If you want to conjure up some romance this Valentine’s season, think chocolate. Delicious, decadent and an aphrodisiac in its own right, chocolate can elevate any occasion to one that is very special.
Chocolate is not just for desserts. Chocolate can bring out the best flavors in savory dishes. Try some of our staff’s favorite chocolate recipes this Valentine’s Day:
Braised Short Ribs with Chocolate and Rosemary– Chocolate, cocoa, pancetta, rosemary and red wine combine to make a deep and rich sauce for these braised short ribs. Serve it for a special dinner; you and the dish will get raves!
Chocolate Pecan Chess Pie – A touch of bourbon adds a subtle kick to this smooth and nutty favorite.
Caramel Dark Chocolate Truffles – This recipe takes a little effort, but the results will have you licking your lips and asking for more!
Banana Chocolate Strudel – This five-star recipe puts a new spin on an old favorite.
Chocolate Sauce – Always keep a supply of this chocolate sauce in the frig, just in case you need to satisfy your chocolate craving.
Everyday Cocoa Cake – This easy to make chocolate cake uses cocoa powder for its flavor, so there is no need to melt blocks of chocolate.
Phyllo cups with Chocolate Mousse and Fresh Fruit – These elegant and dainty cups hold a delicious combination of chocolate mousse and fresh fruit, which allows you to indulge without feeling too much guilt.
Valentine’s Day Brownies – What makes these brownies special are sweet and succulent raspberries.
Chocolate Orange Carrot Cake – Chocolate and orange are flavors that meld nicely, and this recipe proves that it can be done with class and finesse.
Valentine’s Day Chocolate Nuggets – Make some sweets for your sweet with these easy-to-make and even easier to eat candy nuggets.
Valentine’s Day is a favorite holiday for chocoholics, since there are so many recipes from which to choose. Pick out some this week and start cooking rather that using chocolate coupons to buy one!
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