It’s that mushy time of year again. Mushy, I said, not slushy (though we are running out of places for all the snow up here in the Northeast). But what better time to spoil your sweetheart, from breakfast to dessert, on (or around) Valentine’s Day. No need for expensive presents or chocolate and flowers when all you have to do to win your lover’s heart is feed them all day long from Tina’s menu of delectable delights. Enjoy this lovely Valentine’s Day roundup, full of wonderful recipes to tempt anyone’s taste buds on this mushy holiday or any occasion.
I know. It’s easy to dream of just showing up on Tina’s doorstep and having her do all the cooking. But I promise that she lays out each and every recipe for even the most novice cook; no one will be leaving your table, hungry.
Let’s begin with breakfast. Full of plump, juicy blueberries and so warm right out of the oven, these Blueberry Breakfast Scones are a perfect way to start your lover’s holiday just right. Serve them with a pat of butter or some jam and enjoy a light, delicious breakfast with your favorite guy (or girl) this Valentine’s Day. (Or any day you feel like spoiling those you love.)
Now. If you’re looking to deliver a 3 course menu for dinner, you can save this Tempting Tomato Soup for then. However, you may like to spoil your significant other all day long, and what better way to do so than to serve them up gourmet tomato soup and grilled cheese for lunch – from Tina’s kitchen to yours and in the most delicious way.
With all this spoiling going on, your sweetheart will hardly believe what’s coming next. Starting with a pretty and oh, so tasty side of Pine Nut Pesto Stuffed Tomatoes that are sure to please any palette. And you’ll look good serving them up. So mouth watering, I want to yank a yummy bite right out of my computer. (Perhaps, I should simply make my own… 😉 )
Of course, those sexy ‘lil stuffed tomatoes may have some competition when placed on the plate next to a juicy select cut of Filet Mignon and Bacon Wrapped Asparagus! The main course is complete with this beautifully laid out dinner for two – a little mushy, some crisp, and so juicy and delicious that you’ll both be almost full up this Valentine’s day.
With room left over for dessert, of course. And here you have two choices. There is no need to hem and haw about which sweet to tempt your love with on this luscious holiday. You can make both and save one or the other for later…(I’ll leave it up to you to figure out which is for the savin’…)
First, get those big juicy strawberries dipped and chilled with Tina’s Dark Chocolate Covered Strawberries with White Chocolate Drizzle recipe. This is a can’t miss treat for you and your love on Valentine’s Day. Healthy and happy and covered in two kinds of chocolates is a perfect way to share on this mushiest day of the year.
But wait. While those strawberries are chilling, you may want to serve up this bit of Chocolate Bliss for dessert and save the fruit for later (I hinted about that above 😉 ). With this amazing chocolate cake, you will most certainly win your way to your lover’s heart (if you haven’t already…) and you both may end up quite blissful for all that chocolate. Moist, melt in your mouth good, and worth every bite – you can never have too much chocolate on Valentine’s Day.
And there you have it, lovers. A whole day of delicious spoiling for you and your other – from breakfast to dessert – on Valentine’s Day. Of course you could forget all that and just go out to eat but where’s the fun in that? Stay home, cook it up, get cozy, and just enjoy each other this heart-filled holiday. From Tina’s kitchen to yours.
All these tasty treats above are gluten-free! Find out why we hyphenate, right here. And check out this fabulous football feast over here. The season has ended (Congrats, Pats) but you can snack on these delicious delights all year round!