Valentine Night Strawberries
michellej

Valentine Night Strawberries

Strawberries stuffed with lightly-sweetened cream cheese and walnuts are perfect for that romantic evening. They go great with champagne! Pecans also work well in this recipe.

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 Creamy Pesto Shrimp
Loretta Buffa

Creamy Pesto Shrimp

One of our family's favorites, it's also great when made with crab meat instead of the shrimp.

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 Chocolate Truffle Cookies
Kevin Barr

Chocolate Truffle Cookies

A very dark, rich chocolate cookie for the true chocoholic. This recipe uses relatively little flour, resulting in dense, fudge-like cookies. These cookies keep well in the freezer (but you may have a hard time waiting for them to thaw before you eat them).

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 Bacon Rose Quiche
Culinary Envy

Bacon Rose Quiche

This bacon rose quiche is so rich and creamy, it will melt in your mouth. It's the best quiche recipe I have ever tried! Bacon slices made into cute roses for the top make this dish perfect for company. Garnish with extra green onions, if desired.

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 Chocolate Covered Strawberries
Kitten

Chocolate Covered Strawberries

This is the simplest version of chocolate covered strawberries I know. Paraffin was originally used instead of shortening. Turn the strawberries upside down and insert by the toothpicks into a piece of styrofoam for easy cooling, or simply place them on a sheet of wax paper. White chocolate may be drizzled over the milk chocolate for a fancier look. They are perfect for weddings when decorated with frosting bow ties, bells, butterflies, roses, etc.

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 Prosciutto Wrapped Asparagus
Trish

Prosciutto Wrapped Asparagus

My husband taught me this elegant yet easy side dish! Always a hit at the holidays, and dresses up every day chicken.

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 Valentine Heart Necklaces
Jessica Benbow

Valentine Heart Necklaces

These are a great substitute for children to take to school in lieu of Valentine's Day cards! Use a drinking straw to cut the holes in the pastry.

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 Smothered Filet Mignon
JDVMD

Smothered Filet Mignon

A great combination of flavors. Serve with some mashed garlic red potatoes and sweetened green beans for a fabulous special occasion meal. Don't forget to serve a bottle of Cabernet or Zinfandel.

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 Sweetheart Cupcakes
Celeste

Sweetheart Cupcakes

Instead of just plain white cupcakes, I took it a step further and made them special. You can change the colors for any holiday. Shades of green for St. Patrick's Day, pastel colors for Easter, red white and blue for the 4th of July. You get the picture.

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 Easy Valentine Sandwich Cookies
Laria Tabul

Easy Valentine Sandwich Cookies

This recipe makes 17- 3 inch sandwich cookies and 17 - 1 1/2 inch heart shaped cookies. You'll need a 3-inch heart shaped cutter and a 1 1/2-inch heart shaped cutter. Frost with Pink Valentine Frosting (see recipe).

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 Surf and Turf for Two
Staci

Surf and Turf for Two

This is a simple way to make a special dinner any night of the week. You probably have most of the ingredients in your pantry already. Serve shrimp alongside steaks with your favorite sides.

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 Lobster Mac and Cheese
Ange

Lobster Mac and Cheese

High class meets down home. This dish is just my style. The amazing combination of flavors make this one of my favorites.

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 Strawberry Pretzel Salad
BETILDA

Strawberry Pretzel Salad

It is a dessert, but isn't too sweet, nor too salty. It is really pretty when you put it in a clear ovenproof dish.

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 Old Fashioned Coconut Cream Pie
Carol H.

Old Fashioned Coconut Cream Pie

This is a tried-and-true, old-fashioned coconut cream pie. Took many years of searching and baking to find the right one and this is it! Enjoy!

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 Homemade Four Cheese Ravioli
Callie1025

Homemade Four Cheese Ravioli

Great homemade Italian ravioli recipe that I have recreated to taste like the ravioli at Maggiano's restaurant. Don't be intimidated by the large list of ingredients, it is well worth it!

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 Chocolate Ganache
INGRIDEVOGEL

Chocolate Ganache

This is a rich, dark chocolate topping or decoration that has lots of uses. It can be whipped as filling or icing, or just poured over whatever cake you like.

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 Cedar Planked Salmon
Wendy Freeman-More

Cedar Planked Salmon

This is a dish my brother prepared for me in Seattle. It is by far the best salmon I've ever eaten. I like to serve it with an Asian-inspired rice and roasted asparagus.

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 Pineapple Upside Down Cupcakes
Bri

Pineapple Upside Down Cupcakes

Love to make these little guys for family gatherings or just as treats for home to pack into lunches. Easy recipe to make. Adaptations can be made to make this completely from scratch. This is just a yummy simplified version!

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 Savory Sea Scallops and Angel Hair Pasta
JIM F.

Savory Sea Scallops and Angel Hair Pasta

This is a very simple, easy to prepare meal that you will most likely be asked to prepare again. The taste, if carefully prepared and not overcooked, is incredible. ENJOY!

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 How to Make Coquilles Saint-Jacques
Chef John

How to Make Coquilles Saint-Jacques

For something fancy, this is pretty easy to make. It's one of the world's most delicious dishes. It's rich and decadent, and yet still light.

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 Cream Puffs
Shellie Wendel

Cream Puffs

An easy and impressive way to make a great dessert. Whip them up and watch them disappear!

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 Best Salmon Bake
MAGGIE1205

Best Salmon Bake

Salmon fillets topped with chopped tomato and green onion, and baked in the oven to perfection for a deliciously quick and simple dinner for any occasion.

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 Baked French Toast
ANTLALA

Baked French Toast

I got this recipe from my sister in law. She and my brother had it at their gift opening after the wedding. I make it any time we have people staying with us, and it is always a hit. You may sprinkle the top with pecans if you wish.

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 Chicken Parmigiana
Candy

Chicken Parmigiana

This is a very nice dinner for two. Serve it with your favorite pasta and tossed greens.

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 Crab Brunch Casserole
DOREENB

Crab Brunch Casserole

A delicious casserole - elegant enough for a Sunday brunch!

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 Baked Salmon II
LADYBLADE

Baked Salmon II

This is a great recipe for beginners! This was my first time making fish and it was a hit. Even my 9 year old daughter who wouldn't dream of eating fish EVER had half of my portion!

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 Sauteed Swiss Chard with Parmesan Cheese
DannyBoy

Sauteed Swiss Chard with Parmesan Cheese

Lemon and Parmesan cheese season this simple, tasty recipe for Swiss chard on your stovetop!

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 Pork Chops in Garlic Mushroom Sauce
April Broxton

Pork Chops in Garlic Mushroom Sauce

This recipe is my twist on a fancy restaurant meal we got on Valentine's Day. The recipe has half the amount of garlic than was originally used. Hope everyone else enjoys it just as much as we do. Garnish with fresh parsley, chives, or thyme leaves.

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 Pan Seared Salmon I
Noreen421

Pan Seared Salmon I

Simply seasoned with salt and pepper, these salmon fillets are pan seared with capers, and garnished with slices of lemon.

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 Baked Dijon Salmon
Esmee Williams

Baked Dijon Salmon

This is a wonderful way to prepare fresh salmon fillets in the oven. Be sure to make extra, your family will be begging for more!

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 Perfect Chicken
Faith

Perfect Chicken

Chicken stock, wine, onions, garlic, mushroom, cream, butter, herbs, lemon, and capers reduce to make a perfect sauce. Served alongside mushroom rice and asparagus; it is HEAVEN! Patience is key with the sauce. The flavors will come together beautifully if you allow them to reduce as directed.

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 Peking Duck
Allison

Peking Duck

I have made this recipe and it is delicious. It can be served with plum sauce as well as a fruit sauce. This is actually a short-cut version but it is fantastic.

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 Strawberry Spinach Salad I
TOZENUF

Strawberry Spinach Salad I

Someone brought this salad to a pot luck dinner and I had to have the recipe. I have made it many, many times since then and I have been asked for the recipe every time I bring it somewhere. It is also a great way to get kids to eat spinach!

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 Fresh Raspberry Sauce
Chef John

Fresh Raspberry Sauce

This stuff is so beautiful and delicious, you and your Valentine may not even need the cake. This will absolutely work even if you use frozen raspberries, but nothing compares to the flavor of the sauce if you can somehow find and use fresh raspberries.

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 Chef John's Meatless Meatballs
Chef John

Chef John's Meatless Meatballs

I made this recipe to celebrate Earth Day. Thanks to a thorough browning, mushrooms provide more than enough savoriness. The garlic, cheese, and parsley do the rest. What really blew me away was how close the texture was to actual meatballs. They are officially approved for use on spaghetti!

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 French Onion Soup Gratinee
Jersey Tomato

French Onion Soup Gratinee

About as good as it gets! This is the version of French Onion Soup that people seek when they go to restaurants. I have been making it for 30 years and it never fails to please. It makes an exquisite presentation, too!

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