Celebrate Valentine’s Day at Home: 39 Date-Night-Ready Dinner Recipes
This year, skip the restaurant and create your own romantic night in.
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Do you already have plans for Valentine’s Day? Before you rush to make a reservation or browse your favorite restaurants’ holiday menus, make plans in your very own kitchen. The best way to make Valentine’s Day full of love is to cook dinner in your own kitchen. Think your home isn’t the most romantic date-night destination? With the right recipes, a good playlist and your partner, it’s got all of the ambiance you need.
Plus, cooking dinner yourself is proven to be super romantic – and cooking on Valentine’s Day delivers more than just another dinner at home. According to a survey by OnePoll and HelloFresh, 7 in 10 Americans say that cooking something for a partner is more intimate than actual intimacy. And a whopping 79 percent of the survey’s respondents said they believe good food is the way to someone’s heart.
So, if you’re hoping to create a romantic evening on Valentine’s Day, there’s nothing better than planning a home-cooked meal. Whether you’re cooking something special for your other half or planning to make dinner together, the entire experience around good food and your own cozy home can spark romance.Section divider
Quick, Easy and Full of Veggies, This One-Pot White Wine Pasta is Everything You Need
Need an Energy Boost? This Mediterranean Baked Salmon Will Deliver
Throw This Plant-Based “Steak” on the Grill the Next Time You Need a Meaty, Satisfying Main
Cocoa Roast Beef & Garlicky Green Beans with Crispy Shallots
Salads and sides
These “Cheesy” Scalloped Potatoes Taste So Traditional, You’ll Barely Believe They’re Dairy-Free
Watercress, Radicchio & Apple Salad with Mustard Seed Vinaigrette
This 30-Minute Beet & Crispy Chickpea Salad Just Might Be the Most Nutritious Winter Salad Yet
Cozy Up to This Perfect-for-Winter Spiced Pear & Cranberry Crisp