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By Donna Freydkin

Valentine's Day is all about hearts and flowers and poems, oh my.

Or maybe, you're in the mood for something a little bit, well, heartier.

That's why we asked chef and Texas grillmaster Tim Love to develop a menu that's as easy as it is satisfying. And of course, it's centered around what many claim is the world's most perfect cut of beef.

"This is such a sexy meal, yet not too terribly hard to prepare. Buy good meat," advised Love. "Almost everyone loves a great steak, so you are sure to impress with this meal. And who doesn’t love a strawberry shortcake?"

To get the party started, mix up this smoky, sensational cocktail. You've never had an old fashioned quite like this!

New York Strip Steak

Nervous about cooking meat? Here's how to effortlessly dazzle your company with perfectly juicy, medium-rare steaks.

Mini Strawberry Shortcakes

End the night on a sweet note with strawberry shortcakes. This delicious dessert gets an extra warm kick, courtesy of a little added rum.