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Valentine's Day


Valentine's Day Handbook

Valentine's Day is always February 14th. If it falls on the weekend, you've got a perfect opportunity for a luxurious breakfast or brunch. More of a night bird? Cozy up with a special candlelit dinner. Sweets for your sweetheart? Chocolates or candies? We've got you covered any time of day or night.

Sweet 'n' Sour Sauce

Valentine's Day Menus
Setting the Mood with Food

by Kate Heyhoe

What recipe better symbolizes relationships than Sweet 'n' Sour Sauce? Even the most compatible couples have moments of friction, tension or chilliness. Reflect love's delicate balance with Sweet 'n' Sour Sauce and Heart-Shaped Wontons. Or lasso your love with chef Mark Miller's "Wild, Wild West Breakfast" of Cowboy Biscuits, Chorizo Sausage, and Cowboy Coffee Crème Brûlée. For lean cuisine, redolent with romance, seduce with Malibu Mary cocktails, artichokes, Cornish Hens, vegetable pasta, and raspberry-chocolate dessert...more @ Valentine's Day Menus.

Valentine Cookies

Chocolate Valentine's Gifts to Make

Make the moment last with chocolate biscotti, meringue kisses, tea cakes, brownies and no-fuss fudge...more @ Chocolate Gifts.

Valentine Waffles

Cupid's Breakfast

Speaking as a former chef, waiter, and restaurant manager, I can assure you that the usual routine—dinner, flowers, and chocolates—benefits business more than it does Cupid. When you're talking romance—the urgent, heaving stuff of cheap novels—you've got to think past dinner. You've got to envision the whole drama. And that includes breakfast: Buckwheat Waffles and Champagne Cocktails...more @ Cupid's Breakfast.


Foods of Love

At one time or other, in one culture or another, almost all types of food have been considered aphrodisiacs...more @ Foods of Love.

Champagne to Caviar Recipes

Valentine Hearts


Chocolates and Desserts

More Chocolate Books & Recipes


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