Valentine's Day Recipes

Make Valentine's Day special. Find romantic dinner and dessert recipes for your sweetie, plus fun cookies for the kids.

Staff Picks

Valentine Night Strawberries

Rating: 4.48 stars 55
Strawberries stuffed with lightly-sweetened cream cheese and walnuts are perfect for that romantic evening. They go great with champagne! Pecans also work well in this recipe.

Creamy Pesto Shrimp

Rating: 4.61 stars 1414
One of our family's favorites, it's also great when made with crab meat instead of the shrimp.

Chocolate Truffle Cookies

Rating: 4.7 stars 650
A very dark, rich chocolate cookie for the true chocoholic. This recipe uses relatively little flour, resulting in dense, fudge-like cookies. These cookies keep well in the freezer (but you may have a hard time waiting for them to thaw before you eat them).

18 Fancy Valentine's Day Dessert Recipes

These extra-fancy Valentine's Day dessert recipes are perfect for sharing with that special someone.
By Ita Mac Airt

Chocolate-Covered Strawberries

Rating: 4.81 stars 1211
Everyone loves chocolate-covered fruit, right? Make your own chocolate-covered strawberries simply and quickly with this recipe.

Chef John's Valentine's Day Dinners

Take your pick! We've gathered together eight complete Valentine's Day menus.
By Carl Hanson

How to Cook Lobster Tail at Home

When you want to make lobster at home but you don't want to wrestle with a whole lobster, just go for the lobster tail. It's meaty and easy to cook, and delivers all the lobster goodness you're hungry for. And if you want to skip the cooking altogether, you can buy ready-cooked lobster meat. Read on to learn what to look for when you're buying lobster tail and get several methods for cooking lobster tail at home.
By Vanessa Greaves

Smothered Filet Mignon

Rating: 4.68 stars 381
A great combination of flavors. Serve with some mashed garlic red potatoes and sweetened green beans for a fabulous special occasion meal. Don't forget to serve a bottle of Cabernet or Zinfandel.

Sweetheart Cupcakes

Rating: 4.68 stars 229
Instead of just plain white cupcakes, I took it a step further and made them special. You can change the colors for any holiday. Shades of green for St. Patrick's Day, pastel colors for Easter, red white and blue for the 4th of July. You get the picture.

Easy Valentine Sandwich Cookies

Rating: 4.6 stars 151
Perfect for Valentine's Day, these cute heart-shaped sandwich cookies with pink frosting feature a small heart-shaped cutout in the top cookie to reveal the filling inside.

Surf and Turf for Two

Rating: 4.87 stars 36
This is a simple way to make a special dinner any night of the week. You probably have most of the ingredients in your pantry already. Serve shrimp alongside steaks with your favorite sides.

Lobster Mac and Cheese

High class meets down home. This dish is just my style. The amazing combination of flavors make this one of my favorites.

Inspiration and Ideas

11 Best Lobster Recipes for Romantic Dinners
These top-rated lobster recipes are ready to impress. Try iconic classics like Lobster Thermidor and Lobster Newberg, or find new twists on your favorites.
Easy Guacamole
Rating: 4.56 stars

A simple go-to guacamole recipe that makes you beg for more. Try it if you're learning how to make guac, or just need to whip up a batch for friends.