Love is in the air, and so too are the romantic recipes that this time of year of brings! One of my favorite holidays, Valentine’s Day is the perfect excuse to whip up everything from a delicious dish for two, to sweet treats that all of your family and friends will love. Here are some of my top picks for Valentine’s Day delights that are both tasty and loaded with love!

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If you’re like me, food is one of the ways you most enjoy saying “I love you” to those you care about the most. From freshly baked cookies for the kids, to special meals for my spouse, friends and parents, I love to create thoughtful dishes. One of my favorite meals to make for a Valentine’s Day evening for two is Stuffed Peppers with Couscous Filling. The red bell peppers make for an eye-catching platter, and are ever on theme for the holiday! A nice change from rice, the couscous adds a distinct flavor, and the peppers can be further filled with meat or fresh vegetables. After preparing my ingredients, I bake in my Thermador 48-Inch Pro Grand Range, which features pre-programmed modes that automatically set the oven temperature and humidity to produce perfect cooking results. It will be sure to be love at first bite!

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For a sweet treat that adults and kids will enjoy, you can’t beat red velvet recipes. I opt for classic red velvet cupcakes, which are always a big hit in my home. The ruby-colored cake is the perfect after-dinner dessert – with a hint of cocoa and a mound of soft, decadent cream cheese frosting on top, the cupcakes capture the hearts of all who try them. Trust me, once you get a taste, you’ll be head-over-heels!

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It wouldn’t be Valentine’s Day without exceptional wine, and with my Thermador 24-Inch Built-In Wine Preservation Column, I always have the perfectly-chilled bottle on hand. From Chardonnay, to Pinot, to Rosé, all my wines are stored at just the right temperature. With room for up to 98 bottles of wine, I always have the perfect pairing ready for a memorable Valentine’s Day evening!

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How do you like to celebrate Valentine’s Day with your loved ones? Share your favorite foods, plans and thoughts with us in the comments below or on our social platforms: www.facebook.com/thermador, @ThermadorHome and @Thermador!

 

Stuffed Peppers with Couscous Filling

Classic Red Velvet Cupcakes