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There are two types of people in this world.  The first are those who love Valentine’s Day.  They decorate their office cubicles and their homes with pink cardboard cut-outs of hearts and cupids.  They are the same people who send flowers to their besties and have flowers delivered to them at the office – you know they type; those huge bouquets of overly priced flowers which permeate the office with the perfumed scent of summer in a cellophane wrapper.   Then, they rush home from work to prepare a lovely dinner, or go out to a romantic movie, or snuggle up on the couch with a box of chocolates (in a heart-shaped box, of course!) and a bottle of wine.

The second type are those who despise Valentine’s Day.  They will do the bah, humbug thing when you mention the day.  Like an older couple who doesn’t want to be bothered on Halloween, their lights are out and the curtains are drawn.  They close themselves off from the world, and watch a horror movie, or something non-romantic, while polishing off an entire pizza and a diet coke.  They avoid the chocolate aisle at the drug store; they steer clear of all greeting card stores; and they refuse to pretend to be happy for anyone who’s crazy in love.

Me?  Well, I’ll never tell, but what I will tell you is that no matter what type of person you are on February 14th, you gotta eat!  This post has got you covered!  Whether you prepare dinner for you and your significant other, or if you’re preparing food for you and yourself, these recipes are sure to satisfy your current mood and state of mind.

Oh, one last thing… Happy Valentine’s Day!

Apple Raspberry Ginger Crumble


Easy Thai Red Curry with Tofu or Chicken


Chocolate Covered Strawberry Cheesecake


Beetroot Risotto


Pretty Pink Raspberry Vanilla Mini Cakes


Fettuccine Alfredo with Asparagus and Sun Dried Tomatoes


Baileys Cheesecake with Baileys Salted Caramel Sauce


Sautéed Calamari in Romesco Sauce


New Orleans Style Bread Pudding with Whiskey Sauce


Lucky Valentine’s Day Scallops



Thanks for indulging, Dear Reader!  Be sure to show some Pretty Practical Pantry love to all of the other bloggers who have shared their talents and their recipes for the purpose of this post.  Until next time!  🙂


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