Valentine’s Day

Squares of chocolate chip brownies on a white marble surface.

Chocolate Chip Brownies

Slightly sweet, fudgy, and full of bittersweet chocolatey goodness. Certain to satisfy both the kid and the grown-up in your house—and in you.

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  • 30 M
  • 3 H, 20 M
  • 4
A red velvet cake with cream cheese frosting on a cake stand

Red Velvet Cake

We’re hearing that this red velvet cake recipe with its mascarpone and cream cheese frosting surpasses all other renditions. Judge for yourself.

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A Staub casserole dish filled with overnight French toast with caramel sauce and bananas and spoon resting in the dish.

Overnight French Toast with Caramel Sauce

French toast any day of the week becomes reality with this overnight rendition that’s heavy on the indulgence. Finally, a way to get everyone to clamber out of bed without complaint!

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  • 30 M
  • 13 H, 30 M
  • 2
Eight triangle shaped pieces of nutella brownie.

Nutella Brownies

And, on the eighth day, there was gianduia (zhahn-doo-yah). Namely, hazelnuts harmoniously cozying up to chocolate. Aka Nutella. And the world has been a more glorious place ever since.

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  • 1 H, 15 M
  • 4
Lots of cinnamon rolls baked together

Cinnamon Rolls

Time to change into your baggiest sweatpants—the ones with the no-longer-elastic waistband. (We can’t be the only ones who keep those around, can we?!)

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  • 3 H, 15 M
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A bowl of sweet whipped ricotta cream, a halved lemon, two vanilla beans, a knife, and a small glass on a marble surface.

Sweet Whipped Ricotta Cream

A little more indulgent than plain old whipped cream. A little less full tilt than luscious mascarpone. And oh so lovely. Like us, you’re gonna be smitten.

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  • 10 M
  • 30 M
  • 2
A slab of Katharine Hepburn brownies cut into 9 pieces, on parchment paper, with a knife nearby

Katharine Hepburn Brownies

Who knew Katharine Hepburn was as agile at baking as acting? These brownies make us think maybe she missed her true calling.

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  • 1 H
  • 65
A white plate filled with shrimp and leek pasta on a multi-colored woven placemat.

Shrimp and Leek Pasta

So long, noodles that are buried beneath heavy cream sauces. This shrimp and leek pasta is made with a barely-there broth enhanced by the sweetness of leeks.

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  • 30 M
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  • 5
A batch of raspberry Linzer bars cut into nine squares, with one square missing and a knife in the background.

Linzer Bars

Buttery and crumbly in the best possible way, these crazy easy bars have all the taste—but none of the fuss—of the classic linzer tart.

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  • 40 M
  • 1 H, 30 M
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Roasted asparagus on a baking sheet.

Roasted Asparagus

Think a recipe for roast asparagus isn’t necessary? We thought so, too…until we tried this. Lovely spears time after time. Not at all mushy. And never tough.

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  • 5 M
  • 25 M
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