Sweetheart Dinner: Romantic Dinner for Two at Home

Celebrating Valentine’s Day with a romantic dinner for two at home is a fun tradition we started years ago. No hype, no hoopla, just us enjoying a day filled with soothing music, delicious food, and sweet moments. The added bonus is when we discover amazing recipes that become fast favorites. Here’s a photo journal of one of the celebrations we shared.

champagne is a refreshing start to any romantic dinner

A little champagne to while preparing dessert ~ just to start the afternoon off right.

Add some kick to your cocktail sauce for inspired shrimp cocktail appetizer

Shrimp with Thai Chili Cocktail Sauce

Appetizer for romantic dinner for two
Bacon-Wrapped Dates with Herbed Goat Cheese

Savory shrimp appetizer for two
Prosciutto-Wrapped Shrimp and Goat Cheese Appetizer

Appetizers for a romantic dinner for two

Main dish for Sweetheart Dinner with Veal
Grilled Veal Chops with Herb Cheese & Mushroom-Tomato Bordelaise

Easy dessert for gifts or romantic dinner
Double Chocolate Truffles with Coconut Flakes

Simple and healthy dessert
Double Chocolate Truffles with Cocoa


  1. says

    Now that’s the way to Celebrate Valentin’s day, a romantic dinner for two at home. It’s so much more reliable than hoping that all goes well in a crowded restaurant. Besides, a restaurant would be hard-pressed to serve a dinner as good as the one you prepared. Good for you both!
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    • says

      It’s true, John, restaurants can be hit or miss on Valentine’s Day because they’re just so busy some of the little things get missed. Making dinner together at home just works for us. Even when the kids were home we’d send them downstairs to watch a movie while we dined and they were happy to do so — they didn’t want to risk seeing us kiss! Ha! Those were the days. 🙂

    • says

      Hi Cecile, thanks for stopping by! I have a reader that is hosting Valentine’s dinner for a small group of “unattached” friends, which I love to hear. It’s a great excuse to celebrate and love people with tasty food. 🙂

  2. says

    I could make a whole meal just out of shrimp wrapped proscuitto bundles! Loving your new theme and website layout as it is so easy to navigate around. Really fun following you along on instagram. Wishing you a super week Judy!


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