What to Cook for Valentine’s Day

I want to make everything in this post! Maybe I’ll just have to hole myself up in the kitchen and make everything for myself. What a feast that would be. ❤

What to Cook for Valentine’s Day

Guest post by Louisa from Living Lou

Hate it, or love it, Valentine’s Day is coming up, and no matter how you’re celebrating, whether it’s with a romantic dinner at home, a girls night watching your favorite romantic comedies, or just a regular evening at home, I have the perfect recipe for you. And don’t just think about dinner and dessert, what’s stopping you from surprising your love with a romantic Valentine’s breakfast?

For Valentine’s Day breakfast…

Crepes with Raspberry Sauce

Crepes are one of my favorite things to make for breakfast, they are so easy and making a simple raspberry sauce to serve alongside makes this extra special.

Cheesy Truffled Scrambled Eggs

Do you know how to elevate scrambled eggs? Pick up a tiny bit of a truffled cheese at your local market. I promise it will take breakfast to the next level.

Macerated Strawberries with Yogurt

Simple and delicious, macerated strawberries will start your day with the perfect red touch.

Recipes for a special dinner…

Spinach and Mushroom Risotto

There’s just something about a fresh risotto that feels special, don’t you think? I took my favorite mushroom risotto recipe and added a little bit of spinach.

Spaghetti and Meatballs

Maybe not the most romantic, but I can’t help but think of that famous scene from Lady and the Tramp.

Homemade Pasta with Salmon and Asparagus in a Rose Sauce

If you really want to go for it, this is the recipe for you. Homemade pasta with a simple sauce inspired by one of my favorite dishes to order when I go out for Italian.

The perfect dessert…

Homemade Valentine’s Truffles

Is there anything better than truffles? I’d argue that these homemade truffles are definitely better. If you’re going to make this recipe, start a day ahead of time because they require 2-3 hours of time to chill in the fridge.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups

I mean if it’s not chocolate on Valentine’s Day, what’s the point? These homemade peanut butter cups are so good and would make such a cute surprise gift.

Dark Chocolate Brownie Affogato

This is one of those special desserts with multiple components—dark chocolate brownies, vanilla ice cream, and espresso. Naturally, it’s one of my absolute favorites.

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Okay, now I want all of these. Great post by Louisa, thanks for sharing Carly! Now to narrow these down and pick only a few…


My husband and I made Spaghetti and Meatballs together a few years back on Valenitne’s Day. It was so sweet working in the kitchen together. He slaved over the meatballs and I covered the sauce.