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Valentine’s Day Recipes for the Perfect Date Night In


Who else remembers Valentine’s Day back in school with foldable Valentine’s, candy, and boxes to fill with all of your friends? Best. Day. EVER! I’m here to bring those dreams back but instead of Disney Princess cards and heart candies that say “txt me” we’re cooking up the best Valentine’s Day recipes for the perfect date night or girl’s night in!

I picked out some delicious breakfast ideas to get the love rolling right in the morning. Enjoy a little breakfast in bed with your hunny or kick off a day of self-love with a fluffy stack of pancakes. Extra chocolate chips? You know how I do.

Plan a fun girl’s night with some of the best apps & salads that are great for a group or just for two. For the main event enjoy a little healthy comfort food with tons of vegetarian options that anyone will love. No Valentine’s Day is complete without chocolate, so scroll on through to the desserts section for some incredible baked goods and plenty of melty chocolate goodness. Maybe we should all just have chocolate for dinner — no judgment here.

Enjoy, xo!

apple coffee cake sliced on parchment paper

Sweet breakfasts

Brown Butter Apple Coffee Cake

Upside-Down Bananas Foster French Toast Bake

Homemade Pumpkin Spice Latte

Change Your Life Salted Brown Butter Pancakes

Whole Wheat Banana Bread Pancakes with Chocolate Chips

Healthy Lemon Poppyseed Muffins with Lemon Blueberry Glaze

The Best Cinnamon Rolls You’ll Ever Eat

Almond Cherry Smoothie (my favorite smoothie ever!)

The French Toast I Can’t Stop Eating

The Best Bakery Style Blueberry Muffins You’ll Ever Eat

Healthy Chocolate Brownie Banana Bread

Grandma’s Buttermilk Waffles

Strawberry Kissed Almond Butter Muffins

Upside-Down Orange Caramel Pecan French Toast Bake

spinach and goat cheese quiche next to two eggs

Savory breakfasts

Spinach & Goat Cheese Quiche with Sweet Potato Crust

Maple Blueberry Turkey Sausage Breakfast Patties

Sweet Potato, Egg & Green Chile Breakfast Quesadillas

Perfectly Crispy Roasted Breakfast Potatoes

Butternut Squash Bacon Spinach Quiche

charcuterie board next to two glasses of wine

Fun appetizers

How to Make a Charcuterie Board (Two Different Ways!)

Ricotta and Pear Crostini with Salty Pumpkin Seed Pistachio Crunch

Bacon Wrapped Dark Chocolate & Goat Cheese Stuffed Dates

Apple & Brie Crostini with Hot Honey

Slow Cooker Sweet & Spicy BBQ Cranberry Turkey Meatballs

White Cheddar Brussels Sprouts & Pistachio Crostini with Hot Honey

The Best Garlic Bread You’ll Ever Eat

Roasted Beet Hummus

Sweet and Spicy Bacon Wrapped Plantains

Scallion Jalapeño Popper Stuffed Mushrooms

Roasted Strawberry, Basil, and Goat Cheese Crostini

Whipped Feta & Avocado Crostini with Pomegranate

warm brussels sprouts salad with bacon on a platter with serving utensils

Delicious salads

Warm Brussels Sprouts Salad

Roasted Sweet Potato, Pear & Pomegranate Spinach Salad

Winter Roasted Butternut Squash Black Lentil Salad with Grapes + Arugula

California Roasted Sweet Potato Kale Salad

Winter Butternut Squash Brussels Sprouts Caesar Salad

healthy pasta carbonara on two plates

Fun pasta recipes

30 minute Healthier Pasta Carbonara

Pesto Mushroom Chicken Lasagna Roll Ups

Date Night In Cilantro Pistachio Pesto Shrimp Pasta

Brown Butter Acorn Squash Pasta with Toasted Hazelnuts + Sage

Brown Butter Pistachio Pesto Pasta with Chickpeas

Cozy Roasted Vegetable Butternut Squash Lasagna

Brussels Sprouts Mac and Cheese

The Best Healthy Turkey Lasagna You’ll Ever Eat

Cilantro Pesto Pasta with Roasted Pumpkin & Honey

Incredible Caramelized Onion Spinach Chicken Pasta Bake

caramelized onion goat cheese pizza on parchment paper

Comfort food favorites

Caramelized Onion, Fig & Goat Cheese Pizza with Arugula

Sweet Potato Black Bean Enchiladas with Avocado Lime Crema

Roasted Butternut Squash Broccoli Cheddar Chicken Couscous

Lightened Up Chicken Pot Pie

My Favorite Deep Dish Pizza Recipe

Blow Ya Mind Cheddar Broccoli Chicken Pot Pie

Vegan & Gluten Free Curry Chickpea Pot Pie with Sweet Potato ‘Crust’

Mom’s Authentic Puerto Rican Rice and Beans

Classic French Onion Soup

Spicy Glazed Maple Salmon on a sheet pan

Creative meat & seafood recipes

Spicy Maple Glazed Salmon for Two!

Goat Cheese & Spinach Stuffed Chicken Breast with Caramelized Onions + Mushrooms

Hot Honey Bangin’ Crunchy Cornflake Baked Chicken

Juicy Turkey Meatballs in Tomato Basil Sauce with Burrata

One Pan Ginger Chicken Meatballs with Peanut Sauce

Damn Good Salmon Taco Bowls For Two

Cheddar-Stuffed Sweet Potato BBQ Turkey Meatloaf

How to Make an Easy Roasted Chicken

pulling a slice of lemon raspberry cake out of the cake

Gorgeous cakes & pies

Almond Lemon Raspberry Poppy Seed Cake

World’s Best Banana Cream Pie (with peanut butter cookie crust!)

Inside Out Chocolate Covered Strawberry Cake

The Best Tart Cherry Pie You’ll Ever Eat

Damn Good Peanut Butter Banana Cake (gluten free, grain free)

The Best Paleo Chocolate Cake with Paleo Chocolate Frosting

Grain Free Tahini Chocolate Chip Cookie Cake

Grain Free Almond Flour Chocolate Sugar Cookies cut into hearts

The best cookie recipes

Almond Flour Chocolate Sugar Cookies with Velvet Chocolate Frosting

Peanut Butter Cup S’mores Chocolate Cookies

The Best Brown Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies You’ll Ever Eat

Salted Brown Butter Butterscotch Oatmeal Cookies

White Chocolate Macadamia Snickerdoodles

Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cream Pies with Fluffy Peanut Butter Filling

Flourless Peanut Butter Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

Chewy Chocolate Chunk Coconut Oatmeal Cookies

Flourless Paleo Chocolate Almond Butter Cookies

almond flour brownies in a skillet with raspberries

Bars, brownies & no bake desserts

Small Batch Paleo Almond Flour Brownies with Raspberries

Paleo Chocolate Chip Tahini Blondies

Peanut Butter Cup Freezer Fudge

Homemade Healthy Peanut Butter Cups! (Low Carb, Vegan, Gluten Free)

Salted Tahini Caramel Millionaire Bars (Vegan + Paleo)

Healthy Peanut Butter Twix Bars (vegan & gluten free)

Grain Free Tahini Brownies (the best brownies I’ve ever eaten!)

My Absolute Favorite Healthier Hot Chocolate

Grain Free Omega-3 Fudgy Walnut Skillet Brownies

Healthy Peanut Butter Rice Krispie Treats

Grain Free Salted Chocolate Chip Pecan Blondies

drunken strawberries on a plate

Boozy treats

Drunken Strawberries

Rebecca’s Pomegranate Margarita

Monique’s Naughty & Nice Holiday Punch

Rebecca’s Mulled Wine

St. Nick’s Naughty & Nice Chocolate Peppermint Smoothie

I hope you love these love-filled recipes, and have the best Valentine’s Day! If you make any of these be sure to snap a pic and share on Instagram with the hashtag #ambitiouskitchen. xoxo!


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