Pucker up!

Add a little zest to your Valentine’s Day with these romantic dinner recipes

By Tina Stamos
Romantic Dinner Recipes for Valentine's Day #Hallmark #HallmarkIdeas

Folklore has long associated the lovely, sunshine-colored lemon with romance. In the Middle Ages, oils and powders made from lemon rinds were often stirred into love potions. More recently (in the last century) a common bit of folk wisdom suggested that a small heart cut from lemon peel and carried in the pocket would attract a suitor. And to this day, some say that a dream of lemons foretells good fortune in romantic relationships.

In our modern era, maybe we’ve got lemons all wrong—and maybe it’s time to change some opinions! To that end, we present this romantic dinner menu designed to add a little zest to your Valentine’s Day. From bruschetta to baked salmon to truffles, these luscious lemony recipes are guaranteed make your sweetie pucker up.


Lemon Kiss

Pucker Up! Romantic Dinner Recipes for Valentine's Day: Lemon Kiss Cocktail #Hallmark #HallmarkIdeas

Ricotta Bruschetta

Pucker Up! Romantic Dinner Recipes for Valentine's Day: Ricotta Bruschetta #Hallmark #HallmarkIdeas

Lemon Pasta

Pucker Up! Romantic Dinner Recipes for Valentine's Day: Lemon Pasta #Hallmark #HallmarkIdeas

Salmon and Asparagus en Papillote with Lemony Gremolata

Pucker Up! Romantic Dinner Recipes for Valentine's Day: Salmon and Asparagus en Papillote with Lemony Gremolata #Hallmark #HallmarkIdeas

Lemon Pot de Crème for Two with Puff Pastry Hearts

Pucker Up! Romantic Dinner Recipes for Valentine's Day: Lemon Pot de Crème for Two with Puff Pastry Hearts #Hallmark #HallmarkIdeas

Lemon Truffles

Pucker Up! Romantic Dinner Recipes for Valentine's Day: Lemon Truffles #Hallmark #HallmarkIdeas

Preserved Lemons

Pucker Up! Romantic Dinner Recipes for Valentine's Day: Preserved Lemons #Hallmark #HallmarkIdeas

Candied Lemon Peels

Pucker Up! Romantic Dinner Recipes for Valentine's Day: Candied Lemon Peels #Hallmark #HallmarkIdeas

Tina Stamos is a food stylist and has been working with Hallmark for eight years. She lives in Austin, Texas. When she makes it out of the kitchen, she likes to explore Texas, eat tacos from food trucks and teach her dogs how to play Frisbee.


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