They say that the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach, but the truth is that a home-cooked meal is the perfect way to show anyone special that you love them.
This Valentine’s Day, surprise your special someone with one of the delicious and fun recipes below. To really wow your love, you could even make all three.
- Spinach and Goat Cheese Crostini
This recipe can be made as an appetizer, a side dish or even a main course depending on what you and your significant other like.
All you need are some thick slices of baguette, a few spices, fresh spinach and some crumbled goat cheese to make these delicious and filling crostinis.
You can find the full recipe here.
Bonus tip: To make these even more filling, top them with shredded chicken or prosciutto.
- Heart-shaped Lasagna
Why make plain old lasagna when you can make a gorgeous and fun heart-shaped lasagna cake?
While you probably don’t have a heart-shaped Bundt pan lying around, the little bit of extra effort that goes into creating this delicious masterpiece will absolutely be worth it when you see your loved one’s reaction.
The full recipe can be found here, and it also walks you through exactly how to layer the ingredients into the Bundt pan so that the lasagna comes out perfectly cooked. When it’s finished, you’ll spoon the remaining sauce mixture into the empty center of the “cake” to create the full effect.
- Lemon Bars With Cream Cheese Frosting
No Valentine’s Day dinner is complete without something sweet to finish it off. Instead of going for the obvious choice of chocolate, try these rich and refreshing lemon bars topped with a whipped cream cheese frosting.
You can click on this link to find the full recipe for both the bars and the cream cheese topping.
If you want to add a little something extra, serve these bars with slices of frozen strawberry, and garnish the frosting with a touch of lemon zest.
Show That You Care By Cooking This Valentine’s Day
Giving the gift of a home-cooked meal is an excellent way to show your love and appreciation for your friends, family or special someone this Valentine’s Day.