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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Strawberry Sorbet

Last weekend my Mom made me Strawberry Jam.  I figured the strawberries would be alright, but not too ripe.  I mean, they are not even close to being in season.  To my surprise the strawberries were plump, beautiful and full of flavor.  Got to love modern chemistry.  So I picked up some more and decided to make some sorbet.

Strawberry Sorbet

The sorbet is sweet and delicious.  Easily the best thing that I have made in the ice cream machine.

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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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Strawberry Sodas

It was 90 degrees here in DC and I was looking for something refreshing to cut the heat.  Since it is strawberry season, I decided to make Strawberry Sodas.  Not soda as in soda pop, but sodas as in the old fashion ice cream soda that you would get a from a soda fountain.  Not as hard as you would think.  The syrup only takes 20 minutes and the assembly of the drink takes less than a minute.

Layered with freshly made strawberry syrup and vanilla ice cream.
Layered with freshly made strawberry syrup and vanilla ice cream.

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Strawberry Shortcake

My parents came to visit me this weekend. They like to visit and barbecue and I like to have them to manual labor in return. My dad helped me replace my front door and my mom cleaned and cooked. It was pretty sweet. On one trip to the grocery store we noticed that strawberries were … Read moreStrawberry Shortcake