Valentine’s Day

Celebrate February 14th with your significant other—or, if you don’t have one, gather your friends and family together. There are plenty of fun ways, both big and small, to enjoy the holiday. We have some great ideas to make the day festive—and don’t worry, they’re all relatively easy and budget-friendly. For those with a significant other, sometimes it feels like there’s so much pressure to do something extravagant for date night or give something grand, but we’ve put together five unique date ideas and gift suggestions that are thoughtful, not excessive. If you’re throwing a party, you’ll want to see these Valentine’s Day decorations you can make yourself. And, of course, what’s a Valentine’s Day celebration without some delicious sweets? These pretty homemade cupcakes are sure to be a crowd-pleaser. Plus, we can’t forget classic cards to send to your closest loved ones, like these DIY Valentines and store-bought (but still sincere) cards.

We Tried the New Rosé Chocolate Bar

It’s the latest treat inspired by summer’s hottest drink.

How to Make Kitchen Sink Chocolate Bark

This fun and easy candy treat contains an array of goodies in every bite.

7 No-Bake Cookies

Because your oven deserves a break, too.

No-Bake Salted Dark Chocolate Cookie Bars

Like a fresh-from-the-oven chocolate cookie, only better, these no-bake treats combine the most delicious aspects of a few different desserts. Is it a bar? A cookie? A sea-salt truffle? All of the above. First, you’ll blend a chocolate-wafer crust and press it into a pan. Top that layer with melted chocolate chips mixed with a chocolate spread, before sprinkling the top with flaky sea salt and letting it firm up in the fridge. Cut into bars and serve with a bit more sea-salt sprinkled on top, if desired. These sophisticated bars keep in the fridge for five days (though we doubt they’ll last that long).

You Need to Try These Dark Chocolate Beet Cookies

Made with buckwheat flour, they’re our new favorite way to use the nutrient-rich veggie.

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.