These date night at home recipes for Valentine’s Day will let you turn out a restaurant-quality meal without going anywhere and at a fraction of the price and you get to make exactly what you want. Who said being housebound is unromantic and boring?
These elegant Parmesan soufflés are really easy to make. Honest. Seventeen minutes of effort until you have a towering creation.
Goat Cheese with Olives, Lemon, and Thyme
Words sort of elude us when we attempt to describe just how stunning and scrumptious we consider this dish. Just...wow.
Burrata with Grilled Bread
This is less a recipe and more a reminder as to the fact that some nights, simple cheese and bread and olive oil makes a perfectly respectable—enviable, even—supper.
Stuffed Broiled Mussels
Elegant. Easy. Inexpensive. Just three of the many reasons you're going to want to make this little keeper of a recipe over and over and over again.
Salt and Pepper Rib Eye Steak
Rib eye steak. Salt. Pepper. Flame. And this technique. That's all it takes to create one of the most superlative suppers known to man.
Tarragon chicken. A French classic for a reason. And no one but you needs to know just how easily it comes together.
Duck à l’Orange
Duck à l’orange gets a modern makeover in this sophisticated yet simple riff on a French classic thanks to the zingy addition of jalapeño, ginger, and scallions. Fusion food at its finest.
Ina Garten's Lemon Chicken
If we had to choose just one roast chicken to spend the rest of our lives with, this would be the one. No contest.
Lemony Fettuccine Alfredo
This is as indulgent as a quick weeknight pasta dish can get with its creamy and rich (though not too rich) sauce punctuated with the lilt of lemon.
Duck confit is perhaps the best thing that could ever happen to duck legs in any possible universe. Here's how to make it and what to serve with it.
Roasted Bone Marrow
Though traditionally a first course, bone marrow is sufficient enough to be both first course and last course. And maybe each course in between.
Pan Seared Scallops
Perhaps the easiest and most elegant dinner conceivable. Here's how to cook your pricey (and worth every penny) sea scallops to perfection.
Duck Breast with Maple Bourbon Sauce and Sriracha Carrots
"Sophisticated, beautiful to look at, and certainly delicious." "Definitely a keeper!" That's what folks are saying about this recipe.
Rigatoni with Vegan Vodka Sauce
Simple. Straightforward. Spectacular. Elegant, even. Just some of the things we're hearing about this vegan riff on the perennially popular vodka pasta.
Steamed Mussels in Beer
This simple summer crowd-pleaser has "easy entertaining" scrawled all over it. Just don't forget the bottle opener.
Rosemary Carrot Puree
This one's for the gluten-free, dairy-free, low-carb, and Paleo peeps. It's unlike anything you've ever had, we guarantee it.
Broccoli Rabe with Balsamic Brown Butter
Think you don't like broccoli rabe? Think again. We defy you to try this butter-blasted kin to broccoli and not be converted.
Bibb Wedges with Blue Cheese Dressing
Remember those insipid wedges of iceberg buried beneath blobs of bottled blue cheese dressing? This salad will erase all such memories.
Sautéed Green Beans and Spinach with Bread Crumbs
When summer flaunts her finest late-summer feast, there's very little that needs be done by way of embellishment. Just a little easy extravagance.
Velvet Mashed Potatoes
No mere mash, this creamy potato purée owes its uber velvetiness to truly indecent amounts of butter and cream. And we mean that in the best possible way.
Ever notice how folks who are drawn to artichokes tend to be evangelical about them? One taste of this, you'll understand why.
Coconut Panna Cotta
"The easiest panna cotta I have made." "Absolutely delicious." "Very dangerous." That's what folks are saying about this dessert.
Apple Rose Tarts
Stunning to behold. And actually remarkably simple to make. Allow us to introduce you to your latest dessert obsession.
Wine Poached Pears
How to explain these wine poached pears? "Divine elegance" comes to mind. Also, easy, vegan, dairy-free, gluten-free, healthy, and lovely.
Double Chocolate Soufflés
Individual dark chocolate soufflés that are gluten-free with a little grown-up sass in the form of a whiskey splash in the batter. Recipe courtesy of David Lebovitz.
Molten Chocolate Cakes
Sometimes called a volcano cake, this much ballyhooed molten dessert is, quite literally, bursting--er, oozing--with chocolate.
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