Our Favorite Valentine’s Day Menu Ideas

Valentine's Day Pressed Cookies

Valentine’s Day is filled with full restaurants and chocolate hearts. Why not spend the night at home and cook a dinner fit for a king or Queen. We have compiled a list of our favorite Valentine’s Day recipes. The recipes are perfect for an intimate dinner. The recipes are easy and have step by step instructions so that you can show off your culinary skills. Plus, there is no stress trying to get reservations in a crowded restaurant. It is a win win.

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Valentines Day Pressed Cookies

Valentine's Day Pressed Cookies

My family loves to eat cookies.  Some of our favorite cookies are pressed cookies.  They are easy to make, equal in size and consistent in quality.  They are basically the easiest cookies in the world to cook the same repeatedly.  In order to make these we had to pick up a cookie press.  After looking at  various reviews online we decided to pick up an Oxo Cookie Press.  Next since it is Valentines day we decided to make some Valentines cookies.  This was easy as a few of the various cookie cutters included with the Oxo cookie press were hearts, flowers and teddy bears.  Perfect for Valentines Day!  The go to dough for these cookies, is Dana’s Mother’s recipe.  Thanks for letting me reprint this Jane.

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Valentine’s Day Menu Ideas

Well Valentines Day is almost here. Are you ready for that special dinner?  I have listed my picks for a super quick and easy Valentines Day menu ideas.  A few entrées and a couple of sides.  There is also the best Valentines Day Desserts, Chocolate Souffles and Strawberry Poppers.  Hope you have a great date night.

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Happy Valentine’s Day!

Chocolate Souffle

Well Valentine’s Day is here are you ready for that special dinner?  I have listed my picks for a super quick and easy Valentine’s Day dinner.  A few entrées and a couple of sides.  There is also the best Valentine’s Day Desserts, Chocolate Souffles and Strawberry Poppers.

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Creamed Spinach for Two

Creamed Spinach

We are closely approaching Valentines Day.  With the state of the economy this year seems like a year for staying in and cooking.  So I have come up with a few recipes for two that will work perfect on your special night.  I am starting with the sides as they are my favorite part of … Read moreCreamed Spinach for Two

Chocolate Souffles for Two

Chocolate Souffle

Valentines Day is fast approaching and I wanted to make a nice dessert for the occasion. I love chocolate and so do most people on Valentines Day. So I wanted to make a chocolate souffle. However, every recipe that I came across made 6-8 souffles. I only wanted two. So I did the math and the testing to create a recipe that makes just two souffles.

Chocolate Souffle

The souffles are super light and fluffy. Plus, the souffles can be made up to 24 hours in advance so it is an easy dessert.

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Blue Cheese Filets

Yesterday I purchased a couple of filets and I really wanted to grill them.  However mother nature said no, and dropped about an inch of rain on us.  So I decided it was time to break out the broiler.  Besides toasting bread, I have never used my broiler.  Cooking a steak in the broiler is simple and super tasty.  Crank the broiler up to high and cook like you would with a grill.  The only difference is that the top cooks instead of the bottom.  Plus, you give up on those precious grill marks.  But when it is raining, it is the perfect solution.

Blue Cheese Filet

Topped with a little Gorgonzola this steak is awesome!!!

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Chocolate Covered Bacon = Choco-Bacon

So I have been getting a ton of emails and comments from my friends that I have failed to make a bacon dessert.  So I decided to make chocolate covered bacon.  Salty and sweet and 100 percent awesome!!!  Before I started, I discussed the possibilities of chocolate bacon with my friend Jeff and his sister Spud.  Spud had a some insight into the process behind chocolate covered bacon.  She told me that the bacon had to be extremely crispy and the chocolate tasted better when it was dark chocolate as opposed to milk chocolate.  So I picked up a pound of bacon and 8 ozs of Ghirardelli.

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How to Grill Lobster Tails

The other day I was at the store and I happened to stop by the fish counter. What did I see, a big sale on Lobster tails. So I picked up a couple. Since it is so nice out, I wanted to grill them. But how does one grill a Lobster tail?  Keep reading to find out.

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Strawberry Poppers

Yesterday, I went over to a friends house for a birthday extravaganza. I wanted to bring something that was light and refreshing. So I went to the store and strawberries were on sale for $1.99 a pound. Perfect, strawberry based dessert. Then I remembered a recipe that my friend made for my house warming party. Stuffed strawberry poppers.

Perfect one bite desserts
Perfect one bite desserts

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