Valentine’s Day Recipe Roundup – Cowboys and Indians Magazine

Make Valentine’s DayDaily special with some of our favorite Western recipes, perfect for a romantic dinner.

Valentine’s Day is a holiday meant to be spent with the one you love, and cooking is a perfect way to spend time together and show your special cowboy or cowgirl how much you care. We’ve rounded up our favorite Valentine’s Day recipes to help you create an impressive and delicious meal. From Valentine’s Day-themed specialty cocktails to elk chops and chocolate Piñon cake, our menu will set the tone for a romantic evening.

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Cocktail recipes for Valentine’s Day

Start your Valentine’s evening with refreshing cocktails, while having fun preparing and cooking your romantic dinner together.

courtesy of Casino San Manuel

Oyster appetizer with a kick

It doesn’t matter what they say about oysters and Valentine’s Day. These oysters are simply delicious and a perfect appetizer to accompany a romantic meal.

Courtesy Deb Small/Courtesy Hugo Ortega

Valentine’s Day dinner done differently

Steak is fine, but this Valentine’s Day deserves something different. Elk Chops St. Vrain with Huckleberry Preserves is the perfect western starter. Plus, there’s a Campfire S’Mores Crème Brûlée dessert if you feel like it.

courtesy of Chad Chisholm

Chocolate Piñon Cake

Chocolate goes with Valentine’s Day like berries go with chocolate cake. This rich, dense and decadent cake will be the ultimate ending to a wonderful Valentine’s dinner.

Courtesy New Native Kitchen: Celebrating Modern Recipes of the American Indian by Freddie Bitsoie and James O. Fraioli

Pair your wine

To elevate your Valentine’s Day dinner, pair your meal with a western wine.

courtesy of Ancient Peaks Winery

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    Cocktail recipes for Valentine’s Day

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    Oyster appetizer with a kick

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    Valentine’s Day dinner done differently

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    Chocolate Piñon Cake

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    Pair your wine


Photography: (all images) Courtesy of Sellers