5 easy Valentine’s day recipes to cook for your special someone

Whether you enjoy Valentine’s Day or think it’s a commercialized holiday where candy makers make a killing, there’s no doubting the importance and power of telling someone you care about them. Whether you’re celebrating the start of a new relationship or spending the day with your long-time beau, enjoying a meal together may be a wonderful way to demonstrate your love. From the comfort of your own home, these 5 easy Valentine’s day recipes can help you prepare the ideal romantic feast.


5 easy Valentine’s day recipes

1. Heart cookies (Recipe of Makinze Gore)




all-purpose flour, plus more for surface

1 tsp. baking powder

1/2 tsp. kosher salt

1 c. (2 sticks) butter, softened

1 c. granulated sugar

1 large egg

1 tsp. pure vanilla extract

1 tbsp. milk


1 (8-oz.) block cream cheese, softened

1/2 c. (1 stick) butter, softened

4 c. powdered sugar

1 tsp. pure vanilla extract

1/4 tsp. kosher salt

Pink and red food coloring Sprinkles


  1. In a large bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, and salt. In another large bowl using a hand mixer, beat butter and sugar until fluffy and pale in color. Add egg, milk, and vanilla and beat until combined, then add flour mixture gradually until totally combined. 
  2. Shape into a disk and wrap in plastic. Refrigerate 1 hour.
  3. When ready to roll, preheat oven to 350º and line two baking sheets with parchment paper. Lightly flour a clean work surface and roll out dough until 1/8” thick. Using a heart shaped cookie cutter, cut out cookies and transfer to prepared baking sheets. 
  4. Bake until edges are lightly golden, 8 to 10 minutes. 
  5. Make frosting: In a large bow using a hand mixer, beat cream cheese and butter together until smooth. Add powdered sugar, vanilla, and salt and beat until combined. 
  6. Divide frosting into 3 bowls. Add pink food coloring to one bowl and red food coloring to another. Stir each bowl and add more food coloring until desired color is reached. Frost cookies using an offset spatula with each color of frosting, then top with sprinkles.

2. Strawberry mimosas (Recipe of Delish)



1 c. chopped strawberries

1 tbsp. sugar

1 c. champagne, plus more for topping off flute Sliced strawberries, for garnish


In a blender or food processor, blend strawberries, sugar, and champagne until fully combined, then pour into champagne flutes and top with more bubbly. Garnish with a strawberry slice and serve.

3. Grilled asparagus (Recipe of Lindsay Funston)



2 lb. asparagus, stalks trimmed

2 tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil

Kosher salt Freshly ground black pepper


Heat a grill or grill pan over high heat. Toss asparagus lightly in oil and season generously with salt and pepper.

Grill, turning occasionally, until tender and charred, 3 to 4 minutes.

4. Lemon garlic shrimp (Recipe of Lindsay Funston)



2 tbsp. butter, divided

1 tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil

1 lb. medium shrimp, peeled and deveined

1 lemon, thinly sliced, plus juice of 1 lemon

3 cloves garlic, minced

1 tsp. crushed red pepper flakes

Kosher salt

2 tbsp. dry white wine (or water) Freshly chopped parsley, for garnish


In a large skillet over medium heat, melt 1 tablespoon butter and olive oil. Add shrimp, lemon slices, garlic, and crushed red pepper flakes, and season with salt. Cook, stirring occasionally, until shrimp is pink and opaque, about 3 minutes per side. Remove from heat and stir in remaining butter, lemon juice, and white wine. Season with salt and garnish with parsley before serving.

5. Honey garlic glazed salmon (Recipe of Lena Abraham)



1/3 c. honey

1/4 c. low-sodium soy sauce

2 tbsp. lemon juice

1 tsp. red pepper flakes

3 tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil, divided

4 6-oz. salmon fillets, patted dry with a paper towel

Kosher salt

Freshly ground black pepper

3 cloves garlic, minced

1 lemon, sliced into rounds


In a medium bowl, whisk together honey, soy sauce, lemon juice and red pepper flakes.

In a large skillet over medium-high heat, heat two tablespoons oil. When oil is hot but not smoking, add salmon skin-side up and season with salt and pepper. Cook salmon until deeply golden, about 6 minutes, then flip over and add remaining tablespoon of oil.

Add garlic to the skillet and cook until fragrant, 1 minute. Add the honey mixture and sliced lemons and cook until sauce is reduced by about 1/3. Baste salmon with the sauce. Garnish with sliced lemon and serve.

More recipes here in case you need them!

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