Set the mood for romance this Valentine’s Day or on any special occasion by cooking up a little fun in your own kitchen.

There are, of course, the classic romantic, made-for-two go-to dishes, like fondue and chocolate cake. And they’re classics for a reason. But if you’re looking to up the ante on Valentine’s Day or date night with new ideas to surprise a loved one, look no further. We’ve got romantic meals and desserts to make any date night memorable.

For example, take that classic fondue and give it an upgrade with a pink-hued surprise. Create a new obsession with Sea Urchin Linguini, the pasta dish you didn’t know you needed in your repertoire. Prove to your loved one you’ve been paying attention to those episodes of Top Chef with a Saffron and Preserved Lemon Risotto. Serve a breakfast in bed with this Stuffed French Toast or deliver the real shock and awe with the ultimate dessert, Molten Chocolate Mousse Cups.

No matter what, your efforts in the kitchen will be noticed when you try one of these dishes for two.

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