February 14th is just around the corner and you know what that means: VALENTINE’S DAY, and more importantly, charming your could-be valentine (initiate panic mode).

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Wait, JK, don’t panic. Everybody knows the way to someone’s heart is through their stomach, and if it isn’t, are you sure you want to be in their heart anyway?

My love-igniting, soul-snatching recipes will help make your Valentine’s Day a red, velvet, heart-shaped piece of cake this year. Whether you use these cooking tactics to leave bae BEGGING for you to be their Valentine or just pair them with a side of self-love, these recipes will surely result in V-day success.

Egg-Cellent Hearts

  • Prep Time:1 Minute
  • Cook Time:3 Minutes
  • Total Time:4 Minutes
  • Servings:1 egg
  • Easy

    Ingredients

  • 2 Eggs
  • Sriracha sauce
  • Heart-shaped cookie cutter
Photo by Carly Zaladonis
Photo by Carly Zaladonis

Step 1

Grease a cookie cutter and a pan. Crack egg inside of it.

Photo by Carly Zaladonis
Photo by Carly Zaladonis

Step 2

Remove cookie cutter and carefully move to a plate.

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Photo by Carly Zaladonis

Step 3

Detail with sriracha sauce and serve.

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Photo by Carly Zaladonis

Mini Customizable Pizza Hearts

  • Prep Time:15 Minutes
  • Cook Time:10 Minutes
  • Total Time:25 Minutes
  • Servings:2-3 mini pizzas per person
  • Medium

    Ingredients

  • 1 cup pizza sauce
  • Pizza dough
  • Olive oil
  • Assorted toppings
Photo by Carly Zaladonis
Photo by Carly Zaladonis

Step 1

Spread pizza dough onto a cutting board.

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Photo by Carly Zaladonis

Step 2

Cut using cookie cutter.

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Photo by Carly Zaladonis

Step 3

Top with your (and bae’s) favorites: Sauce or oil, assorted cheeses (Mozzarella, Parmesan or even cheddar), bacon, salami, peppers.

Photo by Carly Zaladonis
Photo by Carly Zaladonis

Step 4

Bake at 400°F for 8-12 minutes.

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Photo by Carly Zaladonis

Step 5

Add any extra toppings (like basil) and serve.

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Photo by Carly Zaladonis

Heart-Fluttering Flapjacks

  • Prep Time:5 Minutes
  • Cook Time:10 Minutes
  • Total Time:15 minutes
  • Servings:1-2
  • Easy

    Ingredients

  • 1 cup pancake mix
  • 2/3 cup water
  • 1 Heart-shaped cookie cutter
  • Red food dye
  • Red candy of choice
  • Whipped cream
Photo By Carly Zaladonis
Photo By Carly Zaladonis

Step 1

Measure pancake mix and add it into a mixing bowl.

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Photo by Carly Zaladonis

Step 2

Add water and mix (or whisk) until smooth.

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Photo by Carly Zaladonis

Step 3

Add 2-3 drops of red food dye and stir until color is mixed throughout.

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Photo by Carly Zaladonis

Step 4

Place heart shaped cookie cutter into greased pan and fill slowly with your batter.

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Photo by Carly Zaladonis

Step 5

Remove mold (CAREFULLY) and flip once bubbles begin to form.

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Photo by Carly Zaladonis

Step 6

Garnish with red candy and serve with a side of whipped cream

Photo by Carly Zaladonis
Photo by Carly Zaladonis