Valentine Recipes

Q: Baking recipes for valentine treats?
Ok so i want to make cookies or brownies.Any good treat to give to my friends at my gym.I’m making little valentine goodie baskets for about 8 friends at my boxing gym.Since i see them everyday they are family to me.I want to make them something instead of buying.I also figured it be a little in expensive to bake instead of buying.I’ve never baked before.But i dont think it could be too hard right.So if anyone can give me some recipes and tips that would be great.I’m interested in sugar cookies,Brownies,Oatmeal cookies,Chocolate chip & whatever else.Thanks for your help
Has anyone ever tried Never fail fudge?Is it good?

A: Chocolate-Strawberry Thumbprints

Makes about 3 dozen You can use any sun-kissed berry atop the cream cheese filling in these crisp chocolate cookies.

3/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 cup unsweetened Dutch-process cocoa
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 ounces semisweet chocolate, chopped
1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, softened
1/4 cup plus 6 1/2 teaspoons granulated sugar
1 large egg yolk
1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
4 ounces cream cheese, room temperature
2 tablespoons confectioners’ sugar
4 ounces strawberries (about 6 medium), stemmed and finely diced

1. Sift flour, cocoa, and salt into a bowl; set aside. Melt chocolate in a heatproof bowl set over a pan of simmering water, stirring until smooth; set aside to cool.

2. Put butter and 1/4 cup granulated sugar into the bowl of a mixer fitted with the paddle attachment; mix on medium speed until pale and fluffy. Mix in yolk, vanilla, and chocolate. Reduce speed to low. Mix in flour mixture until just combined. Refrigerate, covered, 1 hour.

3. Preheat oven to 350°. Put 6 teaspoons granulated sugar into a small bowl. Form dough into 3/4-inch balls; roll in sugar to coat. Space 1 inch apart on baking sheets lined with parchment. Press center of each ball with your thumb. Bake 10 minutes. Press centers again with end of a wooden spoon, making 3/4-inch indentations. Bake until slightly cracked and set, about 5 minutes more. Cool completely on racks. Unfilled cookies can be stored in airtight containers up to 3 days.

4. Stir cream cheese and confectioners’ sugar in a small bowl. Toss berries with remaining 1/2 teaspoon granulated sugar in another bowl. Spoon cream cheese mixture into center of cookies; top with sugared berries, dividing evenly.

Q: What are some good dinner recipes for Valentine’s Day?
I would like to cook a nice meal for my fiance for Valentine’s Day. I am vegetarian but he loves his meat, so something I can cook that I could substitute out the meat would be awesome.

I have already picked out a few dessert recipes but feel free to include any if you’d like.

:D

Thanks. 

A: A pasta dish might be the answer. Here’s one that you could add grilled chicken to for your fiance. I added a fun dessert recipes too. Cheese fondue might be a fun and romatic appetizer!

Q: Does anyone have any websites that have good recipes for Valentine’s day or aphrodisiac like food?
Please help me prepare a special meal for my guy.

A: http://www.aphrodisiac-recipes.com/aphrodisiac-recipes.html

those three websites should have everything you need.. hundreds of recipes just waiting to be cooked up.

Q: Does anyone have any good Valentine cookie/dessert recipes?

A: Chocolate Covered Marzipan Hearts
It doesn’t have to be Valentine’s Day to surprise your loved ones with these
delicious confections.
Yield:
8-12 depending on size of cookie cutter
Time:
10 minutes to roll out
10 minutes to coat with chocolate
20 minutes total time
Ingredients: In the
Baking
Aisle 1 box (7 oz. ) Odense Marzipan Powdered sugar for dusting or wax paper
4 oz good quality semi-sweet or bittersweet chocolate, chopped into small
pieces 2 tsp shortening (not butter) Optional: Assorted sprinkles or candy
decorations
Equipment:
1.5″ or 2″ heart shaped cookie cutter Rolling pin Double boiler or saucepan
with bowl Wire rack

Directions:
1 Flatten marzipan and roll out to a 1/4 inch thickness on a counter
that has been lightly dusted with powdered sugar, or between wax paper.
2 Cut out hearts and gently transfer to a wire rack. Tip: A sheet of
wax paper or foil under the rack makes for easy clean up.
3 Add chocolate pieces and shortening to top pan of double boiler (or
in a stainless steel bowl set on top of a saucepan) over hot, not boiling
water. Stirring occasionally, melt until smooth. A heat resistant spatula
(never metal) is a good tool for this step. Be careful that chocolate does
not come in contact with even a drop of water.
4 Pour hot chocolate over hearts, smoothing to edges. A dry, clean
paintbrush dipped in chocolate can help fill in any sides that do not get
covered. Decorate with sprinkles of choice and allow to dry completely.
Note: Some silver dots are non-edible, check box for instructions.

Valentine’s Day Ice Cream Sundae

1 pint fresh raspberries, or 1 12-ounce package unsweetened frozen
3 – 4 tablespoons sugar, or to taste
2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
1/2 cup heavy cream
1/4 cup whole milk
5 ounces bittersweet chocolate, coarsely chopped
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
about 1 pint ice cream, strawberry, peppermint stick, chocolate,
cookie dough, or your favorite
1 cup heavy cream, whipped with a little sugar to taste
4 – 5 tablespoons chopped pecans or walnuts
3 – 4 tablepsoons colored sprinkles, preferably pink and red
heart-shaped candy, for topping sundaes

Directions

Put the berries, sugar, and lemon juice in a saucepan. Heat over medium-low
heat, stirring gently, until heated through and the berries soften.

Remove from the heat. Push the sauce through a mesh sieve, pressing firmly
on the fruit with the back of a wooden spoon to extract as much sauce as
possible. Cool and then refrigerate until needed. You should have about 1
cup of sauce.

Put the cream and milk in a saucepan and bring to a boil. Remove from the
heat and add the chocolate. Let stand for about a minute and then whisk
until smooth. Stir in the vanilla. Let cool until warm before serving. You
should have about 1 1/4 cups of sauce.

You can make the chocolate sauce ahead of time and reheat in a saucepan or
the microwave before serving.

Spoon the ice cream into 4 individual bowls. Top with chocolate sauce and
then spoon some raspberry sauce over the chocolate. Dollop whipped cream on
top and generously scatter nuts and sprinkles over the cream. Top each
sundae with heart-shaped candies.

VALENTINE MERINGUE KISSES
4 large egg whites warmed to room temperature
1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
1/8 teaspoon salt
1 cup plus sugar
1/2 teaspoon almond or vanilla extract
red liquid food coloring, 3 to 4 drops – optional
Valentine candy sprinkles – optional
Preheat oven to 225 F degrees. Cover a two baking sheets with parchment
paper, securing with masking tape if necessary.

Place egg whites in large copper or stainless steel bowl and beat with
a mixer at medium speed until foamy then add cream of tartar and salt.
As soon as whites reach soft peak stage gradually add sugar to egg
whites, 1 tablespoon at a time beating at high speed until stiff glossy
peaks form and meringue feels smooth when rubbed between your fingers.
(You know that the meringue has reached the stiff peak stage when you lift
the beaters out of the mixture and the egg whites are shinny, firm and
stand up.) Beat in vanilla or almond extract and food coloring if
using, just until combined. Don’t over beat mixture or cookies will be flat.

Spoon mixture into a pastry bag fitted with a 1/2-inch round or star tip.
You can also use a large zip top plastic bag with one corner snipped
off to form 1/2 -inch opening. Pipe 40 2-inch round mounds at least 1/4 inch
apart onto prepared baking sheets. If desired sprinkle with colored
valentine candy sprinkles.

Bake at 225 F degrees for 1 1/2 hours. Turn oven off and cool meringues
in closed oven for 1 hour. Remove from oven and carefully remove cookies
from paper. Store cookies for up to 1 week in an airtight container in
a cool location.

Q: Home made valentine candy recipes?
I have chocolate peanut butter ball, and cherry bing recipes, do you know of anymore valentines day candy to make? Thank you!

A: Making truffles is always fun and well recieved! My recipe is:
8 oz chocolate (dark works really good)
3/4 c whipped cream
2 tbsp unsalted butter

Scalled cream and butter. In double boiler melt chocolate and add cream mixture. Pour into bowl and refrigerate for at least 2 hours. Remove from refrigerator and measure out roughly a teaspoon sized ball (I usualy just use a spoon to get some out of the bowl and form balls with my hand) place balls on a cookie sheet lined with wax papaer and freeze for at least another 2 hours.

Now you can decided to coat these balls in chocolate (using a double boiler again) or coco powder. I like to dip them in chocolate (milk, white, dark whatever). You can also add things like candied ginger, rum, peppermint, ect. to the center when melting the chocolate. These are a huge hit at Christmas and V day. Hope this helps

Q: Are there any Vegan Valentine’s day recipes that are good for parties?
Anything should be okay, as long as it’s low cal, low fat- and something that a group of teenagers would like.

A: I don’t really notice fat or calorie content in food so my recipes might not match what you need. Try fatfreevegan.com (a site I never visit LOL). But here are some ideas at least…

http://vegweb.com/index.php?topic=14815.0 – Vegan Pigs in a blanket
http://vegweb.com/index.php?topic=8863.0 – Spring rolls
http://vegweb.com/index.php?topic=16956.0 – Potato Salad
http://vegweb.com/index.php?topic=14540.0 – Mini party pizzas
http://vegweb.com/index.php?topic=14434.0 – Spinach-Artichoke Dip

Q: Do you know any good Valentine’s Day Recipes for dessert for a project?
I need some dessert recipes for a “project”. I need a few things. Some key words wou;d be lustful, sexy, passionate, hot, and stunning. Any ideas?

A: Red velvet Cake with Cream Cheese icing. You can write “whatever” you want on top you lusty man, in chocolate.

Q: valentine birthday cake recipes for my mum?
i need a really good birthday cake recipe for my mum but it has to be like a valentine birthday cake because my mum’s birthday is on valentines day. Please don’t make it really hard but just like a simple creamy jam filling and butter icing outside, but really i need a good idea for the decorating. Please help!

Thanks x

A: So glad you asked very simple go on the website i put and search the cake you want. May i suggest red velvet-cake not only is this red like the heart but delishis. MY FAVE TYPE. You can also buy duncan hines red velvet cake mix from a local grocery store i would say betty crocker but i don’t think they have red velvet cake mix.

Q: Recipes for Valentine’s Day?
I’m looking for a great recipe to make for my boyfriend for Valentine’s day, any ideas?

Cheers!

A: what about veal or chicken parm. and Spanish rice
get already cooked Patty’s
you will need
skillet
small sauce pan
med sauce pan with lid

4Patty’s
4sliced mozz.
med jar pasta sauce

1/2 lb bacon
2 cups rice the one that cooks in 5min.
1 med. onion
3 cups tomato juice
salt and pepper to taste

FOR VEAL
heat sauce in pan, heat Patty’s (in oven,micro.,or pan)i like pan use a little oil like you would fry steak in it give it the crisp feel

FOR RICE
dice one half pound of bacon and one med. onion fry in med. sauce pan put in 3 cups tomato juice bring to rolling boil stir in rice cover and remove from heat let sit covered 5 min. then stir and serve
and dont forget to set the mood with candles

Q: What recipes are good for a 3 course valentine’s meal?

A: Soup and Salad

Shortcut Minestrone Soup

2 qt. (8 cups) water
2 cans (14-1/2 oz. each) diced tomatoes, undrained
1 pkg. (10 oz.) frozen chopped spinach
1 pkg. (10 oz.) Italian Sausage, cut into 1/2-inch-thick slices
2 medium carrots, sliced
1 medium onion, chopped
1 cup bow tie pasta, uncooked

Cook Sausage before adding to soup.

Place all ingredients in a large Dutch Oven or Stockpot. Bring to a boil on medium-high heat, stirring occasionally. Reduce heat to medium-low, simmer 15 minutes or until carrots are tender, stirring occasionally.

Main course:

Chicken Italianio

3 lbs chicken breasts, cut up
3-6 tbsp salad oil
12 garlic cloves
1/2 cup dry white wine
2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper
1/2 tsp dried rosemary leaves
1 medium-sized onion, sliced
4 medium-sized tomatoes, cute into wedges
1 8 oz pkg spaghetti

In 12-inch skillet over medium-high heat, in hot salad oil, cook chicken and garlic until golden brown on all sides, about 20-25 minutes. When done, add wine, salt, pepper, rosemary, onion and half the tomato wedges; over high heat, heat to boiling. Reduce heat to low; cover and simmer 15 minutes or until chicken is fork-tender. Skim fat from liquid in skillet (if there is any). Add remaining tomatoes; heat through. While this is simmering, prepare spaghetti as label direct.

To serve, drain spaghetti; place on large platter. Spoon chicken mixture on top of spaghetti. Serve with Garlic Bread.

Dessert:
Chocolate covered Strawberries or Fudge or cookies or cheescake

FUDGE
2 Cups Sugar
2 1/2 Tablespoons dry Hershey’s Cocoa
2 Tablespoons of butter or margarine
1/3 coup white Karo Syrup (corn syrup)
1/2 cup condensed milk
1 cup walnuts (shelled and chopped)
1 teaspoon Vanilla

Combine all ingredients except nuts and vanilla. Stir together well. Bring to a vigorous boil and boil for 5 minutes.

Remove from flame. Allow to cool for 10 minutes. Beat vigorously to make it creamy. Add walnuts and vanilla. Stir and pout out onto waxed paper lined square pan.

NOTE: Do not attempt to make cooked candies when the weather is rainy, very cloudy or wet fog.

Quick Banana Chocolate Chip Bars

1 Medium Ripe Banana, peeled
1 Cup Whole Wheat Flour
¾ Cup Brown Sugar, packed
1 Teaspoon Baking Powder
½ Teaspoon Ground Cinnamon
¼ Teaspoon Salt
1/3 Cup Olive or Vegetable Oil
2 Tablespoons Milk
1 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract
1 Egg
¼ Cup Chopped Nuts
½ Cup Chocolate Chips (or what feels good)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray small rectangular or 9×9 square baking pan with non-stick spray.

Chop or mash banana. Combine with flour, brown sugar, baking powder, cinnamon, salt, oil, milk, vanilla and egg in large bowl. Stir in nuts and chocolate chips to this mixture OR save them to add as topping, sprinkling on top of mixture after poured into the pan. Bake for 25-30 minutes.

Jello-O Cheese Cake

1 8 oz pk of Lime Jell-O (you can use strawberry for Valentine’s day)
3/4 cup sugar
1/2 pt whipping cream
1 8 oz pkg Philadelphia Cream Cheese
2 Graham Cracker Crusts

Make Jell-O per directions on pkg and chill while preparing the rest of ingredients. Do NOT allow the Jell-O to set. Cream together cream cheese and sugar, add whipping cream. Add chilled Jell-O, whip together until smooth and pour into graham cracker crust. Chill until set.

Q: I’m looking for recipes for an entire Vegetarian Valentine’s Day Dinner!?
I’m looking for recipes for an entire Vegetarian Valentine’s Day Dinner!?
Can anyone give me any great individual or multiple recipes, or link me to a great site?

:)

Thanks!
Thank you so much for the sensible answers! For the non-sensible one, I know, you are just having a bad day. It’s ok I forgive you. 
And I don’t eat chicken but do eat cheese and fish. Maybe I can just make that w/o the chicken though. Thanks for the recipes so far!

A: Check out the source listed. It’s a great site that has healthy vegetarian and non-vegetarian dishes that don’t trade healthy for tasty. There’s a complete section of all vegetarian dishes.

Q: Kids Valentine recipe?
I’m looking for a kids valentine recipe to share with my newsletter subscribers.

A: For kids to make? Or just to eat?

My son thought this was cool to help me in the kitchen and you can change up the colors to make year round if you like. (red and blue jello for 4th of July, orange and purple for Halloween, etc…)

Red jello, whip cream in a can(Sam loves using the spray kind!), sprinkles (you can find valentine’s day sprinkles at local WalMart), red hots or conversation hearts, Tall plastic cup

Coat a 9×13 pan lightly with oil spray.
Prepare your red and/or pink jello and pour into the pan, refrigerate until it’s set.
Cut the jello into cubes and place in a bowl for your child to use.
Give the child a cup, the can of cream and the bowl of jello. Let him place jello cubes in the cup, the layer with cream, jello, cream, etc until he’s all done! Spray whipped cream on top, then use the sprinkles or lil red hots or conversation hearts, whatever you choose.
Enjoy!

Hope this helps!

Q: What are some good Valentine day crafts/cards or recipes?
For recipes- no cakes, something small, perferbelly chocolate
For crafts/cards- anything red, pink, purple, or lavender

A: I have the best darn chocolate fondue recipe. Serve with sides of strawberries and pound cake bites and your in business.

Chocolate Fondue Recipe: Valentines Day or Special Occasion Dessert

Q: Does anyone know some good Valentine’s Day Candy Recipes?
preferably chocolate, though other candy or cookie recipes would work as well. thanks.

A: Look for chocolate recipes in godiva.com

Those are so yum-yum!!!

Q: Valentine cupcake recipes???
Anyone have any valentine cupcake recipes? They have to be shaped in a circle, and i dont want to use a cake mix. Im looking for something that looks similar to this:
http://www.caremscakes.com/images/cupcakes-hearts-thumb.jpg
http://www1.istockphoto.com/file_thumbview_approve/2893897/2/istockphoto_2893897_cupcakes.jpg

A: Cupcakes

Ingredients:

For the cupcakes:

1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 stick (8 tablespoons) butter, at room temperature
2 eggs
1 cup self-rising flour
2 tablespoons milk

For the frosting:

1 1/2 cups confectioner’ sugar, sifted
1 egg white
red/pink food coloring
sprinkles

12-cup muffin pan

Directions:

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line the muffin pan with paper liners.

Put sugar into a bowl with the butter and beat together until pale and fluffy.

Beat the eggs into the butter mixture, one at a time, then sift in the flour and fold in. Stir in the milk, then spoon in mixture into the muffin cups. Bake for about 18 minutes until risen and golden a skewer inserted in the center comes out clean, then transfer to a wire rack to cool.

To decorate, gradually the confectioners’ sugar into the egg white in a bowl, then add a few drops of food coloring and stir to achieve the pink/red-colored icing. Spoon the icing over the cupcakes, then top each one with heart sprinkles. Let set before serving.

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