9 Foods that Light Your Fire
Spice up date night with these recipes made from aphrodisiac foods including chocolate, oysters, hot peppers and more.
Aphrodisiac ingredient: Strawberries Gourmet strawberries are pricey to order but easy to make. We serve strawberries with hazelnut spread as a crowd-pleasing appetizer or dessert. —Darlene Brenden, Salem, Oregon
Aphrodisiac ingredient: ChocolateYou may be tempted to save this recipe for a special occasion since these smooth, creamy chocolates are divine. But with just a few ingredients, they’re easy to make anytime. —Darlene Wiese-Appleby, Creston, Ohio
Aphrodisiac ingredient: BananaIt’s a dessert, but you can have it for breakfast, lunch or dinner. —Stephanie Harris, Montpelier, Virginia
Aphrodisiac ingredient: AvocadoThese boats are great with tortilla chips, beans or rice. You can also cover them, pack them on ice, and take them to a picnic or potluck. Straight from the oven or cold, they’re always delicious. —Frances Benthin, Scio, Oregon
Aphrodisiac ingredient: PepperThere’s no faster way to get a party started than with these bacon-wrapped poppers. Make them ahead and bake just before serving. Even the hot pepper intolerant will love them. —Dawn Onuffer, Crestview, Florida