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American Classics: Easy Frosted Valentine's Brownies

Sweets Alexandra Penfold Post a comment

It's Valentine's Day! Still looking for sweets for your sweet? These super easy frosted brownies are fun to make and more fun to eat. More

Easy Frosted Valentine's Brownies

Serious Eats Alexandra Penfold Post a comment

Easy chocolate brownies are dolled up with tinted buttercream for Valentine's Day. More

Russell Stover vs. Whitman's: Which $5 Box of Valentine's Day Chocolate Reigns Supreme?

Sweets Erin Jackson 24 comments

Let's say you left your Valentine's Day shopping to the last minute and your only options are a heart-shaped box of Russell Stover or Whitman's chocolates. Which should you choose? We found out. More

5 Neighborhood Restaurants for an Unexpected Romantic Dinner in Chicago

Chicago Nick Kindelsperger Post a comment

As a food writer, I am legally required to post about eating out on Valentine's Day. Honestly, it's in the bylaws somewhere. Which is fine, because as a husband, I have to admit that I am actually all for the tradition, even if I have very definite opinions about the specifics. More

Behind the Scenes V-Day Edition: Making Rose Chocolates with Roni-Sue

Sweets Laura Togut Post a comment

Roni-Sue's Chocolates should already be on your radar for Valentine's Day indulgences. But in case you wanted to know more, we went to their Lower East Side chocolate shoppe to see how their special rose-flavored truffles are born. More

Hate Valentine's Day? 8 Bitter Cocktails to Make at Home

Drinks Marissa Sertich Velie 1 comment

If your favorite part of Valentine's Day is a conversation heart that says, "Bite Me," try drowning this month's syrupy banter with a bit of (delicious) bitterness. More

Know Your Sweets: Candy Hearts

Sweets Sarah Baird 2 comments

Candy hearts are a centuries-old, endearment embossed sweet that have become synonymous with shoeboxes full of Valentine's Day cards and a chalky, (potentially tooth-shattering) texture. Learn what candy inspired them, what flavors the colors are supposed to mean, and more! More

Yes or No Sexy: Debunking the Valentine's Day Aphrodisiac

Niki Achitoff-Gray 32 comments

My boyfriend and I are coming up on our six-year anniversary, and though we love each other dearly, we seem to have left the honeymoon phase of our relationship back in college. Would a single aphrodisiac be powerful enough to combat our five-plus years of accumulated farts, burps, and dissipating sense of mystery? I did some highly scientific calculations and concluded that our chances of, erm, success would be exponentially improved if we force-fed ourselves all the aphrodisiacs. More

Share Your Sweets: Valentine's Day

Sweets Carrie Vasios Mullins 7 comments

See how the Serious Eats community is celebrating Valentine's Day. More

Where To Get Chocolates For Your Valentine (...or Yourself) in San Francisco

Sweets Carrie Vasios Mullins 6 comments

From boozy truffles to intense single origin bars, San Francisco's chocolate scene has never been better. Here are some ways to impress your valentine (or heck, or yourself.) More

Serious Entertaining: A Romantic Valentine's Day Dinner for Two

Serious Entertaining Marissa Sertich Velie Post a comment

Skip the crowded restaurant, open a bottle of bubbly and celebrate the season with a romantic, multi-course meal. Whether you're cooking for yourself or your sweetheart, a home-cooked dinner is a gesture that will set the mood and warm the heart. Yup, we said it. Warm the heart. More

24 Desserts to Make for Valentine's Day

Sweets Ashley Tam 1 comment

From rich chocolate and ripe berries to some fresh takes on classic conversation hearts, here are a few recipes to get you started on impressing your honey on the special day. More

Mindy Segal's Top Picks for Valentine's Day Sweets in Chicago

Sweets Erin Jackson 1 comment

Mindy Segal, owner of Mindy's Hot Chocolate in Chicago, shares all the treats on her Valentine's Day wish list, from soft serve ice cream kissed with cinnamon and caramel, to salty-sweet Basque cake. More

Ask A Bartender: The Worst (and Best) Valentine's Day Dates You've Seen

Drinks Carey Jones 6 comments

Ever had a terrible Valentine's Day date? We bet that these bartenders have witnessed worse from behind the bar. More

Cookie Monster: Easy Valentine's Day Sugar Cookies

Sweets Carrie Vasios Mullins 1 comment

Sugar cookies that actually have good flavor and texture while still looking adorable their pink sanding sugar coats? I think that any Valentine can get behind that. More

Easy Valentine's Day Sugar Cookies

Serious Eats Carrie Vasios Mullins Post a comment

Easy, lightly chewy sugar cookies are rolled in pink sprinkles to make them perfect for your Valentine. More

Serious Cheese: Be My Cheesy Valentine

Serious Cheese Benjamin Roberts 7 comments

Naturally, when you think of romance, you think of cheese. In the pantheon of amorous foods, there are oysters, chocolate, and then...cheese. (At least that's how I rank them.) Please thank me in advance as I save your Valentine's Day through the powers of fermented mammal milk. Sexy, non? Here's a guide to buying cheese for your squeeze. More

8 Homemade Truffles to Make for Valentine's Day

Sweets Ashley Tam Post a comment

What's sweeter than a box of chocolates on Valentine's Day? A homemade box of chocolates, especially ones with exciting flavors. More

17 Cocktails for a Romantic Valentine's Day

Drinks The Serious Eats Team Post a comment

What makes a cocktail good for Valentine's Day? To start, it should be the sort of thing your loved one loves, whether that means a gin drink or a bourbon drink, a fruity drink or a fizzy drink. Our favorite Valentine's Day cocktails are flavorful and colorful, whether that means delicately pink or boldly red, fresh and light or strong and boozy. Some have a floral side, just in case you forgot to order that pretty bouquet. More

Sweet Hacks: How to Make 5 Tasty Valentine's Day Desserts From the Aisles at Trader Joe's

Sweets Erin Jackson 1 comment

We hit the aisles at Trader Joe's to find delicious sweets and give them a Valentine's Day twist. More

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