Valentine’s Day is only a week away! Do you have a reservation made or a menu planned to dine at home? If not then I have here a pretty extensive list of recipes that I think would be great for the holiday. Whether you are dining with a loved one or cooking up treats to pass around, check out these entrees, side dishes, desserts, and even some homemade gift ideas.


Almond Crusted Chicken with Scallion Beurre Blanc

Baked Mozzarella Chicken Rolls

Blackened Chicken with Cilantro Lime Quinoa and Avocado Cream Sauce

Caprese Chicken with Balsamic Reduction

Caramelized Chicken with Jalapeno Cream

Chicken in Basil Cream Sauce

Chicken Pesto Lasagna Rolls (pictured)

Creamy Chicken and Herb Skillet

Eggplant Manicotti with Creamy Pesto Filling

Eggplant Parmesan

Eggplant Stuffed Shells

Gnocchi with Goat Cheese and Spinach

Gnocchi with Sausage and Kale

Goat Cheese Ricotta Gnocchi with Walnut Thyme Butter Sauce

Greek Yogurt Gnocchi with Spicy Pesto

Grilled Balsamic Chicken with Mozzarella and Pesto

Guiltless Avocado Alfredo Pasta with Spicy Chicken

Guiltless Cajun Chicken Alfredo

Guiltless Fettuccine Alfredo

Heart-Stuffed Shells in a Ricotta Sauce

Homemade Whole Wheat Spinach and Ricotta Ravioli with Tomato-Pancetta Butter

Lighter Chicken Parmesan with Crispy Gnocchi

Pasta with Vodka Sauce

Pesto Pasta with Chicken Sausage & Roasted Brussels Sprouts

Salmon Florentine

Sausage Lasagna Heart Calzone

Sausage Stuffed Zucchini Boats

Skillet Chicken with Peppers and Peanuts

Skinny Creamy Italian Chicken Skillet

Stuffed Flank Steak with Potato Cakes

Sun-Dried Tomato Ravioli with Basil Cream Sauce

Veggie Lasagna


Blue-Cheese Scalloped Potatoes

Brussels Sprout Mac and Cheese

Brussels Sprouts with Bacon, Dried Cherries and Israeli Couscous

Brussels Sprouts with Honey Vinaigrette

Caramelized Brussels Sprouts with Bacon, Balsamic & Brown Sugar

Crispy Parmesan Green Beans

Easy Garlic Knots

Garlic Rolls (pictured)

Homemade Olive Garden Salad and Dressing

Homemade Italian Bread & Garlic Bread

Parmesan-Roasted Broccoli

Quinoa Pilaf with Pine Nuts

Rustic Sourdough Bread


Almond Cherry Chip Blondies

Amaretto Chocolate Cheesecake

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Brownies

Chocolate Covered Cherries

Cream Cheese Spritz Cookies

Dark Chocolate Strawberry Shortcakes with Amaretto Cream

Flower Bouquet Cake Pops

Jumbo Reese’s Heart Stuffed Cookie

Meyer Lemon Shortcakes with Meyer Lemon Curd (pictured)

Nutella Cream Cheese Swirl Heart Brownies

Nutella Mousse

Oreo Truffles

Peanut Butter-Chocolate Molten Lava Cake

Peanut Butter Cup Brownie Peeps S’mores Pie

Raspberry Hugs Cheesecake Blossoms

Red Velvet Cake Balls

Red Velvet Cream Cheese Swirl Brownies

Red Velvet Crème Brulee Cupcakes

Red Velvet Molten Lava Cakes

Red Velvet Rice Krispie Treats

Red Velvet Shortbread Cookies

Red Velvet Whoopie Pies

S’mores Molten Lava Cake

Stuffed Red Velvet Truffles

Sweet Swirl Cookies

Valentine’s Funfetti 7 Layer Bars

Vanilla Sprinkle Cookies

White Chocolate Cake Batter Hearts

White Hot Chocolate Cupcakes


Lip Balms (pictured)

Homemade Cinnamon Hot Chocolate Mix

Homemade Hot Cocoa Mix

Homemade Peanut Butter Hot Cocoa Mix

Red Velvet Hot Cocoa Mix & Cream Cheese Frosting Marshmallows

Salted Caramel Hot Chocolate Mix

White Hot Chocolate Pods

One year ago: Lip Balms

Two years ago: Whole Wheat Blueberry Cottage Cheese Pancakes

Three years ago: Velveeta Chicken & Veggie Mac

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