup Crunch Brownie Bars
Sweet and Salty Brownies

Dessert – Cake

Almost Fudge Gateau
Brownie Mosaic Cheesecake
Chocolate Peanut Butter Torte
Chocolate Rum Cheesecake
Coffee-and-Espresso Cheesecake
Fallen Chocolate Cakes
Fig and Almond Cheesecake
Gooey Chocolate Cakes
Hidden Berry Cream Cheese Torte
Peanut Butter-Fudge Cheesecake
Perfectly Chocolate Cake

Dessert – Candy

Cheesecake Truffles
Chubby Hubby Truffles
Dark Chocolate Truffles
Homemade Peanut Butter Cups
Oreo Cheesecake Truffles

Dessert – Cookies

Better-Than-Brownies Chocolate Cookies
Chocolate-Pistachio Biscotti
Conversation Heart Sugar Cookies
Homemade Oreo Cookies
Oreo Cheesecake Cookies
Salted Double Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies
Soft and Chewy Sugar Cookies (for making heart cut-outs!)
How to Decorate Sugar Cookies with Royal Icing (a tutorial for decorating those cut-outs!)
Red Velvet Whoopie Pies
Thick and Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies
Thick and Chewy Triple-Chocolate Cookies

Dessert – Cupcakes

Dark Chocolate Cupcakes with Peanut Butter Frosting
Mocha Cupcakes with Espresso Frosting
Red Velvet Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting
Tiramisu Cupcakes

Dessert – Ice Cream

Chocolate Espresso Semifreddo
Chocolate Ice Cream
Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup Ice Cream
Classic Vanilla Bean Ice Cream
Espresso Ice Cream
Salted Caramel Ice Cream

Dessert – Miscalleous

Eclairs and Cream Puffs
Creme Brulee

Do you have a favorite Valentine’s Day tradition or sweet?