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.

Valentine's Day Pressed Cookies


BBQ Smoked Ribs

County Grill Sauced Ribs

Smoked Ribs – Nothing says Valentine’s Day like Smoked Ribs. You get to eat with your hands and enjoy a nicely smoked rib that is finger licking good. It will bring out the caveman in all of us!

Roasted Pork Loin

Roasted Pork Loin

Roasted Pork Loin – Takes no time to prep and is ready for eating within the hour.  A super simple recipe that packs a big bang.

Grilled Lobster Tails

Grilled Lobster Tails Quick and easy to do. The perfect summertime meal.

Grilled Lobster Tails – Lobster tails are always on sale around Valentines Day.  You can pick these up for around $5-6 each.  Make your Valentine feel special and pick up a couple lobster tails.

Salmon with Mango Salsa

Salmon with Mango Salsa

Salmon with Mango Salsa – This is light and vibrant dish.  The salsa added a great texture to the dish and the mango/jalapeno added a freshness not ordinarily seen in salmon dishes.

Blue Cheese Filet Mignon

Blue Cheese Filet

Blue Cheese Filets – If you love steaks you will love this filet.  This filet is prepared indoors under the broiler so it is an easy recipe for you apartment dwellers.


Twice Baked Potatoes

Twice Baked Potatoes
Twice Baked Potatoes
– a staple in my Grandma’s House.  These are delicious, easy and best of all… Can be made ahead of time!

Creamed Spinach

Creamed Spinach

Creamed Spinach – A steakhouse staple that is easy to make.

Goat Cheese Mashed Potatoes

Goat Cheese Mashed Potatoes

Goat Cheese Mashed Potatoes – Nothing says I love you like a little goat cheese.  The light bite of the goat cheese makes these potatoes pop.  This is a must have.

Brown Sugar Glazed Carrots

Brown Sugar Glazed Carrots

Brown Sugar Glazed Carrots – The sweetness of the brown sugar paired with perfectly cooked carrots makes this a dish for any occasion.


Double Chocolate Kiss Cookies

Add the kisses

Double Chocolate Kiss Cookies – Super rich and tasty. Serving this cookie will make you the King or Queen for the night.

Chocolate Souffles For Two


Chocolate Souffles for Two – Its Valentines Day you need chocolate.  This recipe creates a light and airy souffle that will make anyones heart melt.

Bourbon Apple Dumplings

Bourbon Apple Dumplings

Bourbon Apple Dumplings – If you don’t want to go the chocolate route, try these amazing dumplings.  Use store bought pie crust to make these even easier.

Strawberry Poppers

Perfect one bite desserts

Strawberry Poppers – A nice sensual dessert perfect for Valentines Day.  These are easy to prepare and can be done up to a day ahead.

Hope this helps you with your Valentines Day meal planning.  Have fun!


Rex is an avid griller, barbecuer and bacon enthusiast. He is the Pitmaster for the Rex BBQ competition team. Rex was also featured on the TV show American Grilled. If you have any questions or wish to have Rex decode your favorite dish, click on the ASK REX link in the menu above.

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