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collage with several photos and text overlay that reads 30 lovely valentine's day recipesAh Valentine’s Day. You either love it or hate it. I always take a lighthearted approach to this holiday. My husband and I shun marked up restaurant prices, and we typically grab burgers or make something at home. My sister and I continue our tradition of buying each other cute and kitschy little gifts (a tradition we started long ago before I even met my husband).

For better or worse,  I rounded up my favorite recipes from fellow food bloggers that will perfectly fit into your Valentine’s (or Galentine’s!) Day plans. We’ve got some tasty desserts, drinks, and main courses here. I went a little crazy with all the pink and hearts, but hey, this is the one time of year where you can! Enjoy this roundup of 30 lovely Valentine’s Day recipes! ♥

heart-shaped chocolate strawberry cheesecake for two beside two roses and two forks

Chocolate Covered Strawberry Cheesecake for Two from Giraffes Can Bake

close-up of lemon drop martini in a glass garnished with lemon and a raspberry

Blushing Meyer Lemon Drop Martini from Just a Little Bit of Bacon

close-up of pieces of love hearts unicorn bark

Love Hearts Chocolate Unicorn Bark from Wallflower Kitchen

close-up of molten lava chocolate cake for two on a plate with a raspberry

Molten Chocolate Lava Cakes for Two from Fox & Briar

sirloin with peppercorn whiskey sauce and a knife on a wooden cutting board

Grilled Sirloin with a Peppercorn Whisky Sauce from Wilde Orchard

several valentine pinwheel cookies on a wire rack with jar of pink sprinkles and spoon

Valentine’s Raspberry Pinwheel Cookies from The Beach House Kitchen

salmon pasta with a creamy garlic sauce in a white bowl

Salmon Pasta in a Creamy Garlic Sauce from Salt & Lavender

scallops with butternut squash risotto in a bowl beside glass of wine

Seared Scallops with Butternut Squash Risotto from The Girl on Bloor

stack of heart-shaped pink white chocolate fudge with one with a bite taken

Pink White Chocolate Fudge from Peas & Peonies

creme anglaise being poured on a chocolate souffle in a small ramekin beside a spoon

Chocolate Souffles for Two with Creme Anglaise from Baking Mischief

bowl of beet borscht with tiny puff pastry hearts and a spoon

Vegetarian Beetroot Borscht with Sour Cream and Puff Pastry Hearts from Supergolden Bakes

two small batch cupcakes on a plate with red and white sprinkles

Small Batch Dark Chocolate Cupcakes for Two from Peas & Crayons

skillet with beef stroganoff and a serving spoon with bread in the background

Best Beef Stroganoff from Vikalinka

beet gnocchi with pesto arugula in a bowl with a fork

Pretty Beet Gnocchi with Pistachio Arugula Pesto from The Endless Meal

small mini chocolate cake with red and white icing on a plate with raspberries

Mini Chocolate Cake for Two from Culinary Ginger

hands slicing a whole cake with candied flower petals on top of icing

DIY Candied Rose Petals from A Side of Sweet

close-up of heart cookies with marble glaze

Heart Cookies with a Marble Glaze from Sugar Spun Run

two cocktail glasses with meyer lemon french 75 cocktails with whole lemons, cork, and champagne bottle in background

Meyer Lemon French 75 Cocktail from Pinch & Swirl

four valentine's day cookie pops that read olive juice in icing writing

Valentine’s Day Cookie Pops from What Should I Make For…

two glasses with berry tiramisu trifles

Berry Tiramisu Trifle from Ciao Florentina

blood orange pavlova with whipped cream in a dish beside oranges and a knife

Blood Orange Pavlova with White Chocolate Whipped Cream from My Kitchen Love

four mini chocolate cake hearts on a plate with icing

Mini Naked Chocolate Cake Hearts from Happy Foods Tube

close-up of crab stuffed flounder on a plate with a fork and two wine glasses

Crab Stuffed Flounder from Bam’s Kitchen

stack of six bright pink sugar cookies with a glass of milk in the background

Pink Sugar Cookies from Pack Momma

close-up of mango dragon fruit cake on a wooden board

Raw Triple Layer Mango Dragon Fruit Cake from Delightful Vegans

two plates with grilled lamb and a glass of red wine

Grilled Lamp Chops with Spinach Roman Style from Beyond Mere Sustenance

three glasses of cranberry gin cocktail on a gold serving platter garnished with mint

Cranberry Gin Cocktail from Lauren Caris Cooks

hand holding a cocoa cupcake with strawberry cream icing

Cacao Cupcakes with Strawberry Cream from Vibrant Plate

close-up of strawberry shortcake in a jar beside whole strawberries

Strawberry Shortcake in a Jar from Wholesome Yum

And last but not least…

two glasses with fuming cupid cocktails garnished with lime slices and straws

The Fuming Cupid Cocktail from Bits of Umami

I hope you enjoyed this roundup of 30 lovely Valentine’s Day recipes! Tempted to try any of them?

Hi! I’m Natasha.

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  1. Samantha | My Kitchen Love says:

    Bring on the month of love and chocolate! Love all these inspiring recipes! Thanks so much for including my Pavlova!

    1. Natasha says:

      You are welcome!!

  2. Tamara Andersen says:

    OMG! These are all so pretty and appealing! I just now got a pingback (???) and when I saw the date, and no comment from me, I wanted to make sure I said “thanks” for including my Grilled Lamb Chops (we also choose to stay in every year), and I will share it all around. Happy Valentine’s Day!

    1. Natasha says:

      Ok that’s interesting! I don’t know exactly how pingbacks work, but I did update the post quickly just now. Maybe that’s why?? And you are welcome! Thanks for sharing! 🙂

  3. Marissa says:

    Now I’m starving… I’m pretty meh about Valentine’s Day, but I’m: omg what a lineup!!! to this post. 🙂 Truly honored that you included me, Natasha. Thank you!

    1. Natasha says:

      Of course!! 🙂 Thanks, Marissa!

  4. Marissa says:

    Keith and I are grab a burger or cook something at home Valentine’s people too. 🙂

    What a lineup! You’ve definitely got ever bit of a delicious meal covered here. Thank you so much for including my French 75 cocktails.

    1. Natasha says:

      Haha great minds think alike! Thanks, Marissa. And you’re welcome! Your cocktails always look delicious!!

  5. Julia @ HappyFoods Tube says:

    Lovely recipes- all looking amazing! Thanks for including my recipe :).

    1. Natasha says:

      You are welcome, Julia!!