Raspberry and Italian Mascarpone Stuffed French Toast
St. Valentine’s Day is just one week away and I’ve been planning the menu for what we will (cross my fingers) enjoy for the special (even if commercialized) day of amore’!  Time, it is a-fleeting, so hopefully this post will give you some ideas of some my tried-and-true recipes that can be prepared for any time of the day, from breakfast to after-dinner cocktails.
Each of these recipes will also bring the beautiful, romantic color of red to your table to add to the atmosphere of affection.  Of course there are many more recipes to choose from, but I thought it would be fun to just focus on those that are red just for this occasion.
For the kids, I always have Valentine’s Day suckers and candy in a large bowl for them to grab.  They are just so cute!  If I were a little one, I wouldn’t be able to resist these treats!
Whatever you choose to serve for Valentine’s Day, I know that you’ll be delighted with any of the recipes shared with you here!
Ruby Red Pomatini

Raspberry Amaretto Jelly Roll
Strawberry Layer Cake with Strawberry Cream Filling and Cream Cheese Icing

Very Berry Italian Trifle 
Bucatini with Roasted Red Pepper Sauce

Bolognese Risotto Stuffed Red Peppers
Strawberry and Mascarpone Cheese Crostini

Strawberry, Banana and Pineapple Smoothie

Tres Leche Cake
Mixed Berry Panettone Bread Pudding with Limoncello Cream
Red Velvet Cupcakes
and if you’re looking for even more reipes for Valentines’ Day check out my Sweet St. Valentine’s Day board
on Pinterest!