Every Valentine's Day we totally stress out about snagging the perfect time slot at the hottest new restaurant to properly acknowledge the day of love. But who says true love can't be celebrated at your own kitchen table? Especially if it's over a big bowl of homemade pasta containing a secret aphrodisiac ingredient to turn up the heat between you and your significant other. Cap off your meal with a dark chocolate or stuffed strawberry dessert, two more aphrodisiacs to spice up your night in the most delicious way.
Another added bonus? No fancy restaurants mean you can wear your comfiest sweatpants to dinner — or no pants at all! Hey, your V-day traditions are your own business.
This Valentine's Day, nix the fancy dinner reservations and opt for a cozy night in whipping up some of these sensual recipes to put you and your Valentine in the mood.