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Valentine’s Day Eats For You and Your Sweetheart

Bacon Egg-in-a-Heart

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, 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 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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