23 Valentine Day Recipes That Will Make You Want To Break Up With Dessert

Chocolate on Valentine’s Day is for people with no imagination.

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1. Egg in a Heart Basket

Egg in a Heart Basket
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Toastally cute. Here’s how to make it.

2. Strawberry Heart Pancakes

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All it takes is a tiny bit of knife work to turn berry slices into cute little hearts. Get the recipe.

3. Butter-Toasted Oat Breakfast Bowls

Butter-Toasted Oat Breakfast Bowls
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You know, to keep your bae’s HEART healthy. If you can’t find or don’t love red currants, pomegranate seeds would also be pretty and delicious. Get the recipe.

4. Sweetheart Bacon & Eggs

Sweetheart Bacon & Eggs
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Nothing fancy here, just be sure you don’t make the bacon too crispy so you can heart-ify it.

5. Valentine Pancakes

Valentine Pancakes
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Spell out your love on a backdrop of strawberry puree. Here’s how to do it.

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6. Valentine’s Day Soup & Sandwich

Valentine's Day Soup & Sandwich
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You’ll need a big cookie cutter to make the sandwich. Get the recipe.

7. Green Salad with Pink Goat Cheese Hearts

Green Salad with Pink Goat Cheese Hearts
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And a little cookie cutter to make these cheesy hearts. Get the recipe.

8. Roasted Beet Soup with Crème Fraîche

Roasted Beet Soup with Crème Fraîche
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Just remember not to be alarmed when you go to the bathroom the next day (sorry). Get the recipe.

9. Heart Pizza

Heart Pizza
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Get how-to instructions for the pizza and the pepperoni.

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10. Queen of Tomato Tarts

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Perfect for a party full of hotties. Get the recipe.

11. Roasted Heart Potatoes

Roasted Heart Potatoes
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If this isn’t the perfect side for a perfect steak, I don’t know what is. Here’s how to make them.

12. Blackberry Thyme Baked Cheese

Blackberry Thyme Baked Cheese
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Ooze baby! Get the recipe.

13. Sweet Potato Heart Crackers

Sweet Potato Heart Crackers
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The dough for these is super easy to make, and the sweet potato means they’re actually good for you. Get the recipe.

14. Avocado Heart Toast

Avocado Heart Toast
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<3 <3 <3

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15. A Perfectly Cooked Steak

A Perfectly Cooked Steak
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Real love is rare. Get the recipe.

16. Beet Linguine

Beet Linguine
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The pasta gets its pretty color just from a quick toss in the pan with a roasted beet and garlic sauce. Get the recipe.

17. Herb Crusted Lamb Chops with Rosemary & Red Wine Reduction

Herb Crusted Lamb Chops with Rosemary &amp; Red Wine Reduction
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For when you want to be really classy. Get the recipe.

18. Chicken Pot Pie For Two

Chicken Pot Pie For Two
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Sharing is best when you still get your own. Get the recipe.

19. Pan-Seared Strip Steak with Red Wine Pan Sauce and Pink Peppercorn Butter

Pan-Seared Strip Steak with Red Wine Pan Sauce and Pink Peppercorn Butter
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Pink on pink. Get the recipe.

20. Orange-Glazed Salmon

Orange-Glazed Salmon
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A light dinner is smart if you plan to get busy afterward. Get the recipe.

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21. Sweet Eve Strawberry Cocktail

Sweet Eve Strawberry Cocktail
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Berry puree mixed with Campari, St. Germain, and sparkling wine. Yum! Get the recipe.

22. Meyer Lemon Raspberry Fizz

Meyer Lemon Raspberry Fizz
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With a dollop of raspberry jam and a dash of maraschino liqueur. Get the recipe.

23. Cherry Whiskey Smash Cocktails

Cherry Whiskey Smash Cocktails
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Sort of like the beautiful baby of a Jack & Coke and a Shirley Temple. Get the recipe.

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