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Lovey-Dovey Valentine’s Day Menus

Valentine’s Day is one of my very favorite holidays – this might relegate me to the sappy minority, I know. And I don’t care. There’s certainly nothing wrong with chocolates, flowers and hearts. Plus it’s just one of those freebie days to be lovey-dovey with family, friends, coworkers and strangers alike.

Remember, as long as it’s red or pink (and sometimes purple) and/or heart-shaped, it’s Valentine’s Day-worthy. A pink paper clip holding together a stack of favorite recipes, a rich red sauce for family pizza night, roasted purple cabbage wedges…

Bonus time – this Valentine’s Day we’re having a two-day sale that tacks on a lobster tail if you buy a dry aged steak.

Here are five menus to guarantee Valentine’s Day deliciousness.

Romantic Steak House

Use your steak and lobster to great affect in this ultra-elegant (but easy!) meal.

Herb-Roasted Lobster and Steak

Creamy "Caesar" DressingEspresso Pot de Crème

Double Date Night

Whether you’re celebrating with friends or spending this sweet holiday with your family, sometimes a special meal means there are more than two mouths to feed.

Creamy Cajun Shrimp and Steak Linguine

Orange and Fennel SaladChocolate Dipped Anything

An Unexpected Love Fest

Treat your romantic interest to a fancy indoor picnic.

Classic Le Gruyère FondueBeet Hummus

Shrimp Cocktail with Creamy-Spicy Green Onion Dipping SauceMushroom and Chard Bruschetta

Simple Spiced FigsSilky Sweetheart Puddings

A Healthy Helping of Romance

Celebrate your courtship with an indulgent menu that keeps your health goals in check.

Portobello Satay with Thai Peanut Sauce

Hot-and-Sour Soup with Cod and GreensDouble Chocolate Cake

Cupid’s Arrow Breakfast

Valentine’s Day is the perfect excuse to surprise your sweetie with breakfast in bed.

Cauliflower and Parsley Omelet for Two

Mini Yogurt Tea BreadsCherry-Rooibos Steeped Grapefruit

How do you celebrate Valentine’s Day? Share your traditions and can’t-miss recipes and gift ideas in the comments section below.


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Mariano says …

This Valentine's Day, Il Pastaio, Boulder's fresh pasta maker, is featuring a great prix fixe fixe dinner. 4 courses. This local staple belongs to my parents, and it will be taking my sweetheart there myself for the special dinners which are stellar. This year, a new and exciting ravioli will be unveiled. So good! We are so spoiled in Boulder. Amen!