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Valentine’s Day Eats For You and Your Sweetheart

Bacon Egg-in-a-Heart

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It’s February, which means Valentine’s Day is approaching fast. How are you celebrating with your significant other this year?

If food is in the equation, make this year special by whipping up a romantic recipe at home instead of going out. The names of the following recipes alone will make you and your partner say, “Aww!”

A Cutesy Breakfast in Bed

Wake your loved one with a smile – and the bacon egg-in-a-heart recipe from www.delish.com, perfect for a surprise breakfast in bed. First, shape a strip of bacon into a heart and bake until crispy. Place the bacon heart over the center of a slice of bread and cut out the shape of the heart. In a skillet, toast the bread, place the bacon heart over the cut-out shape and crack an egg in the center. Sprinkle with salt and pepper, and cook until the egg whites are set. Keep the small heart-shaped piece of bread for dipping into the yolk, or as an accessory to an already adorable meal.

Ricotta Love Letters

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A Timeless Tradition with a Twist

Write your loved one a romantic love letter – or try the recipe for ricotta love letters with toasted almonds from ABC’s “The Chew.” Combine ricotta, lemon zest, Parmigiano-Reggiano and nutmeg in a bowl. Then, fill wonton wrappers with a half-tablespoon of the ricotta mixture. Saute almonds and butter in a pan until lightly toasted, then add the ravioli, lemon juice and more Parmigiano-Reggiano. The best part? You can make the ravioli beforehand and freeze them, so you can spend more time with your partner on Valentine’s Day.

Sweetheart Steaks

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A Match Made in the Kitchen

Show you’re a perfect pair by making a pair of sweetheart steaks, recipe courtesy of www.tasteofhome.com. The unique part of this recipe is the sauce, which is made from a whole host of things: Catalina salad dressing, honey, apricot preserves, grape jelly, soy sauce, chives and more. Let these ingredients simmer in a saucepan for 30 minutes, then broil two steaks topped with the sauce, basting occasionally. The juicy steaks will have your hearts – and stomachs – soaring.

What’s your favorite recipe for saying “I love you?” Tell us in the comments below!

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