valentine’s day

A flourless chocolate cloud cake on a glass cake stand on a white tablecloth

Flourless Chocolate Cloud Cake

This lofty cake is so crammed full of chocolate and butter and air, there’s no room for flour–although we made sure to leave space for ample swoops of softly whipped cream.

  • 40 M
  • 1 H, 15 M
  • 18
Burrata, Asparagus, Pine Nuts, and Raisins

Burrata with Asparagus

A ridiculously rich, unthinkably creamy kin to mozzarella, burrata brings understated bling to every little thing. Prepare to swoon.

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  • 30 M
  • 30 M
  • 0
A white ramekin filled with a partially eaten double chocolate souffle and a spoon resting inside

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.

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  • 20 M
  • 45 M
  • 3
A deep baking dish lined with parchment and filled with baked ricotta

Baked Ricotta

Entertaining gets no simpler than this rich, creamy, indulgent, elegant cheese spread made from three ingredients. Tasting is believing. Go on.

  • 10 M
  • 35 M
  • 38
Roasted asparagus on parchment paper

Roasted Asparagus

Think a recipe for roast asparagus isn’t necessary? We thought so, too…until we tried this. Perfect spears, time after time.

  • 5 M
  • 25 M
  • 10
Several low ball glasses filled with pink sbagliato

Pink Sbagliato

A stunning if subtly pink cross of all the best characteristics of a negroni and a Champagne cocktail. Cin cin!

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  • 5 M
  • 5 M
  • 0
Roasted Bone Marrow

Roasted Bone Marrow

Though traditionally a first course, bone marrow is sufficiently rich to be first course and last course. And maybe each course in between.

  • 15 M
  • 25 M
  • 52
A white plate topped with linguine and mussels in a red dress

Mussels in a Red Dress

Mussels take a twirl through a classic red pasta sauce and linguine. Most certainly able to inspire laughter, scintillating conversation, perhaps even a twirl on the dance floor afterwards.

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  • 40 M
  • 40 M
  • 0
A metal baking pan of gluten free brownies with one piece missing

Gluten-Free Brownies

These are, in all seriousness, remarkably fudgy and as rich as the real deal despite being flourless. But don’t take our word for it. Make a batch and see if anyone can tell the difference. Bet you they can’t.

  • 20 M
  • 45 M
  • 10
Two seared duck breasts, one sliced, the other whole on a wood cutting board

Seared Duck Breast

An elegant and easy riff on steak au poivre that’s made with duck breast rubbed with garlic and peppercorns and cooked to a magnificently rosy medium-rare.

  • 30 M
  • 1 H, 40 M
  • 4
A skillet filled with seared scallops cooked in butter

Seared Scallops

Perhaps the easiest and most elegant dinner conceivable. Here’s how to cook them to perfection.

  • 10 M
  • 20 M
  • 27
Six heart Linzer cookies being dusted with confectioners' sugar

Linzer Heart Cookies

Baking a batch of these hazelnut-inflected, raspberry-jamwiched linzers is nothing if not a testament to your heart most definitely being in the right place.

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  • 30 M
  • 3 H
  • 2