Candied-Almond Chocolate Strawberries
For a special presentation, I sprinkle a serving tray with crushed almonds, lay these Candied-Almond Chocolate Strawberries on top and garnish them with mint leaves.
—Laura McAllister, Morganton, North Carolina
Set the mood for a romantic morning meal with these beautiful Camembert Souffles. They can help to make an ordinary morning special.
—Irina Ummel, Arlington, Washington
Mushroom Steak Salad with Walnut Vinaigrette
When I want to serve a romantic dinner for my husband and me, I fix this elegant yet easy Mushroom Steak Salad with Walnut Vinaigrette. I just add crusty French bread and a glass of wine.
—Candy McMenamin, Lexington, South Carolina
Dark Chocolate Fondue
Savor all the decadence without a lick of guilt! Our Test Kitchen kept all the velvety, melt-in-your-mouth texture of fudgy fondue in this lusciously lighter version. Dark Chocolate Fondue is just the thing to kindle romantic after-dinner conversation or welcome friends in from the cold.
—Taste of Home Test Kitchen
Antipasto Salad with Basil Dressing
Serve this Antipasto Salad with Basil Dressing as an appetizer, side salad or a light meal. It's perfect for a family gathering or romantic picnic for two.
—Hunter Marlo, Blacksburg, Virginia
Crab-Stuffed Filet Mignon
Here's a perfectly elegant entree for you and someone special. They'll be impressed with the flavor of this Crab-Stuffed Filet Mignon…you'll love that it's so fast and easy!
—Shane Harris, Abingdon, Virginia
White Chocolate Creme Brulee
If you like classic creme brulee, you have to try this version. Dressed up with white chocolate, White Chocolate Creme Brulee is a special romantic treat.
—Carole Resnick, Cleveland, Ohio
Hazelnut Cheesecake Parfaits
These Hazelnut Cheesecake Parfaits are rich and impressive-looking, but light and not too sweet—the perfect finale for a romantic dinner. Sugared toasted hazelnuts add gourmet flavor.
—Shelly Platten, Amherst, Wisconsin
Chilled Raspberry Cheesecake
This berry luscious Chilled Raspberry Cheesecake makes a sweet finale to a romantic dinner. Everyone who tries this cake requests the recipe.
—Amber Cook, Low Point, Illinois
True Love Chocolate Cake
A college roommate gave me this amazing True Love Chocolate Cake recipe and it's been my favorite ever since. To use it for other holidays, just replace the hearts with appropriately-colored hard candies.
—Stephanie Basker, Salt Lake Cty, Utah
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