Heartfelt and Homemade Valentine's Day Recipes

Heart Beet Salad ( Recipe and Photo: Stephanie Hua)

Share some love this Valentine's Day by making sweet and savory heartfelt treats. Here is a recipe roundup from Bay Area Bites to celebrate the holiday of love.

Heart-Shaped Ice Cream Sandwiches
Heart-Shaped Ice Cream Sandwiches (Recipe: Kim Laidlaw, Photo: Wendy Goodfriend)

Valentine’s Day Heart-Shaped Chocolate Cookie Strawberry Ice Cream Sandwiches
Tender dark chocolate cookies press lovingly against sweet strawberry ice cream to make these fun, heart-shaped treats, perfect for Valentine’s Day.

Dark Chocolate Bark with Salted Pistachios and Candied Orange
Dark Chocolate Bark with Salted Pistachios and Candied Orange (Recipe: Kim Laidlaw, Photo: Wendy Goodfriend)

Sexy & Sweet Valentine’s Day Recipe: Salted Pistachio, Candied Orange, and Dark Chocolate Bark
Say I love you/want you/need you with this deep dark chocolate bark studded with salty-sweet pistachios and chewy candied orange.

Homemade Nutella Soufflés
Homemade Nutella Soufflés ( Recipe and Photo: Stephanie Hua)

Homemade Nutella Soufflés
Valentine’s Day can be kitschy overkill. Still, there are some things that just never go out of style. Like chocolate. Sure, a box of chocolates is great, but you’re looking to impress, right? Step it up with Homemade Nutella Soufflés and bask in the adoration.

 Heart Beet Salad
Heart Beet Salad ( Recipe and Photo: Stephanie Hua)

Home Is Where the Heart Is On Valentine’s Day
Enjoy a special dinner made with love at home this Valentine's Day. All the fancy, none of the fuss: heart-shaped Beet and Goat Cheese Napoleon Salad, Salmon with Dill Beurre Blanc, and Braised Fennel with Pancetta.

DIY Conversation Hearts
DIY Conversation Hearts (Recipe and Photo: Kate Williams)

DIY Conversation Hearts are a Fun Project for Valentine’s Day
Homemade valentines don't have to be made exclusively from chocolate. This year, try making your own conversation hearts—they're fun to make, infinitely variable, and easy to personalize. Kate Williams will show you how.

Decorate with the sugar or sprinkles.
Red Velvet Sugar Cookie Hearts with Cream Cheese Frosting (Wendy Goodfriend)

Happy Valentine’s Day: Red Velvet Sugar Cookie Hearts with Cream Cheese Frosting
Here’s a fun take on red velvet for Valentine’s Day: fancy heart-shaped cookies slathered with cream cheese frosting.

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