12 Ways to Say ‘Happy Valentine’s Day’ with Food

These food gifts are the perfect way to say 'Happy Valentine’s Day'. With treats for spouses, parents and more, make these Valentine's Day recipes for the special people in your life.

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For the Classroom

Bring a batch of these cute Valentine Heart Brownies to the class Valentine’s Day party or any other group activity. Little ones are sure to nibble them right up!

Find our favorite heart-shaped recipes.

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Chocolate-Raspberry Cutout Cookies

When my daughter, Katie, was 2, the juicy, ripe raspberries in my backyard inspired me to create this cutout cookie. It's become a mother-daughter tradition to pick the raspberries, choose the cutter shapes, cut out the cookies and frost them. —Cindy Beberman, Orland Park, Illinois

Any of these Valentine’s Day cookie recipes would work, too.

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Citrus-Raspberry Coffee Cake

Orange and lemon beautifully complement the raspberry flavor in this dense cake. Add a dusting of confectioners’ sugar for a pretty finishing touch. —Pat Harlow, Cataldo, Idaho

Check out these other Valentine’s Day desserts.

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For Neighbors

How would you feel if your neighbor baked a loaf of bread for you? Live by the golden rule and share the love with your neighbors by taking over a loaf of this homemade Double-Berry Quick Bread.
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Raspberry Patch Crumb Bars

To give these fresh, fruity bars even more crunch, add a sprinkling of nuts to the yummy crumb topping. Everyone will want to indulge. —Leanna M. Thorne, Lakewood, Colorado

Our Top 10 dessert bar recipes. 

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For Parents or Grandparents

Warm the hearts of your parents, in-laws or grandparents by dropping off some breadsticks with a pot of this hearty Sausage & Greens Soup.
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For Sisters or Female Friends

Show your sisterly love by having friends over to share a little girl talk, and these sinfully good Chocolate Cream Cupcakes.

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Soft Beer Pretzels

I'm always looking for new ways to combine fun flavors, and what goes together better than beer and pretzels? Not much that I can think of. That’s why I put them together into one delicious recipe. —Alyssa Wilhite, Whitehouse, Texas
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For a Husband

How sweet it is to be loved by you…especially when you serve your dear hubby a Valentine’s Day meal featuring these Blue Cheese-Crusted Sirloin Steaks.

These are our most romantic dinner recipes ever. 

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Mini-Chip Cocoa Pancakes

Whip up a batch of cocoa pancakes dotted with mini chocolate chips to satisfy your chocolate cravings first thing in the morning. Yum! —Joyce Moynihan, Lakeville, Minnesota

Make your sweetie one of these easy Valentine’s Day dinners.

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For a Girlfriend or Boyfriend

Show you care for that special someone by wrapping up a gift of these Strawberry Chocolate Truffles.
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Ginger Dog Biscuits

Treat your or a friends dog to these holiday bones. These biscuits are soft and with a hint of spices.—Megan and Natalie Stanson, Frazeysburg, Ohio

Take a look at these Valentine’s Day cake recipes.