Valentine's Day Recipe Roundup

In my ideal world, I would like to bake (and share) a heart shaped cake with pink buttercream frosting to commemorate Valentine's Day. I did attempt a black forest cupcakes because nothing speaks V-day louder than chocolate, cherries, and whipped cream...no? Unfortunately, it was a semi-disaster and until I find a better game plan, you will just have to wait for it. You may (or may not) have noticed that my posts have been very irregular and I blame my work, school, and some personal stuff that has taken over my life right now. Blogging is my creative outlet and I don't want to stress myself to create content which I don't truly feel for. So until things settle down a little bit, I will try and pop in whenever I can. Thank you for reading, inspiring, and visiting food, pleasure, and health. Since V-day is slowly creeping up on us, let's talk about it...tell me your plans. One of my good friend is getting married that day so I will be busy attending that and hopefully there is a big slice of decadent cake involved.  If you are more of a homebody this V-day, I have got you covered with a Valentine's Day Recipe Roundup which has plenty of great recipes in different categories. This way you and your Valentine's can enjoy a full day of deliciousness at the comfort of your own home without the wait time and overpriced menu at a restaurant.valentinesdayrecipe

Breakfast-friendly

kaleleek-and-cheese-frittataKale, Leek, and Cheese Frittata via food, pleasure, and health

Toasted Oat and Honey Waffles via warm vanilla sugar

Strawberry Chocolate Chia Smoothie via hummusapien

Heart-Shaped Eggs in a Basket via reclaiming provincial

or, put together a romantic breakfast in bed for your sweetheart.

Quick Nibbles

grilledcorn-tomato-in-bread-cupsGrilled Corn, Tomatoes, and Avocado in Bread Cups via food, pleasure, and health

Sweetheart Buddies via therecipecritic

Heart Pizzettes via weelicious

Red Velvet Cake Milkshake Shooters via cake merchant

Strawberry Brownie Kabobs via erika's sweet tooth

Meal-Worthy Ideas

ofu-tikka-masalaaTofu-Tikka Masala via food, pleasure, and health

Thai Curry Mussels via thehealthymaven

Balsamic Glazed Lamb Chops via the kitchen mccabe

Toasted Sesame Ginger Salmon via how sweet it is

Lentil and Mushroom Meatballs via cookieandkate

Butternut squash risotto with pancetta and chevre via bojon gourmet

Classic Chicken Picatta via theclevercarrot

Quick Spinach Manicotti via espressoandcream

For your sweet tooth:

Heart-Shaped-Strawberry-Handpies.-Perfect-for-Valentines-Day

Heart Shaped Strawberry Hand Pies via wellplated

Boozy Truffles via food, pleasure, and health

molten chocolate cake via dessert for two

Pots de Creme via food, pleasure, and health

Meringue Kisses via honestly yum

White Chocolate Raspberry Cheesecake via cooking classy

DIY Hearts Pattern Cake Roll  via theideaking

Red Velvet Cupcakes via annieeats

Wishing everyone a very happy (early) Valentine's day, hope your day will be filled with love, laughter, and plenty of chocolate!

 "All you need is love. But a little chocolate now and then doesn't hurt." -- Charles M. Schulz