Valentine’s Day

Recipe: Pink Champagne Poke Cake — Recipes from The Kitchn

(Image credit: Christine Han)

Be prepared to fall hard for this cake. If not for its soft-pink hues, then for the moist, tender crumb lightly spiked with Champagne and wells of strawberry syrup. Or maybe it will be the rosé buttercream that really does it for you. What I'm trying to say is that this cake is the whole package — a dessert primed for celebration and yet surprising easy to pull together.

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Recipe: Pink Champagne Poke Cake — Recipes from The Kitchn

(Image credit: Christine Han)

Be prepared to fall hard for this cake. If not for its soft-pink hues, then for the moist, tender crumb lightly spiked with Champagne and wells of strawberry syrup. Or maybe it will be the rosé buttercream that really does it for you. What I'm trying to say is that this cake is the whole package — a dessert primed for celebration and yet surprising easy to pull together.

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These Tiny Bears with Hearts Will Hug You Back — Valentine’s Day

(Image credit: Hello Wonderful)

We all know that Valentine's Day is a day for candy companies and chocolatiers and flower shops, and if you hate this holiday with a passion that is totally okay. (Or maybe you celebrated yesterday on Galentine's Day, Leslie Knope's very favorite day of the year?)

But isn't it kind of amazing that there's a day dedicated to doing ridiculously cute things in the name of love? And there really is no end to the ridiculously cute things out there.

For example: These adorable snacks from Hello Wonderful. They give the term "bear hug" an entirely new meaning! Even better, they are quick and easy to make. No super-crafty skills required.

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Recipe: One-Bowl Caramel Skillet Brownie — Quick and Easy Dessert Recipes

I believe my heart sunk right into this skillet's fudgy middle even before it was cool enough to cut a square. These are brownies that satisfy like no other; they're intensely chocolatey, chewy yet still fudgy, and made even more decadent with swirls of gooey caramel sauce and a healthy sprinkle of flaky sea salt.

Bake them when you want to make a friend smile, or simply when you discover that pint of vanilla ice cream that got pushed to the back of your freezer.

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5 Chocolate Treats We’re Totally Obsessed with Right Now — Kitchn Craves

Whether you're buying these for your valentine or keeping them for yourself, here are five chocolatey treats we're currently crushing on. (They're a million times more special than those cheesy heart-shaped boxes you'd usually pick up last-minute at the drug store.)

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Good News and Bad News for People Who Love Chocolate — Food News

Today is Valentine's Day, a day when 70 percent of Americans give chocolates to their loved ones and the nation spends $1.7 billion on confections for the holiday. Are you one of them?

If you're on the giving end or just an all-around lover of chocolate (no judgment, we heart chocolate too), there's some good news this year — along with a little bit of bad news as well.

Which do you want first?

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