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Valentines Day Chocolate Recipes

Like everything else on Valentine's Day, when it comes to serving up delicious dinners and party food it always helps to THINK RED.

To help you get creative in the kitchen, check out ideas and tips for Valentine's Day recipes ...including menus for hot-and-spicy candlelight dinners, heart shaped pizza, romantic Valentine's Day pancakes, and sweet chocolate dessert more Valentine's Day must-haves including a recipe for homemade cheesecake.


lobster martiniLobster Martini Salad

A rich, elegant appetizer sure to steal anyone's heart on Valentine's Day…


1 cup diced cucumber
1 cup diced yellow pepper
1 cup diced green pepper
1 cup diced red pepper (optional)
1 cup diced tomato
2 cups lobster meat

salad dressing:
2 cups mayonnaise
2 tbsp Dijon mustard
Dash of Tabasco sauce
Salt to taste
1 tbsp lemon juice

1. Mix mayonnaise with Dijon mustard, a dash of Tabasco, lemon juice with salt to taste.
2. Blend well and toss with vegetables and lobster.
3. Alternate: Toss vegetables and the lobster meat individually and layer each item in a martini glass to form a layered salad.

lobster tailBroiled Lobster Tails

2 whole lobster tails
1/2 cup butter, melted
1/2 teaspoon ground paprika
salt to taste
ground white pepper
1 lemon - cut into wedges

1. Preheat broiler.
2. Place lobster tails on baking sheet, and with a sharp knife carefully cut top side of lobster shells lengthwise. Pull apart shells slightly, and season lobster meat with butter, paprika, salt, and white pepper.
3. Broil lobster tails 5 to 10 minutes, or until butter is melted and lightly browned, and lobster meat is opaque. Garnish with lemon wedges.

Valentine's Day heart shaped pizzaHeart shaped pizza
- use packaged pizza or bread dough to make this easy romantic dinner for Valentine's Day....

1 loaf frozen bread or pizza dough, thawed
1 cup tomato sauce
8 oz. mozzarella cheese, shredded

1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
2. Roll out dough into a circle a 1/2 inch thick and cut into a heart shape.
3. Grease a cookie sheet, and sprinkle with cornmeal (to give the crust extra crunch) add pizza dough, and bake in oven for 10 minutes.
4. Cover pizza dough with sauce leaving a 1-inch border around the sides. Top with mozzarella.
5. Bake for another 10-15 minutes until pizza is lightly brown and bubbly.


chocolate dipped strawberryChocolate Fondue

1/2 cup heavy cream
1 pound milk chocolate, broken into small pieces
3 teaspoons Kirsch
Assorted fruit or cake for dipping

1. Heat cream in fondue pot over low flame.
2. Slowly add chocolate pieces, stirring constantly until all chocolate is melted.
3. Stir in Kirsch. Place fondue on portable heat source and serve with fondue forks.
For dipping, serve with cubes of angel food cake, lady fingers, or with orange or tangerine slices, strawberries or sliced bananas.

honey cookies"You're My Honey" Cookies

1 cup flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 cup butter, softened
1/4 cup of honey
1 egg yolk
Sugar for rolling

1. Preheat oven to 350F.
2. In a saucepan, melt butter with the honey and stir until smooth.
3. Remove from heat and beat in the sugar and egg yolk.
4. In a mixing bowl, combine flour and baking powder.
5. Make well in center of dry ingredients and add butter and honey mixture. Stir until blended.
6. Take small pieces of dough and roll into balls.
7. Roll dough balls in sugar until well coated.
8. Place on ungreased cookie sheets and bake for 10 minutes or until golden brown.

also see in Cooking -> How to Cook Lobster Tails | Valentine's Day Heart Pancakes

also see -> Cafe Mocha | Valentine's Day Chocolate Cherry Torte

More Valentine's Day recipes around the Web:

Valentine's Day Recipes - Here's the mother lode from All Recipes with visitor-submitted favorites and top staff picks.

Chocolate Recipes for Valentine's Day - We're talkin' this big, sweet archive of recipes including chocolate eclairs, chocolate-dipped strawberries, truffles, cookies, rich and velvety chocolate cakes, cheesecakes, fudge bars and more.

Romantic Recipes - This collection of recipes for romance courtesy Lonnie Lynch, chef and author of The Art of Romance Cooking, should inspire even the most kitchen-phobic Valentine to serve up some romantic cuisine...

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