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.

Roasted Radishes

Wonderfully simple to prepare and shockingly delicious, roasted radishes just might become your go-to side. Sound like hyperbole? Let us make the case: Radishes are small already, so when sliced in half, they only take 20 minutes or so to roast in the oven—compared to the hour-plus you’d wait for other vegetables to cook through and caramelize. Next, we topped them with salty pistachios and chopped parsley, for a bit of crunch and freshness. Pop a pan of radishes in the oven while you prep the rest of your meal, and the crunchy, steamy bites are ready in 35 minutes.

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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

A whole roasted chicken is dramatic enough on its own. It’s one of those great kitchen tricks (that’s actually easier than it appears) every home cook should have in his or her back pocket. But this version? Above and beyond. We tried roasting an entire chicken over a layer of cauliflower “steaks,” and the result is pretty glorious. The vegetable soaks up flavor from the chicken and gets crispy and caramelized around the edges. The chicken roasts to perfection and doesn’t get soggy on bottom. And, another plus: No need for gravy. Turn the pan juices into a fast, tangy vinaigrette with some herbs and lemon juice.

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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.