Sweet recipes for Valentine’s Day

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Valentine’s Day provides the perfect opportunity to get extra creative, especially in the kitchen. Switch up a mundane routine with a little sugar, spice and everything nice.

Almond French Toast Hearts Recipe

(Taste of Home)

Start off Valentine’s morning with heart-shaped French toast, sprinkled with powdered sugar and a dollop of almond butter. Don’t forget the syrup. Bonus points if served with a lightly flavored steamed milk.

Valentine’s Calzone 

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An easy calzone recipe perfectly balanced with pepperoni, marinara sauce and mozzarella cheese allowing the perfect light-hearted lunch. Especially good served with tomato soup or a light chowder. Bonus points if served with a side of vegetables or mashed potatoes.

Mozzarella Strawberry Salad with Chocolate Vinaigrette Recipe

(Taste of Home)

What better way to dress your salad than with a chocolate dressing. It’s a sweet-tart chocolate dressing mixed beautifully with a touch honey and some mozzarella pearls.
Bonus points for added caramelized nuts, cranberries or chicken.

Love You Potpies

(Taste of Home)

Creamy vegetables with parmesan cheese, soft potatoes and tender chicken make for the homiest feel on Valentine’s Day. The crisp bread biscuits on top add the perfect finishing flavor.

Chocolate Pizza Heart

(Taste of Home)

With a mix of peanuts, marshmallows, M&Ms and potato chips, this recipe provides the perfect balance of sweet and salty.
Bonus points if the M&Ms spell a message.

Raspberry-Chocolate Parfaits

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Keep up with a touch of chocolate of crumbled brownies and chocolate ice cream, but add to it with the sweet-tart flavor of raspberries and a creamy in a parfait. Bonus points if served with a wafer cookie for a little crunch.

Roasted Root Vegetables

(Photo courtesy of Foodnetwork.com)

 

Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie

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Peanut butter deserts are a must, especially creamy ones with Oreo crusts. Bonus points if served with white and red sprinkles on top.

Bacon-Chocolate Bruschetta

(Photo courtesy of allrecipes.com)

Chocolate and bacon have never looked so good as when they are cooked onto sourdough bread. Bonus points if served as sandwiches.

The Ultimate Strawberry Shortcake

(May I have that Recipe)

Red and white never looked better with a creamy frosting, whipped topping and fresh strawberries. Bonus points if the strawberries are heart shaped.

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