This Valentine's Day, forget the basic box of chocolate or flowers and get your loved one a deliciously creative food-inspired present to show the love. After all, you know that's the real way to their heart. Here's a collection of some of my favorite ideas for the foodie in your life.
1. Homemade Sushi Kit
Instead of heading out to a sushi bar, exercise culinary creativity by crafting homemade sushi rolls for your Valentine. Just line the mat with nori, spread on sushi rice, add your favorite fillings – and you're ready to roll!
You can purchase this kit on www.williams-sonoma.com for $8.95.
2. The Valentine's Day Cupcake Box
Cupcakes beat roses. The exclusive Valentine's Day cupcake packages includes flavors such as chocolate velvet, tie-dye sugar cookie, and chocolate covered strawberry. These bite-sized treats will never leave you with that post-dessert guilt trip.
You can purchase it on www.bakedbymelissa.com starting at $20.
3. Heart Pepperoni Pizza
Inspired by How Sweet it Is, follow her directions and make your loved one a home-made pepperoni heart-shaped pizza. They will never want regular shaped pizza again.
4. Italian Black Truffle Salt
Capturing the seductive earthy character of Italian black truffles, this specialty salt from Italy will soon become their most frequently used ingredient. Its richly nuanced flavor enhances everything from grilled meats and roasted potatoes to scrambled eggs and buttered popcorn.
You can purchase it on www.williams-sonoma.com for $29.95.
5. Heart Shaped Waffle Maker
Breakfast in bed? Add some extra love to your home-cooked meal with heart-shaped waffles.
You can order it on www.crateandbarrel.com for $39.95.