Ditch the crowded restaurants and overpriced menus this Valentine's Day! Cozy up at home and create a romantic atmosphere with these 13 delicious recipes that exceed all expectations. From light and elegant starters to decadent desserts, there's something for every palate and skill level.
Orange Creme Brûlée
Hands down, the Best Creme Brûlée Recipe is right here. Easy-peasy, creamy, melt in your mouth dessert your family and friends will devour in no time and ask for seconds. Get the recipe.
French Mustard Chicken
Prepare to fall madly in love with this Creamy, dreamy Mustard Chicken Recipe. Classic French dish that tastes outstanding.
Friends, this is going to be a long post, but I get lots of questions so I try to add plenty of information to help you make the best creamy Mustard Chicken ever! Get the recipe.
Smoked Salmon Vol Au Vents
Whipped Cream Cheese, Mustard and Smoked Salmon carefully nested into a puff pastry shell create a decadent and mouthwatering French appetizer, perfect for your next get-together. These Smoked Salmon Vol Au Vents are seriously scrumptious. Get the recipe.
Miso Pesto Pasta
This 30-minute Creamy Miso Pesto Pasta with Pecans is simply the best. Packed with a savory white Miso paste, garlic and crunchy Pecans, this easy vegan pasta makes a perfect recipe for busy weeknights. Get the recipe.
White Chocolate-Covered Strawberries
White chocolate-covered strawberries make the perfect dessert or sweet treat! Fresh strawberries are dipped into molten white chocolate; every bite gives you a taste of delicious ripe berries and sweet chocolatey goodness. Get the recipe.
Easy Cod Piccata
This Easy Cod Piccata in a creamy Picatta sauce makes a quick 30-minute dinner recipe your family will love. Creamy, a bit briny and so so good! Get the recipe.
Spanish Chicken And Rice
Bursting with flavor, juicy, hearty, and comforting, this Spanish Chicken and Rice makes a delicious one-pot recipe for the whole family. Perfect for a weeknight or Sunday dinner. Get the recipe.
Smoked Salmon Nicoise
Smoked Salmon Nicoise Salad is vibrant, festive and so delicious! It's a perfect summer recipe for dinner or when you have friends over and need to make something quick yet impressive. Get the recipe.
Mussels Pasta With Garlic And Fennel
This Mussels Pasta With Garlic And Fennel was inspired by the reader's favorite Creamy Garlic Mussels and is a culinary trip to Tuscany. This is a recipe that tastes and looks like a luxury but comes together simply and in less than half an hour. It's the best mussels recipe for busy weeknights when you need a quick meal but still want a deliciously inspired one. Get the recipe.
English Sticky Toffee Pudding
Baked with sweet and hearty dates, drenched in homemade caramel sauce, this English Sticky Toffee Pudding is seriously addictive. Stock up on dates because your pantry already carries the rest of the ingredients. Get the recipe.
Skillet Green Beans With Garlicky Breadcrumbs
This Skillet Green Beans recipe takes green beans to the next level with the savory flavor of anchovies and a hint of spice from red pepper flakes. The garlic and breadcrumbs make it taste even better! Get the recipe.
Homemade Eclair Cake
Lighter than air and utterly delicious Chocolate Eclair Cake Recipe for when your tooth craves something sweet. Distant relative of traditional Chocolate Eclair, this beautiful dessert is perfect for special events or weekend baking with the kids. Get the recipe.
Doesn't this chocolate delice dessert look the part? In essence, it is a rich chocolatey dessert with intense flavours, secured by the addition of chocolate. Pay attention all chocolate lovers. This is the recipe you've been looking for! Get the recipe.
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Iryna Bychkiv is the founder and writer of the culinary website Lavender & Macarons, where she shares clean, European-inspired recipes that are delicious, easy to prepare, and made with wholesome ingredients. Iryna loves creating meals that are simple yet healthy and unique, including vegan and vegetarian recipes.
Iryna is also a freelance writer for MSN and Associated Press Wire.