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Friday, February 12, 2010

"Savor the Moment" Top 10 Valentine's Day Recipes (and a few Champagne Recommendations!)

Valentine's Day is this Sunday and I'm sure everyone already has their cards bought, presents wrapped and flowers ordered - right? If not, don't fret! Why not dazzle your siginificant other in the kitchen this year? With your cooking skills, of course!

Here are The "Savor the Moment" Top 10 Valentine's Day Recipes (according to me). I chose these recipes from those I have already made and blogged about (except for one, can you guess what it is?) - they are some of my favorites. Whether you're throwing a party or making a romantic dinner for two, these recipes will have your guest(s) lining up to kiss the cook!

The "Savor the Moment" Top 10 Valentine's Day Recipes:
1. Brie in Puff Pastry with Berry Sauce (pg. 58) (instead of a bow, make a puff pastry heart to put on top)

2. Roasted Sea Bass in Prosciutto (pg. 178)

3. Filet Mignon with Shallot Sauce (pg. 149)

4. Pork with Cherry Sauce (pg. 166)

5. Chicken Veronique with Fresh Peaches (pg. 172)

6. Tortellini alla Prosciutto (pg. 205)

7. Green Beans and (more than) Friends (pg. 216)

8. Champagne Truffles (pg. 36)

9. Praline Bananas Foster (pg. 137)

10. Fallen Chocolate Souffle Cakes (pg. 254) For this delicious and decadent recipe click here:

As far as wine goes, there are a few requirements: a sparkling wine must be involved at some point in the evening - actually, that's the ONLY requirement! Whether it's a Cava, Cremant, Champagne or Prosecco, here are a few fabulous recommendations to satisfy your Valentine's Day cravings. These bottles can all be found at your local Total Wine store:

1. NV Mionetto Prosecco Brut $15.99

2. NV Roederer Estate Brut Estate Anderson Valley $19.99

3. NV Schramsberg Vineyards Blanc de Blancs $35.99

4. NV Laurent Perrier Brut Rose $79.99

5. 1998 Veuve Clicquot La Grande Dame $159.99

6. 2002 Taittinger Comtes de Champagne Brut Rose $399.99

I hope everyone has a very Happy Valentine's Day spent with the ones they love. Please don't forget to savor every moment - enjoy and cheers!


  1. Happy Valentine's Day! This looks like a great list of dishes!

  2. Praline Bananas Foster... always the Number one BEST!

  3. A terrific list of Valentine's day dishes! Hope you had a wonderful Valentine's Day!


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