Making foods into the shape of a heart transforms them from ordinary to special. This an easy way to celebrate Valentine's Day at home. This is a guide about heart shaped foods for Valentine's Day.
Heart shaped carrots are a fun addition to any recipe calling for sliced carrots. Here is how to make them:
Peel and wash the carrot. Then using a knife, slice a "v" shape out of the full length of the carrot. Remove the middle piece.
Using a potato peeler, begin shaping the heart by shaving the outside of the carrot, until it looks like a heart when looking down the length of the carrot.
Now slice the carrot, but not too thin, to avoid them falling apart when cooked.
Surprise your Valentine by slipping a little red heart into their milk. These heart ice cubes are made out of milk so they won't water it down and the milk will turn a fun pink color as they melt!
Approximate Time: 1-2 hour
No need to buy a special heart-shaped pan when you want to make a heart-shaped cake. Use one 8 or 9 inch round pan plus one 8 or 9 inch square pan. When the baked cake is cooled, cut the round cake in half. Place the square cake on the serving plate to look like a diamond-shape. Put each half of the round cake on the top of both sides of the angled square cake to form a heart. Frost, decorate and enjoy!
By mkymlp from PA
If your loved one loves grilled cheese, then this is the perfect lunch. :)
Aren't these little hearts cute? Guess you could use all kinds of shapes as long as you had the little cookie cutters. I asked the deli man to slice my cheese about 1/8" or so. I cut the shapes out out the cheese and placed it on the crackers.
By Mitzi from DeLand
Editor's Note: Here are more pictures Mitzi sent in showing the whole presentation. Great job Mitzi!
For Valentine's Day, I make a heart shaped meat loaf. You can add ketchup or any tomato based sauce that you prefer on top. If you have a heart shaped cake pan...
Does anyone have any heart-shaped ideas for Valentine's Day? I'm planning on making homemade pizza made in the shape of a heart on Valentine's Day for my family. I'm also going to either make heart-shaped cupcakes or heart-shaped cookies. Do you have any heart-shaped ideas you'd like to share?
By Tina from Ashland, OR
It's easy to make a heart shaped cake with pans you may already own. Make a regular mix or recipe for a layer cake. Pour half in a round cake pan, half in a square cake pan and bake as usual. When they are cool and removed from pan, cut the round cake in half and place the pieces on two adjacent/touching sides of the square cake. (If you envision your square cake as a diamond, this is easier to imagine.) You've just formed a HEART. Frost the cake and decorate for your Valentine! You can find directions here also: http://baking.about.com/od/hintsandtips/ss/heartcake.htm
With a heart shaped cookie cutter you could do just about anything. If you don't have one make a heart template out of the back of a cereal box and use it to trace around. You can cut bread, cake slices, brownies, heart shaped rice krispie treats, soft cookies, cheese slices or lunch meat, pancakes or french toast, fruit slices, heart shaped pieces of fudge, jello, etc.
You could make homemade poptarts in heart shapes with pie dough and strawberry or raspberry jam filling.
If you have a cookie press you could pipe out spritz or other cookies into heart shapes. Or with a pastry bag pipe meringues into heart shapes.
Pancakes can be made into heart shapes on the grill or cut out heart shapes with a cookie cutter.
You can make a heart shaped cake by putting the batter into one square pan and one round pan. cut the round cake in half and use icing to glue together on 2 of the square cake's sides.
On brownies, muffins and maybe cupcakes you can make them heart shaped by putting the batter in cupcake liners in a muffin pan. Then wad up a piece of foil and stick it between the liner and the pan on each muffin.
Or homemade soft pretzels in heart shapes instead of twists.
I have seen dried pasta in heart shapes you could use for pasta dishes or in soups. Or heart shaped ice cube molds for the beverages.
Heart shaped pancakes are easy to make and a great day to start off your valentines day served with strawberries.
These little heart shaped tomatoes are easy to make and are the perfect finishing touch on a salad for your sweetheart!
Here is a fun way to cut grape tomatoes for your loved one. Learn how to make heart shaped tomatoes in this short video.
Heart shaped carrots are a fun addition to any recipe calling for sliced carrots. Watch this video and learn how to make them...
Check out this video and discover how simple it is to make heart shaped grilled cheese sandwiches. This is a great lunch idea for Valentine's day.
It is so easy to make mini ice cubes and you can make them any flavor. These heart shapes ones are perfect for Valentine's day! View the full recipe here: Heart Shaped Milk Ice Cubes
I inherited a tin for heart shaped muffins from my mother. Every year, I fill it with chocolate chip cookie dough to make large thick heart shaped chocolate-chip cookies for my husband. He loves them.