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Friday, February 9, 2018

For The Love Of Food: Romantic Recipes & Cook's Tools

However you are celebrating the most romantic day of the year, these food and cocktail recipes are easy to fall in love with. Start the day with breakfast in bed and Strawberry Cheesecake Pancakes. Enjoy a pre dinner kiss with a little Love Potion #9 cocktail complete with dry ice. And who could resist a Cabernet Chocolate Latte, to end the day on a sweet and creamy note? It's all so lover-ly!

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HERE: 21 Recipes To Love

Love Potion #9 Martini
How cute is this cocktail? The magic is in the dry ice. There might be time for a little romance, as you must wait 5 - 10 minutes for the
 dry ice to dissolve!
The Cookie Rookie 

Breakfast: Strawberry Cheesecake Flapjacks
Why not start the day off in a romantic way? Or in the case of my household, breakfast for dinner is always a winning idea.
Good Housekeeping 

Rose Lemon Spritzer
There's no better aphrodisiac than the perfect Apéritif. This recipe could be it, roses and all. Rosewater adds a subtle flavor that is floral. Blood orange or pomegranate juice adds the soft pink color.  Vodka is for your Valentine. You can get the rosewater HERE
The beautiful recipe is from
Half Baked Harvest   

French Cookware
There's plenty to love at the Le Creuset Valentine's Day shop. Imagine serving your stew in a heart Cocoette, or dipping strawberries in a chocolate heart shaped fondue pot. Find the perfect accessory for your Valentine dinner!
Le Creuset 

Appetizer: Roasted Beet Hummus
I have never made my own hummus, but with a recipe this gorgeous, it may be 
worth the effort.
Le Passe Vite 

Grilled Oysters With Proscuitto & Mignonette
You know what they say about Oysters! Serve me this, and I'm yours. This fabulous recipe is from Michael Chiarello's Live Fire book which you can buy HERE. Recipe can be found at
Adventures In Cooking

Strawberry Ladyfinger Icebox Cake
If you want to impress your Valentine, make this. I mean, who doesn't love Mascarpone Cheese, Strawberries, and Whipped Cream?
Taste Of Home

Spaghetti With Crab
This meal would not make me crabby! Thank goodness that it calls for a cup of parsley because it also calls for 8 cloves of garlic. 
Gourmet Traveller  

Five Ingredient Raspberry 
Marble Fudge
The combo of white chocolate and semi-sweet chocolate fudge with swirls of raspberry puree is delicious. This recipe only takes 10 minutes.
Sugar and Charm 

Wild Jonah Crab Claws
No time to cook? Or maybe you just want to send a little love across the miles. This delicacy comes pre cooked, scored, and frozen. These would put me in a romantic mood. 
How about you?
Dean and Deluca

Pappardelle Pasta Two Ways
Truth be known, I have never made homemade pasta, but it looks fun to do. And how nice would it be to create something without the preservatives that your normal box has in it? This dough is tinted with beet puree giving it that naturally pink color.
A Beautiful Plate  

Imperia Pasta Machine
A great gift for the cook or pasta lover! Sold exclusively at 

Valentine's Day Pink & Red Salad
Oh how lovely! "Here, the familiar rich red and pink tones of the holiday come through from the vegetables, which get an exotic deep purple background of black rice plus a snowy-white dab of goat cheese."

Table for Two
Cooking and Entertaining For You and Your +1
A beautiful book to celebrate romance at home. My friend, Marc, sets the scene for kitchen island soirees, breakfast in bed, or a just a casual catch up for you and your significant other. There are useful guides, inspired stories, and terrific tablescapes that all feature fresh ingredients and fabulous flavors. Purchase a hand signed book by Marc HERE or if you prefer, Amazon also carries the book, not autographed.

Filet Mignon with Porcini Mushroom Compound Butter
For some, like my friend, Sharon, a filet is the perfect entree. Simple and delicious. Then there are those like myself that think there is something lacking in flavor in the filet. Oh I know! It's lacking the fat content. This recipe adds the fat and then some. Looks divine!
Foodie Crush

Cacio e Pepe Soufflé
I love the simplicity of this dish. It is sturdier than most Soufflés with oodles of Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese. A stylish side dish. Yum!
Food and Wine 

Goat Cheese Mousse with Red-Wine Caramel
A dish that is both sweet and savory can serve two purposes. This creative recipe can be used as an appetizer or as an after dinner cheese course. Any way you serve it, this culinary creation will be unexpected.
Food and Wine

Caramel Pot De Creme
A simple three ingredient Valentine’s dessert that will knock your socks off.
Bakers Royale  

Valentine's Day Cocktails
My Instagram friend, Kara, has created the cutest cocktail ever for Valentine's Day. She styles the prettiest parties. The flutes are rimmed with raw agave sugar, and then dipped again into pomegranate sugar rimmer. Sugarfina's Hot Lips Candies were stacked on a stylish bamboo pick for
the perfect added touch!
Style Meets Soiree  

Blackberry No-Bake Cheesecake
Loving this recipe because you can make it the day before. Why get heated up before the romantic dinner?

Cabernet Chocolate Lattes
And to top the evening off, something warm and creamy! The perfect nightcap to a 

romantic day.
How Sweet Eats

Sur La Table

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