Dinner, desserts and cocktails that say 'I love you'

These easy-to-cook options offer couples a cheaper, more convenient alternative for a Valentine's Day dinner. From the pot roast to the dessert options, this multiple-course meal offers the intricacies of eating out, while staying in the comfort of your own home for the romantic holiday.

Cola Pot Roast
Servings:

Makes 8 servings

Ingredients

    • 1 3- to 31/2 -pound boneless beef pot roast (rump, chuck, or round)
    • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
    • 4 cups regular Cola
    • 1 can (10.5-ounce) cream of mushroom soup
    • 1 envelope French onion soup mix
    • 1 yellow onion, sliced
    • 4 carrots, cut into 1-inch pieces
    • 2 pounds russet potatoes, peeled and cut into 1-inch chunks
    • 1/4 cup water
    • 2 tablespoons all-purpose fl our
    • 2 teaspoons balsamic vinegar
    • Salt and ground black pepper (to tase)

Preparation

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Be-Mine Parfaits
Servings:

Makes 6 parfaits

Ingredients

    • 1 container (8-ounce) frozen whipped topping, thawed
    • 1 container (6-ounce) cherry yogurt
    • 3 cups cubed red velvet cake
    • 1 can (21-ounce) cherry pie filling
    • Maraschino cherries
    • White Chocolate Hearts

Preparation

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Mini Champagne Cakes
Servings:

Makes 60 cupcakes

Ingredients

    • 1 box (1-pound 21/4-ounce) moist white cake mix
    • 11/4 cups extra-dry Champagne or sparkling wine
    • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
    • 3 large egg whites
    • 1 can whipped white frosting
    • Red food coloring
    • Unsprayed edible rose petals
    • Edible pearls

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I LOVE U Cocktail
Servings:

Makes 1 drink

Ingredients

    • Ice Cubes
    • 3/4 ounce Godiva White Chocolate Liqueur
    • 3/4 ounce Baileys Original
    • 3/4 ounce Smirnoff Cake
    • GODIVA Dark Chocolate Ganache Heart for garnish

Preparation

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