Valentine's Day Dinner Recipes

This year, why not treat your sweetie to a romantic dinner—no reservations required. After all, homemade gestures are always the most heartfelt. Whether you're craving a rib-sticking steak and an elegant salad or decadent fondue and adorable cupcakes, we've got all the Valentine's dinner recipes you'll need to craft a delicious menu. Rather keep it casual? We'll show you how to throw your own dinner-and-a-movie night with recipes for simple (and delicious!) homemade pizza and a rom-com marathon on Netflix. If you feel like going all out on bubbly and oysters on the half shell, we can show you how to shuck them. Of course, no date would be complete without a drink or two—and we've got tons to choose from, from classic martinis to festive champagne cocktails. Forget to pick up a gift? Relax. Check out our guides to making homemade truffles, fudge, liqueurs, and a ton of other easy DIY gifts that are oh so easy to love.

6 Romantic Ramekin Desserts for Your Next Date Night

It's true: some of the best things really do come in small packages.

8 Valentine’s Day Cupcakes You’ll Fall in Love With

Because your Valentine deserves something extra sweet this year.

3 Delicious Recipes to Create a Cozy At-Home Date Night

It’s happened again: Valentine’s Day is nigh upon us, and that big night out you’d been planning... well, the restaurant’s booked, the sitter’s busy, and you’ve got the sniffles. (Thanks, real life!) But fear not: True romance doesn’t require reservations. Indeed, with a bit of forethought and an hour or so in the kitchen, anyone can bring the sparkle and deliciousness of date night home.

10 Gourmet Recipes to Impress

Sometimes you want a recipe that looks like it came straight from a restaurant's kitchen. Other nights, a dish you can throw together between work and soccer practice fits the bill. Here, we've compiled 10 gourmet recipes, courtesy of Food & Wine, that are sure to impress even the pickiest dinner guestsalong with 10 more Real Simple favorites that are a cinch to throw together, but just as delicious.

Whole Roasted Chicken on a Bed of Cauliflower

No need for gravy: Turn the pan juices into a fast, tangy vinaigrette with some herbs and lemon juice.

20 Easy Steak Dinners

Craving meat? Indulge in one of these simple yet tasty steak recipes—sides included.

Easy Recipes for Two

Dinnertime is twice as nice with these recipes that make just two servings.