My Valentine’s Day Recipes Wish List

First, I’d like to wish my Aunt Kathy and her husband Phil a very happy one year anniversary this upcoming Valentine’s Day! How fast a year has flown by!

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A good friend of mine started worked for a well-known grocer in their store promotions department in the past six months. When Thanksgiving hit, the last thing she wanted to eat was turkey. When Christmas was upon us, she wanted to burn every poinsettia she saw. And in preparation for a certain well known February holiday, she told her husband “no roses and no chocolates”.

To be honest, I’m feeling the same way. It may be a holdover from my lack of shopping motivation during the holiday season, but the last thing I want is a ridiculous amount of money dropped on the traditional Valentine’s Day items. What do I want this year? To stay home and cook. My husband loves being married to a foodie!

So in order to make myself happy and fill up Hans’ belly (and our savings account), here’s a collection of the recipes that are tempting me this Valentine’s Day weekend:

Caitlin’s Pancake Truffles (gotta start the day off right!)

Haute Apple Pie’s Apricot Chicken In A Slow Cooker (promising to use my slow cooker for more than just chili!)

Rachel’s Proscuitto Wrapped Pork Loin Recipe (because nothing says love like bacon)

Matt’s Cilantro and Lemon Roasted Potatoes (I love a good roasted potato recipe)

Becca’s Pasta with Kale, Avocado and Goat Cheese Pesto (adapted from a 101 Cookbooks recipe I love the added avocado!)

Scott’s Squash Risotto (as always with his recipes, I’m about to eat my computer screen)

Katie’s Healthifed Peanut Butter Blondie with Chocolate Ganache (don’t let the words healthy or makeover fool you – these things are decadent and delicious!)

Jenna’s Nutella Hot Chocolate (nutella? sign me up.)

And for the VP of Fuzz: ATX Gluten Free’s Broccoli and Cheese Pizza for Dogs (because even the fuzz needs some luv!)

When you want to show your love though food, what’s the recipe you turn to?

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8 comments

  1. John says:

    We are doing the same this year. One it’s a work/school night, two who wants to fight the crowded restaurants, three I make an awesome eggplant parm, which is what she would order anyway. Now I just have to find that recipe for red velvet woopie pies….

  2. Heather @ Dietitian on the Run says:

    We’re not traditional Valentine’s Day celebraters either! I could definitely do without roses or more chocolate (my Mom AND his sent sooo much candy, whew), and without the crowds at every restaurant. We’re staying home, and I might have to revisit this list for some cooking ideas! :)

  3. Jess says:

    I’m with you TOTALLY on this “holiday.” I am SO excited to spend tomorrow cooking up a storm with my husband, pairing wines with each course along the way. We’ve been talking about it all week – what we want to cook, where we want to get the wine, etc. It’s so much fun, and such a bonding experience for us, way better than anything money could buy. And MUCH more romantic if you ask me, hehe. :-)

  4. Hungry In Cleveland says:

    Vic and I love cooking together. Because of his crazy work schedule, we get to do a little of both this year. Monday we are cooking dinner together before he goes to work and next Friday, we are going out for Valentine’s Day.

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