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8 Recipes to Celebrate Valentine’s Day

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As Valentine’s Day quickly approaches, I can’t help but get excited about all the culinary possibilities! Whether you’re celebrating with someone special, your galentines, your family, or just treating yourself, food is a great way to make the holiday memorable. Here are 8 recipes to help you celebrate the day of love!

“Raspberry Mascarpone Stuffed French Toast” by Love Renee Hannah


Even though this toast seems fancy, it’s deceptively easy. Suited for a festive brunch, this elegant French toast is stuffed with creamy mascarpone filling and balanced with tart raspberry sauce.

“Egg-in-a-hole with bacon and avocado” by Delicious Magazine


Another easy morning recipe, this takes the classic egg-in-a-hole and changes it to egg-in-a-heart – so cute! Pair with a side of bacon or veggie sausage and some avocado, and you have a lovely Valentine’s Day brunch.

“Pasta al Limone” by Bon Appétit


With February being peak citrus season, pasta al limone is an elegant and timeless Italian dish that would go perfectly as a main dish for your Valentine’s Day dinner. Pair with a salad and some crusty Italian bread

“Rosemary Beef Tenderloin with Wild Mushroom Cream Sauce” by Half-Baked Harvest


Is there anything that screams Valentine’s more than a steak dinner? Upscale but not overly-ambitious, this delicious tenderloin recipe with flavors of rosemary, mushrooms and caramelized shallots can be easily scaled up or down based on your group size

“Red Velvet Truffles” by My Heavenly Recipes


Although shaping the truffles can be a bit of a hassle, these cake truffles are so adorable; they’re definitely worth the extra time! Plus, use store-bought cake mix and frosting to cut down on time. Make a big batch to bring to friends as a Valentine’s Day treat.

“Black Cherry Cheesecake Brownies” by Broma Bakery


This recipe encapsulates everything that is Valentine’s Day with its black forest inspired flavors. A decadent chocolate brownie is topped with a cheese cake layer, marbled with black cherry preserves. 

“Chocolate Lava Cakes” by Sally’s Baking Addiction


There are few things in life I enjoy more than a chocolate lava cake. Denser than a soufflé with a molten center, these individual cakes are sure to be a showstopper at your Valentine’s celebration.

“The Rose Pink Ginger Mocktail” by A Worthy Read


What’s a holiday without some drinks? This mocktail is bursting with raspberry, grapefruit, and ginger, making it the refreshing compliment your brunch or dinner needs. And it’s a perfect Valentine’s Day pink!

Originally from Phoenix, Arizona, Lucy Kudlinski is a second year student at the University of California, San Diego. She is a Dance and Communication major, and aspires to be a journalist in the dance industry. Lucy is also a member of the UC San Diego Dance Team and the Zeta Mu chapter of Sigma Kappa. In her free time, Lucy loves to bake, scuba dive, ski, and do anything involving adventure!
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